Joe Walsh has confirmed what we first reported last year -- he is working on a blues album. He says he has been working on original songs and covers with Dr. John, Robert Randolph, Keb' Mo', drummer Jim Keltner, keyboardist Mike Finnigan and former Jeff Beck bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.

He adds, "[The covers are] real obscure R&B and blues songs... old Howlin' Wolf or John Lee Hooker. I told everybody to bring a song in and everybody did, be it an old blues song or some idea. We went through some old Stax records from, like, the Otis Redding days, Sam & Dave stuff that were just albums tracks, and did our version of a whole bunch of stuff."

Also helping out are his brother-in-law, Ringo Starr, and Mick Jagger. Walsh adds that he finished about 12 songs, but plans to work on more. Right now he is on tour with Bob Seger with the next show set for tonight, Tuesday, in Dayton, Ohio.