Nashville, TN: performed at The Belcourt
Walter Egan is an American rock musician, best known for his 1978 gold status hit single "Magnet and Steel" from his album Not Shy, produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. Egan used several well known L.A. players for his sessions and tours; John Selk (bass); Michael Huey (drums). Walter Egan performed at the first Texxas Jam on July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, at the Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people with musical acts like Aerosmith, Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, and close friends of Walter's, Eddie Money and Heart (www.TexxasJam78.com). The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #32 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report).
Buckingham also co-produced Egan's first album, Fundamental Roll, with Stevie Nicks. "Magnet and Steel", inspired by Nicks, was featured in the 1997 film Boogie Nights, as well as in the 1998 film Overnight Delivery and the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Egan also wrote "Hearts on Fire", which was covered by Gram Parsons on his album Grievous Angel, and "Hot Summer Nights", which was the first hit for the band Night, which included such session musicians as Nicky Hopkins (who played piano with Egan on later albums) and Robbie McIntosh. Egan scored minor hits with his own version of "Hot Summer Nights,” as well as "Only the Lucky" and "Fool Moon Fire".
Egan later toured as a member of a latter-day version of Spirit, as well as having been a full member of both The Brooklyn Cowboys and The Malibooz.
Egan once appeared as a contestant on the television game show Scrabble. During his introduction segment, Egan identified himself as a singer and songwriter. Chuck Woolery asked him if we would know any of his songs, at which point he sang the main hook from "Magnet and Steel". Unfortunately, Egan was not the champion that day.
Egan currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, where he is working on his latest album. His new album "Raw Elegant" is said to be released on Spectra Records in 2012. One notable show was in Hollywood, Florida, in August 2009. Billed as a survivor, he debuted two new songs. Egan is listed as co-writer on the Eminem hit "We Made You". The song's producer, Dr. Dre, believed he was inspired by the bassline from (and used samples of) Egan's "Hot Summer Nights". Egan headlined the 13th annual "Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival" in Waycross, Georgia, on September 16–18, 2010.