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Joe Walsh has opted out of a concert he says was misrepresented to him as being a non-political benefit for veterans families during the Republican convention in Cleveland.  The guitarist explained his take on the situation on his Facebook page, posting, "It was my understanding that I was playing a concert which was a nonpartisan event to benefit the families of American Veterans on Monday, July 17 in Cleveland.  Today it was announced that this event is, in face, a launch for the Rpublican National Convention. In Addition, my name is to be used to raise sponsorship dollars for convention related purposes."  He went on to say he is "...very concerned about the rampant vitriol, fear-mongering and bullying coming from the current Republican campaigns" he considers "isolationist and spiteful".  We're amazed the GOP failed to consider what Joe might have played and said about the party and its candidates if he had performed. Walsh says he plans on doing a benefit for veterans families with no political strings attached later in the year.

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