Eddie Money


Editor’s Note: Eddie Money passed away on Sept. 13, 2019 at the age of 70, shortly after revealing he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. This conversation was recorded in 2015.

Singer/songwriter Eddie Money has created a slew of songs that have become a part of our culture, and he’s not done yet. He’s still writing, still performing and still loving it.

In fact, Money is raising the bar of what it’s like to be 65 years old. He shares his secrets of longevity, particularly in a business known for its excesses and unhealthy habits.

He describes what it’s like to try and get new music out in today’s changing environment and what he learned by watching his friend Tom Petty’s success in releasing his first new album in a decade.

Plus, did you know Money originally followed his father and grandfather’s footsteps into law enforcement? He talks about his family’s history as being cops, but explains why he ultimately had to pursue his passion for music.

Money also speaks openly and honestly about how his wife and children helped him overcome his dependence on alcohol, drugs and cigarettes.