We just received word 9/13 that Eddie Money passed away with stage four esophageal cancer. May God give him a real ticket to paradise that never expires.

Eddie Money‘s sojourn with his most popular album Can’t Hold Back   took him from the top of the charts in 1986 with “Take Me Home Tonight” back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. “The first time I heard ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab,” Eddie tells us incredulously. “I said to myself, ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ ”

Can’t Hold Back yielded two more hits, “I Wanna Go Back” peaking at #14 and “Endless Nights” at #21 in addition to “Take Me Home Tonight” reaching #4, all the while the real-life Edward Mahoney torpedoed his marriage, his health, and almost cost him his singing career as well as his freedom. Eddie Money joins me here In the Studio for this often funny, yet at times harrowing, interview. –Redbeard