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Eddie Money Cashes In On The Hits

Of the Oakland Press

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009

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Eddie Money has been living in the past recently. And he makes no apologies for that.

Money’s last full-length album, 2007’s “Wanna Go

Back,” featured covers of some of his favorite songs, including hits by the Rascals, Wilson Pickett, Mitch Ryder, Sam & Dave and others. He also oversaw the production of “Two Tickets to Paradise,” a musical based on his life, and recently released “In the Covers,” an EP sporting remakes of songs by The Beatles, AC/ DC, the Four Tops and Train.

These performances, Money says, mean more to his audience than any fresh material he might come up with.

“I’ll tell you the truth,” says the 62-year-old singer, who was born Eddie Mahoney in New York and was raised on Long Island. “I’ve talked to Bob Seger, and I’ve talked to Tom Petty and I’ve talked to Rod Stewart; we all had a drink one night. And we all came to the conclusion that once you put your greatest hits album out, they could give a s*** if you live or die.

“So once they’ve got ‘Shakin’,’ ‘Two Tickets To Paradise,’ ‘Take Me Home Tonight,’ ‘Baby Hold On’ ... all on the same record, then it’s like, instead of M for Money, it’s M for miscellaneous rock. That’s just the way it is. And if that’s what they want, that’s what I’ll give ’em.”

Eddie Money and Pat Travers perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 29) at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets are $34.50 pavilion, $10 lawn. Call (248) 377-0100 or visit www.palacenet.com.

Web Site: www.palacenet.com

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