Eddie Money Recalls Near Death OD Experience
Friday, May 3, 2013
Eddie Money Recalls Near Death OD Experience
Eddie Money revealed that his lowest point in his career actually inspired a few of his biggest hits. Money explained that prior to writing and recording his 1982 No Control album -- which featured such MTV classics as "Shakin'" and "Think I'm In Love" -- he nearly died: "The leanest period, was I guess, I wound up taking a bathtub barbiturate, which was horrible -- I thought it was blow, and I was drinking a lot and I would up having a really bad overdose on a drug called phenetole. A matter of fact, the guy's in jail right now for the rest of his life; he killed so many young people. And I couldn't walk for a year and I had my kidneys dialysis-ised -- it was a horrible part of my career. But then I came back and I wrote the No Control album, (laughs) which turned out to be double platinum. And the whole record is actually just about the overdose. The reason I wrote the No Control album was to talk. . . teach people, 'Hey, you don't have to be rich and famous to O.D. on somethin'."
Eddie Money tour dates (subject to change):
May 9 - Warrendale, PA - Jergel's Rhythm Grille
May 10 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak 
May 11 - New York, NY - City Winery 
May 12 - Rochester, NY - Lilac Festival at Highland Park 
May 24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 
June 3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues 
June 7 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount 
June 13 - San Diego, CA - Hard Rock Cafe 
July 4 - San Rafael, CA - Marin County Fairgrounds 
July 19 - Hampton, IA - Franklin County Fair at Convention Center & Campgrounds 
July 25 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 
July 26 - Hamden, CT - Meadowbrook Park 
August 23 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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