On February 20, James Hetfield (Metallica), Sammy Hagar, and more took the stage at the Saban in Beverly Hills, CA to pay tribute to the late Eddie Money. The concert was filmed and will air on AXS TV on March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Money’s widow Laurie Money commented:
“AXS TV was a big part of our lives for the past two years while we shot ‘Real Money’ and we are so pleased to have them onboard as the exclusive home for Eddie’s memorable tribute event. We are so excited that others will now have the opportunity to witness the outpouring of love and support that Eddie and our family received from his music peers through this concert.
We are grateful to the incredible artists and industry friends who dedicated their time and talents and came together to make this celebration of his life possible,” continued Money. “Their combined energy and efforts helped our family give Eddie a uniquely spectacular sendoff, worthy of the great husband, father, friend and artist that he truly was. Every performance of the concert is a must see and is undeniably straight from the heart. The concert is a testimony that exemplifies how deeply he was loved by the music community.”
Lucia McCalmont, vice president of programming and scheduling at AXS TV, added:
“Eddie Money was a rock icon and chart-topping entertainer, but he was also a beloved member of the AXS TV family. It was a true joy to be able to experience the deep love of the Money family firsthand during the filming of ‘Real Money’, and we were proud to play a small part in Eddie’s legacy as we shared their incredible bond with viewers around the world. His warm personality and infectious tunes influenced and inspired so many people, and we couldn’t think of a better way to honor him than with this celebration of his life and his music.”
“Eddie Money Tribute Concert” Setlist:
* “Baby Hold On” – Jesse, Dez and Julian Money
* “Trinidad” – Tommy Tutone
* “Walk On Water” – Mickey Thomas
* “Save A Little Room” – John Waite
* “No Control” – Greg Kihn
* “Money (That’s What I Want)” – George Thorogood
* “Think I’m in Love” – Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato
* “Wanna Go Back” – Jesse and Dez Money
* “Baby Hold On” – James Hetfield
* “Shakin” – Sammy Hagar with Jesse, Dez and Julian Money
* “Take Me Home Tonight” – Dez and Jesse Money
* “Two Tickets To Paradise” – All
In addition to the concert, AXS TV will also be airing both seasons of “Real Money” on March 21 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.