A recent all-star benefit concert paid tribute to the late rockstar Eddie Money and gathered many musicians like James Hetfield (Metallica) and Sammy Hagar (Montrose, Van Halen). Hagar perform the classic “Shakin” to pay tribute to his late friend that died in 2019. He performed with the Money’s children Dez, Jesse and Julian
Watch Sammy Hagar performing the 1982 classic “Shakin”:
The show’s set list also features Metallica’s James Hetfield with a solo acoustic rendition of “Baby Hold On,” George Thorogood on “Money (That’s What I Want),” Mickey Thomas with “Walk on Water,” John Waite on “Save a Little Room,” REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato on “Think I’m in Love” and Greg Kihn with “No Control,” among others. All the musicians unite for the final song, “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Eddie Money’s death
He was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer of the esophagus. He began his career in Berkeley, California, and by the late 1970s had his first hits. But it was in the 1980s, especially with the rise of MTV, that he became known for his pop rock with humorous videos. By the end of that decade he began to struggle with drugs and success diminished.