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James Hetfield performs Eddie Money’s “Baby Hold On” in tribute concert

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James Hetfield performs Eddie Money’s “Baby Hold On” in tribute concert

Metallica’s singer and guitarist James Hetfield performed at Eddie Money’s tribute concert the classic “Baby Hold On”. Singer and saxophonist Eddie Money died on September 13 at the age of 70. The artist became known in the 1980s with the songs “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight”.


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.

See James Hetfield performing Eddie Money’s “Baby Hold On” in tribute concert

“I got to hang out with Eddie, the last probably three years of his life. I saw the cleaned-up version of Eddie.”

They’ve met at an Oakland Raiders football game where Money was performing the National Anthem:

“I met him before he went out there, and he kinda blew me off,” Hetfield recalled. “I thought, ‘Who is is this pompous ass?’ And, if you spot it, you got it, is what I’m saying. So it was like two big dogs going in a circle around each other, which was kinda funny. I saw through it. I saw through that ego and he saw through mine, and we got to be friends, because I think our egos matched the size or our insecurities.”

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