Veteran hitmaker Eddie Money dead at 70

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Eddie Money, the veteran singer and songwriter whose hits like Two Tickets to Paradise, Baby Hold On, Shakin’ and Take Me Home Tonight helped to define the sound of mainstream rock in the late 1970s and 1980s, died today, September 13, at the age of 70. 

The musician had been battling stage 4 esophageal cancer.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.