Singer Eddie Money and his family have signed on to star in a new reality show on AXS TV. Tentatively titled “Real Money,” the show started production this week and will center on Money, his wife, their five children, and their eight pets, according to the rocker’s official website. The show will air in 2018.
Money, 68, was popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s with songs such as “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Shakin’,” “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Think I’m In Love.”
The singer explained, “We may not be the typical cookie-cutter family, but we have a strong sense of love and loyalty for each other that really shines through. It’s real, and it’s something I think everyone can relate to.”
Money, who is also an executive producer on the series, will star alongside his wife, Laurie, with whom he’s been married to for over 30 years. Their children are heavily involved in their father’s business. Son Dez is a singer/songwriter and plays guitar. Son Julian plays the drums, daughter Jesse is a singer, and son Joe is also a guitarist. Money’s oldest child, Zach, helps run the business.
According to Evan Haiman, VP Music Programming and Production of AXS TV, “Real Money” broadens the network’s classic-rock block, which also includes “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar.” Haiman noted, “Real Money is that perfect complement, taking fans inside the world of one of the hardest-working men in rock and putting the spotlight on a fun and fascinating family dynamic that is as entertaining as it is heartwarming.”
Money was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Long Island. He intended on joining his grandfather, father, and brother as a member of the New York Police Department but opted to pursue a career as a full-time musician instead. He moved to California and signed with Columbia Records in the seventies.
He is currently embroiled in a legal matter with his former drummer, Glenn Symmonds, who sued the singer in 2016 for wrongful termination and other offenses. Symmonds worked with Money on and off for over 40 years. The case heads to trial in November.
Money is currently touring the United States and will be performing upcoming shows over the next three months in Tennessee, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, and Massachusetts.