Eddie Money’s Guitarist Says He’s Owed $1.5 Million

Guitarist John Nelson recorded with Money from 1980’s Playing for Keeps to 1999’s Ready Eddie. He also has other credits on compilation albums up to 2016.

TMZ reported that Nelson “filed a claim against Eddie’s estate … claiming he’s owed royalties dating back to a contract he inked with Money back in 1986.” A specific complaint notes that Nelson was to be paid $16,234 plus two royalty points on the 1986 album Can’t Hold Me Back, while four other albums were covered by “oral agreements.” According to the report, a “lack of accounting on Eddie’s part” meant that Nelson was uncertain how much he was owed, so the figure of $1.5 million was entered as an estimate.