Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter John Eddie. John moved to New Jersey in the 1970s and became a popular club circuit musician there, occasionally performing with Bruce Springsteen. He signed with Columbia Records and released two albums including his 1986 self-titled debut, John Eddie. His first single, Jungle Boy peaked on Billboard at #17 Rock and #52 Hot 100. He was dropped by the label early in the 1990s. He then signed with Elektra Records where he was chosen to represent Elektra on their 40th Anniversary record called Rubaiyat with his version of The Cure’s “In Between Days” and recorded a third album, which, after a lengthy legal dispute, was never released. Since then he has recorded independently and toured extensively and secured a record deal with Lost Highway Records and his 2003 release of Who the Hell is John Eddie? subsequently produced three top 10 singles at the Triple-A Radio format. He has also written the Kid Rock songs Lowlife, Forty and Happy New Year and in 2013, the song he co-wrote with Brantley Gilbert, “More Than Miles”, became a top country hit for Gilbert, peaking at No. 6 on the national country charts.

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