Bankrate: As your success continued over the next few albums, did you start saving and investing
well at any point, or did you keep living the typical crazy rock star life?
Money: I had a lot of money in the bank, but when I had the drug overdose,
the insurance company considers it like a suicide. So I had a couple of mil in
the bank, but it all went into keeping me alive. I wasn't exactly insured by Lloyds
of London. It was all the money I had made. Next thing I knew I was in therapy,
getting my legs zapped, trying to get my nerves happening, walking up and down
a bunch of stairs. That's when (legendary producer) Tom Dowd thought I had a lot
of courage and stamina and wanted me to come back from this horrible accident.
So he took me under his wing and we made a great album together.
Bankrate: So you had saved a couple of million dollars, but it all had to go to your recovery?
Money: Because the insurance company would not cover a drug overdose, just
like they wouldn't cover a suicide. There were a lot of loopholes in the contract,
and I wound up getting ripped off. You pay for your mistakes. You learn the hard
way. I've made a lot of money, I've lost a lot of money. Now I'm semi-comfortable,
but the government's always on my ass for more money.