“Eat It”’s lead guitar solo was by Rick Derringer, the founder of The McCoys - they had a few hits including “Hang On Sloopy”
Rick Derringer was also a highly rated session guitarist who played on Steely Dan tracks and in Edgar Winter’s group.
Finally, his real name was Rick Zehringer and what he went by in The McCoys, a band just up the road from me in Dayton, Ohio. At a small teen nite club, they opened for Simon & Garfunkel and stayed on stage to be their back-up band.
Rick Derringer and his wife are - shall I say - like minded FRiends