Tag: Axl Rose
After recently giving us the richest drummers in the world, Celebritynetworth.com is back with the compiled list for the richest lead singers in the world. It could be obvious to you who is #1, but check out the rest of the top 25 below and the complete list here. The list compiles all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. We can't wait for CelebrityNetWorth.com's next list.
1. Paul McCartney - $800 Million (The Beatles)
2. Bono - $600 Million (U2) - There was a time when Bono’s net worth could have topped $1 billion. Through his private equity venture Elevation Partners, Bono purchased a 1.5% private stake in Facebook long before the IPO. Had the company achieved a $100 billion market cap, Bono may have been the first billionaire rock star. Currently Facebook’s market cap is $44 billion.
3. Jimmy Buffett - $400 Million
4. Elton John - $320 Million (Solo)
5. Mick Jagger - $305 Million (The Rolling Stones)
6. Sting - $290 Million (The Police, Solo)
7. Phil Collins - $250 Million (Genesis, Solo)
8. Dave Matthews - $250 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
9. Prince - $250 Million
10. Dave Grohl - $225 Million (Foo Fighters, Nirvana on drums)
11. Rod Stewart - $220 Million
12. David Bowie - $215 Million
13. Bruce Springsteen - $200 Million (The E Street Band)
14. James Hetfield - $175 Million (Metallica)
15: Axl Rose - $150 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
16. Roger Waters - $145 Million (Pink Floyd)
17. David Gilmour - $130 Million (Pink Floyd)
18. Steven Tyler - $130 Million (Aerosmith)
19. Jon Bon Jovi - $125 Million (Bon Jovi)
20. Anthony Kiedis - $120 Million (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
21. Sammy Hagar - $120 Million (Van Halen/Chickenfoot)
22. Robert Plant - $120 Million (Led Zeppelin)
23. Bruce Dickinson - $115 Million (Iron Maiden)
24. Eric Clapton - $115 Million (Cream, Solo)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - $90 Million (Black Sabbath, Solo)
Original New Jersey rockers Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi, who have had their differences over the years, apparently have buried the hatchet over a bottle or 15 of vino.
Bach told French TV awhile back that his problems with Jon Bon Jovi originated from a contract Skid Row signed with him and Richie Sambora back when the Skidsters were just starting out. In that contract, Bon Jovi and Sambora owned Skid Row’s publishing rights. Once the band hit it big with their debut album, that sold 5 million copies in 1989, those publishing rights were worth big bucks.
“Nobody thought that we would become a big band. That happens all the time in the music industry. Jon was like, ‘We’ll take you on tour, but if you guys make it big,’ then he gets a cut of it,” Bach said. “So I was bitter about that for awhile, but then I realized that we probably wouldn’t have made it as big, or maybe at all, if he didn’t take us.”
Sambora ended up giving his share of the deal back to Skid Row, but businessman Bon Jovi wouldn't. So the distance and distain continued for years until Bach saw Jon Bon Jovi at a restaurant in London while out to dinner with his buddy Axl Rose.
“The waitress says, ‘Hey, guess who’s over in the corner.’ And me and Axl go, ‘Who?’ She said, ‘Jon Bon Jovi.’ And I go, ‘Get the f— out of here.’ He was in the corner. And I didn’t know what to do. ‘Cause we had had words…most of them were mine,” Bach laughed. “So I go, ‘You know what?! F— this. I’m gonna go over there and say ‘Hi’ to him.’ ‘Cause we used to be great, great friends; I had Christmas dinner at his house and stuff.”
Bach made his way over to JBJ's table and the following happened as described by Bach: “He’s looking at me, like, ‘What are you gonna do? What are you gonna say?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, man, how is it going?’ And he was, like, ‘Hey, man?’ And we stood up and we hugged and then he came over to me and Axl’s table and we drank about 15 bottles of red wine, had a great time.” I would have liked to see photos of that. It is surprised that after 15 bottles of wine, Axl didn't make news in some way. LOL - Just kidding Axl
Guns N' Roses have announced they will be the second hard rockers to perform a 12-show residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The stint has been dubbed 'Appetite for Democracy,' and starts Halloween night on Oct. 31st and runs through Nov. 24th.
Motley Crue played a 12- show residency at the Joint back in February and are in talks to do it again, but Guns will rock Vegas not only on Halloween night, but on Nov. 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 23rd and 24th.
Ticket start at $45 and go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Aug. 17th. Go to www.thejointlasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com to get your tickets now. Hopefully Axl won't wait until two or three in the morning to hit the stage.
Guns N’ Roses European Tour: Axl Rose gets ripped off in Paris, bans T-shirts of Slash and joined by Izzy Stradlin at UK concert
Police say Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was robbed of three gold-and-diamond necklaces worth some $200,000 after the hard rock band's recent concert in Paris.
A Paris police spokesman said Wednesday (June 6) that Axl Rose was fuming after the theft during a private gathering after the band's show at Bercy stadium the previous night. Police investigated but the spokesman said it didn't appear Rose was wearing the necklaces at the time. Later in the day, a woman returned the items to French police and was arrested, according to Agence France-Presse.
The woman, who is a young model, says she wasn't sure how she had come to leave with the jewelry. Rose's management did not comment.
The hilarity of the animosity Axl Rose apparently has for former GnR bandmember Slash has reached new heights, with the band's management banning anyone who came to their recent UK tour dates from wearing a Slash t-shirt.
During the band's gig at London's O2 Arena on May 31, an NME source noticed that a member of the crowd was bare-chested under his jacket. When asked why, 18-year old James Revell said he was told to remove his top because no one was allowed in wearing a Slash t-shirt.
Security was then asked if this was the case and was told by a member of the venue's team: "We were told by the management not to allow anyone into the O2 Arena who is wearing a Slash t-shirt and we are asking anyone who is to remove it and if they refuse they will be turned away."
Then asked what about the people sitting at the back who cannot be seen from the stage, the security guard replied: "This is what we were told."
The next day Revell described what had happened, saying: "I felt very angry because I was looking after my little brotther at the time and felt as though my freedom to wear what I want had been taken away from me, however i did not react angrily as I didn't want to spoil the show for him."
Then asked why he thought the band had acted in this manner he said: "I believe they asked me to do this because Axl Rose has some problem with Slash and if he saw me wearing the shirt he might have stormed off stage."
Revell then spoke of his anger about the request and said that the band came onstage so late that he only saw three songs. "I have never experienced anything as insulting as that at a concert before and I had to sit there in my little brothers jumper and wait for Axl to turn up well over an hour late, which we could only stay to watch 3 songs as we had to catch a train back. I think that Axl Rose doesn't appreciate his fans or anyone for that matter, he needs to grow up and stop acting like a child."
At least everybody else who did get into the arena, did see Izzy Stradlin join GnR onstage. Stradlin performed on six songs: 'You Could Be Mine,' 'Dead Flowers,' 'Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,' 'Nightrain,' 'Paradise City,' and '14 Days.' GnR hadn't performed '14 Days' live since 1991, which coincidentally also was at a London show. Stradlin hadn't been onstage for this long since 2006, when he served as a surprise special guest at a New York show before hitting the road with the group for 13 European concerts.
The following night (again at the 02 Arena), Guns N’ Roses was reportedly pelted with money and pint glasses, resulting in bassist Tommy Stinson telling the crowd, "If you throw any fucking thing on stage, we'll go home." NME reported that Axl "took regular breaks to visit an oxygen tent during the gig," and that the gig was 50 minutes late getting underway. At least it wasn't an hour and a half late, like the night before. It's been an eventful European tour to say the least.
Remaining GnR European tour dates:
Jun. 10 - Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
Jun. 11 - Zenith, Strasbourg, France
Jun. 14 - Zenith, Toulouse, France
Jun. 16 - Hellfest, Clisson, France
Jun. 18 - Park & Suites, Montpellier, France
Jun. 19 - Zenith, Toulon, France
Jun. 22 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
Jun. 24 - Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
Jun. 27 - St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
Jun. 29 - Seerock festival, Graz, Austria
Jul. 1 - Rock the City Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Jul. 6 - Istanbul Open Air, Istanbul, Turkey
Jul. 8 - Sofia Rocks, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jul. 11 - Mosir Stadium, Rybnik, Poland
Jul. 13 - Topfest Plus Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
Jul. 15 - Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
Jul. 17 - Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia
Jul. 20 - Costa de Fuega Festival, Benicassim, Spain
Jul. 22 - Son Fusteret, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Watch out for the real Monsters of Rock! Canadian Artist Jason Edmiston’s Etsy shop made limited-edition prints available from his series, the first half of which he first showed off in 2011 at NYC’s Underground gallery show, and the second half debuted earlier this year at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, Ca.
Edmiston has 'monsterized' rockers from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, AC/DC‘s Angus Young, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and more.
Every $40 work of art is signed and numbered, but since there are only 100 copies available of each “monster,” Order and check out the rest of Edmiston's work here: www.etsy.com