Tag: Bruce Springsteen
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)
The Who's Pete Townshend will receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled to take place on January 25th in Anaheim, California. Townshend will be presented with the prize by Paul's son, Russ, on behalf of the award's sponsor, the Les Paul Foundation. The award is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Previous honorees include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Sting, Al Kooper and Stevie Wonder.
Les Paul Foundation executive Michael Braunstein says in a statement, "Following in Les' footsteps, Pete Townshend personifies both guitar wizardry and technical prowess in both studio and live music performance. He is a true original and a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor."
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Who set the gold standard for rock and roll. Starting in the mid-1960s, Pete Townshend was at the helm, larger than life on stage and living out the angst of a generation in his music. Classics like My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, I Can See for Miles, Pinball Wizard, and Won’t Get Fooled Again spoke from the heart for a youthful audience trying to make sense of the world. Townshend wrapped these powerful songs with incendiary guitar technique and band arrangements that spanned from elegant to bombastic, usually both simultaneously.
Townshend is responsible for having written over 100 songs and rock operas in the band’s important catalog. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. He resides in West London, where he was raised, and is currently on a world tour with The Who performing their groundbreaking rock opera, Quadrophenia, for its 40th Anniversary.
The TEC Awards will be held on the second night of the NAMM Show and is expected to attract more than 1,000 audio and music professionals from around the world. Proceeds of the ceremony provide scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences, and support programs promoting safe hearing in the music environment, an issue of special importance to Townshend.
Last month's 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival featuring the Bruce Springsteen performance that was cut short when organizers pulled the plug on the power during the encore with surprise special guest Paul McCartney is slated to air on the Palladia cable network will air on August 25th at 9 p.m. ET.
Hard Rock Calling 2012 took place at London's Hyde Park on July 13, 14 and 15 and featured sets by Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Iggy & the Stooges, Tom Morello, Soundgarden and more.
Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band closed out the second day of the festival. At the tail end of McCartney's surprise appearance during the show's finale, organizers pulled the power because The Boss had gone well over curfew. Bruce and the band were also joined at that epic show by Fogerty and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
A fantastic new profile on Bruce Springsteen at 62 years old is in the latest issue of the New Yorker magazine. In in Bruce tells writer David Remnick how in the past he struggled with depression and self-isolation resulting from the complex relationship with his father.
The profile touches on his early years all the way to the 'Wrecking Ball' tour. It's a great and must read for any Springsteen fan.
Read the lengthly piece in the new issue of the New Yorker by David Remnick here: www.newyorker.com
Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney have now both had an opportunity to poke fun at last weekend’s plug-pulling incident at London's Hard Rock Calling festival. If you don't know the story, officials cut short their performance a few days earlier when he and McCartney kept playing past the curfew time of 10:30 p.m. at the concert held in Hyde Park. First it was Springsteen's turn, at very next gig in Dublin last Tuesday, then McCartney got his turn at an Olympic opening ceremony rehearsal.
At the opening of the gig with the E Street Band in Dublin at RDS Arena, a giant prop electrical power switch was positioned on stage. Springsteen kicked off the show announcing, "Before we were so rudely interrupted...," then flipping the switch to "ON" and played the final minute of "Twist and Shout," the song that had been cut short three nights earlier. From there he and the band rocked their version of the Bobby Fuller Four's 'I Fought the Law.'
In the encore, Springsteen re-launched into 'Twist & Shout,' prompting a man dressed as an English policeman came out to stop them, only to be rebuffed by Springsteen. During the last song, 'American Land,' the policeman pulled the plug from the fake generator, only to have it be put back in by Little Steven. At one point Springsteen held up a sign that said, "Only the Boss says when to pull the plug." But Springsteen and the band ended the performance before the 11 p.m. curfew. He had been fined about $61,000 after a 2009 performance in the city ran into overtime.
Paul McCartney had to wait a few more days for his jab at the curfew-breaking guest appearance with Springsteen. In a new video just posted, McCartney talks up he and his band's upcoming Olympic opening ceremony performance, with the stage in the process of being set up when drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. starts playing around. Then the full group kicks into 'I Saw Her Standing There,' but the are cut off mid-song, causing the band members to shrug their shoulders at one another with McCartney returning to the mic asking, "Who pulled the plug?"
McCartney will close opening night of the Olympic Ceremonies July 27th.