Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

Aug 22, 2014

The website The Richest has posted the top ten richest bass players in the world. While many of the bassists on the list you would be able to guess, there is one surprise to me...Tony Kanal of No Doubt came in at #9 with $45 million. Who knew?

1. Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
2. Sting – $300 million
2. Gene Simmons (KISS) – $300 million
4. Roger Waters – $270 million
5. Adam Clayton (U2) – $150 million
6. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – $115 million
7. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – $80 million
8. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) – $65 million
9. Tony Kanal (No Doubt) – $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) – $40 million

Paul McCartney million dollar bill

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies recap (video)

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies recap (video)

Apr 12, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place Thursday night (Apr. 10) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. An edited for broadcast showing of the ceremonies, will be airing on HBO this May 31, but in the meantime, check out the best of the video highlights we found on youtube, in sequence of show order.

Peter Gabriel Induction speech and performance

Cat Stevens Induction speech and performance

KISS Tom Morello induction speech and acceptance speeches with original members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley

Linda Ronstadt tribute with Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and Carrie Underwood

Bruce Springsteen inducts The E Street Band and performance

Nirvana inducted by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

Hall & Oates

Nirvana induction speeches by Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's relatives

Joan Jett, Kim Gordan, St. Vincent & Lorde with Grohl, Novoselic, and Pat Smear

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2014 poster

Rock photographer ‘Steve Gullick – Nirvana Diary’ book set for pre-order with bonus material available

Rock photographer ‘Steve Gullick – Nirvana Diary’ book set for pre-order with bonus material available

Mar 9, 2014

One of the leading rock photographers of his generation, Steve Gullick has captured some of the most enduring music portraits of the last 20 years. From classic shots of Nirvana, Nick Cave, The Prodigy, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and many more, his photos have appeared in The Times, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Wire, Q and NME to name but a few. His photographs of Nirvana provided us with some of the most lasting and iconic images, when imagining the band it’s hard not to conjure up an image that was the vision of Steve Gullick.

Now Steve has put together the definitive photo
 of his work with Nirvana & the bands that rode
 shotgun including Mudhoney, Jesus Lizard,
 Screaming Trees, Hole & Soundgarden. A 196 page coffee 
table book containing stunning reproductions of the already iconic as well as unseen photographs accompanied with Steve’s recollections and a forward by Everett True.

“NIRVANA entered my life in October 1990 when I heard ‘Sliver’ on the John Peel show, the deal was sealed upon hearing the beautifully brutal session they recorded for John’s show and their first London headline performance at the Astoria theatre that same month. At the time I was a photographer for weekly music paper Sounds, it instantly became my ambition to work with the band.

I was top of the list for the next Nirvana feature when Sounds was unceremoniously closed down, fortunately for me, as I started my journey home, a chance meeting with Everett True on the bridge I was about to leap from led to my services being immediately employed by rival music weekly Melody Maker.

The Maker took to me straight away, inundating me with commissions; in August 1991 I was given the task of photographing the Reading Festival & returning with a tent based cover image, that’s the first time I shot Nirvana, Kurt was proudly wearing his Sounds t-shirt, I so wanted them on the cover of Melody Maker. But it was a dull day and those old inky music papers needed bright and vibrant images so it was a shot I took of Senseless Things on the sunny Saturday which made the cover. Remember, at this point, NOBODY had a clue how Nirvana were about to change music forever…

The NIRVANA diary is a photographic journey through my work with Nirvana & their contemporaries, the timeline runs from the first Sounds commission in February 1990 to a very poignant Melody Maker session with Eddie Vedder a week after Kurt’s death in April 1994.

The heavy focus of this photographic journal is on Nirvana but I feel the story to be incomplete without the other artists that were an essential part of my musical landscape, the likes of Jesus Lizard, Mudhoney, Melvins, Screaming Trees, Hole & Soundgarden.

The photographs are punctuated with my recollections, the book features a foreword by my editor & friend, Everett True."

- STEVE GULLICK February 2014

Make your pledge to help with the book and get bonus material for you assistance. Check it all out and pre-order at

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KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, E Street Band among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, E Street Band among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Dec 17, 2013

After having been eligible for the last 15 years, KISS will finally be joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. KISS will join other new inductees Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens.

Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock Hall back in 1999, and now the E Street Band will be joining him there as well. The E Street band will be presented the Award for Musical Excellence, presented to sidemen.

Receiving the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which goes to non-performers, will be the late Beatles manager Brian Epstein and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

The 29th Inductiuon Ceremonies will be held on April 10 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and will be open to the public. The show will be taped for broadcast on HBO in May.

"We know that engaging the fans is a huge opportunity," said Joel Peresman, president/CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. "It gives them a chance to be a part of the ceremony, but it also adds a palpable energy to the event. Once we decided to open the ceremony to the public in New York, that had a huge impact on the decision to have it at Barclays Center."

The Rock Hall implemented fan voting for a single vote ballot spot for the second year in a row, with voting taking place on the Rock Hall website, as well as on and Nearly 1.4 million votes were totaled up this year, with KISS leading the way with 239,000 votes. Nirvana was next with 218,000, followed by Yes with 151,000 and Deep Purple with 166,000. Both Yes and Deep Purple were passed over for induction in 2014. The voting was rounded out by Hall & Oates with 113,000, Peter Gabriel with 111,000, Linda Ronstadt with 85,000 and Cat Stevens with 75,000.

Tickets will go on sale to the public next month, with an exact date yet to be announced. A pre-sale for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members will take place in advance of the public on-sale date. To be eligible for the member pre-sale, you must be an active Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum member by December 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Get all the details at


New Museum in London to give visitors chance to jam with hologram music legends

New Museum in London to give visitors chance to jam with hologram music legends

Oct 27, 2013

A new London museum plans to offer visitors the chance to jam on stage with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, be the fifth Beatle, duet Freddie Mercury at Live Aid and play with Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

The Evening Standard reported that fans will play along on instruments or sing as a high definition video image of the artist is beamed beside them.

The man behind the project, music entrepreneur Lee Bennett, said: “You could be transported back to a specific moment of music or play with artists who are no longer alive, even playing back-to-back with a hologram.” He added: “I was at Coachella watching Tupac and it blew people’s minds.”

Ian O’Connell, who is bringing the hologram technology to the museum, said stars will be brought to life using a 21st-century take on an “old Victorian parlour trick” called Pepper’s Ghost. The illusion will be created by beaming high definition video images into a “3D space” created with glass panes and mirrors and fibre optic cabling.

Nirvana Kurt Cobain hologram