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

Billboard release list of Top 25 grossing U.S. tours of 2012

Billboard release list of Top 25 grossing U.S. tours of 2012

Dec 15, 2012

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who were out on the road for much of the past year, came in at No. 2 on the list of top grossing tours of 2012. He performed 72 shows to 2,165,925 fans on his 'Wrecking Ball' Tour, with 54 of the shows selling out. Nine other shows couldn't be included duye to Billboard’s cut-off date of Nov. 13, 2012.

Roger Waters came in third, with $186 million, having played to 1,680,042 people on 72 nights, with 51 sellouts. Despite 33 shows in North America and Japan cancelled due to various health reasons, the 'A Different Kind of Truth’ tour from Van Halen finished in eighth place. The 46 shows, including nine sellouts to 522,296 fans grossed more than $54 million.

Madonna topped the list, having sold out all 72 of her concerts and bringing in $228 million, with 1,635,176 in attendance. Other rock acts that made the list include the Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Check out the full list here:

Rush and Heart named 2013 Rock And Roll Hall of Inductees

Rush and Heart named 2013 Rock And Roll Hall of Inductees

Dec 11, 2012

After many years of being passed over for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and quite possibly being the top band mentioned who should be in, Rush will become members in 2013. “We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” the band said in a statement on their Facebook page. “The three of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6,000 times!”

"It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling," Rush's singer and bassist, Geddy Lee, told Rolling Stone. "It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." Lee is especially happy for Rush's army of hardcore fans. "It was a cause they championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."

Besides Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart being named, Ann & Nancy Wilson with their band Heart were named as inductees as well. Heart rocked during a time of male dominated band's in rock n' roll, and showed that ladies can rock just as well, inspiring an entire generation of females. Ann Wilson of Heart said about the induction: "Some people have an idea of what the shape of rock & roll is supposed to look like. We're not really it. Personally, that's why I think it's taken quite a while...We're always traveling and out there doing it. It can start to feel like you're a tree falling in the forest, but nobody notices. So this kind of acknowledgement is really sweet."

The public was allowed to vote for the first time in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Votes were taken online, and the result was a "fan's ballot" that was counted along with roughly 600 other ballots.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on April 18th, 2013 at the Nokia Theater and then broadcast on HBO May 18th. Tickets for the public go on sale January 25th.

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the inductees earlier today, with blues legend Albert Lee, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Donna Summer joining Rush and Heart. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones were announced for induction as recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. Other nominees Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Procol Harum, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Meters, Chic, the Marvelettes, Kraftwerk and N.W.A. did not gain enough votes necessary to make the 2013 class. Hopefully next year for the more than deserving Deep Purple.

Forbes Magazine releases list of top earning 2012 musicians

Forbes Magazine releases list of top earning 2012 musicians

Dec 5, 2012

Forbes Magazine has released their top earners in music list for 2012 and former Pink Floyd mainman Roger Waters earned more than any other rock musician in 2012. His $88 million was the second-biggest earner overall, with only Dr. Dre bringing in more bank ($110 million)

Dre made the majority (around $100 million) from a business deal related to his beats headphones, but Waters’ income was almost entirely from his Wall world tour. The $158 million came from 63 concerts. Waters has recently announced more open-air Wall shows including one in London next year, so he could quite possibly make next year's list.

Also in the top 20 were rock acts, Elton John ($80 million), U2 ($78 million), Bon Jovi ($60 million), Paul McCartney ($57 million), Foo Fighters ($47 million) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million).

Forbes compiled the list from data available between May 2011 and May 2012, including record sales, touring, endorsement deals and other ventures minus management fees, legals costs and tax.

Touring income remains the biggest earner for most big-name musicians. Gary Bongiovianni, editor of trade magazine Pollstar, says: “The concert business had another solid year as both artists and promoters used more caution in trying to achieve their objectives.” But he added: “The good seats for major artists continue to be priced at a premium.”

Forbes’ highest-paid musicians 2012

1. Dr Dre – $110 million
2. Roger Waters – $88 million
3. Elton John – $80 million
4. U2 – $78 million
5. Take That – $69 million
6. Bon Jovi – $60 million
7. Britney Spears – $58 million
8. Paul McCartney – $57 million
8. Taylor Swift – $57 million
10. Justin Bieber – $55 million
10. Toby Keith – $55 million
12. Rihanna – $53 million
13. Lady Gaga – $52 million
14. Foo Fighters – $47 million
15. Diddy – $45 million
15. Katy Perry – $45 million
17. Kenny Chesney – $44 million
18. Beyonce – $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 million
20. Jay-Z – $38 million


Celebrity Networth unveils list of richest singers in the world

Celebrity Networth unveils list of richest singers in the world

Sep 10, 2012

After recently giving us the richest drummers in the world, 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'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)