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The Ten Highest-Paid Musical Artists of 2017 Include Guns N’ Roses and Metallica

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It’s no secret that Guns N’ Roses and Metallica both made fucktons of money on tour this year, but in case you’re wondering exactly how many fucktons of money they made, Forbes has now released a list of the ten highest-paid music acts in 2017, and they both made the cut:

  1. Diddy ($130 M)
  2. Beyoncé ($105 M)
  3. Drake ($94 M)
  4. The Weeknd ($92 M)
  5. Coldplay ($88 M)
  6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 M)
  7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 M)
  8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 M)
  9. Adele ($69 M)
  10. Metallica ($66.5 M)

Holy shit, that’s bonkers. I didn’t even know Diddy was still a thing.

But I digress.

I know the original GN’R/Metallica tour, in ’92, didn’t go so well, but if the two bands aren’t considering giving it another go sometime in the not-too-distant future, they’re fools. They might actually make enough money to buy a small country if they did. Just sayin’.

[via Metal Injection]

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