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Guns N’ Roses Break YouTube Record, Continue to Make Mad Loot

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You know a band is rich when they’re being covered in friggin’ Forbes.

The finance and investing-centered magazine says that the ongoing Guns N’ Roses “Not in This Lifetime” reunion tour, now in its ninth leg, “has already grossed $480 million, with some 30 shows to go through to the end of November.” The fourth highest grossing tour of all time, the trek has been earning an average of $3.85 million per show. In other words, by the time all is said and done, the tour will have made more than $500 million.

As if that wasn’t enough, the band also now holds a YouTube record as well, thanks to their legendary “November Rain” video garnering a billion views on the platform:

“The reunited group is now the biggest musical act on YouTube for both the 1980s and 1990s. ‘November Rain’ is the first music video from the 1990s to reach the billion-view milestone, and the first one created before the YouTube era to do so. The band also is the biggest of the 1980s, according to YouTube, thanks to the video for ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine.’

“The ‘November Rain’ video was released 26 years ago and its continued success shows the growing popularity of catalog songs as an income generator. The song averaged nearly 560,000 views every day in 2017. Its hits are actually increasing in recent years, with its peak daily views reached on November 25, 2017.”

Tragically, no videos from Chinese Democracy have broken any records, because they don’t exist.

Read the whole article here.

[via Bring Back Glam!]

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