AC/DC and Foo Fighters Amongst 2016’s Highest-Paid Musicians

  • Axl Rosenberg

Forbes has released their list of the thirty highest-paid musicians in the world for 2016. Unsurprisingly, most of the artists on the list aren’t even remotely metal… but there are two notable exceptions.

The first is the Foo Fighters, who came in at at #21 with $48.5 million.

The second is AC/DC, who came in at #7 $67.5 million. To give you some sense of how impressive that is (in the event that $67.5 million doesn’t sound impressive to you), The Rolling Stones came in at #8 with $66.5 million. That’s not much of a difference, but, hey, small victories, right?

I would wager that next year’s list will feature at least two one more metal-friendly act: Guns N’ Roses. The list “measures pretax income from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016 before deducting management fees.” So the Guns N’ Roses reunion, which made that band the twelfth-largest economy in the world, launched too late to get GN’R on the list.

Meanwhile, Metallica have only just begun touring behind Hardwired, with a stadium tour rumored for next summer. So expect them to be eligible for the 2017 list.

Read the whole thing here if you so please.

[via The PRP]

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