Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Eagles and Metallica among Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

The Eagles and Metallica are among the rockers featured on Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Celebrities List of 2019.

Pop star Taylor Swift topped the latest edition of the annual list with $185 million in earnings, ahead of second-place Kylie Jenner ($170 million), Kanye West ($150 million), soccer star Lionel Messi ($127 million) and Ed Sheeran, who rounds out the Top 5 at #110 million.

As for rockers, The Eagles landed at No. 8 with $100 million in revenue; Metallica enters at No. 30 with $68.5 million; Fleetwood Mac sit at No. 59 with $49 million; Guns N’ Roses come in at No. 71 with $44 million; and, The Rolling Stones place 83rd with $41 million.

According to Forbes, the world’s 100 highest-paid superstars earned $6.3 billion in pretax revenue over the past 12 months – see the full list at

The Eagles – who just wrapped up a European tour – will next be seen delivering a series of debut full album performances of their 1976 classic, “Hotel California”, during a three-show run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in late September.

“Hotel California” is the third best-selling US album in history, recently certified 26-times Platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than 26 million copies.

The group’s fifth studio record topped the US charts and won two Grammy Awards - for "New Kid In Town" and the title track – while several of the songs from the album have never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour.

See also:

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