Here is the top earning rock bands of all time who still remain the richest because of royalties. Once rich, forever rich!
5 Top Earning Rock Bands In History:
1. U2: When they sang 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
the whole world cried with them. Even the perpetrators of this
heinous massacre in Dublin, Ireland hummed along with chart buster.
This Irish rock band is famous beyond measure with the young crowd.
The best part is that they are still active and thus the money from
the new releases is still streaming in! It helps to have the
heartthrob of the 80s Bono on the guitar and as the lead singer of
Earning: $154.2 million per year
2. Rolling Stones: Old is gold and we mean that
literally. Rollings stones, also called The Stones earlier is one
of those quintessential rock bands of the Hippie era. They brought
on revolution in rock music in the 70s and are still counting the
cash. They haven't released an album in a while but they are still
second on the list.
Earnings: $92.5 million
3. Eagles: This is not only one of the top rock
bands of all times but also the veterans in the rock hall of fame.
Unlike the Rolling Stones and of course, The Beatles, this was an
all American band that made it really big. They were the true Baby
Boomers from the generation that came after Second World War. They
make a handsome $70 million the tour of a region, no wonder they
are some of the richest rock bands in the world!
Earnings: $63.2 million
4. The Beatles: This is the only band mentioned
in this list that has a 'the' in front of their name. That is
because it is the boy band that started all boy bands and made it a
trend. 4 working class boys from Yorkshire made the world dance to
their tunes all along. You might have expected Beatles to be the
richest band in the world but they disbanded way back in 1970 and
the royalties got divided.
Earnings: $56 million (just for Sir Paul McCartney)
5. Elton John: Easily one of the richest
musicians alive. He may be an old man but he is still alive and
kicking. Other than his music he is famous for being one of the
first celebrities to 'come out' with his sexual orientation. This
band formed in 1970 is still known by his name and producing
records (last album 2003).
Earnings: $48.9 million
These were the top earning rock bands in history.