A real rocker, of course, despises money, but let’s face it: members of cult rock groups do not at all vegetate in poverty, but, on the contrary, can boast of a very tidy capital earned over the years of tours and concerts. Let’s count the finances in the pockets of the richest rock bands!
The group was created in 1970. It was originally called the Jam Band and consisted of two people – Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton. She was later joined by Stephen Tyler, Joey Kramer and Ray Tabano, and the group became Aerosmith. later, Tabano took Brad Whitford – and the group took its current form. She has released 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums and 12 multi-platinum albums, selling a total of 85.6 million records. After nearly half a century of successful existence, the group was awarded its own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The rolling stones
The group was formed in 1962 and still remains operational, although over the years the composition of the musicians has changed more than once. In 1989, the group entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2012 celebrated its 50th anniversary. The group has released more than 30 studio albums and 23 live albums, selling over 99.3 million copies of records. The Rollers continue to perform and release new music – their latest release, Blue & Lonesome, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
One of the most famous heavy metal bands of all time, Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield. The group is still actively performing. During this time, she received 9 Grammy awards, selling more than 101.7 copies of records. Until the end of 2019, the group promises to release another studio album.
The Irish band U2 was created in 1976. In addition to music, they became famous for their speeches in defense of human rights. Bono frontman has even been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The success of the group in the world of music is also unconditional: it received 22 Grammy awards and sold more than 109.7 million records. Their 360 ° tour of 2009–2011 became one of the most successful in the history of music; later, their success was repeated only by Ed Sheeran.
AC / DC
Created in Australia by two Scots, Angus and Mangus Yangs, the group continues to be active today, selling more than 115.7 million albums worldwide. During this time, the group had a lot of changes in the composition. Once Axel Rose from the band Guns n Roses even toured with them.
Masters of psychedelic and progressive rock are famous for their philosophical texts and creative experiments. Their albums The Wall and The Dark Side Of The Moon are still as popular as after the release. The British group has sold more than 120.7 million discs. In the mid-1990s, the group broke up, however, the musicians reunited to perform at the Live 8 global charity marathon. Since then, two members of the group have already died, the remaining members released the album The Endless River, using the surviving records.
Established in London in 1968, the Led Zeppelin group was active for a little over 10 years and was disbanded in 1980. Since then, the musicians have only reunited several times for joint recordings and performances. However, the group remains one of the most influential in the history of rock music. In 1995, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2005 received a Grammy for her lifetime achievements.
Although Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991 and John Deacon left the band in 1997, the remaining musicians, Brian May and Roger Taylor, continue to perform with other soloists, including Adam Lambert. In 2018, the group received Grammy for achievements of a lifetime. In total, she has sold more than 141.6 million discs. The fact that Queen music inspires them in their work, admitted Lady Gaga, Adele, The Foo Fighters and many others.
Created in 1971, the group became famous at all times in the 1976 song by Hotel “California”. In the 1970s, their fame boomed around the world, and now they are quite popular, having sold over all these years, in total, more than 149.6 copies of records. The group broke up in 1980, but reunited in 1994. Even after the death of the founder of the group, Glenn Frey, she continues her concert activity.
Established in 1960, The Beatles laid the foundations of modern pop and rock music, becoming the most popular band of all time. She has sold over 278 million copies of records. John Lennon was killed in 1980, and George Harrison died in 2001 of lung cancer, but Paul McCartney and Ringo Star continue to release albums. Star is considered one of the richest musicians in the world – his fortune is estimated at more than $ 1.2 billion.