Metallica and Guns N Roses Among the Highest Earning Musicians In The World According to Forbes

According to a research report by Forbes magazine, Metallica and Guns N Roses are among the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Published on Friday (December 6), the outlet revealed Metallica earned $68.5 million this year, landing the No. 10 spot on the Forbes list of Highest-Earning Musicians. Guns N’ Roses came in at No. 25, with 2019 earnings of $44 million.To determine its rankings, Forbes considers income from touring, music and outside business ventures with the help of Pollstar, Nielsen Music and interviews with industry insiders, including many of the stars themselves. Forbes’s list measures pretax earnings and does not deduct fees for agents, managers or lawyers. Earlier this week, Billboard reported that Metallica was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine’s year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts during the band’s ongoing “WorldWired” tour. The band sold 1.7 million tickets around the world during the 12-month time frame that determined the chart’s rankings. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Performs “Dead Horse” for the First Time in 26 Years

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses are continuing their Not In The Lifetime Tour this month! The band just pulled out a lost hit for the first time since 1993 during last night’s (Wednesday, October 23) concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Dead Horse” originally appeared on GN’R’s Use Your Illusion I album in 1991 and was last played at the final show of the “Use Your Illusion” tour in Argentina 26 years ago. Watch it now!

Guns N Roses To Headline Lollapalooza in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in 2020

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses will continue their wildly successful “Not In The Lifetime Tour” that has been going since 2016, with shows at three Lollapalooza Festivals in 2020: in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. No word if they will join the US version next summer in Chicago. Joining GNR will be Travis Scott, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Martin Garrix and Gwen Stefani. The Lineup Also Includes Armin Van Buuren, Vampire Weekend, Cage The Elephant, James Blake, Brockhampton, Alan Walker, Illenium, The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, Rex Orange County, Rita Ora, A Day To Remember, Charlie Xcx, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, King Princess, LP, Jaden Smith, Madeon and more. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Guns N Roses to Play Intimate Hollywood Club Show This Weekend

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses has announced in partnership with Citi and Live Nation that the band will perform an intimate club show at the iconic Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, September 21 as part of the highly coveted Citi Sound Vault series. Returning to this venue for the first time in nearly a decade, fans will get to experience the magic of their outrageously successful “Not In This Lifetime” tour in an intimate setting. The last time the band played such a small venue was last year at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York and before that, the bands’ club days over thirty years ago. Last year the band made history by performing in Hawaii for the first time ever at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium. The band kicks off new tour dates this month. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses To Begin Working On New Album Next Fall

In a new interview with Belfast live Guns N Roses legend Slash says that the band will begin progress towards a new album, the first new music from the band since 2008’s Chinese Democracy album, other than unreleased tracks from 2018’s Appetite For Destruction Boxed Set. Continue reading

Slash Discusses New Guns N Roses Material, No Timetable For Recording Yet

In a new interview with Masa Ito of TVK’s Rock City, Slash praises the Guns N Roses reunion, which started in 2015, as a magical experience, beyond his expectations. He also discusses new material that has been written for a brand new Guns N Roses release, but there is no present timetable for recording or release. Previously we reported that GNR has a release for 2019, likely a cover they were in the studio to cut in 2018 for a possible Record Store Day release. Technically Guns N Roses “Not In This Lifetime” Tour is still ongoing, with dates recently in Asia and Hawaii. Continue reading

Slash Says New Guns N Roses Music Is Possible

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk’s (Friday, August 3) edition of “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill” on SiriusXM, Slash said the current members of Guns N Roses have discussed making new music. This is the first time since 3/5ths of the classic lineup (Slash, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan) reunited two years ago for the wildly successful Not In This Lifetime Tour. Continue reading