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

Watch Metallica Cover A Celtic Frost Classic Live In Geneva

Every night on their Worldwired Tour, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo take solos, and then jam together, usually to play a cover specific to the town they are playing. Last night in Geneva, Switzerland, they played Celtic Frosts kvlt classic ‘Procreation Of The Wicked’, in tribute to Martin Ain, who passed away last fall at age 50. Watch this snippet fo the performance, posted by Ian Christie (Sirius XM/Bazillion Points Publishing). Continue reading

Metallica Teases Next Leg Of Tour Dates For The USA, Coming On Monday

In an ominous post to social media, Metallica has promised an announcement for this coming Monday, which is likely to be their long in the works new leg of their “Worldwired World Tour”, with dates for the US. The official announcement will come on Monday, February 26 via the band’s official website and social networks. The band just completed an extensive tour of arenas in Europe. Watch the message below. Continue reading