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    The Richest Rock Stars of 2006

    U2, Stones, Green Day make our annual list

    The lesson of Rolling Stone's fifth-annual list of music's biggest moneymakers? Touring, more than ever, is where the money is: The vast majority of artists in our Top Thirty made the bulk of their cash on the road in 2005. Album royalties pale in comparison. "The music business has changed," says Paul McGuinness, longtime manager of U2, who came out on top last year, taking in an estimated $154.2 million after selling out more than 100 arena and stadium shows around the world. "Our recording income is not insignificant, but it's less than we make from touring. The figures used to be closer together." U2 make an estimated $15 million in advances for each album they release, plus additional royalties; they grossed $139 million on the road in North America in 2005 -- including as much as $150,000 per night in merchandise sales.

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    Rock's Top Thirty Moneymakers
    Compiled by Rob LaFranco
    U2, $154.2 million
    The Rolling Stones, $92.5 million
    Eagles, $63.2 million
    Paul McCartney, $56 million
    Elton John, $48.9 million
    Neil Diamond, $44.7 million
    Jimmy Buffett, $44 million
    Rod Stewart, $40.3 million
    Dave Matthews Band, $39.6 million
    Celine Dion, $38.5 million
    Kenny Chesney, $31.5 million
    Green Day, $31 million
    Coldplay, $30.1 million
    Destiny's Child, $24.8 million
    Diddy, $24.3 million
    Gwen Stefani, $23.9 million
    Toby Keith, $22.2 million
    Motley Crue, $22 million
    50 Cent, $19.7 million
    Bruce Springsteen, $19.6 million
    Eminem, $17.8 million
    Jay-Z, $17.5 million
    Barry Manilow, $17.2 million
    Hilary Duff, $17.1 million
    Kanye West, $16.9 million
    Dr. Dre, $16.9 million
    Rascal Flatts, $16.3 million
    Aerosmith, $16.3 million
    Bon Jovi, $15.8 million
    Tom Petty, $14.9 million

    Our Method The list was compiled using interviews with record executives, managers, lawyers and agents. It uses figures from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America, Amusement Business/Billboard and other sources. Net figures reflect performers' earnings after expenses have been deducted and managers, agents and lawyers have taken their cuts. All figures should be considered estimates. LaFranco, a former editor at Forbes, wrote the 2004 "Rich List" in RS 968.

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    Default Re: The Richest Rock Stars

    they shouldn't use the words ROCK or ROCKSTAR when the list they came up with has the likes of Destinys Child 50 Cent and Hilary Duff. it's insulting

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    ^^ that's true. I remember a segment from Madonna's Truth or Dare documentary thing where in a news report, she was referred to as a rock singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies
    ^^ that's true. I remember a segment from Madonna's Truth or Dare documentary thing where in a news report, she was referred to as a rock singer.

    when i hear things like that the voice in my head goes into miss hannigan mode. KILL KILL KILL!!!!!

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    Mariah carey had the biggest selling album and she didnt make the list. i heard artists dont make much money off album sales too, most the money goes to the record company. awww too bad destiny`s child has to split the money by 3......they will still have some though

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    Since when are Celine Dion, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, or Barry Manilow considered ROCK stars? Who the hell made up that list?!! Kenny Chesney? Gahhh!

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    I think Celine Dion and Barry Manilow have some vocal talent.

    Hilary Duff on the other hand....
    Let's AV DIS!

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    Waiting for Nawdle's response to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc
    Since when are Celine Dion, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, or Barry Manilow considered ROCK stars? Who the hell made up that list?!! Kenny Chesney? Gahhh!

    Couldn't have said that one better myself! RIGHT!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dababe
    Mariah carey had the biggest selling album and she didnt make the list. i heard artists dont make much money off album sales too, most the money goes to the record company. awww too bad destiny`s child has to split the money by 3......they will still have some though

    I think Beyonce stands to get 50 percent since she is the "star" of the group. Ugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattycake
    I think Beyonce stands to get 50 percent since she is the "star" of the group. Ugh!
    And I think Kelly gets 30% and Michelle 20% (since she's a newer member...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny
    Waiting for Nawdle's response to this one.
    Lol, I feel important.
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