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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 26: Singer/guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica performs during a stop of the band's WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada; NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Axl Rose of AC/DC performs during the AC/DC Rock Or Bust Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 14, 2016 in New York City.

Metallica and Guns N’ Roses are among the top 100 celebrities to make Forbes 2019 list of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.

Metallica came in at number 30 earning $68.5 million, while Guns N’ Roses came in at number 71 earning $44 million. The bulk of each band’s earnings came from touring. GN’R, while only performing 29 shows during the time Forbes calculated their list, still managed to gross on average $4 million per show.

The top rock band on the Forbes list was The Eagles, who came in at number eight earning $100 million. Like Metallica and GN’R, The Eagles’ earning came via their tour dates where they gross on average $3.5 million per show.

Other musicians of note who made the list were Elton John (#19 – $84 million), Billy Joel (#53 – $52 million), Jimmy Buffett (#57 – $50 million), Fleetwood Mac (#59 – $49 million), Paul McCartney (#62 – $48 million) and The Rolling Stones (#83 – $41 million.)

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.