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Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Other Classic Rockers Land on Forbes’ ‘Highest Paid Musicians’ List

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Thanks to their successful tours, four classic rockers — the Eagles, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney — wound up in the Top 10 on the annual World’s Highest Paid Musicians list.

According to Forbes, the Eagles finished at No. 3 by taking in $100 million. Directly behind them were Bon Jovi ($82 million) and Springsteen ($81 million). McCartney, the oldest person in the Top 10, earned $71 million, good enough for No. 8. ABC News Radio adds that the Rolling Stones ($47 million), Roger Waters ($46 million) and Elton John ($45 million) earned them Nos. 19-21 on the list.

The top spot was taken by hip-hop producer Dr. Dre, who sold his Beats heaphone company to Apple for $3 billion, from which he took home $620 million. Beyonce ($115 million) was in second.

Forbes calculates their list based on “income from touring, recorded music, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures … Earnings were calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen, and on interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and some artists themselves.”

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