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Highest earning musicians of 2010

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Forbes magazine has just announced its list of the highest earners in music, with proper bands (ie ones that feature guitarists!) capturing the top two slots, with The Boss coming in fourth

Here's the list.

1. U2 ($130 million)
2. AC/DC ($114 million)
3. Beyonce ($87 million)
4. Bruce Springsteen ($70 million)
5. Britney Spears ($64 million)
6. Jay-Z ($63 million)
7. Lady Ga-Ga ($62 million)
8. Madonna ($58 million)
9. Kenny Chesney ($50 million)
10. Black Eyed Peas, Toby Keith and Coldplay (all at $48 million)

Visit Forbes to read the entire article here

Here's part of the reason why U2 are so successful.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.