Madonna and Lady Gaga have grossed the most money in 2013 of musicians. Madonna pulled in $45 million more than Gaga to be crowned top money making musician of 2013.
Madonna made $125 million in 2013 based mostly on her MDNA tour which grossed $305 million last year, tour merchandise, her Material Girl clothing line and her Truth Or Dare perfume.
Lady Gaga pulled in $80 million, $160 million pulled in by her last tour. If she was able to finish her tour before suffering a hip injury, she would have grossed $200 million but still falling short of number one held by Madonna.
1. Madonna $125 Million
2. Lady Gaga $80 Million
3. Bon Jovi $79 Million
4. Toby Keith $65 Million
5. Coldplay $64 Million
All of the top 5 money makers have been touring which is where a tremendous majority of their money has come from.
For more artists who charted including Jay Z and Puff Daddy, check out Forbes full list.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Notice how none were from record sales....
It appears it was more than just a break as Bon Jovi has announced the firing of Richie Sambora from the band.
Us Weekly confirmed Sambora's firing yesterday but the band remains mum on the situation as does Richie.
Richie has not posted anything official about being out of the band yet or released an official statement regarding his firing of a band he has been a part of for 30 years.
Although there is confirmation of the split, they are not saying he has been fired or that he has left, but he is no longer with the band. Odd, right?
Sambora has not performed with the band since at least April 3rd.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Bon Jovi is not Bon Jovi without Sambora.....
It is time for #SensualSaturdays with "Bed of Roses" by Bon Jovi.
Released in January of 1993 just in time for Valentine's Day, it made it to number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bon Jovi performed one classic and a new song on Ellen and Jon Bon Jovi sat down to talk to Ellen. The conversation quickly turned to Richie Sambora who has left the band for personal reasons.
They talked about it being 30 years since their 1st album and Richie came up. Jon kept it classy not stating why Richie has left but says he is still in the band.
They performed the classic "Who Says You Can't Go Home" above and the new song "What About Now" below.
Jon also hooked up the audience for the band's next tour date in L.A.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Missing Richie....
Well, this news sucks big time! Richie Sambora is dropping out of the current leg of the Bon Jovi "Because We Can Tour" with the next show being in Canada.
Bon Jovi's official web site released this comment about Sambora;
Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled.
There was no inclination that Sambora was to drop out of the tour even via his Twitter account where he posted about watching cover videos by fans for "Every Road Leads To Home" his latest solo single.
Watching more of the "EveryRoad Leads Home To You" cover videos shrd.by/7QnFWe
— Richie Sambora (@TheRealSambora) April 2, 2013
We know that Sambora has had substance abuse issues in the past but we will not speculate until we know what exactly is going on.
This leg of the tour will end in San Jose, California April 25th.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Hope things look up for Sambora & Bon Jovi soon!
Richie Sambora performed material from his new album "Aftermath of A Lowdown" along with a few Bon Jovi classics in a 2 hour set that had Los Angeles rocking. The show was a benefit for Hurricane Sandy will all profits going to the Red Cross.
The new material was strong and his band was spot in with David Ryan Harris backing him up on guitar. BTW, if you get to Sambora's solo shows, make sure to get there early as David Ryan Harris is also the opening act.
Sambora kept the crowd enthused throughout the show. He said "I know you guys want to hear the Bon Jovi stuff and I promise you, we will get to it." They did, but the new material was so strong, it was an added bonus.
I heard from two other concert-goers they enjoyed Richie's take on "I'll Be There For You" and "Livin' On A Prayer" because they feel Richie's voice is fuller than Jon's nowadays.
For good measure, Sambora even covered "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen. At the time of writing, there are no further Sambora solo shows listed and he is slated to start touring with Bon Jovi in early 2013.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Thanks To Lisa Margaroli For Helping A Hobbled Doc....