Red Hot Chili Peppers were among the 10 highest paid musical acts of 2021, Rolling Stone reports.
The “Under the Bridge” outfit ranks at number six on the list with a total of $145 million earned last year, the vast majority of which came from the reported $140 million sale of the band’s publishing catalog to the company Hipgnosis.
Number one on the list is Bruce Springsteen, who took in $590 million, also in large part to the sale of his publishing copyrights and master recordings. Mötley Crüe, another act that unloaded their master recordings in 2021, sits at number nine on the ranking with $95 million.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will look to add to their 2021 earnings with a massive global tour this year, which kicks off with a European trek in June before hitting the U.S. in July. The outing marks RHCP’s first full live run since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the group in late 2019.
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