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Bon Jovi Is Highest Grossing Tour Of 2010

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We didn't see that coming.

It seems that going on tour is the way for musical acts to really make $$$$$$ - and these people sure did!

Below are the top grossing tours of 2010:

1. Bon Jovi
Total Gross: $146,507,388 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,591,154 Number of Sell-Outs: 69

2. U2
Total Gross: $131,502,369 Number of Shows: 22
Total Attendance: 1,312,784 Number of Sell-Outs: 22

3. AC/DC
Total Gross: $122,633,027 Number of Shows: 28
Total Attendance: 1,155,998 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

4. Lady Gaga
Total Gross: $116,227,987 Number of Shows: 122
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 101

5. Black Eyed Peas
Total Gross: $81,579,114 Number of Shows: 82
Total Attendance: 1,263,625 Number of Sell-Outs: 82

6. James Tayler & Carole King
Total Gross: $62,326,410 Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 693,271 Number of Sell-Outs: 23

7. Eagles
Total Gross: $62,166,344 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 587,165 Number of Sell-Outs: 12

8. Metallica
Total Gross: $61,947,556 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 700,219 Number of Sell-Outs: 13

9. Dave Matthews Band
Total Gross: $61,247,906 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 1,052,312 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

10. Paul McCartney
Total Gross: $55,760,403 Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 394,186 Number of Sell-Outs: 20

Wowsa! And that isn't the end of it!

A few of our favorites that did not make the top 10 are Michael Buble at No. 11 ($52.9 million), Taylor Swift at No. 15 (40.3 million), Justin Bieber at No. 19 ($35.6 million), Miley Cyrus at No. 22 ($33.1 million) and Carrie Underwood at No. 24 ($29.7 million).

Pretty impressive. Go get 'em!

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iTunes Holdouts!

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Now that The Beatles' music is now available to download on iTunes, there aren't too many acts left that haven't agreed to put their tunes out onto the digital marketplace!

But three have stood firm in their refusal, and apparently, here's why:

AC/DC

Frontman Brian Johnson explains:

"Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless ‘em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful … It’s a…monster, this thing. It just worries me. And I’m sure they’re just doing it all in the interest of making as much…cash as possible. Let’s put it this way, it’s certainly not for the…love, let’s get that out of the way, right away."

Garth Brooks

He says:

"These [Apple] guys are sweet guys, but they’re businessmen, so they understand. … They truly think that they’re saving music. My hat’s off to them. I looked at them right across the table with all the love in the world and told them they were killing it. And until we get variable pricing, until we get album-only [downloads], then they are not a true retailer for my stuff, and you won’t see my stuff on there—with all the love in the world. That’s nothing that they haven’t heard, either."

Kid Rock

He says:

"I just don’t like being told what to do. I don’t have a beef with Apple, or iTunes, or any of them. I do have a beef with that it seems kind of socialist of them to charge the same price for every song. What if every car cost $4,000, you know what I mean? A song from my neighbor’s garage band is not the same value as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run.’ I just want to decide how my product gets sold with the people who sell it."

Wow - we have to admit, although we don't agree, these guys make much better points than we expected them to!

Other artists currently unavailable for download include The Smiths, Tool, Def Leppard, Bob Seger, Black Sabbath, and Frank Zappa.

And it's their right as musicians to decide how their music is sold, so more power to them!

What do U think?? Do U agree with anything any of these guys have said??

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Quadriplegic AC/DC Fan Injured At Concert!

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How awful!

A 31-year-old quadriplegic man attending an AC/DC concert was seriously injured in Brisbane, Australia after zipping in to the moshpit!

His friend accidentally pressed the joystick on his motorized wheelchair sending him off into the crowd where a metal pin from his wheelchair ended up in his eye after falling on to the floor!

Horrifying!

The Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre is feeling the heat now for not putting up an appropriate barrier on the front of the wheelchair podium. The man is now out of intensive care and while his condition is serious he is stable.

Get well soon!

[Image via WENN.]

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