Foo Fighters, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Etc. Among Top 100 Grossing Tours Of 2018

Pollstar have shared a list of the top 100 worldwide grossing tours for the first half of 2018. You can see where rock and metal artists landed on the list below.

Artists like Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and The Rolling Stones took the top spots for worldwide tours, but here’s the rock and metal artists that made the list:

#9 Roger Waters (60.7 million gross)
#12 Foo Fighters (53.6 million gross)
#19 Metallica (40.6 million gross)
#21 Bon Jovi (38 million gross)
#35 Queen + Adam Lambert (23.9 million gross)
#43 Journey/Def Leppard (21.2 million gross)
#52 Iron Maiden (17.3 million gross)
#53 Kid Rock (17.1 million gross)
#81 Avenged Sevenfold (10.5 million gross)
#91 Scorpions (10.1 million gross)

They also did a list of the top 100 North American tours. Artists like P!nk, Eagles, and Justin Timberlake took the top spots, but here’s the rock and metal artists that made that list:

#10 Bon Jovi (38 million gross)
#19 Journey/Def Leppard (21.2 million gross)
#29 Kid Rock (17.1 million gross)
#49 Foo Fighters (10.3 million gross)
#55 Avenged Sevenfold (9.5 million gross)
#81 Foreigner (5.8 million)
#83 Queens Of The Stone Age (5.7 million gross)
#89 Judas Priest (5.0 million gross)

[via Blabbermouth]

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Bon Jovi Reunites With Richie Sambora & Alec John Such At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

During the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, OH last night (April 14), Bon Jovi reunited with guitarist Richie Sambora, who hasn’t performed with the band since 2013, and bassist Alec John Such, who hasn’t performed with the band since a one-off show in 2001. Together they played “Livin’ On A Prayer,” ”You Give Love A Bad Name,” and “It’s My Life.”

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Metallica, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Etc. Win At 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards were held at the Forum in Inglewood, CA last night (March 11). Here’s who won in the rock categories:

Rock Artist Of The Year: Metallica

Rock Album Of The Year: Linkin Park – “One More Light”

Rock Song Of The Year: Foo Fighters – “Run”

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: Judah & The Lion

iHeartRadio Icon Award: Bon Jovi

Watch Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) & “Supernatural” Star Jensen Ackles Cover Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead Or Alive“

During a “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, NV, Corey Taylor joined “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles onstage for a cover of Bon Jovi‘s “Wanted Dead Or Alive.“ Check out footage of that below:

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Etc. To Enter The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The inductees have been revealed for the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. They include the following: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Those artists beat out the other nominees, which included: Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, MC5, Kate Bush, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Eurythmics, The Meters, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Link Wray, and The Zombies.

Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Nominated For 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

The nominees for the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction have been announced. Among the nominees are Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, The Cars, Dire Straits, MC5, Kate Bush, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Eurythmics, The Meters, The Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray, and The Zombies. Voting will soon launch HERE.