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Rolling Stones top US music rich
Keith Richards
Keith Richards underwent brain surgery after falling out of a tree
British band the Rolling Stones have topped the US music rich list for the second year running.

Mick Jagger and his bandmates raked in $150.6m (76.2m) last year, with much of that being made during their A Bigger Bang tour.

The gigs were temporarily postponed when guitarist Keith Richards fell out of a tree and needed brain surgery.

Singers Madonna and Barbara Streisand also feature in the top 10 list, compiled by Forbes magazine.

Celebrity couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are second in the poll with a combined fortune of $132m (67.2m).

TOP 10 US MUSIC RICH LIST
1. Rolling Stones $150.6m
2. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill $132m
3. Rascal Flatts $110.5m
4. Madonna $96.8m
5. Barbara Streisand $95.8m
6. Kenny Chesney $90.1m
7. Celine Dion $85.2m
8. Bon Jovi $77.5m
9. Nickelback $74.1m
10. Dave Matthews Band $60.4m
Source: Forbes magazine

American country band Rascal Flatts appeared third, having earnt $110.5m (56.2m) in the past year.

Kenny Chesney made it to number six after Madonna and Barbara Streisand.

Canadian singer Celine Dion, who was forced to cancel several of her Las Vegas shows last year because of a viral infection, appears at number seven.

Bon Jovi, Nickelback and the Dave Matthews Band take the next three places.

According to Forbes, the fastest way for an artist to make a huge amount of money is to go on tour.




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