Classic Hits News – Eagles Made $100 Million this Year
From The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees to films nominated for the National Film Registry, here's what's going on in the world of Classic Hits
The Library of Congress announced 25 more additions to its National Film Registry, that makes a total of 650 films to make the cut. Some of this year's honorees are "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," which introduced a whole new generation to the Beatles' "Twist And Shout." "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory," and "Rio Bravo", co-starring Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin and John Wayne were also added to the film registry.
Forbes magazine’s list of the highest paid musicians for the year has been released and it comes as no shock at all that the Eagles came in at #3 with $100 million. Bruce Springsteen is #5 with $81 million, Paul McCartney #8 at $71 million, the Rolling Stones come in at #19 with $47 million, followed by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd at $46 million and Elton John #21 with $45 million.
Bill Withers and Lou Reed are among the 2015 inductees into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joan Jett. Ringo Starr, who is already in the Hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles is being honored for musical excellence. The festivities will be on April 8, in Cleveland