Muse Makes Forbes’ 2014 List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Image Courtesy of Gavin BondMuse's reputation for bombastic live shows has been good for their wallet -- the British trio brought in $34 million this year, good enough to land them on Forbes' 2014 list of the world's highest-paid musicians.

"The British rock group, now in its 20th year, made the list on the strength of its ongoing viability on the road," writes Forbes of Muse's appearance.

The list -- based on earnings from June of 2013 to June of 2014 -- is largely dominated by classic rock acts like The Eagles, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, as well as pop stars like One Direction and Beyonce. Rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre tops the list with $620 million, the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history, according to Forbes. He earned that sum when Apple purchased Beats by Dr. Dre, the company he helped found, for $3 billion.

Muse will look to have an equally financially viable future touring in support of their next release, which the band has been teasing through cryptic Instagram posts. No word yet on the title or release date of the new album, but we do know that they're working with AC/DC and Def Leppard producer "Mutt" Lange.

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