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Richest lead singers

paul mccartney

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Paul McCartney named world’s richest lead singer ($800 million in net worth) – Bono is second ($600 million) on the list followed by Jimmy Buffet ($400 million), Elton John ($320 million), and Mick Jagger ($305 million).

I am surprised at Jimmy Buffet. I knew the dude was rich, but figured others would be ahead of him. $400 million will buy you a lot of Cheeseburgers in Paradise.

Warrant singer Jani Lane dies

Jani LaneJani Lane, the once energetic blond lead singer and songwriter for heavy metal band Warrant, has been found dead in a Los Angeles motel room, police said. He was 47.

According to TMZ.com, investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room.

Warrant announced back in September 2008 that it was splitting with Lane six months after the band reunited with the troubled vocalist.

A little part of my junior high years died today. Chuck Klosterman wrote a a good piece on him here.

My favorite songs by them in order:
Sometimes She Cries
Uncle Tom’S Cabin
I Saw Red