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Hawk Rock News – 8/21/14

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Nirvana‘s Krist NovoselicFlea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath‘s Geezer Butler all made a list of the 10 richest bassists in music published by The Richest. The site did not reveal its sources or how it calculated each individual musician’s wealth. The top spot on the list belonged to former Beatle Paul McCartney, who has an estimated worth of $1.2 billion.

The full list is:

  1. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
  2. The Police‘s Sting – $300 million
  3. Kiss‘ Gene Simmons – $300 million
  4. Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters – $270 million
  5. U2‘s Adam Clayton – $150 million
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea – $115 million
  7. Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones – $80 million
  8. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler – $65 million
  9. No Doubt‘s Tony Kanal – $45 million
  10. Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic – $40 million


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum have welcomed a third daughter into the world, according to Us magazine. Ophelia Saint Grohl was born on August 1st, but the couple kept the birth quiet except for a single August 8th post on the Facebook page of The David Grohl Alley Scholarship Program.

Sadly, on August 6th, just days after Ophelia’s birth, Grohl lost his father, James Grohl, to cancer at the age of 75.

  • Grohl and Blum have been married for 11 years and are also the parents of eight-year-old Violet Maye and five-year-old Harper Willow.
  • The new Foo Fighters album, Sonic Highways, will be released on November 10th.
  • That’s also the title of the upcoming HBO documentary series that will chronicle the making of the record, which will premiere on the cable network on October 17th.

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