We call it, "the greatest music ever recorded," the good stuff. Classic rock artist continue to pocket big bucks in the latter years of their careers due mainly to lucrative tours  .

Here's a listing of the top earners for 2014, according to Forbes.

The Eagles are among the artists that are flying high on the new Forbes list, the World's Highest Paid Musicians of 2014. The veteran band is perched at #3 on the tally with earnings of a whopping $100 million, thanks to last year's History of the Eagles tour.

The list is based on earnings between June 2013 and June 2014, taking into account tour receipts, record sales, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other income.

Finishing in fourth place behind the Eagles is Bon Jovi, which brought in $82 million, thanks to its huge Because We Can tour. Another New Jersey rock act, Bruce Springsteen, lands at #5 after his latest tour earned him an estimated $4 million per night. Also making it into the top 10 was Paul McCartney, who came in at #8 while raking in $3.5 million per show. Sir Paul, who is 72, also is the oldest musician appearing in the top 10 of Forbes' tally.

Other veteran artists on the list include The Rolling Stones, at #19 with $47 million in earnings; Roger Waters at #20 with $46 million; and Elton John at #21 with $45 million.

Who's #1 on the list? Rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre, who earned $620 million -- the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history, according to Forbes -- when Apple purchased Beats by Dr. Dre, the company he helped found, for $3 billion.




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