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Millionaire punks

Discussion in 'Music, punk scene & subcultures' started by ungovernable, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. ungovernable

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    10. Marky Ramone – $2 Million

    Probably Spends It On: Leather Jackets, Depends

    The long-running member of the Ramones is disappointingly low on this list. It looks like he probably doesn’t see a dime for any of the hundreds of thousands of Ramones t-shirts sold to people who probably couldn’t name a single member of the band if they weren’t part of the classic logo.

    9. Lars Frederiksen – $10 Million

    Probably Spends It On: His Own Tattoos, Suspenders(?)

    This longtime Rancid guitarist also owns a share of an extremely popular tattoo parlor called NYHC Tattoo (founded by Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front and Jimmy Gestapo of Murphy’s Law) as well as the Skunx Tattoo Parlour in Japan. He’s also a tattoo artist on the side. Guess there’s a decent amount of money in the tattoo industry – sorta makes the forehead tattoo a little more understandable. Maybe.

    8. Tim Armstrong – $13 Million

    Probably Spends It On: Tim Timebomb studio sessions

    The co-founder of Rancid, Operation Ivy, Transplants, and Hellcat Records certainly has earned his fair share of the punk market. Adding to his brand (and wallet), Gretsch makes a signature Tim Armstrong style guitar, which Tim surely sees some dough from.

    7. Davey Havok – $20 Million

    Probably Spends It On: Suits, Acting Classes

    The AFI frontman might have once been a poor East Bay hardcore singer but let’s face it, the dude is a modern day rock star now. Music videos on MTV, major record labels, hell, he’s even appearing in movies alongside Rob Low – yeah, nobody saw that movie but you get the picture. The elitist might scoff at calling AFI punk these days but selling albums is their business, and business is apparently good.

    6. Ian Mackaye – $25 million
    Probably Spends It On: Not drugs

    Best known for his tenure as the vocalist of Minor Threat and vocalist/guitarist of Fugazi, as well as being the co-founder of longtime DIY label Dischord Records, Ian Mackaye has accumulated quite a hefty sum over the years. How exactly that’s possible, we have no idea.

    5. Billie Joe Armstrong – $55 million

    Probably Spends It On: Eyeliner, giant posters of himself

    We are talking Green Day here, which we can all agree is a mainstream band. 55 million can’t be a surprising number. They’ve got their own musical for crying out loud. The whole smashing guitars on stage as a fuck-you though seems a little less defiant when you realize how many more he can buy.

    4. Dexter Holland – $65 million

    Probably Spends It On: Airplanes (he has a pilot’s license), Making Hot Sauce (does anybody actually eat Gringo Bandito?)

    The Offspring frontman has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and was a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California, before abandoning it to focus on The Offspring. The dude is no idiot. I’m sure he’s got a million things going on that we don’t even know about but fronting a mainstream punk act, owning Nitro Records in the 90′s (when punk labels could actually make money) and starting a hot sauce company are pretty strong indicators that ol’ Dexter has a lot of zeroes appended to his net worth.

    3, 2 &1: Blink 182

    Barker Probably Spends It On: Tattoos, Not Plane Tickets

    Delonge Probably Spends It On: Making Angels & Airwaves Movies

    Hoppus Probably Spends It On: Football (of the Soccer variety) Tickets, Whatever Else Brits Spend Money On (he lives in London now)

    Not surprisingly Blink 182 members are making bank. Aside from the mainstream success of their primary band all these dudes have musical side projects that have seen gained them more popularity (some more than others) and surely more dough. And let’s not forget their forays into film and/or television (Barker on his own reality show “Meet The Barkers”, Hoppus had a show on Fuse, and Delonge has his Angels & Airwaves feature films, though I’m not sure anybody went and saw them) . Mark and Tom co-own two companies (Atticus and Macbeth Footwear) and Hoppus does a lot of production work for other bands. Basically, the rich get richer. Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge each have an estimated net worth of $60 million, and Travis Barker has an approximate worth of a whopping $85 million.

    Honorable Mention: Fat Mike ($$$$???)

    Probably Spends It On: BDSM Gear, Drugs

    While we were unable to find any good estimates for the legendary Fat Mike of NOFX, he is the front man of one of the most well known bands in punk and co-owns punk rock’s most darling record label. He also sold his house for $5 million in 2008 so we’re pretty sure the dude isn’t broke, and most likely deserves a spot somewhere on this list.

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    *Estimated net worths were obtained from TheRichest.org and CelebrityNetWorth.com, who acquire figures from publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements.
     

  2. IamMe

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    some of them earned it i suppose, so whose to judge. fuck green day and blink 182 unless they turn kids onto pop punk which can lead there fragile brains into the direction of the good stuff.

    what would you do if you made an album which made loads of money just deny it and say no go on keep the money to the record label. you'd have to take some , in my opinion artists deserve to be paid for there art \m/
     
  3. ungovernable

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    Wtf ? Do you seriously think pop punk turns kids into anarchism ? It's just some music, nothing to do with politics.

    The rest is just bullshit argument. Punk rock is not a fucking job.
    I could make thousands of dollars monthly with this website and with the t-shirt shop but i give everything to political causes.

    Can't believe i'm reading this capitalist argument on an anarchist forum...
     
  4. Kobac

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    Shit for sale!!!Come closer,step right up we have loads of shit to sell!I wonder how Ian could make such sum of money?
     
  5. ungovernable

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    his label
     
  6. Paczilla

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    Ok, this is slightly off topic but it needs to be said. Pop-Punk isn't punk, its just inst and here is why. 1. Its a contradiction of itself, punk can mean lots of things from anarcho-punk to nazi-punk but punk is sure as hell not POP. Its almost a Ying/Yang situation, Pop is the Dark evil money grubbing bullshit that we all know and despise where punk is (generally speaking) just trying to get out their message through the best way they know how, which is music. They don't care about the money or the fame or shit, its just about the music(usually). 2. Punks try to say shit with meaning to it. You don't here pop song that talk about the state and oppression and all that shit, its always one of the following, fucking, drugs, dating, school, generally whiny bullshit, partying ect. I'm not going to say that punk dosent talk about this to, but at least when we do we have some meaning about it, not shallow bullshit that panhandles to pre-teens, wanna be gangstas and people going through mid life crises. 3. Pop is for the majority, punk is for... anyone that can see that somethings fucking wrong with the world. Pop never seems to reach any meaningful subjects, they stay safe enough within the boundaries of social conformity that the general public will love them and spend their money on them. Simply put, punks don't. Sure, they have to make money, we live in a world where you have to do it for your own survival, but usually what excess they make goes toward making the music better or something worth while (i know for a fact that the subhumans have done benefit gigs for anarchist communes). 4. Punk is the polar opposite of Pop, its that Ying/Yang situation again, one cant exist without the other.

    sorry for the longer post, needed to get that out. :ecouteurs:
     
  7. Bakica

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    Punk is not a job. You play music and sing because you want to spead the message, not to earn money. This post, in my opinion, shouldn't be posted here. We shouldn't really give a fuck about these guys, same goes for any mainstream band that gets millions for making shitty music ( or music at all ).
     
  8. ungovernable

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcvH5wzmOmk[/video]
     
  9. IamMe

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    fuck sorry i gave my opinon. but artists should get paid for their art. im stikin to my guns on that one if an artist gets paid even enough to feed his ass then hes got more chance of making more art. ok pop punk is shit i agree but if a kid heres a greenday song for example and thinks i like the sound on that MUSIC, the speed, the distortion he may delve deeper into the punk genre. i know pop punk isnt political in any way and are just out to get money but it can act aas a gateway to a huge genre of music. and thoses of you who say an artist shouldnt get even a little bit of money for thier art theres somthing fucking wrong with you. and punk aint a job but being a musician certainly is and its hard going out there. and good for you that you dont keep no profit thats your choice but as musicians i beleve there entitled to some cash.
     
  10. Rebellious twit

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    I agree with IamMe it was how i was interdouced to punk, but i wasn't interdouced to anarchism that way, i found the ideology myself :thumbsup:
     
  11. ungovernable

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    So, if i understand correctly, you are an "anarchist" and you think people have the legitimate right to become millionaire bourgeois by playing music ?
    How can an anarchist defend bourgeois right to be millionaire ? Especially when that fortune was built on selling-out a sub-culture music genre that is supposed to be anti-system, rebellious and underground ?

    I also don't understand how pop-punk can be a "gateway to better punk music". Pop-punk isn't politised, so people who discover pop-punk won't start listening to anarcho-punk just because of that. Also, anarcho-punk and pop-punk is very different sound, so even if one likes the sound of pop-punk doesn't means he will start listening to anarcho-punk since it is a very different musical sound.

    And on top of all, everything is in the name : POP-punk is trendy because it is POP. People listen to it because it is trendy, fans like pop-punk because MTV tells them to do so. The fans will just keep following the next trendy band as the year goes. Once Blink 182 isn't trendy anymore, they will just jump on the next bandwagon and start liking Simple Plan or other commercial BS band because it is the new thing that's trendy.

    There is an huge difference between "getting a little bit of money" and earning millions...
     
  12. IamMe

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    i dident say they have the right to become a millionaire from playing music. no one should be a millionaire and money shoudent exsist all together. it aint the musicians fault if millions of people like there music and buy there albums. i agree people wont listen to anarcho punk just from listening to pop punk but it would defiantly open the door for them to the music genre which is massive. i know they don't sound nothing a like but its the same music genre at the end of the day and i think it can be a gate way for kids who have had no musical experience. if some one heard a pop punk song and liked it then went to look for more they would come across the pistols and other punk bands which aren't exactly arnacho but still mentions anarcho beliefs and ideals theres a chance they would get curios about the idea and then look further into it. its unlikely that you would come across a crass song if you were lisning to britny spears or some other shit like that. MTV dont even play pop punk no more. i do agree pop punk bands are in it for the money and dont care about fighting the system or anything. i personaly enjoy some pop punk such as Pulley and other bands like that and if you got a problem i dont really care. we got bigger stuff to fight rather than each other so lets not argue my friend.
     
  13. ungovernable

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    That's like saying "it ain't McDonalds fault if they are selling millions of bugers and became millionaires out of it".

    No one forced them to become millionaires, they could have given their albums for free on their website, or lower the sale cost, sell less merch and stop transforming punk into a product, etc. They could have also donated money to political causes like a real punk would do.
     
  14. IamMe

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    good point. but some of these bands may have set out to do good but ending up being manipulated by the record companies they got signed with. yer when crass rleased albums they would sell them for like 25p. i do see yer point and punk has became a product which is a bad thing. you got the stronger argument man so im gunna shut up now and concentrate on my Fucking home work for college which i really dont wanna do but its gotta be in tomorrow. peace man
     
  15. Grizzly The Unamed Sharp

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    Brett Gurewitz, Greg Ginn, and/or Glen Danzig aren't on the list. That's odd. That surprises me quite a big deal, especially Gurewitz.
     
  16. ungovernable

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    Probably just because the author didnt find infos on their wealth
     
  17. Grizzly The Unamed Sharp

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    aye true, would love to know how much Danzig gets for every misfits logo on a mug :lmao:
     
  18. Rebellious twit

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    and every phone cover, and i also miss "Sir" John*BUTTTTTAH' Lydon-sellout
     
  19. Kobac

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    I would rather disband or quit a group if ever reaches that stage of popularity, than continue to play and make more money.
    just like Ungovernable said before you can always give albums for free(decreasing sell prices would probably even increase buying of merch if they are popular enough)or just play for food and gas.
    That is why I like bands like Oi Polloi,BEL,Conflict...they still stick with us. :beer:
     
  20. Xan

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    ALL of these bands are a scam!! none of them is true anarchist, are just commercial bands.as example: the sex pistols talk about anarchy in their songs, but just talk shit! and the idol SID VICIOUS appears in the media using Nazi shirt...

    beware of false punks! :a: :anti-nazi:
     
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