Queen, Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, Kiss and Aerosmith are among the hard rock and metal artists who have made Billboard’s list of highest-paid musicians of 2020. For Queen's No. 7 place, Billboard estimates they made $13.2 million, including $5.5 million from streaming, $5.3 million from sales and $2.4 million from publishing. AC/DC is in 13th place with $10.1 million after streaming, sales and publishing earned them $4.3 million, $4 million and $1.8 million.
Metallica raked in $9 million in 2020, $3.9 million of which came from streaming, $3.7 million from sales and $1.4 million from publishing, to come in at No. 18. Tool ranked No. 32, and $4.2 million of the band's total $6.17 million income came from touring. Revenue from merchandising, synchronization or livestream gigs was not included. Read on!