Axl Rose and co made more than Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Adele and Coldplay per show - but their average ticket price of $117 was also the highest in the top 20 list.
Trade publication Pollstar assemble their chart from information provided by promoters and venue managers, resulting in an average per-event figure for each band.
Second on the list is Springsteen, who made $5.3m per show at a ticket price of $112. He's followed by pop stars Beyonce, Adele and Coldplay, who netted $4.9m, $4.2m and $3.9m respectively. Read morehere.
"Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock," says Steven Tyler. "The band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we're going to keep doing what we do best... Let The Music Do The Talking...Living On The Edge, and living to rock another day."
"It's been 3 years since we have been on tour in Europe," adds Joe Perry, "and I can speak for my brothers that we can't wait to get over there and take it up a few notches. Last tour in South America we were running on all cylinders and I can see no reason to let up now." See the dateshere.
Young retired from the band in 2014 after he struggled with the onset of dementia, prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia.
The event takes place on November 15 (Tuesday) and will see a number of well-known artists, including former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright and Dio Disciples bassist Sean McNabb, covering the Australian band's songs.
The show will be live broadcast worldwide via Zinna TV, and will raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Read morehere.
Hughes and co were performing there on November 13, 2015, when 90 people were murdered by extremist gunmen. In the aftermath, the frontman claimed that Bataclan staff had been in league with the terrorists - and despite apologizing, later repeated the suggestion.
In response, venue manager Jules Frutos said at the weekend that Hughes had been barred from entry, adding: "They came. I threw them out. There are things you can't forgive."
But Pollack tells Billboard: "This day is not about Jesse of Eagles Of Death Metal. In fact, Jesse is in Paris to share in remembering the tragic event with his friends, family and fans. This is about recalling the tragic loss of life that happened right in front of his eyes during his show."
He insists that Hughes "never even tried entering the club" and adds: "This coward Jules Frutos feels the need to soil his own club's reopening by spreading false tales and tainting a wonderful opportunity that could have been used to spread peace and love." Read morehere.
Without hesitation, the veteran pulled over to assist his fellow motorcyclist, who he immediately recognized as the New Jersey native rocker. He told CNN that he was 'a little starstruck" upon identifying the boss, but continued to assist him.
Unable to get Springsteen's bike battery to charge, Barkalow's group gave him a ride to a restaurant called Mulligan's, where the rocker treated them to a round of drinks, and chatted about motorcycles and 'good old Freehold" for about 45 minutes until his ride arrived. Read morehere.
The tour, named Pumpkins United, will see former Kiske and Hansen perform alongside current members, vocalist Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner. They'll perform material spanning the band's 30-year history and hit Latin America, Europe, Asia and North America on their trek.
Helloween say: "You believed in it for years and continued to ask for it. Now is the time. In fall 2017, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will once again mount a Helloween stage together and resurrect the band's legendary original lineup." Watch the promo for the tourhere.
Speaking about the follow-up to 2003's A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred - recorded under the Superjoint Ritual banner - Anselmo said: "The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology - computers and all that comes with them, mainly - has affected our lives.
"As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively, with music being stolen, and positively - being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible.
"But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results." Stream the albumhere.
Sir Elton tweeted the following, "My darling Leon Russell passed away last night. He was a mentor, inspiration & so kind to me. I loved him and always will."
Elton John was a huge fan of Leon Russell's, but his fame soon eclipsed that of his idol. In the 2000s, Russell had nearly faded into obscurity, when John decided to invite him to do a duo album; which was a first for Elton, who had performed duets with other artists, but never collaborated on an album with another artist for an entire album. Read morehere.
In South London, actor (and Bowie friend) Gary Oldman will join a tribute with scores of musicians in honor of Bowie's 70th birthday. The show will feature friends, collaborators, former band mates and special guests, all gathered to honor his indelible legacy.
So far, musicians for the London engagement include Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell. Read morehere.
Gaster tells How Was It Detroit: "We'll take off the first three months of next year and we'll get down to writing, see what kind of direction that's going to take us in, then start making plans to record.
"Probably what will happen is we'll do some shows in the spring. For us, it's really important to play the new songs live. Those experiences are crucial to recording a record that you feel proud of. In the live setting you can immediately tell where the pulse of a tune is.
"You gauge by the audience reaction, how they're latching on, and you start to tweak things. That's really crucial - it brings the songs to life." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
Chaplin will be releasing his new album, entitled "The Wave", on January 13th and he will kick off his 15-city solo tour the following night in Atlanta, GA at the Buckhead Theater.
He had this to say about his new album, "I wanted there to be no wall between the truth of my experiences and the listener. I felt that was the place to be. No holds barred. It is not a concept album but there is a narrative arc, from the depths of despair to a kind of resolution." See the tour dates and album tracklistinghere.
The Wake The Dead collection will contain vinyl copies of their albums The World Is Yours, Aftershock and Bad Magic. They'll be presented in a special clam-shell box, with the cover highlighting Lemmy's famous doodles from those album eras.
The box will also include a classic photograph of Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee shot by renowned photographer Pep Bonet. Read morehere.
But as rumors - led by a social media post from Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho - circulated that Avenged Sevenfold were about to reveal details of the new album, Warner announced a 2CD compilation called The Best Of 2005-2013, which is set for release on December 2.
Shadows previously described the move as a "cash grab" designed to confuse casual fans, and he has now gone further and blasted it as "childish." Shadows tells 101.1 WJRR: "We're not promoting that at all. That has nothing to do with us. They, basically, saw the date that Chris put up, and, from what we understand, they are trying to undercut our new record, so they were trying to put it out the week before.
"And as childish as things can be behind the scenes with lawyers and stuff, as I'm sure you can imagine, this is childish on a whole new level. You're gonna try to put this record out right before our new record just to undercut us and try to confuse the casual fan, like, 'Is this the new record? Or is that the new record?' Or parents buying stuff for Christmas."
He continues: "So it's just really childish. It doesn't even have a good pick of songs. And it's a record label, basically, digging themselves into a deeper hole, as far as I'm concerned, because it doesn't look good to other bands who are potentially gonna sign there, and it doesn't look good to fans."
Meanwhile, Shadows has also posted a comment on Facebook in which he addresses how it was reported that The Stage is A7X's slowest-selling album since 2005's City Of Evil. His statement can be read in fullhere.
The fan held up a sign at Bullet For My Valentine's gig in Vienna, Austria, last night (November 13) asking frontman Matt Tuck if he could play guitar on Scream Aim Fire.
And before the band burst into the title track from their 2008 second album, Tuck helped the man out of the crowd and handed him his guitar before he played through the song with the Welsh metal heroes. A video of the performance can be viewedhere.
The band announce that 22-year old Lefevre as Odinsen's the replacement on Monday (Nov 14). The 22-year old MA music student, who works part time at the band's rehearsal complex, was suggested by one of her Coventry University lecturers.
"I feel both incredibly lucky and happy to be joining the fantastic IO Earth," she says. "I am humbled to have been given the chance to work with such talented and down to earth people, musicians and songwriters. I can't wait to get to know the bands awesome fan base around the world. I truly believe that this is the beginning of an amazing adventure for us all. Can't wait to see you on the road and start this exciting journey together."
"We're all so excited to introduce Rosanna to the IO Earth Family," adds keyboard player Adam Gough. "It feels like we've discovered a real gem, right under our noses here in Birmingham! At her audition, she blew us away, turning up ready to sing over 70 minutes of IO Earth material! We can't wait to bring her to your neck of the woods." Read morehere.
Sammy Hagar 'All Night Long': Sammy Hagar's early studio work was often considered rather dull compared to his work with Montrose, but his1978 live album suddenly reversed that criticism. Most live records are compromised by studio fixes but this record is pure dynamite - warts and all. Sammy's performance is phenomenal and the energy level is through the roof.
Nymphs 'S/T': The Nymphs were signed to Geffen Records in the late 80s on a wave of hope and excitement. Fronted by Inger Lorre, she soon attracted a reputation for being controversial, volatile and unapologetic. She was unquestionably the real deal - and this record is a bonafide snapshot from the edge of Hollywood Babylon during a time when music was being revolutionized in Los Angeles. Read morehere.
Schmidt and Liebezeit will also be joined by Krautrock pioneers Can's first singer Malcolm Mooney as they perform under the banner of The Can Project at London's Barbican theatre on April 8, 2017.
They'll perform an orchestral reinterpretation of classic Can material with the London Symphony Orchestra, followed by an all-star band of former Can members and long-time admirers paying tribute to Can's legacy.
Among the guests will be Sonic Youth mainman Thurston Moore. Read morehere.
The Welsh outfit will embark on their biggest ever UK tour next spring for their 15th anniversary and their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, which is due out in April 2017.
Rob Reed said of the follow-up to 2013's Twenty Seven Club: "We haven't played live a huge amount in the last couple of years, so it will be great to get back on the road for an extended series of dates and play pieces from the new album alongside some of our older material." Watch the videohere.
The new-look outfit, formed from the ashes of Scar The Martyr, is rounded out by vocalist Kalen Chase, bassist Kyle Konkiel, keyboardist Matt Tarach, along with guitarist Jed Simon.
Their debut album, which they'd titled Open Your Omen, was slated for release this year - but the launch of their first record has been pushed back to 2017.
They recently announced their first tour dates, which kick off in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 26. Jordison said: "The band members have just arrived to my home in Des Moines, and the energy and vibe is absolutely magnetic. We are ready to bring back our music, showcase our new live shows to the masses, and show our appreciation to the fans who got us here and supported us in the first place.
"I'm back behind the drums and can't wait to kick some ass." Watch the video footagehere.
The French metal heroes released their sixth album Magma earlier this year and Duplantier previously said he was already planning ahead for the follow-up.
Now he has given Metal Hammer an update on the progress of new material, saying he wants Gojira to further investigate the themes he explored on Magma.
He says: "We started something with Magma that I want to take further. The progressive and lyrical aspects are something I want to dig into a little more. It's not going to be a drastic change - we're not going to turn into a super-extreme death metal band or something super-progressive. It's going to be somewhere in between.
"We have a lot of riffs and ideas floating around. I don't have a clear vision of where we're going to go, but I think the music will take us there, when we start jamming. Hopefully we're going to be surprised. In a good way."here.