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Fleetwood Mac Tops Highest-Paid Women in Music List

Although they do have men in the band, Fleetwood Mac has the distinction of being the third-biggest female earners in music, according to the Forbes Highest Paid Women in Music List, according to Forbes.com.

The presence of singers Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie provided just enough estrogen for the band to crack the top five. Fleetwood Mac, which of course also includes Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie -- grossed $59.5 million, enough to earn the number-three spot on the list.

"Fleetwood Mac is out there slogging it on the road,” Gary Bongiovanni, chief of concert data outfit Pollstar, told Forbes. “From a fan perspective, I think that their core fan base recognized that Christine McVie being back in the group was something special, and worth coming out for.”

The band's On with the Show tour included 86 shows, with tickets in the secondary market topping $300, Forbes reports.

Fleetwood Mac play Brisbane this week as part of their On With The Show Australian Tour.

 

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