Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blind Item #9

It was definitely news to the IRS that this former A- list musician from a permanent A list group that hasn't played together in almost four decades makes as much money as he does. He launders it between all kinds of shell companies and people and family members. Pro tip. Never divorce someone who knows where you keep all the money hidden.

32 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Someone from The Doobie Brothers?

sandybrook said...

Since Led Zepplin fits this somewhat I'll say the bassist John Paul Jones.

MentalFlossTycoon said...

Doobies are still touring.

The Police did a reunion tour a little less than a decade ago but I'm going with Stewart Copeland of the Police. Can't figure out anyone else that high up that hasn't toured in close to that long.

Bumtitty said...

A permanent A List band that hasn't played live since about 1978-1980 (?)

MentalFlossTycoon said...

@Sandy - Zepplin has reunited multiple times for various reasons, and I'm thinking this has to be a US citizen because of the IRS.

Dahling said...

This is a tough one. All of the older bands have done reunion tours of one type or another over the years - including Zep, though they said they'd never play again with John.

MentalFlossTycoon said...

Also thinking that "four decades" gives us some leeway in that they may have not played together since the 80's.

notthisagain said...

4 decades...2018, 2008, 1998, 1988....

I’m too young to know this one. Fleetwood Mac? Van Halen?

riffer73 said...

Not "foreign born"

Sd Auntie said...

@darling. Really?? Do you have the link to why they do not like JPJ? I though RP hated JP? I'm still a fan....

sandybrook said...

Like dahling says they all get back together for one reason (making moar money) or another. Especially the biggest groups considered permanent A.

Elopkcats said...
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MentalFlossTycoon said...

Think I found it. Jermaine Jackson's divorce is getting ugly.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/30/jermaine-jackson-estranged-wife-halima-rashid-spousal-support/

shawn fleming said...

Slash from GnR. Born in London, got divorced before the reunion tour, and the ORIGINAL GnR (as the tour is advertised- yes I know) last played together in the 80s.

Elopkcats said...

Jermaine Jackson

gauloise said...

Rik Ocasek of the Cars, divorcing Paulina . Cars broke up in 1988.


The reunited very briefly in 2010, but sometimes CDAN gets its facts wrong and doesnt research well, like when they said Carla Bruni was a famous actress.

riffer73 said...

Look for someone smart who isn't a druggie.

Sofie said...

Any pf the Abba guys getting a divorce?

Brayson87 said...

It really is true about marriage being the worst financial decision you can make. ;)

Sallysal said...

Ric Ocasek

Kate K said...

+1,000,000

Matthew Johnson said...

Bon Jovi

Velvet Voice said...

ABBA is ICONIC A+ ...

GNR last concert was in 1993 in ARGENTINA ... I WAS IN THERE ... so not 4 decades - not even mentioning their recent reunion -

Actually a teen fan killed herself cause her dad saw her on tv skipping classes for waiting for them outside their hotel so he grounded her with NOT allowing her to go ... so she shot herself ...

I got for PAULINA KNOWING DIRTY SECRETS ...

DDonna Tarttty said...

I think it's The Cars with a couple teases.

The band hasn't "played together" in four decades because bassist and part-time vocalist Benjamin Orr DIED in 2000, after the breakup but before the meh reunion album and (short) tour in 2011 (plus a 4-song performance at the RnR HoF for their induction this year).

Also, I've never seen the site use the term "Pro tip," but The Cars had a song on their reunion album called "Blue Tip."

Could be a bit of a stretch, twice, since there have been a few performances, but I don't know who else might fit.

But speaking of terrible iconic rock stars....where's Don Henley?


Unknown said...

I'm agreeing with the Cars, as Ric Okasek is going through a divorce with Paulina, and from Enty's previous blind, he cheated on her. But they reunited in 2011 for an album and tour?

I was thinking The Smiths, but Morrissey has done well on his own. I can't think of any "permanent a list" bands that havent gotten back together since the 80's, you have to drill down to bands like The Human League, and I don't think they're A list.

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VDOVault said...

It's not Stewart Copeland because he's got a newish album (released last fall) & band called Gizmodrome (record is pretty good, has Adrian Belew in group) plus like Andy Summers he's also doing projects like operas.

Kris Taylor said...

Ain't David Gilmore touring again?

longtimereader said...

Only in the US would the cars be considered perm A but i'm going with that guess.

Gingerelle said...

The Cars were just inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I suppose that justifies perm A.

Unknown said...

It's not Gilmour - one, he's not American, so the IRS wouldn't care about his finances, and two, he's beyond wealthy, he wouldn't need to launder money.

The blind implies it's a musician who hasn't performed with his/her original act since the 80's (almost every band listed has reunited at some point), hasn't done that well solo, ie. the IRS is "surprised" at how much they really make, ie. they're not rich, and they're doing something illicit, that they need to launder money to hide their real income.

I was thinking Boy George, but I think he's still a British citizen, and still lives in the UK. And Culture Club has reunited.

My second choice would be Steve Jones from the Pistols, as he hasn't worked that much other than a radio show, but he doesn't seem to live that outside of his means, and the Pistols had a reunion tour and album.

It's a real puzzle. There arent that many perm A list bands from the 80s. The Jacksons are a good choice too...if "four decades" is a loose time frame, and you don't count the Motown reunion in 2001.

Soooo...The Cars, or The Jacksons.

Sharper Teeth said...

John Paul Jones is such a talented musician...I saw him a few years ago with Them Crooked Vultures. He played like 10 different instruments.

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