Yahoo! On the Road is full of bright young stars and amazing music talent (you can catch the concert live streams and tune in to score tickets — check out the schedule here). And while life on stage may sound like champagne and private jets and exciting tours, even mega musicians like Lady Gaga go through their share of struggles. Check out 10 artists who faced economic challenges over the years. -- By Vera H-C Chan, Yahoo!
Dionne Warwick, $10 million Dionne Warwick, who ties with Madonna at No. 3 for top female vocalists who have hit the Hot 100 charts, celebrated her 50th anniversary in the music biz just last year. At age 72, the chanteuse should be knitting sweaters with 24-karat gold thread or puttering about in a luxury golf cart. Instead, the singer filed for bankruptcy in March, with a jaw-dropping debt of $10 million owed in state and federal taxes that ballooned over the years. Lest you be too concerned, her monthly income is nearly $21,000, although her expenses — which include $5,000 in housekeeping, $1,000 heating bills, and a $4,000 personal assistant — leave her with just $10 in mad money. less