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It’s National Splurge Day! Here’s 5 Extravagant Rock Purchases

When it comes to spending stupid amounts of money, rock stars are second to none. For National Splurge Day, we get into the fake-holiday spirit by taking a look at how our favorite rockers blew their money—the legal ways, at least.

David Lee Roth’s Insurance

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Singer David Lee Roth of Van Halen performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Insurance is an excellent thing to have and in today’s day and age. David reportedly pays $10,000 per year in paternity insurance through Lloyds of London, proving you can never really have too much insurance.


Jonathan Davis’ Mic Stand

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Jonathan David of Korn performs at Roseland Ballroom on September 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images,)


When it comes to microphone stands, none are sicker than Jonathan Davis’. The Korn frontman commissioned Swiss designer H.R. Giger, who did the Alien movies. The singer hasn’t talked publically about the cost of the stand but we can only image. I mean, if you’ve ever seen it before, the detail is crazy and paying a famed designer to create it must have cost an arm and a leg.


Axl Rose’s Topiary

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the opening night of the band's second residency, "Guns N' Roses - An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!" on May 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

If you are anything like me, you probably have no clue what topiaries are. The answer: fancy shaped bushes. After his marriage to Erin Everly in 1990, Axl became an expert in animal shaped shrubbery, spending hundreds of thousands on getting two large elephant topiaries flown in by helicopter. This seems strange enough in itself, but the worst part is: Axl never even ended up moving into the house…


Tommy Lee’s Starbucks

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Musician Tommy Lee of Motley Crue performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)


During his marriage to Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee made it an effort to buy his wife unusual presents. Perhaps one of the most unique gifts Tommy bought for Pam was Starbucks. No, not just like a coffee—an actual Starbucks. Tommy spent over $4,000 getting genuine machines and products supplied from Starbucks directly. It’s a sorority girl’s dream come true!


Lemmy’s WWII Memorabilia

INDIO, CA - APRIL 20: Musician Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead performs onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)


Lemmy from Motorhead has a deep passion for World War II memorability. The pride of his collection is a Luftwaffe sword that he bought for $4,500. Unlike others on this list, this seems to be a smart splurge. The sword has already doubled in value.

 

 

Brett Booth is a rock ‘n’ roll writer who, when he doesn't have a pen in his hand, you can usually find him strumming a guitar or sipping a homebrew.