Where Rock 'N' Roll Meets Business: How The Royal Machines Turned Passion For Music Into A Lucrative Side Gig

Where Rock 'N' Roll Meets Business: How The Royal Machines Turned Passion For Music Into A Lucrative Side Gig

By Kendall Fisher, executive producer at Grow Wire


In short:

  • The Royal Machines are a supergroup of rock stars like Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Chris Chaney, Josh Freese and more.
  • Though they still perform with their individual groups, they come together for dozens of shows every year, providing a unique experience by surprising the crowd with a legendary guest every time.
  • They’ve turned their passion for music into a lucrative side gig through hard work, dedication and a lot of fun.





Red Hot Chili Peppers. Sting. Guns N’ Roses. Jane’s Addiction. Sugar Ray. Billy Idol. The Vandals.

These bands likely come to mind when you think of successful rock groups, but the same might not hold true when you’ve found yourself talking about successful businesses 

Until now.

On this episode of "The Grow Wire Show," we’re talking about the rock star supergroup known as the Royal Machines. Composed of Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray, Billy Morrison from Billy Idol, Josh Freese from Sting, and Chris Chaney and Dave Navarro from Jane’s Addiction—to name a few—this group of world-class talent comes together for dozens of shows every year to play cover songs from some of the most legendary musicians of all time.

And the best part? They often bring those legends right up on stage to partake in all the fun alongside them.

Now, you may be wondering why this group of talented musicians would form a band like this outside of their extremely successful “day jobs.” And if we’re being honest, we went into this interview with the exact same question, which is why we’re so excited about this episode.

The Royal Machines are not only the epitome of talent but also a prime example of the success that can accrue when passion, hard work and a whole lot of fun meet business.

So without further ado, tune in above to the story of the Royal Machines.

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