No other Christmas song in modern history has come close to emulating its success as the tune that brings the nation together in the festive season.

Welcome to the world of glam rocker Noddy Holder, writer of Britain's most profitable Christmas hit, Merry Xmas Everybody. Needless to say, the thorny issue of money lies at the root of their spat, not least the fact that while lead singer Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea (who jointly wrote Merry Xmas Everybody) net an average £250,000 each in annual royalties from their most famous song, the two other members don’t earn a bean from it. Last year, 2019, the song peaked at number 31. Prince Harry broke Queen’s golden rule with US election comm... Adele shows off 45kg weight loss in birthday video with Nico... Anthony Hopkins at peace with inevitable death, Tiger King: Inside Joe Exotic’s traumatic past. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium.

For glam rocker Noddy Holder, a lifetime lived from the riches of pop royalties is no Christmas fairytale - it's reality. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Today, he has finally found some peace away from his old West Midlands haunts and lives in Denmark with his partner Hanne.

How sad that for the four people who brought it to life, the end result has been the exact opposite. Slade's 1973 hit still features on almost every festive playlist. and Strictly Come Dancing, among many others. Needing revenue from touring the country, and still very much in love with performing, they set up Slade II, with the name soon reverting to the original (despite half the band being newcomers). Culture > Music > News Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' to rake in over £520,000 in royalties by end of the year.

‘Yes, and sometimes all of the above,’ says Holder. All times AEST (GMT +10). Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Don Powell, who keeps (and publishes online) a daily diary to help him deal with lingering memory issues from that horrendous car crash, still describes Noddy Holder and Jim Lea as ‘dear friends’. Burn down the house TWICE to get rid of a wasps' nest, then stand in the... Boris is besieged: Johnson's enemies spread false rumours about a split from Carrie and friends mutter about... (Not so) fast food! Research carried out by Channel 5 television in the UK in 2016 suggested that the track earns Jim Lea and Noddy Holder a cool £1 million in royalties every year. During the winter months they can be found playing at Butlins and on cruise ships, and during the summer they are slogging out their old hits on the festival circuit. Even a stroke, which he suffered while on tour with the band in 2012, did not derail Hill’s passion for performing. In their pomp, Slade - pictured in 1976 - were a pop phenomenon. Slade’s Noddy Holder to earn £800,000 this year from ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ Royalties from the 40 year old song will reportedly make close to £1 million for the glam rocker. Published: 00:05 BST, 26 December 2015 | Updated: 11:58 BST, 26 December 2015. Reveal Royalties. Government will use saliva-based tests to check 4.5million people a day for Covid by... One in five British teens say they'd send naked selfies to a partner if another lockdown kept them apart,... ROBERT DINGWALL: We must learn to live with coronavirus - just like Samuel Pepys lived with the Great... British tourist dies after being pulled unconscious from the pool of a four-star hotel in Lanzarote.

In any male rock group, these issues tend to involve egos, money, women, drink and drugs — and the perennial ‘musical differences’. ‘Five years ago I got the four of us together so we could air our grievances face to face, but it was so painful I’d never want to repeat it.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. They formed an inspired writing partnership, churning out raucous songs with gleefully misspelt titles — Coz I Luv You; Mama Weer All Crazee Now — that drew outraged complaints from Britain’s teachers, but lucrative royalties. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. And no, it's not Hugh Grant in About A Boy. Holder, meanwhile, has no intention of pursuing pop stardom again and lives in state in a sprawling £3 million house in Cheshire.

Slade's 1973 hit still features on almost every festive playlist Mariah Carey comes in at third place, with All I Want For Christmas likely to earn $820,000 in 2013. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden tells museums and galleries not to remove statues at the demand of activists... Laurence Fox is launching new political party to fight 'culture wars' after raising £1million from former... How liberals made the world nuts: They used to champion freedom and tolerance - and PIERS MORGAN has always... My famous friends messaged me, asking if I was about to die... Rose Leslie is PREGNANT! This week, Holder revealed: ‘It really saddens me that the four guys who were in Slade [himself, lead guitarist Dave Hill, Jim Lea and drummer Don Powell] can’t get together and sit round the dinner table. It was fair comment.

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