The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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List Criteria: Only a band's live show and not their studio albums. No pop stars

List of the greatest live bands or artists of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide asks the question "who is the best live act of all time"? What band or artist had such an impact up on that stage that it took their music to a whole new level? Maybe they had a spectacular stage show - like Floyd - or maybe they just overpowered you with their live presence - like Bruce. Or maybe their music just sounded better in person. Whatever your criteria, vote and rank the musicians you think had the absolute best live act of all time. If you see a group or artist that is missing, be sure to add to this list of the best live bands of all time! 

Share your thoughts on the very best live performers with your friends. To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.


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  1. 1
    + 2361
    - 1321

    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
    + 2000
    - 1198

    the people's #1
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  3. 3
    + 1401
    - 1029
    The Who


    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 1540
    - 1071


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  5. 5
    + 1495
    - 1106


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  6. 6
    + 1058
    - 1028


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  7. 7
    + 878
    - 861
    Jimi Hendrix


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  8. 8
    + 1027
    - 1098
    Bruce Springsteen


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  9. 9
    + 942
    - 1139


    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  10. 10
    + 909
    - 910


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  11. 11
    + 877
    - 1076


    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  12. 12
    + 723
    - 846


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  13. 13
    + 713
    - 693


    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  14. 14
    + 702
    - 862
    Pearl Jam


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  15. 15
    + 632
    - 917

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  16. 16
    + 638
    - 633

    ranked low on reranks
    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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  17. 17
    + 723
    - 991


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  18. 18
    + 635
    - 706


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  19. 19
    + 651
    - 758


    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  20. 20
    + 535
    - 667


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  21. 21
    + 654
    - 835


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  22. 22
    + 587
    - 712


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  23. 23
    + 536
    - 650


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  24. 24
    + 654
    - 636

    added by hayleigh.hesketh
    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  25. 25
    + 486
    - 595


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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  26. 26
    + 600
    - 665

    added by ChristineNewman
    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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  27. 27
    + 496
    - 634


    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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  28. 28
    + 481
    - 640


    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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  29. 29
    + 471
    - 773

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  30. 30
    + 398
    - 471

    added by mrblond
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  31. 31
    + 567
    - 733


    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  32. 32
    + 408
    - 687

    often listed
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  33. 33
    + 442
    - 525

    added by misterp01
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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  34. 34
    + 485
    - 733

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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  35. 35
    + 444
    - 608


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  36. 36
    + 522
    - 714


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  37. 37
    + 395
    - 450


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  38. 38
    + 298
    - 256

    ranked low on reranks & added by midnightq2
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  39. 39
    + 352
    - 515

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  40. 40
    + 204
    - 177

    ranked low on reranks & added by mainpleine
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  41. 41
    + 189
    - 312


    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  42. 42
    + 241
    - 203

    ranked low on reranks & added by fonkeemonkee
    Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal

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  43. 43
    + 267
    - 418

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  44. 44
    + 204
    - 345

    added by mafitzer
    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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  45. 45
    + 290
    - 481


    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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  46. 46
    + 212
    - 318

    added by Dismalhead
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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  47. 47
    + 224
    - 234

    ranked low on reranks & added by golddustwoman
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  48. 48
    + 214
    - 401


    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 246
    - 462


    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  50. 50
    + 205
    - 418

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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