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
    + 2420
    - 1343

    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
    + 2044
    - 1219

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

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  3. 3
    + 1437
    - 1051
    The Who


    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 1582
    - 1091


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  5. 5
    + 1541
    - 1127


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ;
  6. 6
    + 1078
    - 1047


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  7. 7
    + 894
    - 878
    Jimi Hendrix


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  8. 8
    + 1050
    - 1120
    Bruce Springsteen


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  9. 9
    + 960
    - 1163


    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  10. 10
    + 939
    - 927


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  11. 11
    + 899
    - 1100


    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  12. 12
    + 739
    - 860


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  13. 13
    + 741
    - 708


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

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  14. 14
    + 650
    - 933

    often listed
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  15. 15
    + 717
    - 879
    Pearl Jam


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  16. 16
    + 740
    - 1006


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  17. 17
    + 646
    - 646


    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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  18. 18
    + 646
    - 718


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  19. 19
    + 663
    - 770


    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  20. 20
    + 541
    - 680


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  21. 21
    + 665
    - 849


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  22. 22
    + 602
    - 722


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  23. 23
    + 547
    - 660


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  24. 24
    + 620
    - 675

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

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  25. 25
    + 671
    - 652

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

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  26. 26
    + 496
    - 606


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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  27. 27
    + 505
    - 641


    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    ;
  28. 28
    + 491
    - 651


    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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  29. 29
    + 481
    - 787

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  30. 30
    + 410
    - 479

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

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  31. 31
    + 579
    - 746


    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  32. 32
    + 416
    - 700

    often listed
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  33. 33
    + 500
    - 746


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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  34. 34
    + 449
    - 533

    added by misterp01
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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  35. 35
    + 453
    - 617


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  36. 36
    + 534
    - 726


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  37. 37
    + 403
    - 459


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  38. 38
    + 311
    - 265

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

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  39. 39
    + 362
    - 524


    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  40. 40
    + 214
    - 186

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

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  41. 41
    + 195
    - 320


    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  42. 42
    + 278
    - 427

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  43. 43
    + 211
    - 353

    added by mafitzer
    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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  44. 44
    + 297
    - 489


    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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  45. 45
    + 245
    - 212

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

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  46. 46
    + 219
    - 328

    added by Dismalhead
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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  47. 47
    + 233
    - 243

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

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  48. 48
    + 218
    - 410


    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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  49. 49
    + 251
    - 474


    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  50. 50
    + 211
    - 424


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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