The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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
    + 1648
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    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1418
    - 844

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1102
    - 755

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1127
    - 744

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 992
    - 716

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 755
    - 714

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 638
    - 595

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 709
    - 786

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 640
    - 727

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 664
    - 605

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 544
    - 551

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 484
    - 644

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 580
    - 726

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open buy
  14. 14
    + 483
    - 448

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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 535
    - 708

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 508
    - 623

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 451
    - 422

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 381
    - 460

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 452
    - 517

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 423
    - 458

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 415
    - 464

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 411
    - 500

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 478
    - 605

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 367
    - 468

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 365
    - 410

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 427
    - 458

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 379
    - 536

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 370
    - 536

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 354
    - 568

    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 330
    - 337

    ranked low on reranks & added by misterp01
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 366
    - 448

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 338
    - 430

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 397
    - 510

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 409
    - 407

    ranked low on reranks & added by hayleigh.hesketh
    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 305
    - 505

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 271
    - 303

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 270
    - 355

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 228
    - 324

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 157
    - 124

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 299
    - 299

    ranked low on reranks
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 127
    - 184

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 231
    - 296

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 226
    - 293

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 184
    - 262

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 137
    - 166

    added by ginac02013
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 140
    - 118

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 236
    - 341

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 208
    - 329

    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 70
    - 48

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 169
    - 256

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
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