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 best live bands ever 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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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by misterp01 Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    ranked low on reranks New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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

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

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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

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

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    added by mrblond Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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    Psychedelic soul, P-Funk, Soul music

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