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
    + 1564
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    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1350
    - 813

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1070
    - 713


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1057
    - 716


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 951
    - 688


    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
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    + 709
    - 691


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
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    + 607
    - 575


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 684
    - 752


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 614
    - 689


    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 635
    - 577


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 472
    - 619


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 548
    - 699


    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open buy
  13. 13
    + 457
    - 540


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 456
    - 427


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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 511
    - 682


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 485
    - 601


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
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    + 440
    - 406

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 362
    - 444


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 397
    - 441

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

    ) open
  20. 20
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    - 486


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 398
    - 456


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 466
    - 592


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 352
    - 456


    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 425
    - 502


    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  25. 25
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    - 403


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 404
    - 449


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 360
    - 523


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 360
    - 527


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 342
    - 557

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 316
    - 326

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 353
    - 436


    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 326
    - 419


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 383
    - 392

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 369
    - 500


    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 260
    - 292

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 292
    - 496

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 220
    - 315


    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 259
    - 349


    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 143
    - 119

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 292
    - 291

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 223
    - 291


    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 218
    - 287


    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 180
    - 254

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 203
    - 322


    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 227
    - 332


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 131
    - 110

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 120
    - 178


    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 230
    - 247

    ranked low on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 125
    - 160

    added by ginac02013
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 140
    - 183

    added by mafitzer
    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

    ) open
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