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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.

The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  2. 2
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    - 1114

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

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  3. 3
    + 1387
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  4. 4
    + 1285
    - 969


    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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  5. 5
    + 1405
    - 997


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  6. 6
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    - 964


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  7. 7
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    - 808


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  8. 8
    + 914
    - 1026


    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  9. 9
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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  10. 10
    + 828
    - 847


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  11. 11
    + 878
    - 1048


    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  12. 12
    + 680
    - 779


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  13. 13
    + 637
    - 633


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

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  14. 14
    + 589
    - 851

    often listed
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  15. 15
    + 671
    - 914


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  16. 16
    + 640
    - 811


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  17. 17
    + 579
    - 592

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

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  18. 18
    + 575
    - 655


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  19. 19
    + 547
    - 665


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  20. 20
    + 594
    - 703


    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  21. 21
    + 489
    - 626


    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  22. 22
    + 607
    - 780


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    - 555


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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  24. 24
    + 543
    - 630

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

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  25. 25
    + 503
    - 611


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  26. 26
    + 458
    - 606


    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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  27. 27
    + 576
    - 578

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

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  28. 28
    + 445
    - 604


    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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  29. 29
    + 437
    - 729

    often listed
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  30. 30
    + 366
    - 439

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

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  31. 31
    + 451
    - 697


    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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  32. 32
    + 418
    - 577


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  33. 33
    + 510
    - 686


    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  34. 34
    + 480
    - 687


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  35. 35
    + 379
    - 651

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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  36. 36
    + 407
    - 486

    added by misterp01
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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  37. 37
    + 368
    - 425


    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  38. 38
    + 321
    - 496

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

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  39. 39
    + 255
    - 232

    added by midnightq2
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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  40. 40
    + 224
    - 169

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

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  41. 41
    + 273
    - 456


    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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  42. 42
    + 156
    - 157

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

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  43. 43
    + 189
    - 290

    added by Dismalhead
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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  44. 44
    + 201
    - 381


    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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  45. 45
    + 295
    - 465


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  46. 46
    + 240
    - 385

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  47. 47
    + 189
    - 394

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

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  48. 48
    + 280
    - 417


    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  49. 49
    + 166
    - 131

    ranked low on reranks
    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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  50. 50
    + 267
    - 407

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

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