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The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

Updated September 6, 2020 326.5k votes 34.7k voters 334.9k views541 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Queen
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    Led Zeppelin
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    Pink Floyd
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    The Who
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    AC/DC
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    Elton John
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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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    Fleetwood Mac
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    Heart
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    Alice Cooper
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    Rush
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    Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
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    Eagles
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    Santana
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    ZZ Top
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    Black Sabbath
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    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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    The Rolling Stones
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    The Allman Brothers Band
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    Cream
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    Journey
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    Elvis Presley
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    Prince
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    David Bowie
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    Electric Light Orchestra
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