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Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?  

Ryan Carlquist
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List Rules Vote up the superstars you HAVE to see perform before you miss your chance; vote down the ones you'd rather pass on.

There's a certain energy associated with a live performance that just can't be replicated or synthesized by a single album. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that many music legends are getting a bit too old to continue to tour as vigorously as they once did, and there are only so many years left for fans to see them at their best. These industry trailblazers are found in every genre, from blues to jazz, rock and roll, pop, folk, hip hop, country, heavy metal - the list goes on.

People tend to put off going to live shows, assuming they'll have another opportunity to see superstar performances down the line. But as time goes on, more and more artists are announcing farewell tours or abruptly stopping altogether as they get older, which means time is running out for fans to experience these musical giants in person. According to the HUD, when you hit 55 you've officially earned your senior discount, so it's imperative to rush out to see these legends before an old folks home claims another victim. 

Here are some of the most legendary musicians and groups (with lead members over 55 years old) who are still gracing us with their musical presence - excluding those groups that have become shells of their former selves after losing members that most represented their sound.

Vote up the performers you're dying to see (before it's too late), and vote down those you wouldn't mind missing out on. 

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
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The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rhythm and blues
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Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
30
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
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U2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rock, Punk
34
Heart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock
35
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge
36
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
37
The Who is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music
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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave
40
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
42
Journey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock
43
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
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Sting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
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The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music
49
Earth, Wind & Fire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Disco, Rock music, Black metal
50
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock