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

Ryan Carlquist
31.7k votes 1.3k voters 7.5k views 107 items

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. 

list ordered by

1
245 208
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
182 297
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

3
287 492
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

4
281 499
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

5
256 467
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
188 342
The Who is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
123 224
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
196 365
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
203 379
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

10
126 232
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
145 269
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

12
146 271
ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

13
120 221
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

14
223 420
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
95 173
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
208 394
Journey is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
174 328
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 17 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, Pop music

18
244 464
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

19
247 470
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
160 301
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
160 301
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
195 369
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
178 336
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

24
179 338
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

25
145 272
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

26
220 418
The Eagles 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?
Rhythm and blues

27
185 350
Eric Clapton 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

28
132 247
Heart 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

29
133 249
U2 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?
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

30
115 214
Van Morrison 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?
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

31
170 321
Billy Joel 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?
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

32
116 216
Steve Miller Band 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?
Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

33
98 181
Bob Dylan 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

34
156 294
Robert Plant 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

35
120 224
Willie Nelson 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?
Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

36
83 152
Cheap Trick 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?
Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

37
139 261
Carlos Santana 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?
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

38
102 189
Neil Young 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?
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

39
105 195
Dire Straits 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?
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

40
68 123
Aretha Franklin 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?
voting closed at #42 Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

41
108 201
The Cure 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?
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

42
155 293
Stevie Nicks 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?
Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

43
100 186
The Beach Boys 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

44
89 167
Earth, Wind & Fire 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?
Disco, Rock music, Black metal

45
82 155
Pat Benatar 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?
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
190 369
Barbra Streisand 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?
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

47
176 342
Cher 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?
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

48
74 141
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
70 134
Sting 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?
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

50
132 262
Diana Ross 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?
Disco, Pop music, Dance music