Top Ten Bands Most People Would Want to See Live

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1Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

I would likely to see how david plays all the solos! - zxm

Imagine seeing the wall being built and fall live with the full band and those damn solos

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2The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Back in the day, this would have been the disappointment of your life. Whether on the Ed Sullivan Show, or worse, Shea Stadium, it was IMPOSSIBLE to hear them over thousands and tens of thousands of screaming, hysterical teeny-bopper girls.

True. But look up Ed Sullivan Show footage and they're not screaming as much. - peaceswagtv

The greatest band ever. Everyone (besides those One Direction/Fetty Wap fans) would like to see The Beatles live! It would be worth it. - peaceswagtv

True that "back in the day" it was about the experience and not the music, since you could not hear a thing. For the last 20 years, Paul McCartney has proven that with good planning [and an older fan base], some of the great Beatle tunes can be performed at an amazing level in concert. If by some miracle you could get all four of the Lads together, get them to rehearse and get along for awhile... well, they are the GOAT after all.

3The WhoThe Who is an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are ...read more.
4QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Honestly I like their live performance and freddie's voice but I wouldn't want to see them that much.Because I don't like the way freddie performs.I mean his dances are weird.(my opinion) - zxm

5Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
6MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
7The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

Bad statement by somebody, I have seen them live and they were great.

Strictly a studio band. Very disappointing live.

8Dream TheaterDream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
9ELOThe Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

I saw them back in the day in Birmingham with the spaceship. I saw 'them' -well, JL + RT backed by the Take That support band! - in Manchester and Amsterdam recently. They were brilliant. I don't care JL can't string a couple of sentences together (er, one even! ) and has no stage presence beyond just being there. They're just a wonderful bunch of songs and wonderful sound. I love his voice and the sight and sound fest that is ELO. The Hyde Park gig in 2014 was bottled happiness. Send them All Over the World. No one would bother warring 'n stuff after they'd been to an ELO concert.

10The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

On a night when Jim Morrison had ingested no drugs or alcohol, they were usually a 6 or 7. On a night when Jim had ingested just the right quantity of drugs and/or alcohol, they were a 10, and occasionally off the scale and fully deserving of their legendary status. On those nights when Jim had too much of whatever substance, they were a literal zero. The problem was you just never knew what you were going to get.

Saw Doors of the 21st Century with 2 of the original members Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek and they were sensational. Imagine doubling that strength by adding Jim Morrison and John Densmore.
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11Blind GuardianBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
12NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

If only. I had tickets and then bad stuff happened and they were no more.

13RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
14Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

Sadly, they played only a few dozen dates during the band's short lifespan, almost all on the west coast, though the surviving members have staged a couple of reunion events for charity.
A much older, wiser, and world-weary Neil Young wrote a song recently "Wish I Was In Buffalo Springfield Again".

15Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
16PanteraPantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power" . ...read more.
17AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.V1 Comment
18Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.
19SkilletSkillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
20Decyfer Down

Make this happen. The return of Decyfer Down was awesome with great post grunge music. The Other Side of Darkness was realeasd on April in this year and was great. In my opinion, this is by far the best album. They rock while being live. - LightningBlade

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