Bands With The Best Live Performances

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21 Rush Rush Rush 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.

A band that has been together for 40+ years. Simply the best individual musicians molded together to construct simply the best band. Absolutely terrific band that are respected by many other musicians in the biz! Often played for 3 hours without another band to start them off! Talk to anyone who knows anything about music and they will tell you that Neil Peart is the best drummer, Geddy Lee is one of the best bassist in the history of the instrument and tell me anyone else that can play guitar to any Rush songs, never mind all of the Rush songs. YYZ, La Villa Strangiato, Xanadu comes to mind specifically! This band was never appreciated or respected by many so-called music experts but Rush shamed all of those experts! Then they gained almost all of those experts as fans!

Evening with Shows for the last 20 years... Rabid Fans... Consistency... Credibility...Unique sound... Musical Virtuosity... Respected by all in the music industry...and somehow got cooler as the years progressed. The Holy Triumvirate!

Three of the worlds greatest musicians playing for 3 hours, along with incredible visuals which creates a vibe only possible via extreme excitement pulsing thru an audience of 99% fellow-fanatics. Intense.

Best ever. Avenge 7 who?

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22 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream 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.

Always flawless live performances.

23 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

The Killers are simply one of the best bands I've ever heard and seen

Unbelievable show. No one puts more heart into a show than the best band in the world, The Killers.

I watched them two years ago at the O2 arena and they are just flawless although perhaps not the most lively the lyrics and music just brings out chills in me... Obviously Still go crazy for songs like MR BRIGHTSIDE...FOR REASONS UNKNOWN. And ALL THESE THINGS I HAVE DONE... Supprised low on the list but true ly worth everyone going to see

1 Muse
2 Green day
3 The killers
still an awesome band

24 Big Bang
25 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Deserve top 3? Haha in your dreams

Just Listen To The Angelic Voice Of Amy Lee

Evanescense not in TOP 10? Please watch a video, yes just a video of Evanescense and Amy Lee and then come back and vote again, Amy's voice by itself worth a top 3

26 The Beatles The Beatles The 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. V 1 Comment
27 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore put on a great show. The whole band is energetic, jumping around and what not. Hayley's singing sounds the same as it does on the records and that way that they invite a fan onto the stage to sing 'Misery Business' is incredible.

Paramore for the WIN!

This band is so good!

The energy at the concert is amazing

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28 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Just like Alice Cooper, KISS is the best show on earth I mean pyro, lights, blood, costumes, smoke, skulls! I dare you to find another band that can mix all with fun rock anthems and put it into an entire performance

These Guys have the Greatest stageShow on the Planet They invented the Rock Show! Blood Spitting, Explosions, Levitating Drum Sets, Rising Stages simply The BEST

Saw them twice. My make-a-wish wish was to meet them. They did more than what we thought. Great people with a great stage presence, both on and off stage

The best live show ever

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29 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

Greatest live band of all time

I guess the voters weren't born yet when Ronnie strutted on stage. He could keep up with the best of the frontmen.

30 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind 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.

Greatest live band of all time with Queen and Iron Maiden... - filuxx_

31 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black 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.

Brilliant band! The godfathers of metal!

32 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.
33 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

This is embarrasing, Aerosmith is the greatest live band ever, 41 years performing and they're doing it better than ever and they don't need lights and big shows like U2 and Kiss.

34 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

"In the Round" is really really really really really really really awesome!
(In the Round is where the Band performs to an audience that surround them instead of just being in front the audience.

35 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
36 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
37 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Just saw them live. they are great!

38 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Saw them at Mayhem 2012, which was their first tour after Paul Grey died, and it was a very emotional performance in which they poured every ounce of energy, blood and sweat into one of the greatest sets ever performed.

Saw them at Rock on THE RANGE 2015 and just my god...they were absolutely phenomenal. Nobody could ever top them in my personal opinion.

Great band live, can't believe they score so low

They wear masks. Enough said.

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39 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

RHCP has recorded some of the greatest riffs. But they also have awesome intros when they play live. A good example is Californication live at slane castle
- RHCPfan

other than writing some of the greatest songs. They are the best at improvising

You're telling me you don't think RHCP has the most energetic, explosive, passionate, confident, big dick style live performances of all time. Whatever.

RHCP: I invite any rock music lover that is not very familiar with their music or live performances to watch their 2003 Slane Castle Concert. Only then you will understand why this band deserves to be at least in the top 10! Of all times!

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40 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

One of the best bands to come out of Canada. Adam Gontier does a wicked job performing live as well as the rest of the band

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