Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Best Live Acts of All Time

Each weekend, Rolling Stone asks their "Weekend Rock" question.  This past weekend the question was "What is the Best Live Act of All Time?"  Thousands of readers submitted their choice, and I must say the list is pretty expected.  

Coming in first is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  Did you know that "Born in the USA" was the first CD pressed in the US?  I did a post about 'The Boss' not too long ago, and think the number one spot is well deserved. 

Next we have none other than The Rolling Stones.  Their legendary American tours speak for themselves.  The Stones bleed rock and roll.
Third on the list is The Who, who's "Tommy" in 1969 transformed them into rock Gods.
At number four on the list, Pink Floyd was the first band to have a traveling light show.  They were the ultimate psychedelic band with the trippy laser show to prove it.
Led Zeppelin was the hard rock band of the 70s, and if you ask me still the best today.  When drummer John Bonham died in 1980, the band knew they could never perform the same way again and decided to call it quits.  We can only hope that one day Robert, Jimmy, and John Paul will come together and show us what rock is all about one last time.

Making up the bottom five are U2, Queen, Pearl Jam (the youngest band making the list), The Grateful Dead, and Kiss.  

A pretty good list if you ask me.  But it does show one thing, bands today just can't rock like those of the 60s and 70s.  You can read the entire article here.  Any bands you think should have made the list?

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