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Led Zeppelin top a poll as ‘The Greatest Live Act Ever’ on www.thisdayinmusic.com

During the past four weeks This Day in Music.com ran a poll asking “Who has been the greatest live act ever” collecting thousands of votes from all over the world.

Results:

1, Led Zeppelin
2, Queen
3, Pink Floyd
4, Bruce Springsteen
5, The Who
6, The Rolling Stones
7, U2
8, Radiohead
9, AC/DC
10, Guns N’ Roses
11, Nirvana
12, Rush
13, David Bowie
14, Grateful Dead
15, Dave Matthews Band
16, Prince
17, The Beatles
18, Oasis
19, Pearl Jam
20, Metallica

Just outside the Top 20 were:

Aerosmith, Status Quo, Jane’s Addiction, Coldplay, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix and The Clash.

Madonna was the highest placed female being voted in at No. 30.
The only other female acts to receive large numbers of votes were Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Beyonce.

Other acts who received a high number of votes included:
Rick Astley, Michael Jackson, Spinal Tap and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.
#3
Very surprised Jimi Hendrix isn't in the top 10 nor 20.
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#4
I've seen Led Zeppelin. They sucked.
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#5
dont forget tokio hotel they beat up metallica at the mtv ema show in the category of "best live act"......


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#7
wow. zeppelin is my favorite band and i figured they would be a top 10, but i doubted number one. There musicmanship is amazing, but from what ive seen there shows arent the best around.
#8
Where the F*** is the Allman Brothers Band?! If anyone puts on a killer live act, it's them!

On another note, Zeppelin where sloppy, self-indulgent pricks on stage. (which does not in any way denounce their unmistakably important studio legacy)

Oh, and The Who should have been in the top three...
And what are the beatles doing on that list? They never played live, save once, after 1966!
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#9
"8. Radiohead"

Wtf? Radiohead? They're terrible live.
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#10
i'd agree with that verdict,

I'd also agree with Queen being a close second
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#11
RATM didn't even make the list? Hm.
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Where the F*** is the Allman Brothers Band?! If anyone puts on a killer live act, it's them!

This
#15
That's basically a list of bands classic rock fans jerk off over.

The same bands that show up in every one of these lists.

Believe it or not, good as these bands are (and some of them ARE brilliant), music has actually carried on past the 1980's
#16
WTF where are the Jonas Brothers on this list?

I went to one of their concerts and it was amazing.

They had orange juice, apple juice, and yes even grape juice (Had to pull a few strings)
#17
heres my list
1. AC/DC
2. Metallica
3. Kiss
4. Queen
5. Pink Floyd
6. Hendrix
7. SRV
8. Rage Against The Machine
9. Iron Maiden
10. Van Halen
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#19
These lists can't and won't ever please anyone so they just get more pointless every time also due to the fact that the bands never change.
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#20
No Deep Purple?
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Quote by Zooropean11
Where the F*** is the Allman Brothers Band?! If anyone puts on a killer live act, it's them!

On another note, Zeppelin where sloppy, self-indulgent pricks on stage. (which does not in any way denounce their unmistakably important studio legacy)

Oh, and The Who should have been in the top three...
And what are the beatles doing on that list? They never played live, save once, after 1966!


It's basically gospel as far as live bands go.
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You can actually tell Radiohead songs apart.

but they all suck...
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but they all suck...


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Radiohead in front of AC/DC?

BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Radiohead are in front of AC/DC at everything except being old and unoriginal.
#30
ergh... Pink Floyd?

Maybe they are exciting live but they bore the crap outta me otherwise...
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Originally Posted by Sakattack75
but they all suck...


I always thought there were strong homo-erotic tones in everything they did..
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#32
its more a list of great bands that exist or existed. I doubt most of the voters ever seen Led Zeppelin live or any of the other bands on that list so...
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#33
No Iron Maiden on that list?

How disgraceful.


Edit: And I agree with the post above me. Unless you've seen everyone of those bands live (preferably at the height of their career) you can't really compare.
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Radiohead are in front of AC/DC at everything except being old and unoriginal.


So you really think Radiohead put on a better show than AC/DC? Granted, all my knowledge of AC/DC live shows is through DVDs, but I've seen Radiohead. It was the worst gig I've ever been to. Not once did Yorke interact with the crowd, nor did he even move from the same spot at the front of the stage for the entire gig. They also only played new material. It was awful.

I would rather just watch videos of AC/DC gigs than actually go to one of Radiohead's gigs again.
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#35
I bet the "thousands" of people that voted for Zep haven't even seen them live.


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Radiohead are in front of AC/DC at everything except being old and unoriginal.


and sale numbers and fanbase.