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Monday, August 19, 2013

The Best Live Acts Now According to Rolling Stone

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In the August 15, 2013, issue of Rolling Stone, more than 20 musicians and others in the music industry were asked to list up to 50 of their favorite live acts. Rolling Stone then crunched the numbers and created a list of current live acts using the critiera that the artists must have toured within the past five years and not announced their retirement.

1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Prince
3. The Rolling Stones
4. Arcade Fire
5. Neil Young
6. Jay-Z
7. Radiohead
8. Jack White
9. Rage Against the Machine
10. My Morning Jacket

11. U2
12. Wilco
13. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
14. The Black Keys
15. Paul McCartney
16. Alabama Shakes
17. Nine Inch Nails
18. Metallica
19. The Roots
20. Kanye West

21. Red Hot Chili Peppers
22. Tom Waits
23. Pearl Jam
24. Dave Matthews Band
25. Phish
26. Leonard Cohen
27. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
28. Patti Smith
29. Muse
30. Madonna

31. David Byrne
32. Sleigh Bells
33. Beyonce
34. Foo Fighters
35. Bruno Mars
36. Florence & the Machine
37. The National
38. Queens of the Stone Age
39. Rush
40. Eric Church

41. Tame Impala
42. Skrillex
43. Mumford & Sons
44. Janelle Monae
45. Lady Gaga
46. Tool
47. Sigur Ros
48. Green Day
49. Taylor Swift
50. Fiona Apple


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