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Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

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    Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists like Perry Farrell, Lars Ulrich, and Trey Anastasio to vote for their favorite live acts right now, and this is how they ranked.

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    1. Bruce Springsteen

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    2. Prince

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    3. The Rolling Stones

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    4. Arcade Fire

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    5. Neil Young

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    6 Jay Z

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    7. Radiohead

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    8. Jack White

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    9. Rage Against the Machine

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    10. My Morning Jacket

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    11. U2

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    12. Wilco

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    13. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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    14. The Black Keys

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    15. Paul McCartney

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    16. Alabama Shakes

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    17. Nine Inch Nails

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    18. Metallica

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    19. The Roots

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    20. Kanye West

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    21. Red Hot Chili Peppers

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    22. Tom Waits

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    23. Pearl Jam

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    24. Dave Matthews Band

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    25. Phish

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    26. Leonard Cohen

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    27. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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    28. Patti Smith

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    29. Muse

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    30. Madonna

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    31. David Byrne

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    32. Sleigh Bells

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    33. Beyonce

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    34. Foo Fighters

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    35. Bruno Mars

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    36. Florence and the Machine

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    37. The National

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    38. Queens of the Stone Age

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    39. RUSH

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    40. Eric Church

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    41. Tame Impala

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    42. Skrillex

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    43. Mumford & Sons

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    44. Janelle Monae

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    45. Lady Gaga

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    46. Tool

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    47. Sigur Ros

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    48. Green Day

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    49. Taylor Swift

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    50. Fiona Apple

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