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    So far i've seen

    Rush
    The Eagles
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Steve Winwood

    Later this year:

    Def Leppard
    The Who

    I'm curious to hear who you've seen live! Solo artists, bands, anyone music related.
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    The answer is who HAVENT I seen!

    I've been to more than 500 shows, beginning in 1976.
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    James Gang
    Humble Pie
    Uriah Heep
    Led Zeppelin
    Pat Benatar
    Jethro Tull
    Heart
    Talking Heads
    Pink Floyd (2)
    Rush (14)
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    Buddy Rich
    Neil Peart
    Joey Kramer
    Vinnie Appice
    Carmon Appice
    Charlie Watts
    Kenny Jones
    Bill Kreutzmann
    Mickey Hart
    Alex Van Halen
    Roger Taylor
    Aynsley Dunbar (Zappa)
    Simon Kirke (Bad Company)
    Steve Ferrone
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    Everybody from Janis Joplin to the Stones, Heart to the Go-Go's, Gene Krupa to Buddy Rich, to Louis Belson. Black Sabbath to ELP, to Jefferson Starship, to .38 Special Plus a lot I passed on, and a lot I went to because of girlfriends/wives.

    I can go back further, to Palisades Park and Dion, the 4 Seasons, Neil Sedaka, Jay and the Americans, Timi Yuro, Martha and the Vandellas, Del Shannon, and whoever had a top 10 hit at the time.

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    I haven't seen to many big acts. Rush is the best I've been too. Most of the live music I go to is local bands. We have some really good original music in this part of Texas - and most are bands no one has heard of. I'm sure that's the case in many areas though.

    Tex

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    Only seen a few, cos a lot of shows have age restrictions :(
    Foo Fighters
    the black keys
    kasabian
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Florence and the machine
    Black stone cherry
    carl palmer
    paramore
    the cure
    alter bridge
    theory of a dead man
    I think that's it, well bands people will have heard of!

    Bridie

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    List is too long. Been going to shows since 1974. Not too many lately though. Prices have gotten a bit out of hand. I remember in 1976, there was a show at the now torn down Capital Centre just outside of DC called 5 Bands for $5. The line up was:

    REO Speedwagon
    Rush
    BOC
    Ted Nugent
    Leslie West

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    Name a band that formed before the year 2000. I've probably seen them perform. It would actually be quicker for me to list who I haven't seen.

    I lived about 10 minutes from a major music venue back east and pretty much had free access.
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    Bush, Hum, the Toadies, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Black Crows (w/ and w/o Jimmy Page), Gov't Mule, the Pixies, Weezer, Deftones, Foo Fighters, the Living End, Green Day, Blink 182, New Found Glory, Metallica, My Chemical Romance, Stone Temple Pilots, Ministry, Motorgrader, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Ann Barretta, the Mad Caddies, Saves the Day, Alkaline Trio, and countless others that I've forgotten or blocked out of my memory for being so terrible.

    EDIT
    How did I leave Pearl Jam and RHCP off the list.
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    I've been to a lot of shows. Of all the bands I listen to it would be easier to list who I haven't seen, chief among them is Rage Against The Machine. I've never seen them and I wish I had.

    But I dont go to many shows any more. Prices are getting out of line, drive is too far, and I'm ready to go home as soon as I get there.

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    Way too many to list.
    First concert I attended was the Cream Farewell Tour, Dallas, October 1968.
    Of course, the drummer was Ginger Baker.
    The very next month, somewhere on the SMU campus, I saw Jeff Beck.
    He was supporting a new album called TRUTH.
    The drummer on that tour was Micky Waller............the bass player was Ronnie Wood (yes, that Ronnie Wood) and the singer was this Brit we had never heard of named Rod Stewart.

    In 1973-74, I was a pro-sound roadie so my list is long and would likely be incomplete..............that is in addition to all the other shows I've attended as an audience member.
    I was extremely fortunate to see all the major acts (multiple times) of the supergroup 70s............looking back it was simply an amazing period for classic rock.

    The most recent show I saw was Ringo's All Starr Band last July........in addition to Ringo, the drummer on this tour was Greg Bissonette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
    I've been to a lot of shows. Of all the bands I listen to it would be easier to list who I haven't seen, chief among them is Rage Against The Machine. I've never seen them and I wish I had.
    RATM - Not a great stage performance but Tom Morello is a helluva good guitarist. (Tom- Trim your strings already, sheesh!)
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

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    oasis
    the Enemy
    Reverand and the makers
    Eninem
    RUN DMC
    the mighty mighty bostones
    McFly
    Alterbridge
    steel Panther
    Def Leppard
    Motley Crue
    thin Lizzy
    Guns n Roses
    Stereophonics
    Bon Jovi
    Aerosmith
    Noel Gallagher
    Shinedown
    Volbeat
    Foo Fighters
    The Script
    Queen - With Adam Lambert

    that's all i can think of at the minute, i've seen a few of them a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    RATM - Not a great stage performance but Tom Morello is a helluva good guitarist. (Tom- Trim your strings already, sheesh!)
    No doubt. I've got a few of their live DVDs. I'm a huge fan of their bass player Tim Commerford.

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    Rolling Stones
    Bruce Springsteen
    Neil Young (with Crazy Horse)
    Pentangle (with Bert Jansch)
    U2
    Arcade Fire
    The Tragically Hip
    Jeff Beck (with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums)
    Sting (with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums)
    Bruce ****burn
    Sarah Maclaughlin
    Wilco
    Little Feat
    John Hiatt
    David Clayton Thomas
    G.E Smith (with Christine Oldham)
    The Moody Blues
    Pinetop Perkins
    Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeshi

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Buddy Rich
    Neil Peart
    Joey Kramer
    Vinnie Appice
    Carmon Appice
    Charlie Watts
    Kenny Jones
    Bill Kreutzmann
    Mickey Hart
    Alex Van Halen
    Roger Taylor
    Aynsley Dunbar (Zappa)
    Simon Kirke (Bad Company)
    Steve Ferrone
    These were the guys that made an impression but there were too many other notable bands that I've seen that I just can't list them all.

    Just at one venue (Cal Jam II Ontario MotorSpeed Way) included:

    Aerosmith
    Foreigner
    Heart
    Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
    Dave Mason
    Ted Nugent - last concert with original line up of Rob Grange, Derek St. Holmes and Cliff Davies
    Rubicon
    Santana
    Bob Welch, with special guests Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood

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    I should list my favorite couple of shows:

    1: Misfits 25th Anniversary show in NYC.
    2. PANTERA.
    3. AC/DC. INCREDIBLE show. August 2000. Went with my Dad who last saw them in 1981...right before I was born.


    Those were definitely the best. I've seen a TON of shows. A7X was tremendous last year as well.

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    One that really stands out :

    Out of the 15 times I've seen YES perform, one of the most memorable was at the Sandia Amphitheater in Albuquerque, N.M.

    We were provided very comfortable beach chairs placed in front of the front row............bare feet in the soft grass and margarita in hand.

    The opening act (if you can believe this) was Dream Theater.
    They were at that time promoting their TRAIN OF THOUGHT release............below is their set list:


    Overture
    (orchestra-only edit)
    1. About to Crash
    2. Learning to Live
    3. Machine Messiah
    (Yes cover) (excerpt)
    4. Trial of Tears
    5. Stream of Consciousness
    6. The Spirit Carries On
    7. Solitary Shell
    8. About to Crash (Reprise)
    9. Losing Time/Grand Finale


    Yes took the stage and played the following:


    The Firebird Suite
    (Igor Stravinsky song)
    1. Going for the One
    2. Sweet Dreams
    3. I've Seen All Good People
    4. America
    (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
    5. South Side of the Sky
    6. Yours Is No Disgrace
    7. Clap
    (Steve Howe solo)
    8. Long Distance Runaround
    9. Wonderous Stories
    10. Roundabout
    11. Owner of a Lonely Heart
    12. And You and I
    13. Awaken
    Encore:
    14. Every Little Thing

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    A lot of the groups I saw between the '70's and the '90's, were not that good stage shows. They made mistakes, some of them a lot of mistakes for big name groups.

    AC-DC puts on a good show. The Stones can get sloppy. Bob Seger can rock anyplace at any time.

    Went to see Ratt years ago. I had no interest in them (supposedly they had a rehearsal studio in the same building as us. I never tried to find out, mainly because I could have cared less) but my GF liked them and got tickets.

    Anybody who has ever seen them knows that their guitar player used to put spit on his finger and flick it into the crowd. They played a song that she really liked and pulled me down to get closer to the stage. The guitarist struts down to our end of the stage, puts some spit on his finger and gets ready to flick it. It would have gone in my general direction. I was watching him and we made eye contact and I said "Don't you freakin' dare", he couldn't hear me with the racket, but he read my lips enough that he didn't do it and walked down to the other end of the stage, and for the rest of the night, never came all the way down to where we were.

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    Hmm, this one won't be easy or complete, but I'll try.

    I went to see the Yardbirds with my older sister, older brother and parents, I was about seven. At age twelve I saw Alice Cooper.

    Then at age thirteen I started going to shows regularly, often with my older brother who is a guitarist and three years older than me. This would have been about 1972. I've been attending shows regularly ever since, and some of these artists I've seen a bunch of times. My taste runs all over the map, and this is in no particular order, in fact in no order at all...

    Deep Purple

    Joe ****er

    Black Sabbath

    America

    David Bowie

    Yes

    Buddy Rich

    Bad Company

    Orleans

    Rush

    Bruce Springsteen

    Tom Petty

    Fleetwood Mac

    BB King

    UFO

    Rainbow

    Eric Clapton

    Jeff Beck

    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    ZZ Top

    Van Halen

    Bob Dylan

    Willie Nelson

    Brian Setzer big band

    Pat Benatar

    Blondie

    Melissa Etheridge

    Cheap Trick

    Bob Segar

    Rod Stewart

    The Faces

    The Who

    The Kinks

    Carole King

    James Taylor

    Kansas

    Foreigner

    ELO

    Bad English

    Journey

    Styx

    Emerson Lake and Palmer

    The Rolling Stones

    Living Color

    Sly and the Family Stone

    Dave Brubeck

    Bill Bruford

    UK

    James Hunter

    Grace Potter

    The Allman Brothers

    Brian Wilson

    The Beach Boys

    Pearl Jam

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Enya

    Dave Edmonds

    Chris Issak

    Bonnie Raitt

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Aerosmith

    Mott the Hoople

    Heart

    Billy Joel

    Asia

    Queen

    Toby Keith

    Brad Paisley

    Gina Sicilia

    Galactic

    April Wine

    Stevie Nicks

    Sheryl Crow

    Prince

    Norah Jones

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds

    The Cars

    Boston
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    I've seen and/or opened for a lot of Christian-based acts that many of you have probably never heard of, so I'm not going to bother with those.

    Otherwise, I've seen the following:

    Goldfinger
    Meat Beat Manifesto
    Josh Winx
    Crystal Method
    DJ Qbert

    (as you can tell, I was into techno at the time)

    I have never been to one of those big stadium-type shows where there are lawn seats or whatever. I've never seen a big-name act. I guess the closest I came was I was behind the stage when Brian Adams was playing a concert sometime in like 1993. That pretty much sums it up.

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    Way too many to list. I have been going to concerts since 1971. I was 10 years old. My first was Three Dog Night followed by the original CCR. Also Grand Funk with Mark, Don and Mel only. Rush numerous times, Heart, REO, ELO, BOA, Average White Band, Boston on their first tour, Robert Plant, Huey Lewis, Oh hell it would be easier to list who I haven't seen.
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    Rise Against
    Bad Religion
    Pennywise
    The Offspring
    The Vandals
    Stiff Little Fingers
    The Bouncing Souls
    Street Dogs
    **** Sparrer
    Rancid
    Hot Water Music
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    311
    Rush
    Tool
    Rival Sons
    The Flaming Lips
    Arctic Monkeys
    The Killers
    Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers
    Tedeschi Trucks Band
    The Kooks
    Spoon
    John Butler Trio
    Jonathan Wilson

    ...and a bunch of local bands.

    I have tickets to see The Who on their 50th anniversary tour next September.

    The top bands that I haven't seen live that I really want to are Dave Matthews Band and NOFX.
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    Alice Cooper
    Allman Brothers
    Black Sabbath
    David Bowie
    CCR
    Aerosmith
    Deep Purple
    ELP
    ELO
    Jeff Beck
    Humble Pie
    Ten Years After
    Uriah Heep
    The Who
    Led Zeppelin
    Faces
    Rod Stewart
    Police
    Rolling Stones
    Janes Addiction
    Niel Young and Crazy Horse
    Mott the Hoople
    Foghat
    Zappa
    Prince with Sheila E on drums in Vegas
    Wishbone Ash
    Yes
    Peter Frampton
    James Gang
    Blue Oyster Cult
    And many more that I cant remember
    Back in. the early 70' s you could see 3 bands for $7 at the spectrum in Philly.
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