July 31, 2013


Listen to Rolling Stone's Picks for Best Live Acts Today

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Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

For their latest issueRolling Stone released its ranking for the "50 Best Live Acts Now." The list varies from classic rockers like No. 1 pick Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones to top touring acts in hip hop (Jay Z at No. 6), country (Eric Church at No. 40), EDM (Skrillex at No. 42), soul (Janelle Monae at No. 44) and more.

To come to their conclusion, the mag polled a panel of writers, industry figures and artists on their favorite live performers right now. Eligibility was based on if the act toured within the last five years and had not retired.

We've placed these artists into a handy-dandy playlist below with the exception of Tool—who aren't on Spotify, but don't fret, here's an awesome HD performance of "Schism" from 2010. 42 of them have live recordings available for your listening pleasure. Check them all out below!