What are the best heavy metal / hard rock concerts you have attended?

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  1. hotwebideas profile image65
    hotwebideasposted 11 years ago

    For me, it has to be:
    1. Judas Priest
    2. Iron Maiden
    3. Poison
    4. Bon Jovi
    5. Queensryche
    6. Cinderella
    7. Deep Purple
    8. Kiss

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      How do you put Iron Maiden and Cinderella on the same list?! hmm

      1. Guns'n Roses
      2. Nine Inch Nails
      3. Bright Eyes
      4. Incubus
      5. Chris Cornell

    2. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Deep Purple, hands down.

    3. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ozzy Osbourne
      Rage Against the Machine

    4. profile image0
      Textured Ideasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Alter Bridge - always a faultless performance!
      Stone Sour
      and loads I have forgotten...

    5. nightwork4 profile image61
      nightwork4posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      black sabbath, rush,iron maiden. priest,gnr,and quite a few more though pink floyd blew them all away for their stage show,

  2. amymarie_5 profile image66
    amymarie_5posted 11 years ago

    Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead were the best.

  3. mcrawford76 profile image90
    mcrawford76posted 11 years ago

    Metalica/Guns n Roses
    Rage Against the Machine/311

  4. Wolfman309 profile image61
    Wolfman309posted 11 years ago

    I saw Queensryche on their cabaret tour last summer and it just sucked!!  Sorry to say.  My favorites:

    1. Pink Floyd (Original version of The Wall)
    2.  Iron Maiden/Dream Theater
    3.  Mayhem Fest (2010)
    4.  Kiss
    5.  Led Zeppelin
    6.  Alice Cooper
    7. Trans Siberian Orchestra

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

    Small venue: Savatage and Trouble @ L'amour in Brooklyn, NY, 1990 - both bands at their absolute peak.

    Large venue: KISS reunion tour, Madison Square Garden, 1996. I had been too young to see the original four members during their 70s heyday so this one was a long time dream come true.

    Others: Megadeth opening for Judas Priest in 1990 (Deth absolutely wiped the floor with Priest that night, which at the time I didn't even think was possible), Type O Negative in 1991 before their first album had even been released, Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" tour in 2008, Rob Halford's solo band "Fight" in a tiny little dump bar in Asbury Park, NJ in 1993.

    I could go on but those are my faves off the top of my head.

  6. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 11 years ago

    #1 Led Zeppelin- Great Western Forum June 1977- I feel very fortunate to have seen them

    #2 KISS- Spring 1976 Anaheim Stadium- KISS might not have been the best musicians but KISS probably put on the best show I have ever seen. Ted Nugent was the band before them . Epic show !

    #3 Judas Preist- Spring 1976 at the Whisky a go go- Preist was anything but a household name at this point. They shredded that club !
    #4- Van Halen - Great Western Forum Summer 1978- David Lee Roth is hands down one of the best frontmen ever. And these guys had just burst onto the scene at this point !

    Yes I am old !

    1. hotwebideas profile image65
      hotwebideasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Tony. Wow, you saw Zeppelin. Wild. I am not following you.

    2. thaivalentine profile image60
      thaivalentineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      No mention of Motley Crue!!?

  7. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 11 years ago

    wow half these bands arent heavy metal or hard rock the dead lol, stone, incubus none of those belong on the topic.
    korn/staind in 98 we were in the pit and aaron lweis was in there with us awesome!

  8. Jonathan Janco profile image61
    Jonathan Jancoposted 11 years ago

    In chronological order:

    7/88: GunsnRoses open for Aerosmith on the side of some hwy in hog country upstate ny

    4/92: 4 hours of Metallica at Hartford Civic Center

    8/94: GWAR and The X Cops at Toad's in New Haven

    1. hotwebideas profile image65
      hotwebideasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Jonathan, a good old Connecticut boy! cool

  9. Lenzdp08 profile image60
    Lenzdp08posted 11 years ago

    Emery. Amazingly entrtaining

  10. tom_caton profile image75
    tom_catonposted 11 years ago


    That is all.

    For any haters out there, well, I dunno, I guess it was just the intensity, and of course the burning psychotic rage that sold it, doesn't that do it for everyone?

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 11 years ago

    Kiss - at the 2008 Melbourne Grand Prix - finally got to see them in concert after waiting to see them in 33 years, was bloody worth the wait too smile

  12. Ben Evans profile image67
    Ben Evansposted 11 years ago

    Rush amazed by Pert's drum set
    Van Halen (Great party band)
    AC DC (right after Thunderstruck was released....Always love the cannons)
    Ted Nugent (He was amazing live)
    April Wine (anybody remember these guys?)

  13. lukecore profile image81
    lukecoreposted 11 years ago

    If we're going purely metal, then in no particular order:

    @ Rock City, Nottingham (dates guessed)
    Machine Head 97
    Pitchshifter 97
    Deftones 97
    Biohazard 97
    Marilyn Manson 97
    Slipknot 99
    System Of A Down 99
    Fear Factory 99
    Iron Monkey 98

    @ Wembley Arena
    Rage Against The Machine 2000

    @ Milton Keynes Bowl
    Black Sabbath 2000
    Slayer 98
    Soulfly 98
    Pantera 98
    Ministry 1999
    Tool 2000

    @various Manchester Venues
    Jesu 2010
    High On Fire 08
    Isis 2010

    @Leeds Uni
    Lawnmower Deth 2010

    Keeping it to one gig per band and making a snap judgement on whether a band counted as metal!

  14. Reality Bytes profile image76
    Reality Bytesposted 11 years ago

    All the Ozzfests I have attended.

  15. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 11 years ago

    For us old guys it was Barry Manilow in Las Vegas

    1. Reality Bytes profile image76
      Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Would you consider Barry Manilow more Hard rock Or Heavy Metal?


      1. Jonathan Janco profile image61
        Jonathan Jancoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        A copacabana-type lounge version of Angel Of Death or Disposable Heroes would be awesome!

        1. tom_caton profile image75
          tom_catonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          is it bad that i think that a lounge version of angel of death would be fucking awesome

          1. lukecore profile image81
            lukecoreposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Richard Cheese does lounge versions of metal songs, not sure if he's done Angel of Death but he's done Killing In The Name, Down With The Sickness and Chop Suey amongst other things!

            1. tom_caton profile image75
              tom_catonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Richard Cheese? Ha! What a name, almost as good as Rod Sauce

      2. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Love someone with a sense of humor.  I guess Manilow would have to be considered hard rock to the Lawrence Welk age group.

        1. Ben Evans profile image67
          Ben Evansposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          A one and a two and a at the Copacabana.  It kind of has a ring to it.  I think Barry would sound nice with a talk box on the piano.

  16. Greg Sage profile image39
    Greg Sageposted 11 years ago

    Personally, I haven't listened to that stuff since I was a teenager, but I laughed my a$$ off the other day when I saw the "Death to all but Metal" video by Steel Panther.

    I just don't know that it's humanly possible to rock any harder than that.

  17. Fullerman5000 profile image57
    Fullerman5000posted 11 years ago

    Ive seen Metallica four times live. each show better than the next. Ive seen Rage Agains the Machine twice, Tool, Godsmack, Soundgarden, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne, Filter, Rammstien, Linkin Park, Deftones. there are more but not has heavy as these bands

    1. Obscure_Treasures profile image55
      Obscure_Treasuresposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mettallica, deep purple, nd many more...bt alwys wishd to c 1 of nirvana...

  18. profile image0
    thirdmillenniumposted 11 years ago

    You become one with Grateful Dead. Only they are up there on the stage and you are not.

  19. Wazman profile image62
    Wazmanposted 11 years ago

    1. Metallica
    2. Cannibal Corpse
    3. Von
    4. Morbid Angel
    5. Suffocation

  20. Billy Donahue profile image72
    Billy Donahueposted 11 years ago

    I guess number 1 for me would be Iron Maiden And Judas Preist at the Providence civic center. Probably 82 or 83?
    Number 2 would be Motley Crue and Ratt at the Orpheum in Boston.
    Number 3 a triple bill at the Orpheum with Dokken, Y&T, and Twisted Sister.
    Number 4 Ozzy with Motley Crue, At the Worcester Centrum.  in the same year as #2.
    Number 5 Ozz Fest with Ozzy Marilyn Manson and Slipknot.
    Number 6 Monsters of Rock with Van Halen Mettalica Scorpions and others,maybe Helix.
    Number 7 Y&T at the Channel Club in Boston.
    Number 8 Van Halen at The Boston Garden in support of Mean Streets.
    Number 9 Judas Preist With Great White at the Providence Civic Center
    Number 10 Warrant at the Channel Club in Boston.

    Way too many others to list!

  21. DrPPoorluk profile image61
    DrPPoorlukposted 11 years ago

    Hands down, the best concert was Alice Cooper. Showman through and through.

  22. jcmayer777 profile image66
    jcmayer777posted 11 years ago

    I'm going to age myself, but the best band I ever saw was Metallica.  So much so, that when Guns n Roses took the stage, I almost fell asleep.

    Def Leppard used really cool lighting, which helped to enhance the show a bit.

    For me, Ozzy was a let-down.  He sounded terrible in concert about 15 years ago or so.

  23. trecords0 profile image60
    trecords0posted 11 years ago

    Steve Vai
    Emmerson, Lake and Powell

  24. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I recently saw KISS and Motley Crue. KISS was awesome as usual. But Vince neil wasn't very solid on remembering the words to his own songs. But it was still a great show.

    1. Kiss
    2. Poison
    3. Cinderella
    4. Aerosmith
    5. Def Leppard
    6. Joan jett
    7. Van Halen

    When I saw Poison the first time they were on tour with Cindarella, Dokken, and Slaughter.
    Dokken was better than I thought they would be. But slaughter sucked.

    I also saw Skid Row and Ted Nugent when they toured with KiSS.


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