For me, it has to be:
1. Judas Priest
2. Iron Maiden
4. Bon Jovi
7. Deep Purple
How do you put Iron Maiden and Cinderella on the same list?!
1. Guns'n Roses
2. Nine Inch Nails
3. Bright Eyes
5. Chris Cornell
Rage Against the Machine
Alter Bridge - always a faultless performance!
and loads I have forgotten...
black sabbath, rush,iron maiden. priest,gnr,and quite a few more though pink floyd blew them all away for their stage show,
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)
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Alice Cooper
7. Trans Siberian Orchestra
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.
#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 !
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!
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
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?
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
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?)
If we're going purely metal, then in no particular order:
@ Rock City, Nottingham (dates guessed)
Machine Head 97
Marilyn Manson 97
System Of A Down 99
Fear Factory 99
Iron Monkey 98
@ Wembley Arena
Rage Against The Machine 2000
@ Milton Keynes Bowl
Black Sabbath 2000
@various Manchester Venues
High On Fire 08
Lawnmower Deth 2010
Keeping it to one gig per band and making a snap judgement on whether a band counted as metal!
Would you consider Barry Manilow more Hard rock Or Heavy Metal?
A copacabana-type lounge version of Angel Of Death or Disposable Heroes would be awesome!
is it bad that i think that a lounge version of angel of death would be fucking awesome
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!
Love someone with a sense of humor. I guess Manilow would have to be considered hard rock to the Lawrence Welk age group.
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.
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
You become one with Grateful Dead. Only they are up there on the stage and you are not.
2. Cannibal Corpse
4. Morbid Angel
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!
Hands down, the best concert was Alice Cooper. Showman through and through.
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.
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.
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.
by Wonder Referrals 11 years ago
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by PhoenixV 10 years ago
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by sam209 9 years ago
Can anyone remember the best concert they've ever attended? In 1997 I saw The Rolling Stones for the first time and it still ranks as my favorite concert! KISS would run a close second!
by kruzzall66 9 years ago
why doesnt the era of heavy metal rule over hip hop,we need some bands like the old days.it seems that the old heavy metal bands are dead, wasnt there anybody who was influenced by pink floyd or judas priest, iron maiden , I wish the music they play on the radio didnt suck so bad all this new...
by mandybeau 13 years ago
This includes weddings engagements Birthdays, I am interested in the theme settings and the food.Mostly the food. It's great to reminecse
by steveamy 10 years ago
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