Rolling Stone Magazine has compiled a list of the best live acts and, yes, Bruce Springsteen did make the list.

Bruce Springsteen is known for putting on long shows. There’s no opening act, it’s usually just him and the E Street Band giving all they’ve got for three plus hours, and now he has been recognized for his performance abilities.

Bruce has landed on the top of the heap for Rolling Stone Magazine 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.

The mag says that he has "nearly superhuman levels of energy" for his charismatic performances and also the length of his shows. Last summer in Europe, Bruce put on his longest show ever at four hours and six minutes. He’s also well known for having a playlist, but being willing to deviate from it taking twitter requests and reading signs that fans bring to the show asking him to play certain songs.

Minnesota’s own Prince came in at number two, the Rolling Stones came in at number three, Neil Young came in at number five. U2, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and Metallica also landed in the top 20.


One of my favorite performances of Bruce's was when he covered The Band's The Weight shortly after Levon Helm died. Chills.