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'Rolling Stone' Picks Best Concerts 

Rolling Stone just came out with a list of the 50 best concerts of the last 50 years.

Here's a hint: all the very top rated stuff happened WAY before I was born (or before my parents were even out of high school!) but there's more modern stuff on here too. And yes, shows from the 80s made the list, including Metallica's Damaged Justice  and Prince's Purple Rain tours. That said, I don't think I actually saw a single tour that made the list... and I've been to a lot of shows.

What do you think? Did Rolling Stone get it right?


Reader Comments (6)

Zero of fifty, and yet, I'm not disappointed about it.
June 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
I think they did a good job on this list -- picking from a wide diversity of genres. On a semi-related note, last night, my wife and I saw the Moody Blues perform at the Hollywood bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic. It was an absolutely mind-blowing evening. One of the best concerts I've seen in years.
June 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Laughable since it doesn't contain even one KISS tour of the 70's. They killed it between 75 and 78.
June 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
Rolling Stone is a Baby Boomer magazine, so it's no surprise that the list is jam packed with concerts from the 60's & 70's.
June 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
i had no problem with the pre '80s selections. but everything after was just throwing stuff on the wall to see if it stuck - like every RS list these days.
June 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterstu
It's absolutely inexcusable (as so like Jaan Wenner) to totally ignore KISS & the bombast of the 75 Alive! 76 Destroyer, 77 Love Gun, & 1995 "Reunion tours... (largest selling tour of the year).

There are some other glaring missed opportunities, Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengeance tour, Blizzard of Ozz's "Diary of a Madman" tour, with the iconic castle set & Randy Rhoads on guitar, and if you saw it, who could forget Angel's magic filled "White Hot" tour..? What other band could magically appear & disappear in front of your eyes? Rolling Stone is the bastion of burned out stoner hippies.
June 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
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