Thank you, Rolling Stone readers, for putting Pearl Jam in your top ten live acts of all time. Of course, we think they're number one, but the list is good company.
When you see Pearl Jam you never quite know what kind of show you're going to get. Sometimes they play all the early hits like "Jeremy," "Black" and "Alive," while the very next night be mainly deep tracks from Yield, Riot Act and No Code. Regardless of what they perform, Pearl Jam approaches every show with a Springsteen-like level of passion and respect for their fans. They go out of their way to make each show special, often extending out the encores for well over an hour. It's one reason why they continue to pack giant venues without radio hits or much media mainstream attention.
- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- The Rolling Stones
- The Who
- Pink Floyd
- Led Zeppelin
- Pearl Jam
- Grateful Dead