Skrillex is One of ’50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now’ According to Rolling Stone’s

For their latest issue, Rolling Stone released its ranking for the ’50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now’. We all are familiar with theses standard, mediocre articles getting published all the time, but we couldn’t bypass this one. For this article they asked a panel of writers, industry figures, and artists, “who rules the road in 2013? Those who made the cut were also known as “the crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers.” Eligibility was based on if the act toured within the last five years and had not retired. To come to their conclusion, you”ll see the list varies from different genres, but nevertheless talented artists. No.1 pick Bruce Springsteen and other performers in the top 10 such as Rolling Stones, Prince, and Jay-z who lands No. 6. Metallica, and Red Hot Chili Peppers making their way in the top 20, then Madonna, and Beyonce recognized once we get to the 30’s and finally Skrillex discovers himself at number 42 as the only EDM representative, coming in before Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift. See the full list below.

Rolling Stone‘s 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

50. Fiona Apple
49. Taylor Swift
48. Green Day
47. Sigur Ros
46. Tool
45. Lady Gaga
44. Janelle Monae
43. Mumford and Sons
42. Skrillex
41. Tame Impala
40. Eric Church
39. Rush
38. Queens of the Stone Age
37. The National
36. Florence and the Machine
35. Bruno Mars
34. Foo Fighters
33. Beyonce
32. Sleigh Bells
31. David Byrne
30. Madonna
29. Muse
28. Patti Smith
27. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
26. Leonard Cohen
25. Phish
24. Dave Matthews Band
23. Pearl Jam
22. Tom Waits
21. Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Kanye West
19. The Roots
18. Metallica
17. Nine Inch Nails
16. Alabama Shakes
15. Paul McCartney
14. The Black Keys
13. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
12. Wilco
11. U2
10. My Morning Jacket
9. Rage Against the Machine
8. Jack White
7. Radiohead
6. Jay Z
5. Neil Young
4. Arcade Fire
3. The Rolling Stones
2. Prince
1. Bruce Springsteen