For many rock and metal fans, attending a live show is like going to church. Check out our picks for the 10 Greatest Live Acts in Hard Rock + Metal!

There’s a reason Iron Maiden are still filling arenas and it’s not just because of their iconic discography and incredible 21st century comeback. When Iron Maiden comes to your town, it’s like an official holiday. The six-piece put on one of the most electrifying live shows in the world, with Bruce Dickinson’s operatic voice still reaching the highest nosebleed seats.

When it comes to rock 'n' roll, few acts wield the power of AC/DC. The Australian legends have kept their performance at the highest level from the Bon Scott years to the Brian Johnson era and even the 2016 Axl Rose gigs. Nothing fills a stadium quite like Angus Young’s guitar work and the ticket sales back it up.

Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 reunion tour was THE musical event of the year, regardless of genre. With over a million tickets sold in North America alone, the powerhouse trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reintroduced fans to the old GN’R spark.

Check out the 10 Greatest Live Acts in Hard Rock + Metal in the Loud List above!

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