Muse voted most exciting live act of all time by NME.COM users

British band beat Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and Queen to the title

NME.COM users have named Muse as their choice for the most exciting live act of all time.

The Teignmouth trio, who have become famous for their incendiary live performances, arena-filling anthems and wacky props including a flying saucer, took top spot in the poll despite stiff competition from contemporary acts and legendary bands alike.

Muse pipped The Strokes to take first place in the list, while The Killers were in third spot, meaning that Queen and Bruce Springsteen had to settle for fourth and fifth respectively.

The rest of the Top 10 was filled out by Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against The Machine, while other acts to make the final list of 20 included AC/DC, Radiohead, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. More than half a million votes were cast in the poll, which ran on NME.COM in August.

The full list is as follows…

1. Muse
2. The Strokes
3. The Killers
4. Queen
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. Nirvana
7. Arctic Monkeys
8. The White Stripes
9. Led Zeppelin
10. Rage Against The Machine
11. Radiohead
12. Jimi Hendrix
13. AC/DC
14. David Bowie
15. The Cure
16. Foo Fighters
17. Pink Floyd
18. Blur
19. The Clash
20. The Rolling Stones

Muse released their latest single, ‘Madness’, earlier this week (August 20). The track, which is taken from their forthcoming new album ‘The 2nd Law’, was subsequently described by Coldplay’s as the band’s “best song ever”.

20 most exciting live acts of all time.