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There are at least 2 bands named ‘Live’:
1. An American alternative rock band.
2. 1970’s Germany Progressive Rock Band

1. Live is an American alternative rock band. Characterized by an earnest approach to anthemic rock and a spiritual zen reminiscent of Joshua Tree-era U2, Live climbed from modest modern rock success to the mainstream spotlight worldwide on the strength of their 1994 breakthrough album, the 6 million-selling Throwing Copper.

Hailing from York, Pennsylvania, USA, the group comprises Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals & guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums). Since approximately 1999, Live has toured with Ed’s younger brother, Adam Kowalczyk as a rhythm guitarist, and, previously, British keyboardist Michael “Railo” Railton.

Kowalczyk, Taylor, Dahlheimer, and Gracey first came together for a middle-school talent show in the Pennsylvania blue-collar town of York. The group remained together throughout high school, going through a handful of band names and new-wave covers before settling on the moniker Public Affection and recording a self-released cassette of originals, The Death of a Dictionary, in 1989. Frequent trips into New York to play at CBGB helped net the band a deal with Radioactive Records in 1991. With the new name Live, the band entered the studio with former Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison that year and began recording the EP Four Songs.


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  • menswear2112

    Live, like many great bands, are capable of the best (first 3 albums) AND the worst.(...the rest). For a quick time, they were (perhaps) the biggest indie band on the planet.

    7 Jan 9:43pm Reply
  • mathpeal

    not a grand band

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wreath5

    If you like Live, you might enjoy esplín - Misheard Sighs - free for download. Thank you for support!

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • engmostafaeldam

    I walk the line <3 <3

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • madeira_sensei


    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Dy-Jay

    dolphin's cry *_*

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • JessieOnTheMoon

    OMG I can't believe Ed quit the band !!! It's never going to be the same anymore...

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • Still_Pluto

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    6 May 2013 Reply
  • shaun4891

    The bad side of the 90s... commercial rock radio stuff

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rachelannsmith

    Is Ed Kowalczyk still singing with Live at the Summerland Tour 2013?

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • neezinu

    90's shaved head hierarchy: Billy Corgan > Singer from Live > Singer from Vertical Horizon :DDD made my day, thanks!

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • vadimzebergs

    New Live ladies a gents

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Echos_Myron

    90's shaved head hierarchy: Billy Corgan > Singer from Live > Singer from Vertical Horizon

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • kain3k

    I must be the weirdest Live fan ever in that I like both The Distance to Here and Secret Samadhi more than Throwing Copper. I think the ultra-heavy radio airplay of I Alone and Lightning Crashes damaged my ability to appreciate the songs, years later, when I actually discovered the band. Anyone have some recommendations for other songs off Throwing Copper that might make me move it up in my ranking if I give them a listen?

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    It's kool to have all their songs in one playlist ... I can hear the variety of Live much better ... fav song is "I Alone" ... what a great Buddhist metal song!

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ThrashMetallist

    70's progressive rock band

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • LeoFiori182


    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • pilot_kameleon

    Cztery recenzje Throwing Cooper:

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • xrsalcedo

    Worst band name ever

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • krumbledkookie

    Throwing Copper was one of those album that ushered me into adulthood, when I was in my grunge days... Songs like "Pillar of Davidson," "T.B.D.," and "White, Discussion" gave me much to think on. It was very difficult to see them, and especially Ed, embrace all the ego-maniacal rock-star posturing. Their egos took a very important band and rendered them useless in the long run, which is really a shame.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
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