What bands are really good live? I haven't really seen that many but here are some that I know of. I don't really like U2 at all but they are pretty good live. They put on a good show. Or did anyway. I've never seen Led Zeppelin live but any live recording I've heard from them tells me they were most definitely a live band. Their songs are better outside the studio. Metallica is pretty amazing to see because of the energy they fill the place with. I saw them in the 90s. I've never seen Iron Maiden live but again, I've heard they are pretty amazing.