Live performances are almost always more exciting than what you find on the artist's CD. When onstage they put a little extra 'oomph' into the song.

Like when I leave a concert, it seems I hear one of two things..."They sounded just like the album", or "They didn't sound at all like their album does". Both of those comments for me are negative. I want that extra, and the great live bands give ya that. Here's a couple of live performances I enjoy. The new Slash "Standing In The Sun" is first, as seen on Conan on Oct. 4th

The other live video is Volbeat, playing their new single "Heaven Nor Hell" in Austria.  Listen to the crowd sing along with Michael!