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The Hottest Live Photos of 2012

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Macy Gray performs at Le Cabaret Sauvage on December 17, 2012 in Paris, France.

Neon Trees

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Neon Trees

Neon Trees perform at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 19th, 2012.

Brian May and Alice Cooper

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Brian May and Alice Cooper

Brian May and Alice Cooper perform during The Sunflower Jam at Royal Albert Hall in London on September 16th, 2012.

Incubus

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Incubus

Brandon Boyd of Incubus performs at Chula Vista's Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California on September 10th, 2012.

Desaparecidos

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Desaparecidos

Desaparecidos perform at FYF Fest in Los Angeles on September 2nd, 2012.

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Action Bronson

Action Bronson performs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on August 23rd, 2012.

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Matchbox Twenty

Rob Thomas and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty perform in the Alice Acoustic Lounge at Harlot in San Francisco on August 20th, 2012.

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Phish

Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish perform at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California on August 15th, 2012.

Florence And The Machine

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Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine performs on stage during Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 9th, 2012.

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Members of The Lumineers, Milk Carton Kids and Old Crow Medicine Show perform together during the encore of their concert at the Central Park Summerstage in New York on August 6th, 2012.

The Black Keys

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The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs during day one of Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago on August 3rd, 2012.

Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs during Lollapalooza 2012 at Grant Park in Chicago on August 3rd, 2012.

Bootsy Collins

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Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins performs on day one of the 2012 HARD Summer Music Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3rd, 2012.

Miike Snow

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Miike Snow

Miike Snow perform on day one of the 2012 HARD Summer Music Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3rd, 2012.

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Chairlift

Caroline Polachek of Chairlift performs at the House of Vans in Brooklyn on August 2nd, 2012.

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Mumford & Sons

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs during their tour opener at Pier A in Hoboken, New Jersey on August 1st, 2012.

Chris Isaak

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Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak performs at City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California on August 1st, 2012.

Metric

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Metric

Emily Haines of the indie rock group Metric performs live at The Esplanade in Singapore on July 31st, 2012

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park  in New York City on July 27th, 2012

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The Gaslight Anthem

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem performs at Webster Hall in New York on July 24th, 2012.

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Wilco

Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline of Wilco perform at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York on July 23rd, 2012

The xx

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The xx

Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim of the xx perform at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on July 23rd, 2o12. 

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Grouplove

Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper of Grouplove perform during a special SiriusXM concert at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York on July 23rd, 2012.

The Jacksons

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The Jacksons

The Jacksons perform at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on July 22nd, 2012.

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The Parlor Mob

The Parlor Mob perform at Brooklyn Bowl in New York on July 19th, 2012.

Delta Rae

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Delta Rae

Delta Rae performs at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on July 17th, 2012. 

DIIV

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DIIV

Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV performs at Terminal 5 in New York on July 17th, 2012.

Young the Giant

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Young the Giant

Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant performs at Central Park SummerStage in New York City on July 16th, 2012.