I have to say I generally enjoy reading and appreciate Forbes list and don't generally question them much. That said, although I agree their list is good, leaving out the Rolling Stones and others makes it feel incomplete to me.

They listed 8 of their considered top acts and why they chose them.

The Forbes list for the best arena rockers in simple form goes:

  1. Bruce Springsteen
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. U2
  4. Prince
  5. The Who
  6. David Bowie
  7. Nine Inch Nails
  8. AC/DC

So go ahead and read the whys and see if you don't agree with me that some bands that can fill an arena i.e. Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney are being seriously over looked.