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