I don't think that we've done this before but then again I'm kind of a newcomer compared to some of you guys so... What bands or musicians do you really want to see before they retire/OD/kill themselves and why? Unless anybody knows a mad scientist with a DeLorean let's keep the list to current bands or at the very least to musicians that are still alive and kicking. 1. Tom Waits. Yes, his voice is gravelly as all hell, his songs always sound slightly "off" but he can pull off a variety of genres that most people wouldn't even attempt. He can croon at a piano, crank out some pretty rocking tunes, record a traditional Russian dance tune, make an album that will make you cry on mushrooms (go ahead and try to listen to the Black Rider on drugs) and just flat out makes good music. 2. The Pogues. They don't play much anymore but I would consider doing things no decent man should ever do for the opportunity to see them live. How great of a show would this be? You'd be surrounded by thousands of drunken fools singing along to some of the greatest drinking music ever recorded. This is one band where I don't think I'd want to be in the front row for. I hear you go blind if you stare into Shane McGowan's teeth. Plus I'd make it a personal quest to see if I could show up to the concert more drunk than Shane himself. Fat chance! 3. The Stray Cats, or at least the Brian Setzer Orchestra. I love the Stray Cats and how they helped with a rockabilly music revival in the 80's. Aside from that, Brian Setzer is just a flat out great guitarist and one of my personal guitar heroes. Alt Focus What bands have you been able to cross of your list?