Sonny Moore, better known as OWSLA label owner and producer Skrillex, was just ranked as the 42nd best live act right now. Coming in before Lady Gaga, Green Day and Taylor Swift, the LA based artist is one of very few electronic influenced artist present on that list. Aside from Sigur Ros (#47) and Nine Inch Nails (#17), the list is mainly comprised of Indie Rock and Pop Rock artists such as Madonna and Mumford & Sons. If anyone was curious, this is what Rolling Stone used as a requirement for artists to be eligible for this list:

“To be eligible for the list, a performer must have toured within the last five years and not announced their retirement.”

And before people start criticizing Rolling Stone for their ranking, the choice was not theirs but rather done by other artists, writers, agents and influencers in the industry.

1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Prince
3. The Rolling Stones
4. Arcade Fire
5. Neil Young
6. Jay Z
7. Radiohead
8. Jack White
9. Rage Against the Machine
10. My Morning Jacket
11. U2
12. Wilco
13. Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers
14. The Black Keys
15. Paul McCartney
16. Alabama Shakes
17. Nine Inch Nails
18. Metallica
19. The Roots
20. Kanye West
21. Red Hot Chili Peppers
22. Tom Waits
23. Pearl Jam
24. Dave Matthews Band
25. Phish
26. Leonard Cohen
27. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
28. Patty Smith
29. Muse
30. Madonna
31. David Byrne
32. Sleigh Bells
33. Beyonce
34. Foo Fighters
35. Bruno Mars
36. Florence and the Machine
37. The National
38. Queens of the Stone Age
39. Rush
40. Eric Church
41. Tame Impala
42. Skrillex
43. Mumford & Sons
44. Janelle Monae
45. Lady Gaga
46. Tool
47. Sigur Ros
48. Green Day
49. Taylor Swift
50. Fiona Apple

Source: Rolling Stone