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There are a number of rock headlining acts that have been around for about a half century – and they are still out on the road, playing lives shows and entertaining multiple generations of fans.

Such longevity is a testament to how endearing they’ve become and is the best evidence of their success.

Here are the top five bands with the longest histories still out on the road and getting it done.

1. The Eagles – established in 1971

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2. Metallica – established in 1981

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3. U2 – established in 1978

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4. The Beach Boys – established in 1961

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5. The Rolling Stones – established in 1962

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