From some personal favorites from when I was first developing a taste for Rock music to good ole classics, these leading ladies fail to disappoint. For all those head-bangers and rock fans out there, here is a shout out to only ten of fabulous women in the biz.
With her operatic voice and classical piano skills, it was love at first listen for little ten-year-old me, when I first heard Evanescence. Since being founded in 2003 the band has been taking the heavy rock world by storm with Amy Lee leading them.
This punk rock queen legend is as versatile as she is awesome. Her song ‘So What!’ is most likely on every Breakup playlist. Her ‘don’t mess with me attitude’ has not wavered from when she began
The former Voice judge was rocketed to success after her band, No Doubt, in 1995 with their third album, Tragic Kingdom. Stefani has become one of the lead women in rock and pop music and is a pro when it comes to topping the charts.
Annie Clark aka St. Vincent
Starting out as Sufjan Steven’s touring band, Annie Clark is now a name in her own right, best known as her stage name St. Vincent. She won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014 for her fourth album St. Vincent.
Best known for her colorful hair dyes and her powerful voice, Haley Williams heads the alternative rock/pop-punk band Paramore. Their most popular album Riot! was released in 2004 and has been racking up sales of albums in the millions.
Taylor Momsen will always hold a special place in my heart. Former Jenny Humphry on hit show Gossip Girl, I feel like I grew up with the actress/singer extraordinaire. Beginning her music career in 2009 as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band The Pretty Reckless star is bold and unapologetic, a definite can’t miss for bad ass ladies rocking out.
Elizabeth Mae, also known as Lizzy, is the lead singer and guitarist for hard rock band Halestorm. The band has been hard to pin down as they have been touring constantly since 2006, performing 250 shows a year.
An icon in the early 2000’s for emo music lovers around America, the alternative rock goddess is back after six years. Her new album Head Above Water was just dropped earlier this year and is already dazzling listeners.
Brody Dalle of The Distillers
Australian musician Brody Dalle is the vocalist and founder of The Distillers (disbanded in 2006) and Spinerette. The powerhouse vocalist released her first solo album, Diploid Love, in 2014 and has no intention of slowing down.
Performing for nearly 20 years, Allison Mosshart is a staple for bad ass women in rock’n’roll. Not only is she lead vocalist for indie rock band The Kills since 2000, she has also performed alongside rock legend Jack White in their blues-rock band The Dead Weather.
List by: by: Charlotte Kohlberg
Charlotte is a recent Graduate in Art History from New York University. After working at a publishing company, she realized her affinity for writing when she had to write weekly newsletters on authors and podcasts. She started her journalism career contributing for online media and entertainment source, The Knockturnal. Currently living in New York City, Charlotte enjoys going to concerts and art museums, and mixing cocktails for her friends.
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