10 best female fronted alternative rock bands of the last decade

FeaturedTaylor Momsen in concert Pretty Reckless

Its no secret that the rock genre is dominated by massive male talent from veterans like AC/DC and Metallica to new age artists like Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold and Dead By April. But we want to celebrate the amazing female rock artists of the past decade! See who made our list in this top ten count down of the 10 best female fronted rock bands.

Coming in at number one is everyone’s favorite Die Hard screamer Lacey Sturm with her band Flyleaf. Although Lacey left the band in 2012 she still ranks at the top of our list with hits such as Rot, and Fully Alive.

“In February 2016, Sturm became the first solo female to top the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart with her debut release Life Screams” – Wikipedia


Pretty Reckless is coming in hot at number two with their lead singer Taylor Momsen. But isn’t she that girl who played Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch That Stole Christmas? That’s right, and she played little Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl, but don’t let that fool you; Taylor Momsen is a bad ass and a rock and roll icon! Just check out the their single “Make Me Wanna Die” below.


Ariel Bloomer slides into our number three spot with Icon for Hire. Not only does Ariel have an amazing name, amazing pink hair, and an amazing band…now she is adding published author to her resume with her new book Turn Your Pain Into Art. Listen to their single Off With Her Head from their album Scripted.


This next artist Diamante may be new to the scene, but this Blonde Bombshell (22) is already turning heads. Her single Bite Your Kiss ranked in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart. Her newest album Coming in Hot was just released via Better Noise Records, you can hear her featured in Bad Wolves latest track – Hear Me Now


Ledger’s first single as a solo rock artist I’m Not Dead Yet is still trending. However, you may find yourself saying why does she sound so familiar? Jen Ledger is breaking out from behind the drum set of another another mainstream rock band Skillet best known for hits like Hero, Monster, and Feel Invincible. The members of the band have been very supportive as she explores her own sound and launches her new EP April 13.

“I feel I’ve just been growing and changing over the last few years and I feel the time is now, “ Ledger tells Billboard. “It just feels like everything is lined up all at once. It’s super exciting because it is a little bit of a destiny moment.” – Billboard.com