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.
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
Over the years, viewers have watched, as Miley Cyrus morphed into superstardom, as the singer is no stranger to the spotlight. But we pose the question are all of her media outbursts a cry for help or is she secretly a genius? Let’s look at the facts…
Being the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley wasn’t born into your average family but rather than ride his celebrity she has certainly paved her own way in Hollywood. Miley Cyrus became a pop culture phenomenon staring in her breakout role for the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana from 2006-2011. Teens garnered everything from albums, to posters you name it if it was branded Hannah Montana it sold out. I recall one year walking through Walmart she even had her own Easter eggs! However, many other female artists came out around that same era, such as Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) and Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place).
All three artists made a name for themselves in their own way, but speculators could not help but notice the similarities…born in 1992, beautiful, came from Disney. How do you make a name for yourself when you are forced into this bubble? Growing up Miley Cyrus idolized strong women in music such as Dolly Parton, Joan Jet, and Madonna. According to an article from People Magazine she was quoted saying “Madonna always reinvents herself, and that’s what I want to do.”
“I’m not trying to replicate her or be her, but we’re standing for a similar freedom,” Cyrus said. “It’s even easier for me than I’m sure it was for Madonna. So I think it’s going to get easier and easier, as generations go on, women are going to be more accepted to be free and embrace sexuality.” – Yahoo
Therefore, while many felt her antics were crazy or signs of an underlining disorder I believe that she was a genius! All of her wild late night performances and risque wardrobe choices were the decisions of a very clever mastermind choosing to break out of the Disney bubble and into a strong, beautiful performer that Can’t Be Tamed!
Is Miley Cyrus really as crazy as everyone thinks she is, or is she secretly a genius? Let us know your thoughts, leave a comment below!