Beyond its firebreathing frontwomen, fans of Bitch will fondly recall Bitch as Metal Blade Records’ flagship band. In its heyday, Bitch found itself an upstart band, with a now legendary S&M-themed stage show, a show so flamboyant, and packed with such raging songs, that Bitch found themselves headlining some of the biggest clubs up and down the Sunset Strip.
Quatro’s angelic, yet rocking voice, and galloping basslines burst upon an unsuspecting scene with her debut record, Suzi Quatro (1973). As the decade wore on, Quatro remained one of the genres defining figures behind the release of a string of classic albums, Quatro (1974), Your Mamma Won’t Like Me (1975), Aggro-Phobia (1976), and If You Knew Suzi… (1978).
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the hard-hitting drummer for The Iron Maidens, Linda McDonald. Among other things, we touch on what she’s been up to during these interesting times, her favorite Iron Maiden songs and albums, her time with Phantom Blue, and what she’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Brittany Denaro, known professionally as Britt Lightning is bar none, one of the best guitarists in Rock music today. She’s been in multiple badass bands, been an ax for hire, and traveled the world while touring with some of the greatest musicians on the planet.
There is a common misconception that men dominate the Rock scene. It’s not true. Women have long co-dominated the Rock scene. The real issue is that they simply aren’t properly acknowledged for their achievements. Over the last several years, women have finally begun to speak out against those who oppress, undermine, and relegate them. It is no longer cool, or acceptable, to be a misogynistic alpha male.
This week, we are celebrating women in music, and in our community. This week, I “sit down” with the founder of Women Who Rock, Melinda Colaizzi. Last month, I wrote an article centered around the contributions of women in music over the last half century, the inspiration for which was inspired by the incredible organization, Women Who Rock