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Updated on August 16, 2013

Hard Rock Women

Sure, males seem to dominate the hard rock and metal music scene, but women can rock just as hard - if not harder! Female rockers have made such important contributions to the world of music, that the Rock and Roll Hall of fame even had an exhibit called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power which was on display from May 13, 2011 - February 26, 2012.

Never underestimate the power of a woman! Here's an informational source of some of the women of rock and roll.

Aaron, Lee

Canadian hard rock singer and songwriter Lee Aaron has been rockin' out since 1980. Her hits include the songs "Metal Queen", "Whatcha Do to My Body", and "Sex with Love". These days, she's been playing both rock and jazz shows.

website: leeaaron.com

Benatar, Pat

I once won a ticket to a show of hers at the Sports Arena in San Diego. Won. Ticket. ONE ticket. I ended up not going, and that's something I regret to this day. That was during the Get Nervous tour and I'm sure I missed an incredible show. Years later I was able to finally catch her in concert, and that was during her jazz phase.

My favorite Pat Benatar song: Fire & Ice

website: www.benatarfanclub.com

twitter: N/A

facebook: UNK

den Adel, Sharon Janny

Sharon fronts the Dutch gothic rock band Within Temptation. I just heard their song, "Faster" for the first time on Sirius Radio's Octane channel this morning. Wow! Nice tune!

website: www.within-temptation.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wtofficial

twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WTofficial

myspace: www.myspace.com/withintemptation

Ford, Lita

My very first concert was a Lita Ford concert! She opened for Ratt. It was a great show and my sister and I had a fun time.

My Favorite Lita Ford song:

website: UNK

twitter: www.twitter.com/litaford

facebook: fan page

myspace: www.myspace.com/litaford

Hale, Lzzy

I have not yet had the chance to see Lzzy Hale and her band Halestorm in concert, but I plan on doing that soon!

My Favorite Haletstorm song: It's Not You

website: www.halestormrocks.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/halestormrocks read their tweets below! Just scroll down

facebook: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/halestorm

Jett, Joan

Joan Jett played at the Innsbrook Paviliion near Richmond, Virginia some years back, and I was able to attend that concert. It was pretty good!

My Favorite Joan Jett song:

website: www.joanjett.net

twitter: www.twitter.com/joanjett (read her tweets below! Just scroll down

facebook: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/joanjettntheblackhearts

Lee, Amy

Another band I have yet to see in concert is Amy Lee with her band Evanescence. Can't wait!

My Favorite Evanescence song: Bring Me To Life

website: www.evanescence.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/amyleeev (read her tweets below! Just scroll down

facebook: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/evanescence

Lewis, Lorraine

Lorraine Lewis fronted a band in the 1980's called Femme Fatale.

Check out her website(s) and see what she's been up to lately!

My Favorite Lorraine Lewis song:

website: www.lorrainecafe.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/lcafemsn1 (read her tweets below! Just scroll down

facebook: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/lorrainecafe

Momsen, Taylor

Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Pretty Reckless

Moore, Pamela

You may remember her as the voice of Sister Mary in the epic Queensryche work, Operation Mindcrime. Pamela Moore is also the voice of Radar which released an album called RPM in 2000.

website: UNK

facebook: UNK

twitter: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/pamelamoore

Mosley, Lacey

With an ethereal voice, Lacey fronts the band Flyleaf, singing on tunes like "All Around Me" and "I'm So Sick"

website: flyleafonline.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/flyleafmusic

twitter: twitter.com/flyleafmusic

myspace: www.myspace.com/flyleaf

Panagaris, Orianthi

Influenced by Santana and having listened to a lot of Whitesnake, Van Halen and Def Leppard growing up, singer and guitarist Orianthi even soloed with Santana, and rehearsed with no other than the King of Pop.

My favorite Orianthi song: According To You

website: www.orianthi.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/orianthi follow Ori's tweets here! Just scroll down

facebook: www.facebook.com/Orianthi

myspace: www.myspace.com/orianthi

Pesch, Doro

Doro is a great singer, and she was born in Germany. I was born there too! She used to sing with a band called Warlock.

My favorite Doro Pesch song: Fight For Rock

website: http://doropesch.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/doropesch

facebook: UNK

myspace: www.myspace.com/doroband

Saraya, Sandi

Sandi Saraya and her band Saraya made quite a splash back in the day! One of my favorite voices in rock, I think I even heard her on a radio commercial singing the automaker's famous tagline, "Mazda! Passion for the road!"

My favorite Saraya song: Love Has Taken It's Toll

website: (tribute) www.lavigneworld.com/saraya

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saraya/362557125319

twitter: UNK

myspace: UNK

Scabbia, Cristina

Cristina is the lead vocalist for Lacuna Coil and I just love her voice. It was really cool to hear her sing on the Megadeth remake of A Tout Le Monde!

website: www.lacunacoil.it

twitter: http://twitter.com/lacuna_coil

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lacunacoil

myspace: www.myspace.com/lacunacoil

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/lacunacoil

Steele, Chrissy

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Wilson, Ann & Nancy

I was able to catch these rock legends in concert and the set they did was half acoustic and half electric, it was stupendous!

My favorite Heart song: In Walks the Night

website: www.heart-music.com

twitter: http://twitter.com/officialheart

facebook:

myspace:

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    • Rhidawn profile image

      Rhidawn 

      6 years ago

      I love Pat Benetar and Joan Jett! THanks for this lens. Girls do in fact ROCK!

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      Rock on with the ladeezz. I like Orianthi and Joan Jett!

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