5 Rock Women That I Got Girl Cooties From
Trust me, the rest of this isn't as creepy as the title.
I've been so fortunate to meet so many wonderful and talented people. It's an honor that for the most part I decline because I don't want to add to anyone's workload, but there's still been a number of opportunities to meet and greet with some of my favorite artists.
For some reason, I was actually thinking about the lack of female artists out there, and yet I've interacted with some names you may know.
Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless visited one of our festivals. I got a full-on hug from this kid, and that's my impression -- she's a very tiny person. Her entire waist was no bigger than a coffee can. I also hugged guitarist Ben Phillips, so don't think anything weird about this other than I'm a hugger.
Martha Davis of The Motels was one of my favorite people to meet. She played over at Fairpark in the eighties while "Suddenly Last Summer" was still in rotation at MTV. I took off my backstage pass for her to sign and she did me one better, she put on a fresh coat of lipstick and put a big red kiss on it, then signed it. I just love this lady.
Maria Brink of In This Moment. Holy moly. I'll admit to impure thoughts with this one. There is something about Maria that SCREAMS "this is a woman person". I'm not just referring to her insane figure, it's more about that "Mama Maria" vibe. She is just awesome all the way around.
Lzzy Hale of Halestorm was just 18 or 19 when she played her very first roadshow in Lubbock. This silly kid came skipping up to the microphone. I remember that Flyleaf was also on the show when they were pretty huge but all anyone talked about afterward was Halestorm.
Amy Lee of Evanescence has the ability to take your breath away. I don't know what it is, but she is so beautiful and yet so gracious at the same time. You really feel like you're around royalty when she's around. Once again, she's incredibly sweet and personable.
I don't know why these female rockers made such an impression on me. It could be because females are so rare in the rock world. I'd also like to give shoutouts to Reyna, formerly of Coal Chamber, the girls of Kittie, Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons, and Lisa from the Toadies as some of my favorite rockin' ladies.
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