Visualize: Women Shredding



It's pretty amazing that, even as rock music in the formal/classic sense hasn't been too vital for a hot minute, its historians continue to pretend women didn't contribute (except as muses and groupies, of course). The latest infraction to the female rocker canon: Elle magazine points out that It Might Get Loud, the hot new guitar-dude documentary to hit screens, is just that: a big old honking sausage party of fellows noodling on their fretboards in united male virtuosity. That's cool but man, can the ladies get a witness? In the spirit of it all, Elle did the 2nd most dude-festily/male-bondy activity after riffing: they made a list of the top 12 female electric guitarists (because not only can ladies shred, they can also be music nerds, go fig). We feel like there might be some people missing (does Tracy Chapman ever plug in?) but the point is the point: revisionist history is not that rocking.

Visualize: Women Shredding