Miley Cyrus has announced that she and frequent collaborators the Flaming Lips will perform a full concert completely naked. Maybe that will get your own Dead Petz barking, maybe not. Click the links below with discretion—some are most rockingly not safe for work. As the she-devil front-beast of the punk-metal Plasmatics, Wendy O.
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What was unthinkable 50 years ago is now becoming relatively commonplace. But why do they do this? Is it just because they love to get naked? Indeed, some people are known to get a thrill from flashing their bodies, and it becomes something of an addiction to them. The real explanation might be a little more simple.
For as long as there has been what we now know as classic rock , women have played a big part in its development and success. Shortly thereafter, the genre began to see its first all-female bands, such as The Runaways and Fanny. Throughout the '70s and early '80s, more women became bona fide rock stars, paving the way for other female artists to rise to the top of the rock genre. Some were a major influence on artists of their generation and the next; some were a major influence on the success of the bands with which they worked. All excelled at creating and performing rock music, as songwriters , instrumentalists, and singers.
In the music industry, rock and roll has been a predominantly male dominated genre since its inception, and that trend has followed the genre to this day. However, there are a number of women who have been able to break the mold and find an incredible amount of success despite the lack of diversity between genders in the genre. These women have proven that talent and hard work is a potent recipe for success, and that men aren't the only ones that know how to rock hard. While some may be quick to dismiss these women as a novelty act, their success in the industry is a testament to their ability of withstanding unwarranted criticism, and to plow ahead in leaving their mark on listeners all across the world. Some of the women on this list are singers, some guitarists, and one even has some incredible skills behind a drum set.