You're all familiar with those lists in Guitar World, Guitarist Monthly or whatever the hell title the six-string obsessives choose to use for their publication. Y'know the ones where people like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani come quite high up but then you'll see someone like Jack White in there, too, making you think "hmmmmm, interesting". Women often don't seem to feature too highly in 'em, you may have noticed.
Well, Elle magazine have just named their twelve top female guitarists ever and, in a world traditionally dominated by the male, it makes for pretty good reading.
In no particular order, the 12 greatest female ELECTRIC guitarists of all time, as chosen by Elle magazine are:
- Joan Jett
- Lita Ford
- Nancy Wilson of Heart
- Jennifer Batten
- Donita Sparks of L7
- Kelley Deal of The Breeders
- Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney
- Poison Ivy of The Cramps
- Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy
- The Great Kat
- Marnie Stern
And so, here's a few video clips from the chosen shredders to feast your ears and eyes upon.
WOT, NO COURTNEY?
Any notable exceptions from this list which you feel need a mention? Of course, Gabriela from Rodrigo Y Gabriela is excluded not playing the electric guitar 'n all.