Top 10 Females/Female Bands of Rock!

Unfortunately, there is not a plethura of women rockers out there at all, nor has there ever been, but there certainly should be. Music needs more of them out there showing up the males in the male-dominated genre of rock...This list is made up of those women who I feel blazed trails for everyone to follow for decades past, and centuries to come...hope you enjoy!
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Lita Ford
Soundtrack, Sesame Street
“ It upsets me Imdb doesn't show a pic of her, but those who know who she is, knows full well why she is number 1 on EVERY rock list in vocals, guitar playing and looks at the same time! "Kiss Me Deadly" was one of her biggest hits that you may know by title, and she was rightly dubbed "Queen of Metal/Rock" for decades...Google her, see for yourselves...;-) ” - poetrymani69
 
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“ This is getting very annoying for no pic, but you know this one best from the group "Jefferson Airplance/Jefferson Starship" and her main song back when was "Go Ask Alice"...doesn't play guitar but a voice that rings as rock-legendary by all her fans! ” - poetrymani69
 
3.
Nancy Wilson
Composer, Vanilla Sky
Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco, California and joined her sister Ann Wilson in the Seattle, Washington based hard rock-band Heart in the early-seventies. She sang lead vocals on the number one-hit "These Dreams" and on the top-twenty hit "Stranded". Ann performed on "The Battle of Evermore" on the Soundtrack of the film Singles with "The Lovemongers"...
“ One half of the group Heart, and she not only sings like a thousand kick-ass birds but riffs on the guitar as well as anyone can to this day...Her timeless, famous prelude to "Crazy on You" needs to be Googled folks! ” - poetrymani69
 
4.
Ann Wilson
Soundtrack, Almost Famous
Singer, flute player, songwriter, and guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California. The daughter of a colonel in the Marine Corps, Wilson and her family moved around a lot, before eventually settling in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA. Ann attended Interlake High School in Bellevue...
“ The extremely incredibly talented vocalist for the other half of Heart, and man oh man, she can still ring pretty good!...deserving of this list... ” - poetrymani69
 
5.
Joan Jett
Soundtrack, Shrek
Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a number one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show".
“ She led the Blackhearts to rock glory in the 70's/80's and before that, headed the group called "The Runaways", and not only were her and Lita Ford both in the latter, they both can still ring and riff as good as anyone... ” - poetrymani69
 
6.
Stevie Nicks
Soundtrack, School of Rock
Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met her future long-time companion...
“ Though some have said through the decades that "She's not a rocker babe!", those same misguided but well-meaning people still 'jam-out' to hers and Fleetwood Mac's music 40 years later and are still going strong...She is legend and deserving for this list... ” - poetrymani69
 
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Janis Joplin
Soundtrack, Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta...
“ Unfortunately lost to addictions while on stage in 1970(?), this female rocker not only has legendary status but her voice was so unique that its still waiting to be matched to this day...Everyone knows who she is, and everyone knows why she is here... ” - poetrymani69
 
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Dilana
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the girl known by age two as Dilana Smith discovered a love for music at an early age, participating in school and church choirs as an escape from an unpleasant home life. Inspired by such visceral singers as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, she left school at sixteen to follow her own dreams and soon found herself with a promising music career in Holland...
“ Best Known for her excellent performances on the defunct show, ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA just several years ago, finishing second but well-deserving the win(tommy lee was never going to let a woman upstage him on stage), she has fame like a "rockin female Elvis" across seas and has likely 9 octaves to her voice where there is just eight to begin with!...VERY much worth Googling! ” - poetrymani69
 
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“ You likely saw her first in the original "Beat It" video as the jammin blonde babe with a killer solo, but she's been around and is truly one of the best guitarists in the world for jazz as well..sorry no pic again(sigh) ” - poetrymani69
 
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Doro Pesch
Doro Pesch is a female vocalist, formerly of the German band Warlock and one of the few female singers of the 1980s Heavy Metal scene, which was primarily a male-dominated genre of music. After Warlock underwent many personnel changes, Pesch was the only remaining original member of the band. After changing her record label...
“ Not much need be said here. If you know of her, then you know why she is listed...nuff said... ” - poetrymani69