Rock 'n' Roll's Seven Baddest Chicks

Some girls, like Siouxsie Sioux, are fiercer than others.
Some girls, like Siouxsie Sioux, are fiercer than others.
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Rock 'n' roll is dirty business. It's made of spit and blood and piss and drugs, smeared lipstick and dirty laundry and stale beer. When you're a rock 'n' roller, your hair gets sticky, you smell bad, and you can't remember what day it is.

Some would say it's no place for girls, but some would be sexist idiots. The ladies like to get down and dirty too. And that doesn't mean hiding in the green room, just waiting for a chance to touch a star. Sometimes, in rare and glorious instances, the women break free and take control of the whole tour.

Not enough ladies get the chance to prove they're tough. But these fine women did. Check out Crossfade's seven baddest chicks in rock 'n' roll, and get inspired girlies.

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Fiona Apple

Nothing says hardcore like an intelligent woman with emotional issues. You can tell by her lyrics (and her incredibly long album titles) that Ms. Apple is a very serious lover, fighter, musician and generally serious all around. She had the world by the balls when she debuted her risky yet sexual feminine edge at the ripe age of 19. Even an extended hiatus couldn't put out her fire, and at 35, she's as volatile, lyrical and enigmatic as ever.


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