Rock music tends to get called a boy's club more often than not. Whereas there's no explicit gender norm for any genre of music, it's almost expected that most of the big stars of the hard rock genre have remained male. However, there have been plenty of incredible female artists over the years willing to rock out just as much as their male counterparts.
As opposed to asserting themselves on their own territory, these artists have made some of the most hard-hitting music ever made. Instead of the novelty that people associate with women in rock and roll, these musicians' work behind a six-string will put most rock and rollers to shame. Whether it's playing while singing, fleshing out songs, or just shredding leads like nobody else, these guitarists have proven themselves as something much more than your average player.
Many of them have garnered the accolades of playing with legends of other genres, from pop to shock rock to thrash metal, while also working behind the scenes to get other artists off the ground. Enough with the machismo...it's time that these guitarists have their just due as some of the greatest presences in rock and roll.