The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock? No Thanks!

Hottest Chicks in Rock Oh Dear.

I’m all in favour of rock and metal not being a boy’s club, and know Spinal Tap popularised the phrase “What’s wrong with being sexy”, but now way is The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour  even remotely a good idea.

Marketing music solely on the sex appeal of the singers is the way boy bands like One Direction are promoted. Surely rock and metal ought to be about the music first and foremost, and not about how “hot” the lead singer is?

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5 Responses to The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock? No Thanks!

  1. Sam Lewis says:

    I heard a rumour (and I stress that that is all this is..) that Revolver said to Angela Gossow that if Arch Enemy refused to be on this tour then they would not cover them in future!

  2. Tim Hall says:

    That sort of rumour is all too easy to believe, sadly. I bet all the female artists we both know have plenty of horrible stories of music business sexism they’ve had to deal with.

  3. Sam Lewis says:

    Definitely! It’s not even as if Arch Enemy have anything in common musically with those bands. Madness tbh.

  4. Steve says:

    I’m completely with you on this one. I love a female-fronted rock band. But that’s because, most of the time, I prefer the sound of a female vocalist. And there’s an increasing number of girl guitarists out there, some of them still to break through, who are truly great exponents of their craft. I don’t think too many of them would want any involvement in this kind of circus.

  5. Tim Hall says:

    One or two female-fronted prog bands have occasionally been guilty of sexing-up their acts in the past, and I’ve always found that a distraction from the music.

    Worth reading what Anne-Marie Helder had to say on the subject when I interviewed her for Trebuchet Magazine