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Shirley Manson Is Sick Of “Over-Sexualized Imagery,” Ready For More “Female Provocateurs”

“I feel like there has been such a dearth of female provocateurs over the last decade. It’s been wonderful to watch women dominate the pop charts — to truly dominate — but unfortunately we’ve had to pay a price for that kind of success, which is that the less malleable female musician has really been pushed aside. We haven’t heard a lot from women coming from more of a “punk” ethos, for lack of a better term. So I’m excited to see an underground swell of girls with a lot of attitude and a lot to say. They’re using their intellect as opposed to their assholes. I’m so sick of over-sexualized imagery right now. When women first took it and ran with it it felt very exciting, but now it feels sort of tedious. I want to hear what women have to say as opposed to what they look like in a bikini.”

Shirley Manson spoke to Styleite recently about her favorite makeup brands (MAC, obviously) but also to chat about women in music who inspire her right now. I’m not too surprised that she’s so over the boobs squirting whipped cream and the naked rides on wrecking balls in the current pop landscape. But have hope, Shirley! Go out for all-black mani-pedis with Lorde, or whatever it is that “female provocateurs” do for fun. [Styleite] [Image via Getty]

20 Chicks Who Will Rock Coachella

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but Coachella has officially arrived! The festival has gotten so huge that this year it will span over two consecutive — each sold out! — weekends. While there are a ton of incredible acts to look forward to, we can’t help but recognize the bevy of beautiful, talented, and fierce lady rockers who will grace the stage and are sure to put on kick-ass shows. Click through to find out why we think each of these 20 chicks will rock Coachella’s world. Read more…

Beyonce Loves On Lady Gaga

“I love Gaga. I mean, if she didn’t perform and she wasn’t a singer, just as a human being I love her to death. But on top of it, she is the most talented pop star right now, and I’m so happy for her. It’s just really inspiring to see someone who just creates their own destiny and comes up with their own looks and writes their own songs and choreographs and is in control and is not contrived. If you took away every bit of costume and she just sat in front of a piano, she would still tear it down. She’s just that talented, and she deserves it all. And I’m just happy to work with her. I love her.”

Beyonce shares her respect for her “Telephone” and “Videophone” collaborator, Lady Gaga. See, there can be more than one diva in the house. [PrideSource] Keep reading »

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