Former lead singer of Bikini Kill and riot grrrl icon. Went on to record a solo album as Julie Ruin and currently fronts the amazing Le Tigre.
She once scrawled the phrase "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on her friend Kurt Cobain's bedroom wall, inspiring one of his better-known songs. Courtney Love punched her backstage at Lollapalooza. Inspired Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, among others. Her boyfriend is Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz.
The most important punk performer since Johnny Rotten. Memorable moments include Bikini Kill's Rebel Girl and Suck My Left One, Julie Ruin's I Wanna Know What Love Is, and Le Tigre's What's Yr Take On Cassavetes?