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22 Kickass Lady Drummers Who Are The Definition Of Cool

These chicks with sticks sure know how to keep the beat. Rock on, ladies. Listen along with this rundown of rhythm queens right now on Spotify!

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1. Samantha Maloney

Hole, Motley Crue + Peaches Fun Fact: Samantha attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the famous performing arts school in NYC.
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Hole, Motley Crue + Peaches

Fun Fact: Samantha attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the famous performing arts school in NYC.

2. Maureen "Moe" Tucker

The Velvet Underground Fun Fact: Moe is self-taught, and enjoyed playing while standing up.
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The Velvet Underground

Fun Fact: Moe is self-taught, and enjoyed playing while standing up.

3. Hannah Ford

3rdEyeGirl (Prince's new band)Fun Fact: Hannah's been bangin' on the drums since the age of seven.
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3rdEyeGirl (Prince's new band)

Fun Fact: Hannah's been bangin' on the drums since the age of seven.

4. Maya Tuttle

The Colourist Fun Fact: Maya was drumming for the band Paper Thin Walls before starting The Colourist with Adam Castilla.
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The Colourist

Fun Fact: Maya was drumming for the band Paper Thin Walls before starting The Colourist with Adam Castilla.

5. Cindy Blackman

Lenny Kravitz Fun Fact: Cindy is married to Carlos Santana.
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Lenny Kravitz

Fun Fact: Cindy is married to Carlos Santana.

6. Elaine Bradley

Neon Trees Fun Fact: Elaine is originally from Utah and an active member of the Mormon Church.
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Neon Trees

Fun Fact: Elaine is originally from Utah and an active member of the Mormon Church.

7. Régine Chassagne

Arcade Fire Fun Fact: RĂ©gine also plays the accordion and is one of the founding members of the band, along with her now-husband, lead singer Win Butler.
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Arcade Fire

Fun Fact: Régine also plays the accordion and is one of the founding members of the band, along with her now-husband, lead singer Win Butler.

8. Karen Carpenter

The Carpenters Fun Fact: In 1999 VH1 ranked Karen at #29 on its list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.
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The Carpenters

Fun Fact: In 1999 VH1 ranked Karen at #29 on its list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.

9. Kim Schifino

Matt and KimFun Fact: Kim met Matt in college at Pratt, and they started dating after they formed the band.
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Matt and Kim

Fun Fact: Kim met Matt in college at Pratt, and they started dating after they formed the band.

10. Debbi Peterson

The BanglesFun Fact: Debbie started her first band in high school.
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The Bangles

Fun Fact: Debbie started her first band in high school.

11. Scarlett Stevens

San Cisco Fun Fact: Scarlett is from Freemantle, Australia and plays drums without shoes.
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San Cisco

Fun Fact: Scarlett is from Freemantle, Australia and plays drums without shoes.

12. Janet Weiss

Has drummed for Wild Flag, Quasi, and Bright EyesFun Fact: Janet graduated with a degree in Photography from San Francisco State University.
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Has drummed for Wild Flag, Quasi, and Bright Eyes

Fun Fact: Janet graduated with a degree in Photography from San Francisco State University.

13. Sandy West

The Runaways Fun Fact: Sandy was a founding member of the first all-girl teenage rock group, The Runaways, along with Joan Jett.
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The Runaways

Fun Fact: Sandy was a founding member of the first all-girl teenage rock group, The Runaways, along with Joan Jett.

14. Anna Prior

Metromony Fun Fact: Anna also siiiiiings!
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Metromony

Fun Fact: Anna also siiiiiings!

15. Meg White

The White Stripes Fun Fact: Meg and Jack were married and then divorced before The White Stripes gained commercial success.
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The White Stripes

Fun Fact: Meg and Jack were married and then divorced before The White Stripes gained commercial success.

16. Vicky Jean Smith

The Big Pink Fun Fact: Vicky and the two other members of the band are from London, and have released two studio albums.
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The Big Pink

Fun Fact: Vicky and the two other members of the band are from London, and have released two studio albums.

17. Torry Castellano

The Donnas Fun Fact: Torry was asked to join the band even though she didn't have any experience.
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The Donnas

Fun Fact: Torry was asked to join the band even though she didn't have any experience.

18. Caroline Corr

The Corrs Fun Fact: The Corrs are an Irish family band, made up of three sisters and one brother.
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The Corrs

Fun Fact: The Corrs are an Irish family band, made up of three sisters and one brother.

19. Gina Schock

The Go-Go's Fun Fact: Gina has co-written songs for Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
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The Go-Go's

Fun Fact: Gina has co-written songs for Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

20. Carla Azar

AutoluxFun Fact: Carla also drummed on Jack White's Blunderbuss album.
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Autolux

Fun Fact: Carla also drummed on Jack White's Blunderbuss album.

21. Pamela Racine

Gogol BordelloFun Fact: Pam's mother is from Thailand and her father is from Vermont.
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Gogol Bordello

Fun Fact: Pam's mother is from Thailand and her father is from Vermont.

22. Terri Lyne Carrington

She has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Herbie HancockFun Fact: Terri is a GRAMMY winner and holds an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.
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She has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Herbie Hancock

Fun Fact: Terri is a GRAMMY winner and holds an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

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