She answered my question! Venus Zine took reader submitted questions to ask Xtina, and guess what! Mine was picked and she answered, hence, some lady wisdom below:
Emily (me): “What advice can you give aspiring female musicians who may not fit the industry’s mold?”
Christina Aguilera: “Don’t settle, and stay true to who you are as an artist. Follow the lead of people you trust, but remember why it is you do what you do.”
In the summer 2010 issue of Venus Zine Magazine.
Peaches cribs! Love it!
We may be up for a new No Doubt album soon! via Paste.
Emmylou Harris and fighting against mountain top coal removal via Paste.
Listen to Patty Loveless’ Mountain Stage concert now, via NPR.
Mary J. Blige is set to play Nina Simone in a new biopic. Cannot wait! via Pitchfork.
Blondie added to Hop Farm Festival via NME.
I am so SICK of the faux cat fights between female musicians. The latest is Lady Gaga vs. Xtina. Ugh. It’s like every time I see a feed about it, I get the visual of some dirty guy going “Oh yea, fight about who dresses weirder girls.” Please! I give props to Xtina for noting that all the media hype about her and Gaga is totally just to separate female musicians and make for raunchy gossip.
As she says ” There is room for all of us on everyone’s iPods. This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter. “Can’t hold us down….”” Via E! & Xtina.
RockherMag seems to be posting again! Yeah! Check it out for women in music awesomeness. Much like this blog.
Another The Runaways movie review via Venus Zine.
Another Girl Power interview with Marisa Meltzer. Via Edrants.
Chris Pureka, Folk tunes that make some noise!
Black-Women-Rockers via The Angry Black Woman.
Christina Aguilera’s new single “Not Myself Tonight” debuts March 30th, and her new album Bionic will be released June 8th. Via Christina Aguilera. I’m digging the whole robotic thing.
Madonna is the most played artist of the decade in the UK. via BBC.
Women in Alternative Music via Feminism/Pop Culture.
Learn how to get Joan Jett’s guitar/amp tone via Gibson.
Image gallery of girls who rock featuring The Runaways, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Love and more, via MSN.
Lady Gaga, Grrrl Power, and Rock & Roll Feminism via Reality Check.
What happened to angry female music stars? via The Guardian UK.