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Otep Shamaya (Otep)

Otep’s Shamaya is one of the most respected women in the metal genre. Otep is a band that broke through with their spastic and unpredictable songwriting along with the emotional vocals of Shamaya. The frontwoman is famous for shifting gears between maddening shrieks and screams, to more spoken vocal parts that bring an even more demented element to the already deranged music of Otep. In addition to an extreme metal frontwoman, she serves as a role model for women who may be battling with sexuality issues and the male-dominated metal realm.

Anyone who has followed the band Otep knows frontwoman Otep Shamaya is no shrinking violet. She’s smart, informed, opinionated and plenty outgoing particularly on stage and on album.

And because she is the main songwriter, because the group has been through a string of personnel changes that have left her as the sole original member of Otep — and last but not least, because the band is named after her, there’s a tendency to see Otep and the group’s music as being entirely her baby.

Shamaya made her debut in 2000 with her band OTEP, and released the full-length albums Sevas Tra (June 2002), House of Secrets (July 2004), The Ascension (October 2007), Smash the Control Machine (August 2009), Atavist (April 2011), Hydra (January 2013), and Shamaya unleashed her latest album, “GENERATION DOOM” via Napalm Records on April 15, 2016. The critically acclaimed album debuted on Billboard at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart, #4 on the Hard Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Shamaya is featured in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies as a voice-over actor for creatures. Shamaya has been featured on HBO’s television series Def Poetry. In April 2015, Shamaya released her first edition of short stories titled “Movies in My Head”. The first printed collection of poetry and illustrations by Shamaya was self-published to the public in November 2006 Lulu.com. In August 2007, the e-book Little Sins, her first electronic collection of printed poems and illustrations was placed in book form on Lulu.com. In 2010, Shamaya was a GLAAD Nominee for Outstanding Music Artist, alongside Lady Gaga (who won) and Adam Lambert.

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Nico

Nico may have been positioned in the Velvet Underground because Andy Warhol understood the value of a beautiful face, but it was her voice that made people stand up and notice. Alluring, devastatingly cool and almost incomprehensibly exotic, she was the voice of the band that launched ten thousand other bands.

Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls.

At the insistence of Warhol, she recorded vocals for three songs of the Velvet Underground’s debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). At the same time, she started a solo career and released Chelsea Girl. Nico’s friend Jim Morrison suggested that she start writing her own material. She then composed songs on a harmonium, not traditionally a rock instrument; John Cale became her musical arranger and produced The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End… and other subsequent albums.

In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe, United States, Australia and Japan. After a concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest and died as the result of a cycling accident.

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Susan Kay Quatro born June 3, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star.

SUZI Quatro is a rock legend known for her hits in the 70s.

But did you know she is also an actress? Here is what else we have found out…

Suzi Quatro was born in Michigan on June 3, 1950 and is 67-years-old.

She is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.

She is known for being the first female bass player to became a major rock star and is credited with helping women participate in rock and roll music.

Suzi had a series of hit singles during the 70s.

Suzi’s hits include:

  • 48 Crash
  • Can the Can
  • Devil Gate Drive
  • Daytona Demon
  • Your Mamma Won’t Like Me
  • Stumblin’ In

She has sold more than 50 million albums.

Suzi was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame in 2010.

Suzi has amassed a fortune of £15.5million.

Her wealth comes from album sales and touring.

She has also made money through appearing on TV shows like Absolutely Fabulous, Midsomer Murders and Minder.

Suzi starred in Happy Days alongside Ron Howard and Henry Winkler playing Leather Tuscadero.

She was in the show for seven episodes from 1977 to 79.

The show’s producer, Garry Marshall, offered her the role without an audition after seeing a photograph of her on his daughter’s bedroom wall.

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