publication . Article . 2009

Gender identity and the electric guitar in heavy metal music

Kelly, Philip;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Maynooth Musicology
  • Country: Ireland
In this chapter I will attempt to outline the gendered characteristics of heavy metal and the electric guitar and address the question: has society’s impression of heavy metal as a primarily masculine pursuit been so imbedded in Western culture that we will never see a female heavy metal band achieve the same level of success as a male heavy metal band?
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