Do not confuse this rocker with Monica Geller. Musician Courtney Cox is no socialite; she is a heavy metal guitarist who jams with an all-female metal tribute band called the Iron Maidens. She dreamed of being a rock star from an early age attending high school at the Paul Green School of Rock Music.
She moved to LA, took every gig she could get, and finally landed the female rock tribute role representing the real Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith.
Jennifer Batten graduated from the Los Angeles Guitar Institute and then managed to get picked up by the biggest pop star ever.
Landing lead guitarist for Michael Jackson, yes, that Michael Jackson of mega-hits “Beat It” and “Thriller” for three world tours was an amazing start to her career. She also performed with English rocker the late Jeff Beck.
Orianthi was a child prodigy who played piano at age 3. Today she is one of the best female electric guitarists in the world. Orianthi Penny Panagaris is from South Australia and debuted at the 2009 Grammy Awards show playing guitar for Carrie Underwood.
She played live shows for Michael Jackson and was a guitarist for Alice Cooper. Orianthi also appeared as a guitarist for Michael Bolton, James Durbin, Dave Stewart, Kid Rock, John Mayer. Her work is also featured on Fefe Dobson’s album.
Sarah Longfield is a heavy metal guitarist from Wisconsin. She plays an eight-string guitar and is known for her two-hand tapping style. She found a niche for herself as a YouTuber which developed into signing with the Season of Mist label and producing three solo albums.
She also formed the band The Fine Constant. "Guitar World" named her one of the world’s greatest eight-string guitarists in 2018.
Long-time blues guitarist Debbie Davies has played with bands and done solo work since 1980. She has played guitar for Jimmy Buffet, Albert Collins, J. Geils, and in the band Double Trouble. She’s also known for her work in female bands Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs.
In blues circles, her work is highly respected. She won 1997 the W.C. Handy Award for Best Contemporary Female Artist.