Girl Crush: Brody Dalle

Cliterati has serious lady lust for Aussie Brody Dalle (born Bree Pucilowski), raging guitarist and dominant vocalist of now-defunct band The Distillers. It’s not just that she admirably based her stage surname on film actress Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue being a Cliterati favourite, and its similarly unhinged star Béa an equal attraction). It’s also that Brody is one helluva strong, sexy woman who has managed to fit more into her thirty-three years on this planet than most men in rock manage in their entire career: so far she’s had seven surnames, and many more guitars besides!

But all this begins to make sense when you learn that at sixteen, Brody was already playing at Australia’s Summersault Festival. There she met her first husband, punk-rock Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, who was thirteen years older. Initially, Armstrong wasn’t aware of his new girlfriend’s real age, but they eventually married in 1997 when Dalle turned eighteen – which if you think about it is quite some adolescence! The Distillers released their first self-titled album in 2000, and went through several line-up changes and another couple of albums (including the successful Coral Fang), before splitting for good in 2004, the year after Dalle and Armstrong divorced.

Dalle then formed band Spinnerette, and met second husband Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age (a candidate for our Muso I’d Like To F… section, if ever there was one) whom she married in 2007. She’s since sung on a QOTSA song, played on several tracks under several pseudonyms for sister group Eagles Of Death Metal (amongst other bands), and has even found time to have two children with aforementioned hot bod Homme. Cliterati’s exhausted already just thinking about it all!

Dalle is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist, keyboard player, mum and wife, and easily holds her own as part of rock royalty with super-skilled muso husband Josh. We love a strong woman who’s unafraid to show the world how talented she is, and in Bree Pucilowski, Bree Robinson, Bree Joanna Alice Mayer, Brody Armstrong, Brody Dalle, Brody Homme and Bree Joanna Alice Robinson we’ve found the whole package – and more.

The Distillers with Drain The Blood

Spinnerette with Ghetto Love

Oh to be the filling in this Josh-Brody tongue sandwich!

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