Anyone who questions the female ability to play guitar should check out Drain STH, Kittie, Liona Boyd and the other women mentioned in this topic. As for guitar magazine lists they are completely unreliable. I read an article on the 100 greatest solos that rated Kurts Smells Like Teen Spirit solo higher than lots of great solos such as Brad Nowells Santeria solo. Now I’m not putting Kurt down, but anyone who listened to Nirvana while learning to play guitar (as I did) knows that there is very little technical proficiency required to play the Teen Spirit solo. Anyway, I think women musicians kick ass and I’m glad to see many of them here defending their art.