International Women’s Day

The Latest International Women's Day News, Video, Interviews and Features

The News Within Temptation, Spiritbox, Dana Dentata and more lead Kerrang!’s International Women’s Day celebrations

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we are launching a new video series to shine a light on the women who make the rock and metal scene what it is: from festival bookers to record producers to venue owners.

Features Nova Twins: "So much of this world is optimised for men, to the detriment of 50% of the population"

Nova Twins’ Amy Love and Georgia South cast a light on what it means to be women of colour in modern society

Features WARGASM's Milkie Way: "If the choice isn’t presented to you, do whatever you can to make one. Be a rebel and be an ally"

WARGASM’s Milkie Way reflects on her experiences on inequality in music and how we can all do something to redress the balance…

Features Petrol Girls' Ren Aldridge: "Make this year’s International Women’s Day inclusive, anti-capitalist and intersectional"

Petrol Girls’ Ren Aldridge examines the rebellious history of IWD and highlights key battles still being fought around the globe…

Features Hands Off Gretel's Lauren Tate: "I was chaotic and aimless before I found the angry women of rock'n'roll"​

Hands Off Gretel vocalist Lauren Tate opens up about her tumultuous upbringing and how music can literally save lives…

Features Sløtface’s Haley Shea: “My whole life revolves around an issue that most people only talk about on International Women’s Day"

Sløtface’s Haley Shea discusses the challenges of gender equality in music and why there’s still plenty of work to be done…

Features Hot Milk’s Hannah Mee: “You have the power to dictate your own life, don’t blame men or the system. Don't get bitter – get even"

Hot Milk vocalist and guitarist Hannah Mee tackles the issue of equality and issues a rallying cry to mark International Women’s Day 2020

Features Baroness' Gina Gleason: "Heavy music carves out a place for people to shine a light on injustices"

Baroness guitarist Gina Gleason writes openly about equality, the rock scene, and the notion of being a female in a band”

Features Myrkur: "Equality means we have to respect each other's differences"

Myrkur discusses what equality means to her, and what true equality actually means on a global scale

Features Creeper's Hannah Greenwood: "I find myself going to extra lengths to prove that I am perfectly entitled to be on the stage"

Creeper keyboardist/vocalist Hannah Greenwood reflects on the concept of equality on International Women’s Day

Features Charlotte Wessels: "When was the last time you heard someone ask, 'What's it like being a man in a metal band?'"

Delain vocalist Charlotte Wessels writes about how the need for feminism is more urgent than ever in 2019.

Features Melissa Auf der Maur: "I will not stand for Kurt’s death overshadowing the life and work of the women he left behind this year"

Former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur writes an open letter to Kerrang!, rock music and Courtney Love…