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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:32:32

    ARTISTdirect.com Woman of the Year: Taylor Momsen - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    • The Pretty Reckless - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 04: Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs at Hammersmith Apollo on November 4, 2011 in London, England.
    • The Pretty Reckless - KINROSS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: Taylor Momsen performs in King Tut's Wah Wah Tent with her band The Pretty Reckless on the last day of T In the Park on July 10, 2011 in Kinross, Scotland.
    • The Pretty Reckless - LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Singer Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs live on stage during the third day of the Wireless Festival at Hyde Park on July 3, 2011 in London, England.

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    It's hard to believe the claims that rock 'n' roll is dead—whether they come from Gene Simmons or anybody else—while Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless are still around. Going To Hell isn't just a declaration that the group is here to stay, it's a clarion call to fans worldwide that this kind of music isn't going anywhere. Momsen is the perfect leader for the genre too. She's smart, eloquent, and downright badass, like some kind of Quentin Tarantino heroine come to life. That's why she's ARTISTdirect.com's "Woman of the Year".

    Momsen doesn't just sing, play guitar, and write songs either. She's comfortable behind the camera, and she did a hell of a job directing the captivating music video for the year's massive hit "Heaven Knows." Momsen's the kind of auteur the world has been begging for. She doesn't give a fuck what anybody thinks, and she backs up everything she says with immense talent and an equally impressive and relentless work ethic (The Pretty Reckless will hit the road with Nickelback next year).

    There's still nothing like seeing the band live. It's the best kind of rock show and Going to Hell is the best kind of rock album—real, raw, and righteous.

    It feels like there are even bigger and better things to come from Momsen though. This is only the beginning of her journey. Rock 'n' roll thanks her for it. She's the woman it's been waiting for to give it life again.

    Rick Florino

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    See Momsen's Big Three here!

    See our last interview with Taylor Momsen here!

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