Musical Moms That Make Us Melt
With Mother's Day fast approaching, we can't help but recognize all the hot rocker mamas out there making music and babies. It can't be easy to write the next great pop song and have a tiny human being inside you sucking nutrients from your body, in the process girding their loins for making your life a roller coaster of bed-wetting, puberty, hateful screams and stolen cigarettes for the next 18 years. Before you make those last minute reservations with Mom or at least book it to Wal-Mart for an ugly Teddy Bear and a greeting card, check out our list of hot rocker moms. These ladies have not only birthed some of the best jams on Earth, they have also done their part to hasten the onset of worldwide overpopulation. Thanks, gals!
Gwen Stefani: The No Doubt frontwoman and solo electro-pop superstar has had two boys with Bushman Gavin Rossdale, Kingston and Zuma. Even after having two babies, she still manages to look hot, bouncing back from both pregnancies looking better than before.
Sarah McLachlan: The Lilith Fair founder and writer of one of the saddest songs on Earth, "Angel", Sarah McLachlan had her first child, a daughter, in 2002 with her touring drummer Ashwin Sood. A second daughter came in 2007, but Sood and the Canadian balladeer separated the next year.
Michelle Branch: Guitarist Michelle Branch had a child in 2005 with her husband Teddy Landau. She is best known for her 2001 album The Spirit Room and her work in the one-off country duo the Wreckers with Jessica Harp. Branch is currently tracking her next album and tours regularly.
Bjork: Before Lady Gaga took over the WTF Crown of the World, it was Bjork who held it for nearly a decade after Sinead O'Connor. She has one older boy who was born in 1986, and procreated with auteur Matthew Barney in 2002.
Christina Aguilera: 2010 will be a busy year for Aguilera, what with her trying to regain her street cred from the likes of the aforementioned Gaga with her new electro album Bionic. The "Genie In A Bottle" singer's last LP, Back To Basics, was a breath of fresh old-fashioned air but she obviously decided to abandon that direction. She had a son, Max, with husband Jordan Bratman in early 2008.
M.I.A.: Rocks Off likes them militant and manic, and that describes Brit/Sri Lankan indie hip-hopper M.I.A. to the letter. She had a child in early 2009, and was tracking her new album within weeks we hear. You may have seen the NSFG (Not Safe For Gingers) video for her track "Born Free" last week.
Brody Dalle: It took the lusty manliness of Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme to make former Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle a mother in 2006. Camille Harley Joan Homme has the same red hair as her dad too. Dalle released an album with her band Spinnerette last year.
Erykah Badu: Before her nekkid Dealey Plaza music video, most folks only knew Badu as that "Tyrone" chick in the head wrap. But longtime fans always knew she was militantly artistic mama with a sneer to go with silky soul. Madame Badu has three kids, one from Andre 3000, one with rapper The D.O.C. and another with Jay Electronica. Britney Spears: She may not be what she used to be (Jesus Christ, remember this? ), but after a few rounds of Photoshop, Britney can still make men and even women drool, her two surprisingly well-adjusted kids with that dreamboat Kevin Federline notwithstanding. Jesus, we just had to teach our computer how to spell Federline. Courtney Love: All right, she may not be the best mom, but at least Love has given her daughter with late husband Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean, plenty of fodder for her own budding musical career. At 45, Love has a whiskey-mama look now that repels but also makes you feel dirty for looking at her too long. She's like the old lady at the bar who you should know better than to hook up with, but you do anyway.
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