BOOKS by Alison Stieven - Taylor

Rock Chicks


OK! Magazine gives Rock Chicks 4 1/2 star rating out of 5!!!

Herald Sun says Rock Chicks is "entertaining...Stieven-Taylor has done her homework."

Good Reading Magazine says Rock Chicks "is a welcome addition to the rock history genre."

Wise Womens World - "GREAT READING! Alison has really hit the mark with this book, her storytelling skills keep you enthralled and captivated. I highly recommend this book; it’s full of raw emotion and transports you to a totally different world."

Cleo Australia March 2008 - "Natalie Bassingthwaite's Fav Book....Rock Chicks!"

“Rock chicks are fantastic to photograph. A rock chick is sassy, sexy and has loads of charisma and, above all, is empowering both to herself and her audience” – rock photographer Tony Mott

ROCK CHICKS: The hottest female rockers from the 1960s to now lifts the lid off the behind-the-scenes antics of more than twenty of the world’s most famous female singers whose determination has earned them the label ‘rock star’ – from Janis Joplin and Chrissie Hynde to Courtney Love and P!nk.

Author Alison Stieven-Taylor started out as a music publicist and worked as a door bitch for local bands including the Angels, INXS, Mental As Anything, the Divinyls and Cold Chisel. In 1983 she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a publicist on Men at Work’s North American and Canadian tour.

With perceptive biographies and in-depth music critiques Alison gives an up-close and personal look at the experiences, adventures and musical passions of these extraordinary and talented women whose wild vocals and on-stage antics have made them rock ‘n’ roll legends.

Through personal heartaches, drug addictions, public humiliations and private nightmares, these rock chicks have taken the music world by storm, despite often facing great personal adversity – pressure and scrutiny that would have destroyed mere mortals.

  • Marianne Faithfull fell in love with heroin forsaking her other love Mick Jagger for the white powder
  • Annie Lennox endured the loss of a child in the glare of the media spotlight
  • Stevie Nicks battled drug addictions for twenty years
  • Alanis Morissette suffered from anorexia and bulimia
  • PJ Harvey was driven into therapy by the pressures of celebrity

And all kept making some of the most memorable music the world of rock has heard.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Alison Stieven-Taylor, a freelance journalist for over twenty years, has written for a variety of magazines from Rolling Stone through to Cleo. She has studied documentary film, narrative form in literature and film and is a photographic artist. Her first book, The Price of Love, is an expose on the dating industry written with fellow journalist Jenni Lans and published in 2005.

The Rock Chicks team – author Alison Stieven-Taylor; Publishers - Lisa Hanrahan Rockpool Publishing and Mark Byrne Management; rock photographer Tony Mott and; ARIA Award winning designers Debaser have combined to make a unique and visually stunning book that is destined to be a rock ‘n’ roll bible. Rock Chicks companion CD is out through Sony BMG.

Rocks Chicks The Hottest Female Rockers from the 1960s to Now is available in all good book stores or from

Press Coverage


Daily Telegraph Sydney October 07

MX October 2007

OK! Magazine October 07

JB Hi-Fi MAG November 07