Calling themselves Ragady Anne at first, they played covers of groups like R. M., L7, the Muffs, and Shonen Knife, and entered a junior-high battle of the bands just one month after forming.
During high school, they kept practicing virtually every afternoon, and soon moved into riot grrrl territory with inspiration from bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile (though it was more musical than political).
But their bratty high-school-delinquent image was clearly indebted to the latter, as their songs concerned themselves mostly with boys, booze, drugs, and hated classmates.
As the Donnas grew up and polished their technical abilities, their music evolved into a distinctly female take on cock-rock metal, drawing more from AC/DC, Kiss, and Mötley Crüe than from punk.
Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female drummers.