Listen again: 20th November 2012

Drummer Patty Schemel interviewed by Rosie Wilby

We hear from two strong women who left their mark in music history: Drummer Patty Schemel and singer and producer Nona Hendryx – it’s the second part of our interview with her.

In the 1990s Patty Schemel was a member of the rock band Hole, with Courtney Love as the frontwoman, and friends with Kurt Cobain. She recently released the music documentary ‘Hit So Hard’, which covers her life and near death story.  She tells Rosie how the documentary came about, what the music scene in Seattle was like, when she met Kurt Cobain, and about coming out. She also shares with us how her life has changed since then and what it means to her to have a two-year-old daughter who already happily plays the drums. You can follow Patty on Twitter under PattySchemel.

Rosie talks to Nona about her career after Labelle split up in the 1970s. This includes difficulties with early MTV politics, which were very hypocritical, and the inspiring people she worked with such as Dan Hartman. She has also been involved in Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ Tour, which raised awareness of discrimination regarding the LGBT community and appeared in the TV series ‘The L-Word’. Last but not least she lets us into the secret of her long-time relationship with Vickie Wickham.

Nona recently released her first album in album in 20 years. It’s called “Mutatis Mutandis” and you can hear more about it in the first part of the interview. It was on our programme on 25th September 2012 and is also available to listen again. More from Nona on Twitter under funkrockstar.

Click here to listen to Patty Schemel

Click here to listen to Nona Hendryx – 2nd part of the interview

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show – only one song this time with all these exciting interviews:

Marcus Reeves: ‘Black Tears’ from the album “Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre”

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