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Soul Sisters Podcast: Marissa Paternoster, Reluctant Guitar Hero, Doesn't Want to Explain What 'Screaming Females' Means

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Marissa Paternoster of 'Screaming Females' performs during the Primal Screams concert at AMC Empire 25 theater on March 15, 2016 in New York City. 

On this episode of Soul Sisters, Screaming Females frontwoman Marissa Paternoster tells us how she went from being a young aspiring musician whose early journal entries included such observational tidbits as, "Today Mandy puked in class. It was funny. Mood: laughing," to becoming a rock powerhouse who Spin once dubbed the 77th greatest guitarist of all time. 

Plus, we push her to explain the band name that confounds so many fans, as Paternoster is the only female-presenting member of the group.

"It's part of the great unknown. It's like, 'Why are we here?'" she says wryly, before admitting, "really we just needed a band name, so we could put it on a flier for the show." With their seventh studio album All At Once out this month, you could say it's stuck. 

Listen to the full episode below and be sure to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel for all upcoming episodes!


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