Right before the resurgence of pop and the definitive affirmation of hip hop in the Noughties, the 90's decade was briefly ruledby a bunch of rock females that will forever live in our ears and hearts. 20 years later some of these ladies are still rocking the stage while others have disappeared from the limelight and chose to follow other paths.

Riot Girls of the 90's: where are they now?

Courtney Love

The former leader of Hole is strong on the acting side and has been seen in recurring roles on Revenge, Empire and Sons of Anarchy. She will star in a recurring role on Lifetime A Midsummer's Nightmare, a series based on William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

She recently commented about her past: "I remember I used to date this movie star in the 90’s and we were listening to KROQ, and there were like 6 songs in a row, and 5 of them were about me. I told him that and he was like, ‘No they aren’t!’ I was like, ‘Yeah they are! I dated every one of those guys dude!’ He was like, ‘You’re such * ****!'”

Alanis Morissette

The ex "Queen of alt-rock angst" has mellowed in the years and is now a happy mother, touring artist and columnist in The Guardian.

Shirley Manson, Garbage

Garbage have recently released their 6th studio album "Strange Little Birds" to great reviews and the band is currently touring around the globe to promote it. Shirley is one of those who consistently kept it going and enjoyed her rock chick life well beyond the 90's decade.

Always the outspoken girl, she told Voice Magazine: "I always hated the term Girl Power. At the time, I found the Spice Girls abhorrent".

Brody Dalle, The Distillers

In 2014 Dalle released her debut solo album "Diploid Love", featuring backing vocals by long-time friend Shirley Manson. After divorcing from Rancid's Tim Armstrong in 2003, Dalle married with Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2007.

The couple lives in California and have three children.

Cerys Matthews, Catatonia

Back in the 90s She was a founding member and frontwoman of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Nowadays she's a BBC radio host and children's books author.

Pj Harvey

Currently touring for the album The Hope Six Demolition Project as well as performing tracks from her era defining debut "To Bring You My Love".

She's scheduled to perform across Australia in January, after a Christmas break in the tour schedule.

Liz Phair

After supporting the Smashing Pumpkins in their 2016 US spring tour, Liz Phair has twitted she intended to release two albums by the end of 2016 but as the year is closing no further news have surfaced yet.

Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeah's

Still active with her band as well as with other solo projects, the always magnetic Karen O joined the likes of Duran Duran and Lykke Li for a tribute album to the Music of director David Lynch, with proceeds benefiting his foundation.

Fiona Apple

A recent collaboration with American singer Andrew Bird on the duet "Left Handed Kisses" is the first release and only noteworthy news from the elusive singer since the release of her most recent album in 2012.

Justine Frischmann, Elastica

The frontwoman ofsupercool, dismantled band Elastica reinvented herself as a visual artist and declared to NME "I don’t have any desire to make music".

Courtney Love and Shirley Manson both rightfully lamented there's a lack of female rock musicians in the current mainstream scene. Since history repeats, we shouldn't be too far from a new wave of rockchicksinvadingthe charts. Fingers crossed theywill be as good as the last time around.