It wasn't until someone made a comment that I looked like Karen O with my fringe bangs, red lipstick, and almond-shaped eyes that I realized she was like me—part Asian. While I'd already heard her slow seductive vocals and high-pitch screams on a mix CD a friend made me, at that point I'd never actually seen what the frontwoman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs looked like. When I finally did, the revelation was transformative. For most of my childhood, I tried to hide the fact that I was Filipino, because in my extremely white suburb I always felt like an outsider and being Asian only made that otherness worse. Even when I turned to rock 'n' roll, I didn't find many people who looked like me, which is why Karen O was so important. When I would watch her unapologetically slink across the stage and stuff microphones down her throat to make guttural squawks, I felt empowered.
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The land of the rising sun is known for many things — kabuki theatre, high tech electronics, manga, Hello Kitty , and incredible food. The heavy metal industry is no different. With their manically catchy tunes, this unlikely fusion of pop and heavy metal has made school girl trio Baby Metal an international sensation in the rock and roll industry. They may not have had any interest in metal before, or even heard of a mosh pit, but Baby Metal are certainly turning metalheads see what we did there? Something of a pioneer on the scene, they have paved the way for the explosion of female-fronted bands in Japan today.