10 Female Musicians We’d Like to See on the $10 Bill


It’s not entirely clear that putting a picture of them on the paper tools of our oppression is the greatest way of honoring American heroes, but since there’s apparently going to be a woman featured on the new $10, we’ve gotten to thinking about who that should be. Past honorees have been dead presidents and the odd dead non-president, but if we’re bucking that trend, why not buck it completely and feature a living musician? Like any of these, for example, whose pecuniary portraits we’ve imagined thanks to the miracle of Photoshop.

Carrie Brownstein

Nicki Minaj

Courtney Love

Kathleen Hanna

Nina Simone

Lydia Lunch

Betty Davis


Missy Elliott

Patti Smith