The Donnas are an American all-female rock band from the place called Palo Alto in California. They drew inspiration from The bands called Ramones, The Runaways, AC/DC, and Kiss for their music.
Rolling Stone once said that "the Donnas offer a guileless take on adolescent alienation; they traffic in kicks, not catharsis, fun rather than rage". The popular channel MTV also said that the band offers "a good old-fashioned rock & roll party". After gathering a major fan following in the punk domain from their 1993 debut, they attained major label commercial success in the early 2000s and afterward.
All band members were born in 1979; Brett Anderson on May 30 (vocals), Allison Robertson on August 26 (guitar, vocals), Maya Ford on January 8 (bass guitar, vocals), and To
rry Castellano on January 8 (drums, percussion). They became great friends by eighth grade and made the band in May 1993 to play for their school day’s event called "Day on the Green." The only female band in their city Palo Alto, California, they were mostly unknown until they passed out of high school. They are all self-learned musicians and practiced in Castellano's garage almost every day during high school. They called themselves "Ragady Anne" in their early days and then changed their name to "The Electrocutes".
Towards the end of their high school when they were still called "The Electrocutes," they decided to make another band (with the same members) that would play softer songs without changing or distorting the metal queen image of The Electrocutes. To help their fans make out the difference between the two bands, they all took matching "Donna" monikers, where all of their names were Donna and their last names were the first initial of their last name (Brett Anderson became Donna A, etc.), which they used only when performing as "The Donnas."
The Donnas have always had a very dedicated fan following almost from the start of their touring career. The band has a fan club called ‘The Donnaholics’. Every year these fans are sent a special membership package.
Why are the Donnas famous?
They are famous for being some who offer a guileless take on adolescent alienation.
Why do we like the Donnas?
We like them because they are a lot of fun.