Dorothee Pesch - "Doro"
Dorothee Pesch, popularly known as Doro Pesch or Doro, is a German heavy metal singer-songwriter, dubbed the "Queen of Heavy Metal".
Doro started her career in native Düsseldorf underground scene and achieved media visibility and some commercial success with Warlock in the 1980s. Afterwards she started a solo career under the name Doro. During the rise of grunge and alternative rock in the 1990s, she remained a successful charting artist in Germany, despite living and producing her albums in the US. When classic heavy metal found again the favour of the public, she returned to tour all over the world and her popularity as a veteran singer grew considerably, inspiring many new female metal artists.
Doro headlined her first Wacken Open Air festival on 20 August 1993. In 2000, the album Calling the Wild was published in two different versions in Europe and in the US. The album includes the songs "Love Me Forever" and "Alone Again", recorded in California with the leader of the English band Motörhead Ian 'Lemmy' Kilminster. In 2009, she wrote the Wacken anthem "We Are the Metalheads" for the 20th anniversary of Wacken Open Air festival. On 13 March 2010, Doro celebrated her 2500th live show with a special concert in Düsseldorf.
In June 2013, the music magazine Metal Hammer assigned Doro the Golden God Legend award. She released her latest album Forever Warriors - Forever United on 17 August 2018.