Brody Dalle was born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson but following her '03 divorce from Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong she selected the surname of her favorite actress, Beatrice Dalle.
While Armstrong had a considerable influence on Dalle's early life and career it was her second husband, also a musician, who had a greater impact.
In '95, Brody Dalle, then 16, performed with her band Sourpuss at Australia's Summersault Festival. It was there she met the much older (13 years) Armstrong.
The couple got engaged shortly after Dalle turned 18 and she moved with Armstrong to L.A. They were married in '97 but divorced six years later. It was during that period that Dalle founded The Distillers.
The group's eponymous debut album landed in '00 and met with good reviews, but the '02 sophomore set "Sing Sing Death House" saw line-up changes and by the third album "Coral Fang," Dalle was then the only remaining original member.
As The Distillers were falling apart Dalle became involved with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. They had their first child, Camille Harley Joan Homme, in '06 with the couple getting married the following year. Their second child, Orrin Ryder Homme, arrived in '11.
With The Distillers no more, Dalle formed Spinnerette with Alain Johannes of Eleven, issuing the EP "Ghetto Love. A full-length album was released in '09. Dalle also contributed to albums by Queens Of The Stone Age and Eagles Of Death Metal. Both groups were led by Homme.
Having two young children does take a lot of time. In fact, it pretty much sidelined Dalle's career. But in '12 she announced she was working on a solo effort and later signed with Caroline Records.
"Diploid Love," released in '14, featured appearances by Shirley Manson of Garbage and The Strokes' Nick Valensi.
2014 Diploid Love
Also See The Distillers.