Brody Dalle is honest and tough, and that's why she's one of the most captivating female rockers of the last 20 years. And, a decade after the demise of the Distillers — the punk band she formed as a teenager and fronted with absolute ferocity for three studio albums — she’s still going strong. Last month, the 35-year-old mother of two released her solo debut, Diploid Love, and after several years of hanging home and doing the domestic thing, she’s back on the bus. Refinery29 sat down with Dalle before she kicked off her U.S. tour last Sunday, May 4, at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist discussed the new record — a diverse set of savage rockers (“Rat Race,” “Underworld”), bracing alt-ballads (“Dreams In Disguise”), and even electronic dalliances (“Carry On”) — and shared her candid thoughts on Courtney Love, Nirvana’s recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, and the struggles rock moms face touring without their kids.