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Aimee Mann shared that her plans of opening for Steely Dan this summer have suddenly changed simply because she’s a woman.

Mann shared a comic via Instagram explaining the situation writing, “I was supposed to open for Steely dan this summer. I just found out that they took me off the bill. No one is entirely sure why, but it seems they thought their audience wouldn’t like a female singer-songwriter?”

She added, “As if happens, Steely Dan is the one band that I 100% love, with no reservations, so it really sucks. But you know what? People are allowed to not like you, for whatever reason.”

If Mann sounds familiar to you, you might remember her as the singer and bass player from ’80s new wave band ‘Til Tuesday, who had a massive MTV hit with “Voices Carry.” She later guested on Rush’s “Time Stand Still” — making her one of the only high profile artists ever to collaborate with the Canadian trio.

Her song “Save Me,” from 1999’s Magnolia, was nominated for an Oscar at the 72nd Academy Awards, but lost to Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be In My Heart.” But all of her albums are excellent and are worth checking out… especially if you have Steely Dan tickets. You might want to check out what you’re missing.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.