And.......they succeed, those hypermasculine rock/punk/grunge backclashers. Male musicians just came back in a different form, but masculinity, it still is. Think about all the boy bands, like the Backstreet Boys and One Direction in the millenial age. Masculinity, queer that is, has a way of transforming itself over and over again.
Some bands, like Bon Jovi, AeroSmith, Led Zepplin, Gun N'Roses are like fixtures ....... forever. They even make it into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. It's not always about their hair and cake make-up. I have to learn how to play some instruments by watching these guys play, and I'm a classical musician. Musicianship is there, with or without the feminity, it seems.
The Spice Girls didn't last. Society tends to have singular females, like Madonna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga, evoking screen goddesses once more, but even they need the sex appeal first.