Hair ye, hair ye! Melissa Etheridge (search) is bouncing back from her gutsy battle with breast cancer and lookin' good.

The rocker's blond locks are growing in after being lost during a six-month regimen of chemotherapy.

And as shown by this exclusive photo from Time magazine's Time 100 issue (search) — profiling the 100 most influential people of the year — Melissa is all smiles and ready to rock.

The 43-year-old hitmaker was forced to cancel her seven-city tour last October after discovering a lump in her breast.

She bravely went public with her fight, underwent two operations, and performed at the Grammys bald in February.

In the Time 100 issue, which hits stands Monday, Lisa Marie Presley (search) tells how Melissa was a huge inspiration in jump-starting her own career.

"It was a transitional point in my life, and I couldn't stop listening to Melissa's songs. Her voice was raw, her lyrics frank, her arrangements barren," says Elvis' daughter.

"Fast-forward 15 years or so, and my first single was on the radio and critics were, to my great pleasure, comparing my sound with Melissa's. She sent me an e-mail, a welcome to the intimate club of female rockers."

Lisa Marie says Melissa's "wrenching, rocking performance" of Janis Joplin's 'Piece of My Heart' at the Grammys was so powerful, "I was bawling backstage ... Melissa's fearlessness was never clearer."

Etheridge, who lives in Los Angeles with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels (search), recently told an interviewer: "I was in bed for two months. But I'm in the clear now. I'm cancer-free."

She says of her life-changing ordeal: "What an unexpected journey this is."

The rocker, whose hits include "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," is now penning new songs to be included in a greatest hits album.