December 9th 2013
An update from Roxy on the new Madam X material :
The Live in Sweden CD has now definitely been released, I've received my copy. See pictures under the albums section on my pix page.
December 3rd 2013
Vixen will continue with the lineup of Janet Gardner, Roxy Petrucci, Share Ross and Gina Stile!
The official press release is below :
FIRST SHOW TO PLAY ON THE MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE.
The VIXEN Legacy Lives On in 2014 To Honor Its Founder and Guitarist Jan Kuehnemund
MIAMI, FL (Dec 3, 2013) - Singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross (Pedersen) announce they are honoring their friend and band mate, guitarist and founder of Vixen, Jan Kuehnemund by performing as Vixen in 2014.
The band was committed to reunite in 2012 but Kuehnemund's cancer diagnosis caused what was thought of at the time as a delay. Sadly however after a fierce battle Kuehnemund succumbed to her illness in October 2013, thus the reunion was not meant to be.
After discussing the idea with friends and family as well as lead vocalist from most recent lineup, Jenna Sanz-Agero, it was agreed that it was the right decision for the three surviving definitive members to carry on as Vixen.
Singer Janet Gardner commented, "We've been hearing the fans ask for this and while it will never be the same without Jan, we believe in our hearts it's what she would have wanted."
Hits like "Edge of a Broken Heart", "Cryin'", "How Much Love" and "Love Is A Killer" helped establish the group as one of premiere rock acts of their genre and the only all-female platinum selling 80ís rock act ever.
Joining forces with their JSRG bandmate, guitarist Gina Stile, Vixen will be performing at select festivals and showcase dates in 2014.
We are honored and proud to announce that the first official Vixen performances will take place on the Monsters of Rock Cruise departing from Miami, FL on March 29th.
December 2nd 2013
Vixen's Live in Sweden CD has apparently finally been released as of today, Dec 2nd, but is currently out of stock at Amazon, though it appears to be available via other sellers, or you could look on base.com or play.com.
Maxine was interviewed on the Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show on Dec 1st. The episode is now available to listen to at blogtalkradio.com, and Maxine's interview runs from around 76:30 to 98 minutes.
November 27th 2013
Another review of Firefest including pictures has been posted at RockUnited.com.
Roxy will be a guest player on the second Docker's Guild album, a 'prog metal space opera superproject' by Douglas R. Docker. The working title of the album is "The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A"; for more information see the Docker's Guild website.
November 19th 2013
November 11th 2013
Issue 10 of Classic Rock Presents AOR includes "Jan Kuehnemund: Tribute to the late guitarist and founder member of Vixen" plus an exhaustive review of Firefest including JSRG. The magazine is out now - Nov 13th : see scans below.
JanetShareRoxyGina made a brief appearance on an episode of the reality TV series Ex-Wives of Rock. It was shot at the kick-off party for the Monsters of Rock Cruise and has now aired. See them in this clip on YouTube, on screen for about a minute.
November 9th 2013
An excellent gallery with many photos from JSRG's performance at Firefest has been posted at Sean Larkin live music photography.
A new tune from Madam X will be coming soon. The song has been written by Maxine Petrucci and Bret Kaiser, and Maxine has recently been in the studio recording guitars for it.
October 27th 2013
Reviews of Firefest have been posted at Get Ready to Rock and Sea of Tranquility,
including some very good quality photos at the former link - see pages 3 & 4 for more JSRG. Photo credit: Simon Dunkerley ==>
October 24th 2013
Here is my video I shot of Never Say Never from Firefest.
I will post some pictures shortly in my livepix section, although I wasn't in an ideal position to get good shots. For now, here is one live pic, plus me with the girls at the meet & greet.
October 21st 2013
JSRG setlist from Firefest :
The girls played a great, well received show, and Janet dedicated Edge of a Broken Heart to Jan, with a very nice and moving tribute to her.
October 18th 2013
Maxine's video for Lost Girls, her tribute to the Quatro sisters and their bands Pleasure Seekers and Cradle, can now be viewed on YouTube.
And an interview with Maxine and Rachel May can be seen at National Rock Review.
October 15th 2013
Correspondence and condolences cards for Jan can be sent to this address :
Jan's final interview - see September 10th news item - can now be (re)listened to on YouTube.
October 11th 2013
Terrible news, Jan has died.
Share has also posted a statement on behalf of JSRG on Facebook.
September 10th 2013
Also on Thursday the 12th, Maxine has a show supporting Dio Disciples at the Diesel Concert Lounge.
August 7th 2013
Maxine played her somewhat delayed CD release party show on July 26th at the Diesel Concert Lounge. Pictures from the event can be seen on Facebook here and here (login required). She has another show coming up on September 1st at the 2013 edition of 'Arts, Beats & Eats' in Royal Oak, Michigan.
According to Amazon, the release date for the Live in Sweden CD is now October 14th ... I really hope it doesn't keep getting pushed back, otherwise I'll never stop posting these silly news items!
JSRG can be seen briefly (at 1:40) in the 2nd trailer for the Hair I Go Again documentary. There was also a glimpse of Share, again at around 1:40, in the original trailer.
July 5th 2013
The release date for the Live in Sweden CD has been put back to September 9th ...
June 16th 2013
Vixen's Live in Sweden CD is finally about to get a release! It is listed for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk with a release date of July 22nd.
June 3rd 2013
May 24th 2013
May 21st 2013
Maxine has written and recorded a tribute song to the Quatro sisters, called Lost Girls. The song can be
listened to on Facebook where Patti Quatro has posted it in a video with a montage of old photos.
May 10th 2013
A new interview with Gina has been posted at guitarworld.com.
There is an article on JSRG in Issue 8 of Classic Rock Presents AOR, available now - click on image to the right for the text.
May 6th 2013
JSRG setlist from the M3 Rock Festival :
Rev It Up
Take your pick from these videos!
Some very good pictures can be found at Full Access Magazine (scroll down).
Another photo gallery from the Monsters of Rock Cruise has been posted by Edu Lawless on flickr.
May 1st 2013
April 25th 2013
A video clip of JSRG rehearsing Adele's Rolling in the Deep has been posted on Youtube.
April 19th 2013
A new interview with Share has been posted at guitarworld.com.
You can now order JSRG merchandise - t-shirts, dog tags, guitar picks, signed 8x10s - in the JanetShareRoxyGina online store.
JSRG getting ready for the M3 Rock Festival! :
April 13th 2013
Pictures from the meet and greet with JanetShareRoxyGina on March 17th on the MORC have been uploaded at zenfolio.com.
Another photo gallery from the Monsters of Rock cruise by Jeff Serpa is on Facebook (login required).
April 6th 2013
Roxy, Maxine and Rachel May will be playing at a benefit show on May 18th at The Detroit Pub in Clinton Township, Michigan. This is a night of Dio music to benefit the Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up and Shout" cancer fund & the Mount Clemens Regional Healthcare Foundation for cancer related illness. For more information see the event page on Facebook.
A good gallery of photos from the Monsters of Rock cruise by Trudi Knight can be seen on Facebook (login required). Scroll down for JSRG pics.
March 26th 2013
Janet has another couple of shows with Scrap Metal coming up. These are on April 25th and 26th at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee
(the week before JSRG's appearance at the M3 Rock Festival). Apart from Janet, the line up includes Mark Slaughter, the Nelson Bros. and Kelly Keagy.
For more details see the Scrap Metal website.
March 24th 2013
There is now a review of the JSRG show on the cruise on the 17th at Decibel Geek (again, see the last paragraph).
March 22nd 2013
Here is some JanetShareRoxyGina media from the Monsters of Rock cruise and pre-party :
Plus, a recent interview with Maxine from Blastzone Online.
March 9th 2013
Maxine has a new official website at maxinepetrucci.net. Check it out for the latest news in her blog, audio/video clips, galleries and webshop.
Also, a review of Back to the Garden has been posted at 100% Rock Magazine.
February 25th 2013
An extensive interview with Janet, talking about JSRG, upcoming shows and Vixen history, has been posted at Legendary Rock Interviews.
February 20th 2013
Pictures from Maxine's CD listening party have been posted on Facebook. Roxy was there as well!
February 11th 2013
JSRG are confirmed to play the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-Party - this was actually mentioned in the original 'reunion' press release - which will be at Fort Lauderdale, FL on March 15th (before the cruise which runs from the 16th to the 20th). More info here.
There is a listening party for Maxine Petrucci's new CD at 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th at Esplendido Mexican Cuisine in Shelby Township, Michigan. (This is distinct from the CD release party show). Hear and buy the new CD, see the video, meet and greet / hang with the band. Details here.
February 6th 2013
There is another new interview with Roxy at AOL's Noisecreep.
Janet was featured in Classic Rock's AOR Issue 7 in December, on a list of the Top 50 Female AOR Stars at number 9. See below!
January 30th 2013
New interview with Roxy at Rock Radio NI.
Maxine will not now be playing at the show with Doro, due to scheduling conflicts. However, there is a "Back To The Garden" CD Release party on March 2nd at the Diesel Concert Lounge, a new venue in Chesterfield, Michigan
January 23rd 2013
JSRG will play the M3 Rock Festival on Saturday May 4th. This is at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
January 13th 2013
The video for Maxine's song Assassinate, taken from her new album, has been posted and can be seen on YouTube
January 2nd 2013
The release date for Maxine's new CD, Back to the Garden, will be January 13th. Maxine plays guitar, bass and flute as well as singing,
with drums by Pat DeLeon and guest keyboards on three tracks by Pete Hopersberger. See below for artwork (by Gaetano Di Falco) and tracklisting!
December 9th 2012
JSRG have a live show confirmed for the Sunday night at Firefest in Nottingham, England. This is on 20th October 2013.
More info on the Firefest website.
Maxine's new CD is now scheduled for release in January ...
September 14th 2012
New JSRG promo pic!
September 10th 2012
The interview with Roxy by Myrna Maria Barahona can now be read in English. Click here.
September 6th 2012
Footage has been posted of Roxy at the Cape Breton International Drum Festival in 2010. The montage on Youtube features her drumming to selections from Dog Bite, Metal In My Veins and Titania. There is also a performance of Edge of a Broken Heart.
Maxine will be playing a show on Saturday, October 27th opening for Geoff Tate ('the voice of Queensryche'), at New York New York in Chesterfield, Michigan. She will be performing songs from her new CD "Back To The Garden", which may finally be about be released - it has been mixed and mastered, and should be being packaged round about now.
September 4th 2012
New Roxy promo shot by James Schmelzer :
And Roxy with Sebastian Bach, backstage at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, at Sebastian's show with Cinderella on August 18th
August 17th 2012
New interview with Roxy at myrnamariabarahona.com
Also available is a previous interview with Maxine.
August 11th 2012
Picture of JanetShareRoxyGina showing number of days to go to the Monsters of Rock Cruise (actually is 217 as of today!)
July 29th 2012
JanetShareRoxyGina made their live debut on Saturday, July 28th with a guest appearance at Ollie's Point in Amityville, Long Island, New York. They performed three songs, Rev It Up and the two songs below which you can see video footage of :
July 11th 2012
An interview with all the members of JanetShareRoxyGina has been done by The Metal Mag at http://metalzoneprod666.com
The Connecticut radio station interview mentioned below is now available on Youtube.
June 24th 2012
JanetShareRoxyGina have started a newsletter, you can sign up for it here.
Janet and Gina were guests on The Rock 106.9 WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut on Friday, June 22nd. Check out a photo, and mp3 download of the interview from the show including an acoustic rendition of Edge of a Broken Heart.
June 16th 2012
A new interview with Roxy has been posted at Rockulus Maximus!
May 27th 2012
VXN is now JSRG aka JanetShareRoxyGina. New Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/JanetShareRoxyGina
May 12th 2012
Below is a press release regarding a reunion of Janet, Roxy and Share plus Gina Stile from the Tangerine album.
25 years after the legendary VIXEN released their first single, "Edge Of A Broken Heart", three of the original members have reunited to form VXN. Two decades have passed since they shared a stage together and they are ready to rev it up.
Singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross, along with guitarist Gina Stile, who was the guitarist on VIXEN's "Tangerine" album, are gearing up to perform again for the first time in over 20 years. "It just feels right," says Janet Gardner. "It was simply time to do this. The fans kept asking and we respect that."
Share Ross offers, "With hits like 'Edge Of A Broken Heart', 'Cryin'', 'How Much Love', 'Not a Minute Too Soon', 'Love is a Killer' and 'Rev It Up' emblazoned upon our souls, we knew it was time to resurrect our sound. We want to give the fans what they want."
In 1988, "Edge Of A Broken Heart" climbed the Billboard chart to the Top Ten and VIXEN had hit after hit. EMI suddenly had the only platinum-selling all-female rock band of its time on their roster.
Dubbed "MTV Darlings", the hits kept coming with "Cryin'", "How Much Love", "Love Is A Killer" and "Not a Minute Too Soon". The band earned credibility as they opened up for superstars, including OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE, SCORPIONS and BON JOVI, to name a few. A live performance on the "Arsenio Hall" television show sealed their credibility with the fact that these girls could play.
VXN will reunite at a select number of festivals and showcase dates in 2013 to perform all of the VIXEN hits and classic favorites in celebration of 25 years of rock history. The VXN "Revved Up Reunion Concerts" will take place at the kick-off party as well as on board the Monsters Of Rock Cruise on March 16-20, 2013 sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida bound for CoCoCay and Freeport, Bahamas.
May 5th 2012
New Roxy pic from 2012 photoshoot :
An interview with Jan & Jenna was recently conducted by Planetmosh. A couple of new song titles are given - I Understand and World Keeps Turniní - and it seems as though the album is most likely to be released next year, with an accompanying tour, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Vixen's debut album. There may be a few select dates this year.
A pic of Jan & Kip Winger at The Roxy doing interviews for the Rock of Ages movie documentary extras :
March 8th 2012
And EoaBH acoustic with cover band Mullett on Feb 10th at Il Palio in Shelton, CT.
March 5th 2012
Blurb taken from Blabbermouth, where the long and detailed audio interview with Jan can be heard ;-)
February 26th 2012
Janet has apparently performed another show with Scrap Metal of which I was unaware until now! It was at the Naval Academyís homecoming pep rally on October 20th last year, on the campus grounds in Annapolis, MD. Pictures are available at http://www.officialscrapmetal.com/photos.html (1st page and start of 2nd page)
Another interview with Jan :
February 15th 2012
Vixen have just started a monthly newsletter, check out the first edition here, or sign up to receive it by email.
February 5th 2012
Legendary Rock Interviews have done an interview with Jan, which covers subjects from the history of Vixen pretty much from the beginning to the present day.
January 30th 2012
Here is the album cover art for Maxine's new album. It was illustrated by Gaetano di Falco, www.gaetanodifalco.com. Release date for the album and concert dates are to follow.
January 27th 2012
And there is now an official Vixen Facebook page, at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vixen/266438203422093
January 24th 2012
Jan and Jenna were interviewed by Frankie Dee on The Real Radio Show recently and the interview is now available for download on their podcast. It starts at around 78 mins 30. In the interview, Jenna talks about the new album: they are in pre-production, probably going into the studio in spring, and looking to release it around the end of the year.
Vixen have just started a Twitter account, at http://twitter.com/officialvixen
December 29th 2011
Jenna was on The Today Show in America on Dec 28th, in connection with the "Sugar, Sugar" cookbook. Video of the appearance along with some recipes can be seen on their website.
Maxine will be playing a gig on February 4th 2012 as support to Sebastian Bach, her former bandmate in Madam X! See here for details on the show.
December 16th 2011
A new audio interview with Jan has been posted on RockEyez.
September 19th 2011
Share is working on music again with Bam, with their band The Lovestains. They have one song, Downtown, available to play on Reverbnation, and are going in a different direction, more in a rock / soul / blues vein.
September 6th 2011
A new interview with Roxy has been posted at Eternal Terror, in their 'Blast Beast Series', talking all about drumming.
August 18th 2011
Venü, an arts/culture/style magazine based in Fairfield, Connecticut, has done a feature on Janet in their July/August 2011 issue. Go to their website to read the story online; it can be found on page 56 and includes stories from Vixen's history as well as information on her current activities.
August 12th 2011
A video of How Much Love has now been posted from the Scrap Metal show.
August 10th 2011
Photos of the August 5th Scrap Metal show featuring Janet have been posted on theywillrockyou.com A video of her performing Cryin' has also been posted, as well as various other videos on YouTube where she can be seen, if not heard! *
* 'The Boys are Back in Town', 'Free Ride' + hotel room rehearsal videos.
August 3rd 2011
Rock Express have posted an exclusive interview with Jenna covering the subject of her new cookbook, "Sugar, Sugar", as well as including questions about Vixen. As regards the latter, Jenna says they expect to be touring again next year and have been actively writing songs this whole time for the next album. A couple of tracks have been recorded so far, one being "a beautiful new ballad called 'I Understand' that is very melancholic but uplifting".
July 10th 2011
In what is now turning out to be an annual occurrence, Janet is doing another show this summer with Scrap Metal. It is on August 5th, again at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, and other guests this time will include Joe Lynn Turner and John Corabi. For full details see here.
February 16th 2011
'Bad Day', a straight ahead rock n' roll tune written and recorded by Gina Stile (guitar and bass), Roxy Petrucci (drums) and Deana Cook (vocals) can be listened to on YouTube. The song was engineered and mixed by Gina at Stile Studios in New York.
January 27th 2011
Video footage of Vixen from the Tangerine tour in 1998 has been posted on YouTube, as follows :
For news from 2009 & 2010 see archive8.