August 12th 2014
Here are some new items and a round up of some things from the last couple of months :
Edit: Vixen Spanish shows; one in Bilbao has been added, the Madrid and Barcelona ones were swapped around but are back to their original dates (change of venue for Barcelona).
August 3rd - interview with Roxy on thatmetalstation.com
Madam X have been recording songs for an album of new material, Maxine is due to record guitars about now for the 4th new song titled 'Wish You Away'. There is a long interview with all of Madam X at metal-rules.com, and many photos from their Sweden Rock performance on this blog.
Maxine will play the Sirens of Metal Festival in Detroit on Friday October 3rd.
June 12th 2014
Madam X's new single 'Another 80s Rock Song' is available now on CD Baby, ITunes and Rhapsody.
The complete Madam X set from Sweden Rock seems to be up on Youtube from the user Lita77Swe as well as High in High School
from the official Sweden Rock TV account.
May 31st 2014
More sad news, Cindy Boettcher who was the keyboard player in the original line up of Vixen has died (actually on April 28th). Her obituary is here.
May 28th 2014
The two shows in Toronto have been rebooked for October 10th and 11th.
There is a new interview (in Spanish) with Roxy at Mundo Rock.
May 22nd 2014
From Vixen's Facebook - (Not having much luck with Canada!)
Share has joined the Florida band The Johnsons on piano, guitars and backing vocals (along with her husband Bam on drums). Check them out on Facebook.
May 17th 2014
The Vixen show in Ottawa on May 25th has unfortunately been cancelled. One other show added to their schedule is at Sturgis, SD on August 1st at Easyriders Saloon. Here is the current list of shows :
May 10th 2014
A review of the Madam X show complete with photos can be seen at the National Rock Review website.
May 8th 2014
Roxy's website has a video and photos from the Madam X reunion show at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, Michigan on May 4th.
May 6th 2014
Vixen will play a couple of shows in Spain this September. The dates are :
A video of Edge of a Broken Heart and Cryin' from the acoustic set on the Monsters of Rock Cruise has just been posted on YouTube.
Maxine was interviewed by Doug Podell on the 94.7 WCSX podcast, which includes the new Madam X track Another 80's Rock Song at the end.
April 29th 2014
A teaser of the new Madam X song 'Another 80's Rock Song (The Party Never Ends)' can be listened to on SoundCloud.
A report on the Vixen Largo, Florida show has been posted on Rock Rules!
along with photos from the show on Facebook. Of note is that they played a new song written in Jan's memory, 'I'm Gonna Miss You'.
April 18th 2014
The whole of the JSRG/Vixen show from Firefest 2013 is now available for streaming on Rocktopia.co.uk (registration on the Rocktopia site required).
April 16th 2014
3/4 of Vixen (Share, Roxy & Janet) were guests on "All-Wheel Live" on the Victory Lane Radio Network last night, April 15th. (As it's a motoring themed show, the girls were asked to talk about their first cars). The show can now be listened to on SoundCloud, and the Vixen segment starts at around 38 mins 30.
April 13th 2014
And another album of photos from the MoRC can be seen on Facebook.
April 5th 2014
I now have the original English version of Roxy's interview with the Costa Rican site Room 506 available for reading, see it here. Thanks to Roxy!
The setlist for the first Vixen show on the ship is on setlist.fm, re-scheduled to March 30th in the Pantheon Theatre due to lightning! Included for the first time in a while is Hell Raisers.
April 4th 2014
A three camera video of Rev It Up from the Daytona Bike Week show has been posted on Youtube.
April 1st 2014
There is an interview in Full Access Magazine - Florida's Largest Printed Entertainment Magazine - with Share and Gina ahead of Vixen's show in Largo on April 5th. Read it at their website or check it out in the online issue of the full magazine.
March 28th 2014
Another date added :
Roxy has been interviewed on Room 506, a Costa Rican website.
Madam X will play a show at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Detroit on May 4th. Details here.
Share will also be playing with The Quireboys on the Monsters of Rock Cruise, subbing for the bassist Nick.
A couple of new merch items in the Vixen store, baseball cap and picture t-shirt :
March 22nd 2014
A report and photos from the show at Daytona on March 15th has been posted at Hair Metal Mansion.
New Vixen show dates :
Roxy will be interviewed on KNAC.com on March 23rd at 11 a.m. PST, talking about Vixen and the Monsters of Rock cruise.
Happy birthday to Share for the 21st!
March 17th 2014
Some photos from the Vixen show on March 15th have been posted on Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson's facebook page.
There's another video of Janet singing Cryin' at the Scrap Metal show on February 8th.
And, happy birthday Janet and Roxy!
March 10th 2014
There is one more Vixen show, at Sheridan, WY on August 2nd, with Stryper at Rock'n The Railroad at Trail's End Concert Park.
Roxy is featured in a book celebrating women in metal, snappily entitled 'Not Just Tits In A Corset'. More details at the author's website http://www.jillkirtland.com
And a short greeting from Roxy and Share from New York on Youtube.
February 28th 2014
New Vixen merchandise is available from Rightrock, a t-shirt, ladies and mens tank tops, two custom drum heads and a beanie.
February 22nd 2014
One more Vixen live date - at Rock The Falls on June 21st at Idaho Falls, ID.
Madam X have unveiled their new logo along with a new band picture :
February 12th 2014
A couple more Vixen shows have been added to their tour schedule. Also, the dates of a couple of previously announced shows have changed so here is the full list of shows so far :
Changed dates ; New dates
February 11th 2014
Click on the image to the right for the Vixen interview in Powerplay magazine.
There is a clip of the Scrap Metal show on Feb 8th now up on Youtube which includes footage of Janet performing Rev It Up, How Much Love and Edge of a Broken Heart.
Vixen have now passed 100,000 likes on Facebook.
January 31st 2014
January 28th 2014
A new interview with Roxy has been posted at RockUnited.com.
January 25th 2014
Shows are gradually being added to Vixen's touring schedule, the latest one is during Daytona Bike Week, on March 15th at
January 19th 2014
Some more shows, in May and September, these are listed on the page of Vixen's booking agency.
Janet has another show with Scrap Metal. This is on February 8th at the Cutting Room in New York. Details are here, besides those listed the line up includes Michael Lardie, Joel Hoekstra, Howie Simon and Bobby Rock, and the show will include a little acoustic set in the middle.
Another report on Firefest from a little while ago, at Rock Rebel Magazine, in Italian but including some pictures.
And, for today, happy birthday Gina!
January 12th 2014
January 10th 2014
Vixen have another gig, this is in Largo, Florida on April 5th 2014. Full details are :
January 9th 2014
Share was interviewed on a recent edition of former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend's "Energize With Lonn Friend" podcast. The direct link to the podcast is http://laradiostudio.com/audio/Lonn38.mp3 and the interview with Share starts at around 28 minutes, continuing to the 1 hour 6 minute mark at which the song Rev It Up is played.
January 2nd 2014
Vixen have posted a Happy New Year video.
December 31st 2013
Here are a couple of articles / news items in tribute to Jan. One from the Star Tribune in Minnesota. Hover over Jan's name to see her picture and click for the article about her.
And the other, below, from the November issue of Turkish Headbang magazine.
December 23rd 2013
Merry (Madam) X-mas from Maxine and Roxy; in the studio recording the second new Madam X track.
And the Vixen Happy Christmas image from Facebook is below.
December 17th 2013
Janet has been interviewed by the Beats & Eats Radio Network. The direct link to the podcast is http://traffic.libsyn.com/beatsandeats/BE_Ep_026_-_Vixen_Intervew_12-17-13.mp3 and Janet can be heard from the 30:15 mark.
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 80’s 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!
For news from 2011 & 2012 see archive9.