Vixen (2)

Vixen (2)

Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA).

Vixen was formed in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1973 by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund while still in high school. They were the first all female rock band from the Twin Cities. (Têtes Noires was the first all female rock band from Minneapolis a year or two later).

Alex Henderson, writing for Allmusic, says they started in 1981 in Los Angeles.[2] In 1984, an early version of the band with Kuehnemund, singer Janet Gardner and bassist Pia Maiocco (who later married guitarist Steve Vai) appeared in the movie Hardbodies, as the on-screen band Diaper Rash. In 1985, the band moved to Los Angeles, California to be part of the L.A. rock scene.

Lineup changes happened during the following years until the "classic lineup" of Janet Gardner (b. Janet Patricia Gardner on March 17, 1962 in Juneau, Alaska, USA) - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Jan Kuehnemund (b. Janice Lynn "Jan" Kuehnemund, November 18, 1953 – October 10, 2013) - lead guitar, background vocals, Share Pedersen (b. Sharon June Howe on March 21, 1963 in Glencoe, Minnesota) - bass, background vocals, and Roxy Petrucci (b. Roxy Dora Petrucci on March 17, 1960 in Rochester, Michigan) - drums, background vocals, was formed. This lineup of Vixen was interviewed in 1987 along with many other rock artists of the day by Penelope Spheeris for her film The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years.

In 1988 the band was signed to EMI, and they began recording their debut album Vixen, which was released in September 1988. Singer-songwriter Richard Marx co-wrote with Fee Waybill and arranged their signature hit, "Edge of a Broken Heart" and produced the song. Rumor was he was asked to assist the all-female band by EMI to produce their first major hit. Richard Marx had nothing to do with their follow-up CD, since he was becoming more of a mainline singer than songwriter. Vixen spent the next year touring the world, supporting acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, and Bon Jovi, as well as headlining their own shows. The band returned to the studio in late 1989/early 1990 to record their follow-up album, Rev It Up, which was released in July 1990. A year of touring followed, including headlining their own shows and supporting acts such as KISS and Deep Purple. In mid-1991, the group disbanded due to musical differences.

Line-up (since Dec 3, 2013):
Janet Gardner: Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Share Pedersen (Sharon): Bass
Roxy Petrucci: Drums
Gina Stile: Guitar

Jan Kuehnemund: Lead & Rhythm Guitars (Deceased)
Jenna Sanz-Agero: Vocals
Lynn Louise Lowrey: Bass
Pia Vai: Bass
Liza Carbe: Bass
Rana Ross: Bass
Maxine Petrucci: Bass
Pat Holloway: Bass
Gayle Erickson-DeMatoff: Bass
Tamara Ivanov: Guitar
Kathrin Kraft "Kat": Drums
Laurie Hedlund: Drums
Noelle Bucci: Vocals
Cindy Boettcher: Keyboards

Vixen (2) Discography Tracks


Vixen (2) Vixen (Album) EMI-Manhattan Records South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Rev It Up (Album) EMI USA UK 1990 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Tangerine (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Rock Entertainment US 1998 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Live & Learn (Album) Demolition Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
A 683223 Vixen (2) Extended Versions(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment Custom Marketing Group A 683223 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Vixen (2) Edge Of A Broken Heart (Single, Maxi, EP) EMI-Manhattan Records Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Cryin' (Single, Maxi) EMI-Manhattan Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Love Made Me (Single, Maxi) EMI USA, EMI USA Europe 1988 Sell This Version
00 1793577 Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney / Vixen (2) Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney / Vixen (2) - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart / Edge Of A Broken Heart (Edit)(7", Promo) EMI 00 1793577 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
9951 129 Vixen (2) / Jane Wiedlin Vixen (2) / Jane Wiedlin - Cryin' / Inside A Dream(12", Promo) Manhattan Records 9951 129 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Not A Minute Too Soon (Single) EMI USA, EMI USA US 1990 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) How Much Love (Single, Maxi) EMI USA Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Vixen (2) Love Is A Killer (Single, MiniAlbum, Maxi) EMI USA Japan 1990 Sell This Version
EAGX028P Vixen (2) Never Say Never(CD, Single, Promo) Eagle Records EAGX028P Europe 1998 Sell This Version


7930182188-2, 72434-98111-2-6 Vixen (2) The Best Of Vixen: Full Throttle(CD, Comp) Razor & Tie, EMI Music Special Markets 7930182188-2, 72434-98111-2-6 US 1999 Sell This Version
72435-23834-2-9 Vixen (2) / Helix (3) Vixen (2) / Helix (3) - Back 2 Back Hits(CD, Comp) EMI-Capitol Special Markets 72435-23834-2-9 US 2000 Sell This Version


Vixen (2) Revved Up! (MiniAlbum) Toshiba EMI Japan 1990 Sell This Version