VIXEN guitarist Jan Kuehnemund is the featured guest on the latest episode of the "Decibel Geek" podcast. During the chat, the founding member of the all-female rock group recounted her long history in the music business, from struggling as a waitress while building the band's lineup to their 1988 debut featuring the Richard Marx-penned "Edge Of A Broken Heart" to the band's breakup, lineup changes, lawsuits, and current projects. Subjects touched on in this discussion include VIXEN's appearance in the 1984 camp comedy "Hardbodies" as well as touring with KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE, and BON JOVI. She also shares the details on what led three members of the band to suddenly leave the "Voices Of Metal" tour in 2001, the VH1 "Bands Reunited" episode that brought them back together for a one-off performance, and details of the Kickstarter project being used to fund their next album.
VIXEN recently announced the launch of a Kickstarter project to raise funds for recording a new album on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the release of their first LP. Rewards include a never-before-released VIXEN song, as well as advance copies of a new VIXEN album and live concert video. There are also special one-of-a-kind items and opportunities, like rare posters of the first VIXEN lineup, the chance to own the actual desk used on the cover of "Live & Learn", a guitar played on MTV's "Unplugged", or even a pizza date at the Rainbow Bar & Grill with all of the girls. The ladies of VIXEN have also created a newsletter, The Vixen Chronicles, which will be a monthly offering to keep fans up to date on the latest news.
Regarding their current status, the ladies said, "We are so happy to be making music again after a long, unintended hiatus. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Sometimes stuff happens beyond our control. But, as with everything, whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger and we are stronger than ever. We'll just have better stories to tell later…. Don't miss out and please tell all your friends. Your love has kept us going all these years and your support can get us back in studio and on the road!"