Former VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci will host "The Friday Guest DJ Hour" on Metal Express Radio on Friday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m. EST and 3:00 p.m. EST.
Petrucci, who in May 2008 announced that she was going to collaborate with fellow original VIXEN members Janet Gardner (vocals/guitar) and Share Pedersen (bass) on some new music, recently issued the following update:
"It was great to reconnect with Janet and Share again and catch up on our lives. Recording together sounded like a good idea at the time but easier said than done. We did toss around some song ideas and that's where we left it... doh!
"I'm not sure if or when we'll record together, but in the meantime I do hope Janet releases a solo CD... We all miss her voice and as I told her I'll be happy to slam down some grooves."
VIXEN's self-titled debut was released in 1988, and fueled by heavy radio and MTV rotation of the single, "Edge of a Broken Heart", the album surpassed the gold sales mark in the U.S. and went on to sell over one million copies around the world. VIXEN's follow-up album, "Rev It Up", was released in 1990, and the singles "How Much Love" and "Love Is A Killer" spent some time on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.
VIXEN's original members, Janet Gardner (vocals), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Share Pedersen (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) appeared together on VH1's "Bands Reunited" in October 2004 to reminisce about their start on L.A.'s Sunset Strip and their rise to fame in the late 1980s, before the onset of grunge in the early 1990s displaced metal at the top of the charts. They also took part in a short performance for the program, a sample of which can be viewed below.
Demolition Records released VIXEN's latest studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30, 2007.
"Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up".
Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had to be revamped 10 dates into the tour. Undeterred, with less than a month of rehearsals, the three new members — vocalist Jenna Sanz-Agero, drummer Kat Kraft, and bassist Lynn Louise Lowrey — successfully finished the tour and the lineup of VIXEN has been playing out regularly ever since.