Vixen - "Cruisin'" - live in Milano 1989.
Janet Gardner - Vocals
Jan Kuehnemund - Guitar
Roxy Petrucci - Drums
Share Pedersen - Bass
Vixen was formed in Minnesota in 1980 by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund while still at high school. Various line-up changes occurred when in 1985 the band moved to Los Angeles to be part of the LA rock scene. More line-up changes happened during the following years until the 'classic' line-up of Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Janet Gardner (vocals & rhythm guitar), Share Pedersen (bass guitar) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) was formed. This line-up 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 were signed to EMI and they began recording their debut album Vixen which was released in September 1988. The next year was spent touring the world supporting well known 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 band split due to musical differences.