Blogging From A-Z Challenge: V is for Vixen


Inspiration / Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Welcome to Day 22 of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series.

If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post.

Now, onto the letter V. . .

photo courtesy of Angelfire

Vixen

Vixen is an American rock band who achieved success during the late ’80s and early ’90s with their classic lineup of Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar, backing vocals), Janet Gardner (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Roxy Petrucci (drums, backing vocals), and Share Ross (bass guitar, backing vocals). They were sometimes described as “the female Bon Jovi.”

In 1988 the band released their self-titled debut album Vixen. Singer-songwriter Richard Marx co-wrote with Fee Waybill and arranged their signature hit, “Edge of a Broken Heart” and produced the song.

After two albums, the band disbanded and the members went their own ways. In 2013, the classic lineup was set for a reunion for the first time in many years. According to Wikipedia, “just days before they were about to make the official announcement of their reunion, Jan Kuehnemund was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer diagnosis forced them to delay the announcement indefinitely, until possibly when Kuehnemund was fully recovered and cancer-free. Unfortunately, the plans of a full-fledged reunion became impossible as on October 10, 2013, after nine months battling cancer, Jan Kuehnemund died at the age of 59”.

Vixen on A Deadly Melody‘s playlist

Vixen’s songs are sprinkled throughout my entire Fallen Rockstar series and my A Deadly Melody playlist, including “Edge of a Broken Heart”, “Cryin'”, “How Much Love”, “Desperate”, and my favorite “Love is a Killer.”

You can listen to Vixen and all of the singers from the A-Z Challenge on my Spotify playlist below:

Missed a day? Check out the entire A-Z Challenge list, here.