NEWS


February 12th 2024

February/March issue of Rock Candy Magazine has an 8 page spread on Madam X.  See www.rockcandymag.com, including a 'video preview'.


January 18th 2024

Julia's new song The Ride has been released, along with the video featuring Doug Pinnick & Richie Kotzen.


January 6th 2024

Britt is featured in, and on the cover of, "Gritty in Pink".  Read the interview here.

Plus an interview with Julia, at Guitar Thrills magazine.


December 30th 2023

A little end of year roundup - Janet and Justin will return to Australia!  This is at Glam Fest 2024, with dates in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney from Feb 16th - 18th.

Vixen are on the High Seas Rally Cruise in 2024, from Oct 26 - Nov 2.  As well as Monsters On The Mountain in August 2024.
Also a headlining show - January 19th, Hudson Falls, NY, The Strand Theatre.

Roxy's webpage has been relaunched as a merchandise store.  Check out www.roxypetrucci.com for signed drum sticks, signed 8x10's, and t-shirts.


November 18th 2023

Julia has a new song, The Ride, coming out January 11th, and is working on a video for it.  Involved with the song/video are Doug Pinnick & Richie Kotzen.  See Julia's post on Facebook.

There's a new show for Vixen at the Mohegan Sun, on January 20th 2024.  Not quite their customary show at the Wolf Den, this is at the Arena with the 80's Rock Invasion - Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Quiet Riot and Riley's L.A. Guns.


November 10th 2023

Britt will be honoured at the 2024 She Rocks Awards!  See the post by Vixen here.


November 9th 2023

Janet and Justin have released a cover of the Mariah Carey hit, All I Want For Christmas Is You!  Check it out on Youtube.
This is included on the compilation A Very Metal Christmas II.

Grand Gtrs, a German magazine, published a five page article on Jan, in their September/October issue.


October 17th 2023

Vixen's website has had a facelift!  Check it out at vixenofficial.com.

Interview with Britt with Spanish website Made In Metal, in Spanish and English versions.


October 14th 2023

Interview with Roxy about the new single and the current lineup of the band at LA Weekly.


October 13th 2023

Check out a fun video interview with Roxy and Maxine together by Border City Rock Talk.

And another review of Red, at Sleaze Roxx.


October 8th 2023

New interview with Roxy on Tulsa Music Stream, talking about Red and more.

Review of Vixen's single Red at Metal Planet Music.


October 2nd 2023

Red is now out!  Video embedded below.

Press release stuff :

Click here to stream/download "Red" and watch the official video here.

Los Angeles, CA (October 2, 2023) - Legendary female rock band Vixen has released their new single, "Red", and premiered the track's official music video. Produced and written by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury and self-released, "Red" is available now to stream/download.

Vixen - Roxy Petrucci (drums), Lorraine Lewis (vocals), Britt Lightning (guitar), and Julia Lage (bass) - debuted the infectious rocker today (10/2) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk." Regarding the single, original member Petrucci shares, "'RED' is a very dynamic and hard driving rocker of a song! Modern yet embraces the amazing harmonies and catchy choruses that are signature to the classic Vixen style. It's important to me we honor Jan and the band's 35-year legacy by staying true to the Vixen sound while melding in fresh new ideas. I feel confident we nailed it with our new release 'RED'!"

Coinciding with today's single release, Vixen premiered their music video for "Red" featuring the band rocking out on the Sunset Strip and Lewis belting out the catchy chorus: "You're taking me to the red, to the red. You're pushing all my buttons. To the edge, to the edge. I'm getting such a rush. So intense, so intense. Don't let it in. You're taking me into the red." Directed by Drew Johnston and Vicente Cordero, click here to watch the video for "Red."


September 14th 2023

Vixen have posted, teasing the new single and video, apparently called Red, coming soon.


August 15th 2023

An hour long interview with Janet (and the producer of the "I Wanna Rock" documentary) has been posted by the Appetite for Distortion podcast.   Excerpts from it via Blabbermouth.


August 11th 2023

Recent articles/interviews :
10 Questions With Julia Lage at Bass Magazine
And an interview with Uvalde Radio with Roxy calling in from Germany/Wacken, ahead of Vixen's show with Stryper in San Antonio.


August 8th 2023

Vixen's entire Wacken performance can now be viewed at MagentaMusik!

There's another article/interview with Janet, focusing on Vixen's years of fame, this time with Yahoo Entertainment.

Plus a video interview with Janet and Justin from a little while ago with We Go To 11.


August 2nd 2023

Fox News have posted a good size article on Janet as a result of her appearance on the Paramount docuseries, "I Wanna Rock".
It also includes a video with Janet recounting some Vixen anecdotes and explaining how she came to become a dental hygienist.


July 22nd 2023

Another new video, for the title track of No Strings!  Watch it on Youtube.

Maxine has a new song released, Primadonna, featuring Andy Patalon from Sponge on lead vocals.


July 7th 2023

Janet is part of a new documentary, I Wanna Rock: The 80s Metal Dream, airing on Paramount+ on July 19th.
Check out a trailer here.


June 14th 2023

Another new Gardner/James video has been released, for the song I'm Living Free, which also happens to be the first track on No Strings.  Of course the new album is now out, another review is available at Metal Epidemic.

Also check out an interview with Janet and Justin on The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn, with extracts relating to Janet's thoughts on Vixen now via Blabbermouth.


June 5th 2023

Interview with Janet and Justin on the Straight To Video Podcast.

And tour dates for them -
August 25th, Island Lake, IL, Sideouts with Sebastian Bach and Quiet Riot
September 8th, Lombard, IL, Brauer House
September 9th, Roseland, IN, Cheers Pub
September 23rd, West Hollywood, CA, Whisky a Go Go
November 4th, North Tonawanda, NY, Riviera Theatre with Firehouse
A couple of these shows are acoustic.  Full list here.

New Vixen shows are
August 19th, Fort Hall, ID, Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel with Dokken, Lita Ford, Firehouse, Jackyl
August 26th, Hannibal, MO, 80's Rock on the River at Tanyard Gardens with Stephen Pearcy and Slaughter


May 18th 2023

Here are a couple of reviews of the Gardner/James album - at Metal Planet Music and The Rockpit.

One show coming up soon for Janet and Justin is on June 24th with Queensryche at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL.  Then later is the New England Rock Fest in Norwalk, CT on October 7th.

New shows for Vixen are July 1st, Crescent City, CA, Elk Valley Casino
July 9th, Jamestown, NY, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
August 10th, San Antonio, TX, The Espee with Stryper
August 15th, Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair - free show


April 29th 2023

A new video has been released from the upcoming Gardner/James album, for the song 85!  Filmed at The Vixen Theatre in McHenry IL, check it out on Youtube.

Vixen will be playing Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, probably the most famous metal festival there is!
This is on August 3rd.  Other shows are July 10th, Warrendale, PA, Jergel's Rhythm Grille and August 5th, Skogsröjet Festival
in Rejmyre, Sweden.


April 22nd 2023

Vixen have shot a video for a new single!  Somewhere in Hollywood ...

Missed this before but the track listing for the new Gardner/James album No Strings is

01. I'm Living Free
02. Turn The Page
03. 85
04. No Strings
05. Don't Turn Me Away
06. Set Me Free
07. Hold On To You
08. Into The Night
09. I'm Not Sorry
10. You'll See
11. She Floats Away
12. Drink

From this Blabbermouth article.


April 11th 2023

Shows added - July 2nd, Corning, CA, Freedom to Rockfest at Rolling Hills Casino with Great White, Slaughter and Quiet Riot.
July 21st, Walker, MN, Moondance Jam with Stone Temple Pilots and Spin Doctors, etc.
Plus Vixen will be playing an additional show after the Summer Breeze Brazil Festival, the Summer Party at Audio.


April 4th 2023

Janet and Justin will be on the 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise, which runs from April 29th to May 4th, departing from Cape Canaveral.

More Vixen shows - June 23rd, Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest w/ Queensr˙che, Steven Adler and Autograph
July 8th, Big Flats, NY, Tag's Summer Stage w/ Tom Keifer & Stephen Pearcy
July 15th, Roanoke, VA, Dr. Pepper Park w/Slaughter
December 1st, Mexico City, Mexico, Life After Death Horror Festival


March 17th 2023

On the occasion of her birthday (and Roxy's), Janet has announced the release of her 4th album - the 2nd credited as Gardner/James - No Strings, and teaser single Don't Turn Me Away.   The album will be released on June 9th via Pavement Entertainment and Frontiers Music, and the single is available for streaming now, see the above link.  If you just want to listen to it without being subscribed to a music service, Soundcloud may be best, as the Youtube video is currently unavailable.


March 3rd 2023

Madam X will play the Hard Rock Hell AOR X festival in March 2024, in Great Yarmouth.

Other Vixen shows - April 15th, Houston, TX, Rise Rooftop with Stryper
July 14th, Montgomery, OH, The Belle and The Bear


February 9th 2023

A few more shows - June 17th, Bristol, VA, The Cameo Theater
July 13th, Pickerington, OH, Picktown Palooza with Lita Ford
September 9th, Hinckley, MN, RockTember Music Festival with Bret Michaels, Orianthi, Slaughter, Lita Ford, etc.
More info at https://rocktember.net


January 31st 2023

Maxine has been listed at #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 unsung female guitar heroes you need to know".


January 17th 2023

A short but action packed recap of Vixen's 2022 has been posted on Facebook.

More dates -
"Sinners & Saints", April 13th, HEB Center, Cedar Park, Texas with Vince Neil, Stryper and Steven Adler - Cancelled
June 16th, Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
September 8th, St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theater with Slaughter

And a show for Janet - February 3rd at the Blue Note, Harrison, OH


December 23rd 2022

Roxy and Maxine have been interviewed for a new documentary to be released next year.  Check the post on Facebook.

Julia and Britt are featured in the Guitar Girl Magazine 2023 calendar, see here.


December 18th 2022

Vixen will play the M3 festival next year on May 7th.  Other dates for next year listed on their website include
Del Lago Casino Resort w/Stryper in Waterloo, NY on April 1st
Summer Breeze Open Air Brazil in Sao Paulo, April 30th
Bergen Performing Arts Center w/Quiet Riot in Englewood, NJ, May 5th
Kick'n Up Kountry Music Festival, Karlstad, MN, June 14th

Video interview with Britt on Etcetera Live with Kelly Barrett.

And here's a pic to brighten up December :


November 7th 2022

Long interview and pics with Julia and Richie at the DiMarzio website.

New date - December 17th, Green Bay at the Epic Event Center, 105.7 WAPL's Xmas bash with Warrant and Quiet Riot.


October 16th 2022

Two new interviews - on video with Julia and Richie Kotzen kind of interviewing each other via DiMarzio, and text with Britt at VWMusic.


September 23rd 2022

One more Vixen date for October - Hinton, OK at Sugar Creek Casino on the 14th with Quiet Riot.


September 5th 2022

A little bit out of the blue - Janet and Justin have announced that their new album is complete!  Release date to be announced.

Here is an interview with Britt by SW Wall Interviews, from Monsters on the Mountain, partially hijacked by the other Vixen girls :-D


August 7th 2022

Check out an audio interview with Roxy by Eye on Annapolis, which was done ahead of Vixen's show at Rams Head Live on July 27th.
Another show is at The Venue in Denver, Colorado on October 15th.


June 16th 2022

Vixen are on this years Kiss Cruise!  It runs from October 29th to November 3rd.
Other new shows are June 25th - Umatilla Landing Days in Umatilla, OR ; July 30th - Rascals in Worcester, MA ;
August 20th - Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN.
And also next year is The 80's Cruise - March 2023.

Here is the current list of shows :

 June 17th  St Charles, IL  The Arcada Theatre
 June 18th  Oroville, CA  Feather Falls Casino
 June 25th  Umatilla, OR  Umatilla Landing Days
 July 2nd  Wisconsin Dells, WI    Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells
 July 9th  Enfield, CT  Enfield Town Green July 4 Celebration  
 July 12th  West Fargo, ND  Red River Valley Fair
 July 26th  York, PA  York State Fair
 July 27th  Annapolis, MD  Rams Head Live
 July 28th  Vineland, NJ  The Landis Theater
 July 30th  Worcester, MA  Rascals
 August 11th  Three Forks, MT  Rockin The Rivers
 August 20th  Indianapolis, IN  Indiana State Fair
 August 21st  Gatlinburg, TN  Monsters On The Mountain
 October 22nd  Las Vegas, NV  Freemont Street Experience
 October 29th - November 3rd    Los Angeles, CA  The KISS Cruise
 March 3rd - 10th, 2023  Los Angeles, CA  The 80's Cruise

May 27th 2022

Will we be hearing a new Vixen single soon?  Julia and Britt recording backup vocals ...

And the same two were recently at the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.  As far as I can tell this is the first women only camp that was originally supposed to be in January that Roxy was going to be at that got delayed?  Here they both are with Nancy Wilson of Heart.


May 10th 2022

A couple of recent interviews on Metal-Net with Lorraine and Julia.


April 28th 2022

One more show for Janet on Friday May 13th, at the brand new theater in McHenry, IL which happens to be called The Vixen!

Other shows for Vixen include June 17th - St Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
The Red River Valley Fair is now on July 12th with Tesla instead of the 16th after Vince Neil pulled out
July 26th - York State Fair with Dokken/Lynch and Autograph
July 27th - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Live
August 11th - Rockin The Rivers at Three Forks, MT
August 21st - Monsters on the Mountain - Gatlinburg, TN
October 22nd - Freemont Street Experience with Slaughter - Las Vegas, NV, instead of the Cannery Casino date on the 23rd


March 17th 2022

Pics of the new line up below ...

More dates :
June 18th - Oroville, CA - Feather Falls Casino
July 2nd - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells w/ Tesla
July 28th - Vineland, NJ - Landis Theater

New music in the works - Roxy in the studio, video on Facebook

And the two bass players.


February 20th 2022

Julia Lage has been interviewed about joining the band on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", excerpts via Blabbermouth, "It's an honor for me to join Vixen".


February 13th 2022

Janet has a show at the Whisky a Go Go on March 31st!
And Madam X are on the line up of the Rocktember Music Festival in September in Minnesota, they play on the 9th.


February 11th 2022

Catching up ...
Big news, Share is taking a hiatus from the band.  The news was announced at Vixen's pre-Monsters Of Rock Cruise show at Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida on Feb 8th.  Her replacement is Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock group Barra da Saia and wife of Richie Kotzen, who recently completed a run of US dates with her husband's Smith/Kotzen project.  After playing the first few songs of the set Share broke the news, and introduced Julia, who then replaced her to complete the set.  More info, video and pics at Blabbermouth.

Check out the new song from Tyson Leslie's Mercenaries, Burning Time, which also features Roxy on drums.  The rest of the stellar line up is Todd La Torre on vocals, Jimi Bell on guitar, and Billy Sheehan on bass.
Also see Tyson's Bandcamp page.

Another new show is at the Red River Valley Fair with Vince Neil & Great White - Saturday, July 16th, Fargo, ND.
And more, some rescheduled from last year, this should be the full list as of now -
March 18th, Carlton, MN, Black Bear Casino, w/ Bret Michaels and Jack Russell's Great White
March 19th, St. Peters, MO, Diamond Music Hall
May 28th, Nashville, TN, Creatures Fest @ Sonesta Hotel & Convention Center
July 9th, Enfield, CT, Enfield Town Green July 4 Celebration, w/ Slaughter and Autograph
October 23th, Las Vegas, NV, The Cannery Casino and Hotel w/ Skid Row


For news from 2020 & 2021 see archive17.