January 22nd 2019

Vixen's new singer is Lorraine Lewis, who filled in for Janet last year, and has previously worked with Roxy in Roktopuss.  See the announcement on Facebook.

January 18th 2019

Here's Vixen's statement on the split with Janet :

To all our Vixen friends and fans...
Janet felt the time was right to pursue a solo career and devote more time to family.
We respect Janet's bold and courageous decision to leave Vixen and we'll always cherish the memories and music we made together as Vixen.
Moving forward as a band we tip our hat to Van Halen who has two of the most recognizable frontmen in Rock n Roll; Diamond David Lee Roth and the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar!
With our new lead singer, we too will expand upon the Vixen legacy while remaining true to our musical roots.
Vixen already has an amazing 2019 scheduled with a much sought after studio album in the works and a full slate of live performances!!!

More official updates and announcements forthcoming!!!

January 17th 2019

Janet has left Vixen.  Her post from her Facebook page follows :

After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that
itís time for me to step aside and let Roxy and Share pursue their vision for
the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart
and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank
everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share
continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue
on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated.
Love, Janet

January 2nd 2019

Catching up with a review of Rockingham by The Midlands Rocks, including a photo gallery.

December 26th 2018

December 21st 2018

Janet has several dates for early 2019 :
Jan 11th at Nikki's Sturgis in Sturgis, MI
Jan 12th at Diesel Concerts Detroit, Chesterfield, MI
Jan 18th at Route 20 in Sturtevant, WI
Jan 19th at Hipp's Pub-n-Grub in Eau Claire, WI
Jan 25th at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, FL
Jan 26th at Shovelhead in Longwood, FL
She has already been playing new material live and has a new solo album planned for next year.

And there's a Vixen Halloween show already announced - October 31st at Jergels in Warrendale, PA

December 10th 2018

There's a nice long interview with Share by Rockin' Interviews on Facebook.

December 6th 2018

Vixen are officially confirmed for the M3 Rock Festival of 2019.  The festival runs from May 3rd to 5th, and Vixen will be playing on the 5th.

December 1st 2018

Vixen's first show of 2019 looks like it will be at the Florida Full Throttle Motorcycle Expo with Winger in Clearwater, Florida on February 9th.  And a reminder that they are also on the Monsters of Rock Cruise, February 24th to March 1st.

A review of Rockingham including Vixen's Friday headlining show has been posted at

Here are some pics on Facebook from recent shows (login may be required) - Westbury Theater by Vince Foschini & Ken Riccio,
The Arcada Theatre (? I think) by Scott Itter.

October 14th 2018

One more date for next year, May 3rd at The Vault at Greasy Luck Brewpub, New Bedford, MA.

Some Britt stuff - an interview on Facebook at Rockin' Interviews.
And promo pics for GHS Strings :

September 16th 2018

One more Vixen show in Germany - October 20th at Airport Obertraubling in Regensburg.

And one next year, April 13th at Jackson Rancheria Casino, Jackson, CA with Great White.

September 9th 2018

Watch Madam X's new molten metal video extravaganza for the song Monstrocity now on YouTube (or on Facebook).

And read an interview with Britt at All That Shreds magazine.

September 2nd 2018

Live Fire debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Album Sales chart, as well as #90 on Top Album Sales, #63 on Top Current Albums, #13 on Independent Albums and #20 on Rock Album Sales.

Check out a great gallery of photos from the Las Vegas Cannery Casino show by Joe Schaeffer on Flickr.

August 24th 2018

There is a long audio interview with Roxy at Focus on Metal, Episode #384.

Janet has a new merch store, at

The You Ought To Know By Now video is now on YouTube.

One more show added, on September 8th at GasLite Bar and Grill in Ellsworth, WI (the 28th annual Chili-feed!)

August 13th 2018

A couple of things from Rockfest Barcelona - an interview with Janet & Roxy at Maxmetal, and a review and photos at Metal Journal.

Madam X have one more show, on September 16th at The Rockpile in Toronto, Canada.

August 8th 2018

Vixen will be back in Spain!  They have a show in Madrid at 'Cool Stage' on October 17th.

There's a new audio interview with Janet by The Five Count radio show in Mankato, MN.

Janet has several new dates in the US.  Full list, new ones in red :

 August 17th  Amityville, NY  Revolution Bar & Music Hall  
 August 24th  Houston, TX  The Concert Pub North
 September 14th  Altus, OK  Red River Amphitheater
 September 15th  Oklahoma, OK  Oklahoma City Limits
 September 22nd    Winchester, VA  Backstreet Bar & Grill
 September 28th  Springvale, ME  The Little Theatre
 September 29th  Bedford, MA  Greasy Luck
 October 12th  Green Bay, WI  Riverside Ballroom
 October 26th  Jainsville, WI  Back Bar
 October 27th  Creve Coeur, IL    Rock N Skull Festival
 November 1st  Stanhope, NJ  The Stanhope House
 November 3rd  Spring City, PA  Chaplin's Theatre

Madam X also have a show - at the The Token Lounge in Westland, MI on September 14th.

July 27th 2018

Vixen have released the music video for You Ought To (Oughta) Know By Now!  Only on Facebook for the moment, link via Blabbermouth.
Review of Live Fire, the album on which it's a bonus track, at the music room.ME.

Photos: a couple of galleries from the Whisky show by Highwire Daze - #1 , #2 , and a few from Nummirock with a short review at Smoke On The Water Blog.

July 17th 2018

Also at, an interview with Janet, Share and Britt, with some photos from Sweden Rock.

July 12th 2018

Read Roxy's list of the top 10 most influential Classic Metal Albums at

Watch an interview with Janet & Share at Nummirock by KaaosTV.

Videos from the Bochum Zeche show (Thanks to Jogi) -
Rev It Up  ;  Love is a Killer  ;  You Oughta Know By Now  ;  Big Brother
Plus these from Bochum - How Much Love  ;  I Don't Need No Doctor
And from Sweden Rock - Rev It Up / How Much Love / One Night Alone

There's an audio interview with Share on The Powerful Mind Podcast.  This is talking about her life coaching, rather than being Vixen related.

June 30th 2018

One more European show, in Stuttgart, Germany at Universum on October 21st.

There's an interview with Maxine by Decibel Geek, plus a photo gallery from Sweden Rock 2018.

June 26th 2018

Vixen will be on the Monsters of Rock Cruise again; the next one is in February 2019.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the year :  (Janet solo shows)

 July 6th  Barcelona, Spain  Rockfest Barcelona
 July 13th  Snoqualmie, WA  Snoqualmie Casino
 July 21st  Biloxi, MS  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 July 28th  Beaver Dam, KY    Inaugural '80s Rocks the Dam Fest  
 August 4th  Clearfield, PA  Clearfield County Fair
 August 17th  Amityville, NY  Revolution Bar & Music Hall
 August 18th  Louisville, KY  Kentucky State Fair
 August 25th  Las Vegas, NV  Cannery Hotel & Casino
 September 28th  Springvale, ME  The Little Theatre
 October 19th  Nottingham, UK  Rockingham
 October 27th  Creve Coeur, IL  Rock N Skull Festival
 November 9th  St. Charles, IL  The Arcada Theatre
 November 10th  Westbury, NY  The Space at Westbury Theater
 November 11th    Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Casino

A couple of photo albums from the Whisky a Go Go show - by Joe Schaeffer Photography and b&w by Bam, plus a review at Hair Metal Mansion featuring photos from the first link.

Here is some video from recent shows - Madam X - High in High School from Sweden Rock shot by Share, Vixen - Cryin' at the Whisky with Janet in the crowd, and Edge of a Broken Heart intro at Bochum featuring some jamming from Tyson, Britt and Share.

And another Roxy audio interview with RockZone Legends.

A couple of contrasting audience pics :


Zeche, Bochum

June 14th 2018

The new studio acoustic version of Edge of a Broken Heart has been released and is now available for streaming on YouTube.

Vixen will be shooting a music video at the Whisky a Go Go show on June 17th.  This is supposed to be for a new single release so I think it must be for You Ought To/Oughta Know By Now.

Another couple of Roxy interviews are with Totally Driven Radio (audio) and I'm Music Magazine (text).

June 9th 2018

Listen to a recent Roxy interview on Music Mania Podcast, talking about all things Vixen and Madam X.

Another show for Janet - at The Little Theatre, Springvale, Maine on September 28th.
Here are a couple of live reviews from her recent UK tour - Bannerman's, Edinburgh by Devils Gate Media plus photos, and The Factory, Manchester by 60 Minutes With.
The latter site also has an audio interview with Janet here, and there is one from the Edinburgh show by Rockfiend Publications Scotland.

May 24th 2018

Details for Vixen's live album, "Live Fire", have been announced.  You can now pre-order the new CD, and get exclusive hand-autographed bundles at   Apart from the live show, the 'new' track is You Ought To Know By Now (which appears to have been renamed from You Oughta ...), and the acoustic re-recording is of Edge of a Broken Heart.
The release date is July 6th.  See below.

One more show - Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY, August 18th with Great White.

May 14th 2018

Check out a short teaser video on Facebook for Janet's live show.
She has another date at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, NY on August 17th.

Did I miss this one?  Vixen are going to be playing Nummirock Metal Festival in Finland on June 22nd.  And another date with Lita Ford at Cannery Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV on August 25th.

April 8th 2018

Madam X will be shooting a new video for Monstrocity in two weeks time, but in the meantime check out this video for the song Bride of Frankenstein with Maxine on vocals, made by Tammy Vega.

Read a feature on Roxy at Downtown News Magazine - a 'local Rochester girl made good' story.

Janet will play Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, NV on May 11th - this is rescheduled from the show that was originally supposed to be the day after the Whisky show.  And RockEyez recently conducted an audio interview with Janet, listen to it on YouTube, or read some excerpts transcribed by Blabbermouth.

April 2nd 2018

Janet will be playing the UK in May!  The dates are :

May 23rd, Bannerman's, Edinburgh
May 24th, Rock City, Nottingham
May 26th, The Factory, Manchester
May 27th, The Cobblestones, Bridgwater
May 28th, The Underworld, London

One more Vixen show - Snoqualmie Casino on July 13th with Skid Row.

March 29th 2018

New dates - Clearfield County Fair in Clearfield, PA on August 4th with Great White & Faster Pussycat, and The Space at Westbury Theater in Westbury, NY on November 10th.
The day that Vixen headline at Rockingham will be Friday 19th October.

Check out an interview with Janet (and Justin) by the Straus Project talking about her medical scare, and Share's interview on the Hair Metal Mansion Radio Show talking about Twin Flames Radio and Vixen - after the lead in with Dogs D'Amour and Vixen songs, the interview is from 13 until 43 mins and includes premieres of 3 songs from Twin Flames Radio - Always You, Love is Raining & The Cadillac Song.

March 16th 2018

The whole of Vixen's show on the Monsters of Rock Cruise is now available for viewing on YouTube.

And a review of the show with Kix in Durant, OK has been posted at Music Mania.

March 4th 2018

Share and Bam's Twin Flames Radio project reached their target on Pledge Music, just in time!  The campaign finished at the end of February and currently on the Pledge Music page it's at 105% of goal, 29 days till release.

There is an interview with Bret Kaiser at The Rockpit (Australia) talking about Madam X.

Janet's show at Nikki's Sturgis originally in January has been rescheduled to March 31st.  And Vixen return to the Mohegan Sun Casino on November 11th.  The Denver, Colorado show has been moved to Herman's Hideaway.
Filling in for Janet at the just played show in Durant, OK was Lorraine Lewis from Femme Fatale.  Here are the Vixen shows for this summer onwards :

 June 8th  Solvesborg, Sweden    Sweden Rock Festival
 June 14th  Denver, CO  Herman's Hideaway
 June 15th  Kamas, UT  DeJoria Center
 June 16th  Scottsdale, AZ  BLK Live
 June 17th  Hollywood, CA  Whisky a Go Go
 June 23rd  Dessel, Belgium  Graspop Metal Meeting
 June 24th  Bochum, Germany  Zeche
 July 6th  Barcelona, Spain  Rockfest Barcelona
 July 21st  Biloxi, MS  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 July 28th  Beaver Dam, KY  Inaugural '80s Rocks the Dam Fest  
 October  Nottingham, UK  Rockingham
 November 9th  St. Charles, IL  The Arcada Theatre
 November 11th    Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Casino

and Janet's upcoming shows :

 March 16th  Joliet, IL  The Forge
 March 17th  Green Bay, WI  Phat Headz
 March 30th  Chesterfield, MI    Diesel Concerts Detroit  
 March 31st  Sturgis, MI  Nikki's Sturgis
 April 7th  Houston, TX  The Concert Pub North
 April 21st  Clifton, NJ  Dingbatz
 October 27th    Creve Coeur, IL  Rock N Skull Festival

February 26th 2018

Vixen will be playing Rockingham, headlining one of the nights (TBD). It will be on 19, 20, 21 October at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018
Here is all the stuff from there, photos - Joe Schaeffer Photography  ;  Roxy by Igor Vidyashev
Video - Rev It Up  ;  How Much Love  ;  Cryin' + Long Live Rock'n'Roll  ;  Edge of a Broken Heart
Madam X - Tora Tora (Van Halen) + Resurrection
The setlist :

1. Rev It Up (with Share on vocals and Ace Von Johnson on rhythm guitar)
2. How Much Love (with Danny Vaughn)
3. Cryin' (with Terry Ilous)
4. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Rainbow cover) (with Terry Ilous)
5. Streets in Paradise (with Share on vocals)
6. I Don't Need No Doctor (Humble Pie cover) (with Share on vocals)
7. Love Made Me (with Chad Stewart)
8. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (Van Halen cover) (with Bret Kaiser)
9. I Want You To Rock Me (with Taime Downe)
10. Edge of a Broken Heart (with Todd La Torre)

February 14th 2018

Another festival for Vixen, the Inaugural '80s Rocks the Dam Fest at the Beaver Dam Amphitheater, Beaver Dam, KY on July 28th with Skid Row and Great White.

And one more show for Janet on April 7th at The Concert Pub North, Houston, TX.

There is an interview with Janet & Justin from the Whisky show at Highwire Daze.

Oh, and apparently Janet isn't on the Monsters of Rock Cruise (I did wonder), so Vixen are doing a set where each song features a different vocalist.  Their show is later today.  Madam X played on the 12th with another show for today, I think.

February 8th 2018

Vixen will play at Rockfest Barcelona in well, Barcelona, Spain surprisingly, on July 6th.

See the review of Monstrocity in Fireworks Magazine here.

An update from Twin Flames Radio - two full songs have been uploaded to check out, Always You and Peace & Love & Rock & Roll.  You can hear them on the main Pledge Music page, under Sample Artist Tracks.

Plus Share has a new job - agent at Mangrove Realty, Inc. in Florida!

Live video of Rathole from Janet's Whisky A Go Go show has been posted on YouTube.

January 23rd 2018

An interview with Maxine and Roxy discussing the new Madam X album has been posted at

Two more reviews for Monstrocity - at Metal Temple and Crossfire Metal (in German).  There is also an interview with Janet in German at the latter site.

The last in the series of mini video interviews with Share is up at The Riff.

Another Vixen show in Europe - at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany on June 24th, the day after Graspop.  Janet is rescheduling shows, so far new dates are March 16th at The Forge in Joliet, IL, March 17th at Phat Headz in Green Bay, WI, and March 30th at Diesel Concerts Detroit in Chesterfield, MI.

January 15th 2018

It's been a very eventful week for Janet!  A day after playing a successful show on January 11th at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, she was rushed to hospital and had to have emergency surgery to remove a subdural hematoma that was putting pressure on her brain.  She had to have a hole drilled into her head to remove the hematoma, and a titanium plate put in to cover the hole.  See her post on Facebook.
And after that, she has just released the new video for the song Candle.  Watch it on YouTube.

Vixen have signed to Rat Pak Records for a new release coming in 2018.  No details given but presumably this is for the live album, at least initially.  You can sign up to the mailing list for news.

Another review of the Madam X album at

January 9th 2018

New Vixen shows are on June 14th at The Venue in Denver, CO & June 17th at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA.

There is an interview with Roxy in Portuguese at, along with some large size pictures.

And a review of Madam X - Monstrocity at KNAC.

December 31st 2017

Janet will be headlining the Rock N Skull festival in Illinois next year, on Saturday, October 27th. have posted a review + photos of Janet's December 9th, Houston, Texas show.

There is an interview with Share about her new project, Twin Flames Radio, on

And a review of the Madam X album at Rocking in the Norselands, no. 8 on their 2017 countdown.

December 22nd 2017

One more live date - June 16th at BLK Live in Scottsdale, AZ.

Some more pictures from the Morongo Casino show, at Metal Pulp and Paper.

And some video, Roxy sitting in with Janet at her solo show in Chesterfield, MI on Edge of a Broken Heart, and a full Janet solo show from the Curtain Club in Dallas, TX on December 8th.

December 18th 2017

A couple more Vixen shows for next year - with Skid Row at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS on July 21st and with Lita Ford at The Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL on November 9th.
And one for Janet on April 21st at Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

Here is part two of the interview with Share on The Riff with Jack Trash.

December 13th 2017

Vixen have a new show on March 3rd, 2018 with Kix at Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, OK.
Madam X will also be playing Sweden Rock Festival in 2018, on the same day as Vixen!

Photos from the Morongo Casino show have been posted on flickr by Joe Schaeffer.

Listen to a replay of Roxy's interview on the Hair Metal Mansion Radio Show at Mixcloud.  It begins at the 1 minute mark with the track Kilmister, and then the interview with Roxy at 7 minutes, until Desperate is played at 52 minutes.  New Madam X songs played during the show were Nitrous, Monstrocity and Freak Parade.  And of interest is that Roxy said they were looking at an early 2018 release for the live album.

See Share tell the 'knitting story' on The Riff with Jack Trash.

November 15th 2017

Vixen will be playing a couple of European festivals in 2018 - Sweden Rock Festival on June 8th and Graspop Metal Meeting on June 23rd.  And a new promo pic to go with the announcement (photo ©Mark Weiss) :

There is a long, very interesting interview with Janet and Justin on Sleaze Roxx.

And a Madam X album review at Power, in German this time.

November 7th 2017

Two new interviews, a long one with Janet from Fireworks magazine and one with Brittany at

Another Madam X album review at Soil Chronicles, in French.

And another Down 'n' Outz live video clip, for the song Storm.

November 1st 2017

Share and Bam's new band is Twin Flames Radio.  Here's a little video introducing the band, and their Facebook page.  They have a campaign running on Pledge Music which allows you to pre-order the album and all sorts of other goodies.

Vixen will play at Morongo's 1st Annual Sleigh Ride Toy Run on December 10th at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, CA, with Autograph.

There are two reviews of the new Madam X album, Monstrocity, which is out now, at Sleaze Roxx and

And a video clip of a song from the Down 'n' Outz live release, Overnight Angels, on Youtube.

October 25th 2017

New live dates :
Vixen with Skid Row at the DeJoria Center, Kamas, UT on June 15th, 2018.
Janet, at Phat Headz in Green Bay, WI on January 20th, and at Nikki's Sturgis in Sturgis, MI on January 27th.

Reviews, for Janet's album on Devils Gate Media, and for the new Madam X album (released October 31st) on Sentinel Daily.  Incidentally, Janet is a special guest on the track 'Freak Parade' on the Madam X album.

And an interview with Janet at

Joe Elliott's band Down 'n' Outz, of which Share is a member, will release a live album, "The Further Live Adventures Of ...", on December 1st.  I guess that's Share on the back left!  For more info, see here.

October 16th 2017

Vixen have been recording a couple of bonus tracks for the live album release with Michael Wagener at his studio in Nashville.
One is a new song, and one a new version of a Vixen classic.

New tour dates for Janet for 2018 :
January 19th at The Forge in Joliet, IL, January 25th at The Empire Concert Club in Akron, OH, and January 26th at Diesel Concerts Detroit in Chesterfield, MI.

Roxy has posted a teaser for the upcoming Madam X album Monstrocity on Youtube.

Vixen played a 'private show' at Mohegan Sun Arena with Slaughter and Autograph on October 6th, here are some pictures on Facebook.
And video of the first 3 songs in the set - Rev It Up, How Much Love & One Night Alone.  During I Want You To Rock Me, where they traditionally play snippets of other artists' songs, Vixen played part of Free Fallin' as a tribute to the recently deceased Tom Petty.

October 6th 2017

There is a new interview with Roxy talking about Madam X at  Also she says Vixen will be recording a couple of new songs with Michael Wagener for bonus tracks for the Vixen live CD.
And another with Roxy at Metal Soldier Magazine.

Plus an audio interview with Roxy & Share on the Power Rock Podcast.

September 28th 2017

There is an interview with Janet (& Justin) in issue 94 of Black Velvet Magazine.
Go to page 10 to read it, and also see page 49 for a review of her solo album.
Also my website is featured in 'Fansite Focus', see page 53.

September 14th 2017

Latest round up of Janet interviews :
Audio - Tig's Metal Box
Text - ; Down the Front Media ; Rockingboy Magazine

A couple of short TV appearances from before the Battle Creek, Michigan show - Fox17, West Michigan and WZZM13.

Also, video of Edge of a Broken Heart from the Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL show which was recorded for a live release, shot by Anita.

August 31st 2017

New Janet audio interviews with 'Meltdown' of Radio Chatter - go to 101WRIF to hear the podcast, and with Andy Hall of Lazer 103.3.  Plus text at Screamer Magazine.
Also a review of Janet's self-titled release at Talking Metal.

Brett Kaiser of Madam X is interviewed on Hair Band Heaven about the new album Monstrocity.

Meet Roxy's new dog, Ziggy Stardust!  On Youtube with music track from the upcoming Madam X album.

August 26th 2017

The first video release from Janet's solo album is for the opening track Rat Hole.  View the video below (or not, apparently, click to go to Youtube) :

Madam X have signed with EMP Label Group for the release of their album Monstrocity on October 31st (October 27th in Europe).  Full press release and album cover below :

Legendary Detroit Hard Rockers MADAM X have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release their long-awaited sophomore release MONSTROCITY on October 31st, (October 27th in EUROPE) on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl release planned for November.

Produced by Madam X at Metro 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, MI, and Mixed by Michael Wagener (MEGADETH, METALLICA, SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE), with additional mixing by Mark Slaughter, Monstrocity is a hard-hitting classic Metal/Rock record sure to serve as a proper return to form for Madam X, and a kick in the ass for fans old and new.

Formed in 1981 by sisters Roxy and Maxine Petrucci, Madam X recruited bassist Chris "Godzilla" Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser, who released their classic, Rick Derringer produced, Jet Records debut WE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984, spawning the hit Rock single "High in High School". 4 years later, after Roxy departed to join future Arena Rock superstars VIXEN, and original vocalist Kaiser was briefly replaced by an unknown Canadian vocalist named Sebastian Bach, Madam X disbanded, and would remain mostly inactive until 2014, when the original lineup reunited at the Sweden Rock Festival.

Fast forward to 2017, when the Petrucci sisters collaborated with vocalist Mark Slaughter on a Lemmy Kilmister tribute track for their VIP AFTERSHOW project, Slaughter who introduced Roxy to EMP LABEL GROUP head of A&R Thom Hazaert, who released a 12" "KILMISTER" single for AFTERSHOW, and the conversation soon shifted to the upcoming MADAM X release.

Says Hazaert, "When I connected with Roxy and we were working on The Aftershow stuff, and she told me they were working on a new MADAM X record, I was extremely excited at the prospect of releasing it. After a brief courtship, we made the decision to put it out together, and I can honestly say Iím still excited. Madam X is such a kickass Rock band, I was always a huge fan of their first record, and to be able to release its follow up over 30 years later is just insane."

Adds drummer Roxy Petrucci, "Hell may not be pretty but good things will find their way out.!! It takes a huge pair of metal balls to sign a band like Madam X, David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert at EMP put their love of metal first, and crushed it by signing Madam X! Raw and flawed, Monstrocity will be unleashed onto the world in fall 2017! Long live Rock n Roll but immortalized in Metal!"

The album features 12 hard-hitting slabs of Rock, including the pummeling title track "Monstrocity", "Resurrection", "Nitrous", and an updated version of their 1984 hit "High In High School".

A couple of reviews plus photos of the Vixen show with Skid Row at Snoqualmie Casino can be seen at Seattle Music Insider and Yesterdaze News.

Janet has a couple of shows in 2018 :
January 11th at the Whisky in LA and January 12th at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, NV.

August 19th 2017

Janet's solo album is currently streaming on Billboard (not sure for how long), along with a short interview about the album.
There is a new interview with ;
and reviews on Maximum Volume Music and Rock All Photography.
Plus the story of the song "Hippycrite" on
Of course, the album is now out!

Also an interview with Maxine at Metal Soldier Magazine.

Vixen's keyboardist, Tyson Leslie, has posted video footage of Vixen and Slaughter jamming together on "You Really Got Me" followed by a short Roxy drum solo on Facebook.
See some photos from Vixen's show with Skid Row at Snoqualmie Casino by Savoia Concert & Event Photography on Facebook (more to come).

August 13th 2017

Latest roundup of Janet news - interviews with Rock Arena and Icon Versus Icon.

An album review from

More video from 105.5 WDHA - Edge of a Broken Heart in full, and an alternate view of Candle.

And new dates in December :
8th December at Curtain Club, Dallas, TX and 9th December at BFE Rock Club, Houston, TX.

August 4th 2017

A few Janet (& Justin) interviews - audio :
rBeatz Radio on Spreaker
Rock Revolt Magazine

Text - Eon Music

And video on 105.5 WDHA including an acoustic performance of the new song Candle.  Plus a clip of Edge of a Broken Heart.

July 25th 2017

Tracklisting for Janet's solo album :

01. Rat Hole
02. Hippycrite
03. If You Want Me
04. Candle
05. Your Problem Now
06. Let It Be Over
07. Lost
08. The Grind
09. Best Friend
10. The Good Or The Bye

July 20th 2017

More Janet shows - The Music Factory, Battle Creek, MI on September 1st
The Iridium, New York, NY on September 12th
Dingbats, Clifton, NJ on September 14th
Fish Head Cantina, Baltimore, MD on September 15th
See the full list here!

There is a new audio interview with Janet on the Friday NI Rocks Show, including four songs from her upcoming solo album.  The first solo song starts at around 18 mins (with Vixen's Hellraisers before that), and the interview/song segment continues until 56 mins.

Maxine is featured on vocals and guitar on a cover of Missing Persons 'Mental Hopscotch', the first in a series of songs from her drummer Pat DeLeon's solo project.  Check it out on Youtube.

July 7th 2017

Next dates for Janet are at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 8th,
and Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA on September 9th.
A bundle package for Janet's debut solo album is available to pre-order.  For a limited time you can get a hand signed CD, plus a 'Janet Planet' t-shirt, for $30.  Available only at Pavement Entertainment.

Britt is the 3rd member of Vixen to be seen sporting the new tank top :

July 3rd 2017

Janet has another show, at Diesel Concerts Detroit in Chesterfield, MI on September 2nd.
New video interview with Janet and Justin James by the Straus Project on Youtube, including some live clips from Janet's first show.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, in an interview with All Music and All Bands, Janet said that Vixen will be recording the show at the Arcada Theatre on August 12th for a live CD release.

June 24th 2017

Interview with Janet by my friend Anita Maree Brodersen at Unrated Magazine.
Audio interview with Roxy on Youtube by 25th Hour Radio Show.

Drum cam footage of Roxy playing How Much Love at Little River Casino, Manistee, MI :


June 10th 2017

A few interviews :
Interview (text) with Janet at Antihero Magazine.
About her solo material, the first video and single should be out in June, and the whole album in July - actually probably August, info superseded as per previous news item.  Some song titles are Rat Hole, If You Want Me and Candle.  There will be a video for Rat Hole.

Audio interview with Janet on Wild Thing Radio - starts with Edge of a Broken Heart at about 2 mins, then the interview until Bad Reputation at 37 mins.

Shorter audio interview with Roxy on Power Chord TV.

May 26th 2017

"We at Planet Janet are super excited to announce that we have officially signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment!  Full album worldwide release date is August 18th, 2017!  We look forward to working with the great team at Pavement."
The album will be released via Eternal Sound Records in Europe, more information on the Pavement Entertainment page.

Part 3 of M3 video footage :
(Love Made Me, One Night Alone, part of Edge of a Broken Heart)
VIXEN LIVE M3 Festival April 29, 2017 part 3 of 3

May 10th 2017

New Vixen merchandise is available, a ladies tank top and a t-shirt, designed by Roxy!  They can now be ordered at Rightrock.
See Share and Roxy 'modelling' them below.

There is a venue change for Janet's first solo show on the 27th of May, it will now be at Lucky Star, 1175 West Lake Street,
Bartlett, IL.

There is a new interview from the M3 Festival with Share and Britt at Talking Metal.

May 6th 2017

Photos from Mohegan Sun - Ray Rodriguez (login to Facebook required)
Photos from M3 - Joe Schaeffer Photography
Part 2 of M3 video footage - end of Rock Me & I Don't Need No Doctor :
VIXEN M3 Festival LIVE Maryland April 29, 2017 part 2 of 3

May 3rd 2017

Video from M3, the first 30 minutes of Vixen's set :
(Streets in Paradise, Rev It Up, Bad Reputation, Cryin', Big Brother, I Want You To Rock Me, Perfect Strangers)
VIXEN Live M3 festival Maryland April 29, 2017 part 1

May 1st 2017

Review and photos of the Mohegan Sun show at Northeast Rock Review.

Vixen have been playing some different songs live recently - One Night Alone, maybe for the first time since the tour for the debut album; Big Brother, a rare unreleased song; a cover of Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers; and I Don't Need No Doctor (known for being done by WASP but also a cover, originally recorded by Ray Charles) with Share on lead vocals.
Here are the setlists for the last two shows :
Mohegan Sun  ;  M3 Rock Festival

Vixen with Lita Ford at M3 :

April 21st 2017

Two more shows -
August 11th at the Wisconsin State Fair, Allis, WI with Great White
September 23rd at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY with Kix

April 20th 2017

There is a new interview with Maxine posted at All That Shreds.

April 19th 2017

Vixen will play at Divot's 80s Rock Music Weekend on August 5th at Divot's DeVent Center, Norfolk, Nebraska.  The lineup includes Tom Keifer of Cinderella and Lita Ford with 2 more artists TBA.

April 15th 2017

Another song from Roxy and Maxine's project VIP Aftershow, Full Metal Jacket, is now available on Amazon.  Like Kilmister, it also features Mark Slaughter on vocals and Michael Pisculli on bass.

One more show - August 18th, Snoqualmie Casino, WA.

April 6th 2017

Vixen, including an interview with Janet, are featured in the first issue of Rock Candy magazine.  PDF here.

April 2nd 2017

4 song teaser of the soon to be released solo album from Vixen front woman Janet Gardner. All songs written, performed, and produced by Janet Gardner and Justin James.

March 29th 2017

Chris Fayz has posted on Facebook about his departure from Vixen :
This past weekend marked a milestone; it was the first time in over 10 years the band Vixen took the stage with a keyboard player other than me. Long story short, I was no longer able to sustain the double-duty of tour manager and performer, (I just wanted to play keys) and unfortunately the band still needed someone to do both.
So, the torch was passed to another this past weekend in OH to a very capable Tyson Leslie. I wish him and all my sisters in Vixen all the best and a continuing thriving resurgence. It's been a long, fun road.

There is a new interview with Maxine at All Music & All Bands: Local, National, & Worldwide here.

Some pictures from the first show with the new lineup in Toledo at Rock the Arena II :

New Vixen dates - August 12th in St. Charles, IL at The Arcada Theatre, with Slaughter.  And they have been added to the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2018 as well.

March 26th 2017

Vixen have a new member; the new guitarist is Brittany Denaro aka Britt Lightning.  Britt first became known as a member of the all-female band Jaded, and has recently been playing in the Guns n' Roses tribute band Paradise Kitty.
And also a new keyboardist, Tyson Leslie.  The new lineup played their first show in Toledo at Rock the Arena II yesterday.

March 22nd 2017

Janet has 10 songs written and recorded with her husband, Justin James, ready to be unleashed as her first solo release.  Release date and live shows to be announced soon ;
debut show - May 27th, 2017 at Twisted Rose, Algonquin, IL
Exclusive pre-release CDs will be available at the show.  The band features Jeremy Baessler on bass, Richie Rivera on drums and Gerald Guzman on guitar.  Info here and here.

March 14th 2017

Catching up with some interviews ...
Roxy on Totally Driven Radio; interview here (from 1 min in) ; to hear the new Madam X song Monstrocity go to Blog Talk Radio at 1 hr 28 mins 50.

Roxy and Maxine interviewed on 'The Nooner Show' on Soundcloud from 6 mins 20.

February 10th 2017

An interview with Vixen from Hard Rock Hell 10 has been posted on HRH TV.

Madam X will be on the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2018; that's February 11th - 16th, 2018 out of Miami.

Now going under the name of VIP Aftershow, Roxy and Maxine's new project have released the lyric video for Kilmister on Youtube.

January 23rd 2017

Maxine was recently interviewed on the Hair Metal Mansion Radio Show, and if you missed it the show is now available on demand at  News from the interview concerns new Madam X music and Maxine & Roxy's project The Aftershow.

A Madam X single will be released on February 14th, MonstroCity, which is also the title of the album.  The album is now due to be released in the 1st week of May, through EMP Label Group instead of being self-released.

Another track by The Aftershow also featuring Mark Slaughter on vocals, Full Metal Jacket, will be the b-side of the vinyl 12" of Kilmister.  Vinyl releases of The Aftershow single, and Madam X single and album will be in Europe only.
Page for The Aftershow on Facebook :

For news from 2016 see archive13.