NEWS ARCHIVE 14


December 31st 2017

Janet will be headlining the Rock N Skull festival in Illinois next year, on Saturday, October 27th.

KNAC.com 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 AXS.com.

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 Metal.de, in German this time.


November 7th 2017

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

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 myglobalmind.com.

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 JoelGausten.com.

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 MusicLifeMagazine.net.  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 - Rockpages.gr ; 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 if it doesn't work, 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 heavymag.com.au ;
and reviews on Maximum Volume Music and Rock All Photography.
Plus the story of the song "Hippycrite" on antimusic.com.
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 heavymag.com.au.

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

A **MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT** from Janet :
"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 :
https://www.facebook.com/ThePureRockShop/posts/1282990811755022

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 mixcloud.com.  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.