Vixen Trying To Raise $35,000 For Foxy new Album
February 22, 2012
Do you believe in fulfilling dreams? Do you agree that you’re never too old to rock? Do you believe that women can be rockstars too? Vixen does – and now they want to prove it’s all possible by launching a Kickstarter campain at www.kickstarter.com/projects/officialvixen/vixen-a-foxy-new-album in an effort to raise $35,000 to record a new album.
The Queens of Metal, the female Bon Jovi, however you have heard Vixen described, you will definitely know that they were one of the most successful female rock bands in the world. Massive hits like “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin'” heralded their position in the rock charts – including 4 singles in Billboard’s Hot 100 – and made them a permanent fixture on the most popular rock compilation albums of the 90s.
Jan Kuehnemund, the founder of Vixen, has seen tumultuous times. She’s experienced the highs of success and the lows of break ups. She has built and rebuilt the band she created from the ashes more times than the Phoenix. Despite a variety of set backs, the dedicated women of the current lineup of Vixen – Jan, Jenna Sanz-Agero, Lynn Louise Lowrey and Kat Kraft – have been playing and writing together for over 10 years. This video of the song “Give Me Away” from Vixen’s last studio album, ‘Live & Learn’, provides a little montage of what the girls have been up to over the past few years – writing, performing, touring, and doing their best to keep the music of Vixen alive despite life’s challenges.
The drama of unscrupulous representatives, immoral business partners, and greedy industry types have been balanced by the joys of undying loyalty in the face of adversity. And through it all, Jan and the rest of the foxes of rock have never lost their love for their fans and rock and roll. In fact, they’re desperate to make a new record. If you love rock and roll, and Vixen, please help the girls record a new Vixen album and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of the first Vixen album.
As a reward for your support, Vixen have a lot to offer. Start with a never-before-released Vixen track. After this appetizer, add advance copies of a live album recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2005, and finish it off with a DVD of the only full length Vixen concert ever available on video (non-bootleg, of course). Some extra desserts for the Vixen aficianados of the world: rare and exclusive early Vixen merch, the original school desk from the cover of ‘Live & Learn’, the acoustic guitar played on MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ in 1990, pizza and beer with the band at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, an opportunity to sing at a live show, and even a private concert. And so much more…
Vixen are cruisin’ for the financial goal of $35,000. Your pledges at www.kickstarter.com/projects/officialvixen/vixen-a-foxy-new-album will be used to pay for demoing new material, recording, mixing, mastering, and associated rehearsal and travel expenses. Keep in mind, this budget covers creating and packaging the album only. Every dollar the band raise over $35,000 will be used for such things as promotion of the album once it’s released because they would love for it to reach as many people as possible! Additional funds could also enable Vixen to play some shows, particularly in areas of the world they’ve never been able to travel to, and especially if they receive a great out-pouring of support for this campaign in certain areas. Vixen may also use funds to shoot a new video or two.
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