Vixen PhotoPop-Metal Described by some as "a female Bon Jovi," Vixen is all-female band that has specialized in very slick, commercial and glossy hard rock and pop-metal. Vixen was never a favorite among rock critics, whose barbs didn't prevent the band from selling millions of albums in the late 1980s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Vixen's members Janet Gardner (lead vocals), Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar), Share Pedersen (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) payed more than their share of dues on the L.A./Hollywood club scene before signing with EMI in 1987.

Vixen's self-titled debut album came out in 1988, and the CD sold millions thanks in part to the single "Edge Of A Broken Heart" (which enjoyed heavy exposure on MTV). Released in 1990, Vixen's second album, Rev It Up had its share of catchy, infectious material but wasn't the big seller EMI was hoping for. With the rise of alternative rockers like Nirvana and Pearl Jam in 1992 and 1993, so-called "corporate metal" bands such as Vixen suddenly found themselves out of vogue. For most of the 1990s, Vixen wasn't heard from much, and it wasn't until 1998's Tangerine on CMC International that Vixen recorded a third album. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide