Hello all, we are now in March, 2012... 'RizMum' blog sure is getting slower now, but as promised I will try my best to keep on going... and its been awhile now since my last post (T_T) and to update this took me almost a year, anyhow, this will be my final year so you guys know how it is when the big "E" comes. So guys, see you in my next post and keep on SHREDDING!!!! And as always please feel free to drop a suggestion/ideas via e-mail, Thanks

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen)

Name: Janice Lynn Kuehnemund
Born: 11th November, 1961 (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Profile: She is an American hard rock guitarist best known for her work with "Vixen". Jan is the original founding member of the band. Her trademark guitar playing can be heard on many of the Vixen songs.

History: Started to pick up guitar in her early teens and jammed with her best friend Cindy, Gayle and Laurie. Her first gig was at a roller rink when she was just 16 years old. In 1981, she formed another all female hard rock band called "Vixen" with a new lineup in Los Angeles where their played on the LA/Hollywood club scene before signing with EMI in 1987.

In 1988, "Vixen's" self-titled debut album came out and open the eyes of every female guitarist all over the world on how Jan shreds her guitar. In 1990, Vixen's second album, "Rev It Up", had its share of catchy, infectious material. When Jan, who contributes her guitar and songwriting prowess to the group, decided to take a break in the early 90's, the group went their separate ways. During that time, Jan actively played with "Drawing Down the Moon" and "Population 361".

In 2005, Jan decided to keep the name alive and recruited Lynn Louise Lowrey (bass), Kat Kraft (drums), and Jenna Sanz-Agero (vocals) to round out the band. This new version of Vixen released a studio album, "Live & Learn", a year later.

Influences: Unknown

Axology: Carvin guitars, Luna guitars and Carvin amplifiers


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