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VIXEN: Debut Album Reissue Delayed

Female glam metal band VIXEN's self-titled debut album has had its reissue date pushed back to November 16 from the previously announced November 2. VIXEN's follow-up album, "Rev It Up", will be re-released by EMI Music Catalog Marketing on November 2. The two albums have been fully remastered and w...
October 21, 2004
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VIXEN Albums To Be Reissued, Group To Appear On VH1's 'Bands Reunited'

The hard-rocking female glam metal band VIXEN roughed L.A.'s club circuit throughout most of the 1980s before signing with EMI Music in 1987. Known as "the female BON JOVI," VIXEN enjoyed national exposure with the 1998 release of their self-titled debut album and MTV's embrace of the band's first m...
October 14, 2004
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VIXEN To Stage One-Off Reunion Show For VH1's 'Bands Reunited'

According to a posting at Neil's Vixen Page, '80s all-female hard rock outfit VIXEN will be reuniting for a one-time-only performance for VH1's "Bands Reunited" show. The concert will take place on Tuesday, August 3 at SIR Studios at 6465 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Admission is free. To pick u...
July 28, 2004
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MACHINE HEAD Issue Statement Regarding ARCH ENEMY Tour Cancellation

MACHINE HEAD have issued the following tongue-in-cheek "statement" regarding ARCH ENEMY's decision to pull out of "Weapons Of Mass Destruction" U.S. tour: "In what came as a complete shock to the MACHINE HEAD camp, perennial support act ARCH ENEMY have informed headliners MACHINE HEAD that they must...
May 3, 2004
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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Early Works To Be Re-Released

VIXEN, the early '80s Hawaiian heavy metal group that featured in its ranks former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman (not to be confused with the all-girl Los Angeles-based band of the same name),will have their "Made In Hawaii" EP (1983) re-released, along with several previously unavailable demo...
August 12, 2003
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Iraqi Heavy Metal Fan Shot To Death Because He Worked For Americans

Ellen Barry and Rebecca Bou Chebel of the Boston Globe report that a 27-year-old Iraqi interpreter for American soldiers was shot to death in Baghdad Wednesday (July 2) after he had reportedly had received a series of threats because he worked for Americans. Word of the shooting has spread quickly a...
July 6, 2003
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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa...
May 6, 2003
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The SKULLSICK NATION/VIXEN Connection

Los Angeles-based, female-fronted metallers SKULLSICK NATION (formerly CRISIS) have acquired a new manager: former VIXEN singer Lenita Erickson. To view a photo of Ms. Erickson, click here. ...
January 8, 2002
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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festiviti...
August 21, 2001
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Archive News Jun 10, 2001

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher),will play the House Of Blues in Orange County, California on Thursday, June 28th. HATE DEPT. will be the support act at the show. Currently signed to KORN's Elementree imprint (via Dreamworks Records...
June 10, 2001
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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'the...
June 5, 2001
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Archive News May 08, 2001

More words of wisdom from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, which is currently being composed at METALLICA's Northern California rehearsal pad: ... 'Here we are about five hours into our day and coming up with some sick...
May 8, 2001