Female rockers VIXEN have canceled their Kickstarter campaign, which they launched in order to raise capital for the recording of a new album on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the release of their first LP.
The band in late February set out to collect $35,000 towards recording a brand new CD, but ended up receiving less than 5% of their goal ($1,370).
Said VIXEN in a statement, “We are very happy to report that we recently received an offer that was too good to refuse, as they say, so we thought it was appropriate to cancel this project and focus on other opportunities. The good news is, as we have promised before, we will be recording a new album this year and we expect to release it in honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Vixen album.”
VIXEN‘s self-titled debut was released in 1988, and fueled by heavy radio and MTV rotation of the single, “Edge of a Broken Heart”, the album surpassed the gold sales mark in the U.S. and went on to sell over one million copies around the world. VIXEN‘s follow-up album, “Rev It Up”, was released in 1990, and the singles “How Much Love” and “Love Is A Killer” spent some time on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Chart.
VIXEN‘s original members, Janet Gardner (vocals), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Share Pedersen (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) appeared together on VH1‘s “Bands Reunited” in October 2004 to reminisce about their start on L.A.’s Sunset Strip and their rise to fame in the late 1980s, before the onset of grunge in the early 1990s displaced metal at the top of the charts. They also took part in a short performance for the program.