Vixen and former JSGR vocalist and musician Janet Gardner has made this emotional statement on her Facebook account today.
“After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that it’s time for me to step aside and let Roxy and Share pursue their vision for the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated. Love, Janet 💗”
Janet and her powerhouse vocals and enigmatic personality will be truly missed.
Vixen guitarist Jan Kuehnemund dies
The Official JSRG Facebook page statement regarding this sad news is ad follows
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vixen founder and lead guitarist, Jan Kuehnemund, who lost a fierce battle with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Though most well known for her gifted guitar playing and other musical talents, Jan was a rare friend and beautiful in every sense of the word. Humble, thoughtful, loyal and kind, she was the most gracious of women, possessing the quiet strength of a true warrior. She genuinely loved and appreciated her friends and fans more than most could ever know. Those who were most fortunate to have known her and loved her are heartbroken at the loss of Jan, whose spirit will shine through her music eternally.
Jan was very courageous. Never complained. Never gave up. The cancer beat her body but it NEVER broke her spirit at any point.
Up until the actual moment that she died, she really believed she was going back home.
Jan… you will be missed.. but never forgotten.”
Share Ross, Bassist, comments on Facebook
kind words from a friend…
Sad news for 80’s hair metal fans
JSRG is made up of the original Vixen line-up.
However, to avoid complication and confusion from past bands they decided to simplify and rename.
JSRG will appear on Monsters of Rock Cruise In March 2013