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The ladies of Vixen are on the Edge of a Broken Heart and wondering How Much Love you will show them to produce a hot new album!

Hey everyone - Vixen here. We are really excited to be launching our Kickstarter project. We have lots of good reasons for doing this and we will continue to share our story as the process unfolds, but we just want to say THANK YOU in advance for listening to us, supporting us, rocking with us, and continuing to be YOU. We love our fans more than words can possibly express. So now, here's the scoop...

Much love,

Jan, Jenna, Kat & Lynn

Do you believe in fulfilling dreams? Do you agree that you're never too old to rock? Do you believe that women can be rockstars too? Vixen does - and now we want to prove it's all possible.

The Queens of Metal, the Female Bon Jovi, however you have heard Vixen described, you will definitely know that they were one of the most successful female rock bands in the world. Massive hits like “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’” heralded their position in the rock charts – including 4 singles in Billboard’s Hot 100 – and made them a permanent fixture on the most popular rock compilation albums of the 90s.

Jan Kuehnemund, the founder of Vixen, has seen tumultuous times. She's experienced the highs of success and the lows of break ups. She has built and rebuilt the band she created from the ashes more times than the Phoenix.

But we won't be Cryin'. Despite a variety of set backs, the dedicated women of the current lineup of Vixen - Jan, Jenna, Kat and Lynn - have been playing and writing together for over 10 years. This video of the song "Give Me Away" from Vixen's last studio album, Live & Learn, provides a little montage of what the girls have been up to over the past few years - writing, performing, touring, and doing their best to keep the music of Vixen alive despite life's challenges.

The drama of unscrupulous representatives, immoral business partners, and greedy industry types have been balanced by the joys of undying loyalty in the face of adversity. And through it all, Jan and the rest of the foxes of rock have never lost their love for their fans and rock and roll. In fact, we're Desperate to make a new record. If you love rock and roll, and Vixen, please help us record a new Vixen album and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of the first Vixen album with us.

As a reward for your support, we have a lot to offer. Start with a never-before-released Vixen track. After this appetizer, add advance copies of a live album recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2005, and finish it off with a DVD of the only full length Vixen concert ever available on video (non-bootleg, of course).  Some extra desserts for the Vixen aficianados of the world: rare and exclusive early Vixen merch, the original school desk from the cover of "Live & Learn," the acoustic guitar played on MTV's "Unplugged" in 1990, pizza and beer with the band at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, an opportunity to sing at a live show, even a private concert.  And so much more...

We are Cruisin' for the financial goal of $35,000.Your pledges will be used to pay for demoing new material, recording, mixing, mastering, and associated rehearsal and travel expenses.Keep in mind, this budget covers creating and packaging the album only. Every dollar we raise over $35,000 will be used for such things as promotion of the album once it's released because we would love for it to reach as many people as possible! Additional funds could also enable us to play some shows, particularly in areas of the world we've never been able to travel to, and especially if we receive a great out-pouring of support for this campaign in certain areas! We may also use funds to shoot a new video or two.

Thank you to all of our fans and friends for the love, support, and friendship you have shown us for all of these years. Your letters and emails give us the strength to keep going. And if you have any suggestions for items you would like to see as a pledge item (let's try to keep this G to PG-13 rated please) please feel free to make a suggestion and we'll see what we can do.

Rev It Up and join the party. It Wouldn't Be Love without you!

We will keep you posted on our progress and meanwhile for more updates, Vixen news, to sign up for The Vixen Chronicles (our monthly newsletter) check us out on Facebook and Twitter or our website at www.vixenrock.com!

Special note for International Fans: All of the rewards offered include shipping (where applicable) to anywhere in the United States. If you live outside the U.S. we will ask for an additional premium for ACTUAL shipping costs to you so we will communicate with you and let you know what those additional costs are at the end of the subscription period. If it's within reason, we'll do our best not to add any costs, but we do need to keep this money to use for the actual recording of our album so we can't spend it all on freight! Thanks for your understanding...

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    A super big thank you for your love and support, and a virtual Vixen kiss. Every dollar helps.

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    A fabulous Vixen sticker you can put on your car, your guitar case, your amp, your bed, or your face.

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    A digital download of a never-before-released new Vixen song. This song may or may not be available on the new album but the likelihood is that this may be your only opportunity to ever hear this song.

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    An advance digital download of the album at least ten days prior to the street date and a digital download of a never-before-released Vixen song (est. Aug. 2012).

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    VIDEO VIXEN: Advance digital download of a full length Vixen concert video performed at Sweden Rock Festival in 2005, plus exclusive behind the scenes footage of the band. Set list includes all the classics and a couple of newer tracks!

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    Advance digital download of the new album at least ten days prior to the street date, plus an advance digital download of Vixen's "Live in Sweden" album of classic hits and newer tracks recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival.

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    Vixen Stage Jewelry: One item (either earrings, bracelet, ring, or necklace) chosen by the members of Vixen from their collection of costume jewelry worn on stage for gigs. Please specify your first, second and third preference for what item you'd prefer and we will try to honor requests in order of preference.

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    A physical CD of the new album, plus advance digital download of the new album, plus advance digital download of "Live in Sweden" album.

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    An exclusive, limited edition Vixen t-shirt designed solely for those in this category, in a size of your choosing.

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    Single drum stick autographed by Kat Kraft, plus advance digital download of the new album prior to street date, plus a digital download of a never-before-released Vixen song.

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    An AUTOGRAPHED physical CD of the new album signed by all four members of Vixen, plus advance digital download of the new album, plus advance digital download of "Live in Sweden" album.

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    Snare drum head, signed by Kat Kraft and the other Vixen ladies with a personal message to you, plus advance digital download of the new album, plus digital download of a never-before-released Vixen song.

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    Stage guitar strap used by and signed by Lynn Louise Lowrey, plus advance digital download of the new album, plus digital download of a never-before-released Vixen song.

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    Post cards from each member of the band with a personal message. You get 4 post cards! + advanced digital download of the new album before street date.

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    Handwritten lyrics of your favorite Vixen song (written by current member of Vixen) and advance digital download of the new album prior to the street date.

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    Vixen Wall Calendar 2013. A full color calendar loaded with photos, special dates, favorite quotes, and inspirations from the women of Vixen (we'll get this to you before January 1, 2013). Plus we'll send you the advance digital downloads of the new album and the "Live in Sweden" album prior to street date.

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    Guitar Pics Galore - for all you collectors out there, official Jan Kuehnemund guitar pics, a set of 6 pics in multiple colors (Vixen on one side, Jan's signature on the other), plus advance digital download of the new album and Live in Sweden prior to the street date.

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    Stage guitar strap used by and signed by Jan Kuehnemund, plus a Vixen wrist (sweat) band, plus advance digital download of the new album, plus digital download of a never-before-released Vixen song.

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    YOUR NAME in the album packaging as a "Thank You" plus advance digital download of the new album and Vixen's "Live in Sweden" album both ten days prior to street date, PLUS a digital download of a never-before-released new Vixen song to tide you over.

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    RARE Early Vixen poster (we're talking the time of double drummers from before the first Vixen album) signed by Jan Kuehnemund - approximately 18" x 24", full color, plus advance digital download of the new album prior to the street date. The members of Vixen pictured in this poster are: Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar), Gayle Erickson (bass guitar and lead vocals), Cindy Boettcher (keyboards and backing vox), Laurie Hedlund (drums and backing vox, and occasional flute), and Marlene Peterson (drums and percussion).

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    RARE Original Vixen poster (we're talking back when the VERY FIRST lineup of Vixen ever) approximately 17" x 22", full color, signed by Jan Kuehnemund, plus advance digital download of the new album prior to the street date. The original members of Vixen pictured in this poster are: Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar), Gayle Erickson (bass guitar and lead vocals), Cindy Boettcher (keyboards and backing vox), and Laurie Hedlund (drums and backing vox, and occasional flute).

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    Vixen Greeting: A member of Vixen will call and sing Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Graduation (whatever) to you or someone that you love sometime between June 2012 and June 2013. Plus we'll send you the advance digital download of the new album and the "Live in Sweden" album prior to street date.

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    The 25 Years of Vixen Package: Promo Copies of Vixen, Rev it Up, Full Throttle, Live & Learn, and advance digital download of the new album and Live in Sweden prior to the street date. We'll even throw in an autographed physical copy of the new CD on availability. And we'll sweeten the pot with some goodies like our Vixen sticker, wristband, tote bag, and an autographed photo of the band.

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    Vixen Video Greeting: The members of Vixen will record a personalized video message to you or someone you love (is your girlfriend a super-big fan? how about a super-cool wedding proposal?!) with any positive, non-threatening and non-profane message and deliver the video link to you. Plus we'll send you the advance digital download of the new album and the "Live in Sweden" album prior to street date.

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    RARE Giant Early Vixen poster in cloth/felt signed by Jan Kuehnemund - approximately 45" x 45", black and white, plus we'll throw in a Vixen hat, wristband and bandana, along with advance digital download of the new album prior to the street date. The members of Vixen pictured in this poster are: Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar), Gayle Erickson (bass guitar and lead vocals), Laurie Hedlund (drums and backing vox, and occasional flute), and Tammy Ivanov (rhythym guitar and backing vox).

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    Vixen exclusive show!! Come see us at our first concert in over 3 years. It will be in the Los Angeles area - date and venue TBD. We will give you at least 60 days notice (and you must provide your own travel, etc.). Plus, advance digital download of the new album and "Live in Sweden" album prior to street date, plus advance digital download of the Live in Sweden concert video. PLUS physical copy of the new CD on availability!

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    If you've been living on the Edge of a Broken Heart for far too long, now's your chance to cheer up and SING with the band! Come on stage at our exclusive Vixen Los Angeles show (see the details above - a concert ticket is included) or any other single show you can get to in 2013 (you get yourself there and we'll be sure you get into the show) and join us onstage to sing backup on "Edge of a Broken Heart"! Plus we'll give you advance digital downloads of the new and "Live in Sweden" albums prior to street date.

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    The original one-of-a kind school desk that appears on the cover of the "Live & Learn" album - with all the girls' autographed and Vixen burned into the desktop. For local pickup in Los Angeles area only. What you do with it after that is up to you. Plus advance digital download of the new album and "Live in Sweden" prior to street date.

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    A Luna Andromeda Electric Guitar (Flame Teal) previously played by Vixen members, signed by the members of Vixen, plus an advance digital download of the new album before street date.

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    Dedicated Vixen Set song - YOU choose ANY one song from the Vixen catalog (besides Edge of a Broken Heart - we'll play that one anyway) that Vixen will perform in EVERY set we perform for the public in 2013 and each time we play it we will dedicate it to you, telling our audience what a terrific person you are. Plus we'll give you an advance digital download of the new album.

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    Sit in on a half day studio session (you must pay for all your own travel expenses to a studio in the Los Angeles area), plus advance digital download of (1) the new album, (2) "Live in Sweden" album, and (3) "Vixen Live in Sweden" full concert video, at least ten days before the street date.

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    Date Night with Vixen - You and a guest, plus PIZZA and BEER at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the original Sunset Strip with all four of the Vixen foxes! You must pay all your own travel expenses. We'll also give you advance digital download of (1) the new album (2) "Live in Sweden" album, and (3) "Vixen Live in Sweden" full concert video, prior to the street date.

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    VIXEN Unplugged Guitar: Own an acoustic/electric guitar played by Vixen on MTV's Unplugged in 1990, signed by Jan Kuehnemund. Plus advance digital download of the new album and Live in Sweden album in advance of street date.

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