Janet Gardner (Ex-Vixen) And Her Husband Justin James Announce New Album “No Strings”

Janet Gardner (ex-Vixen) and her husband Justin James have announced a new album titled “No Strings.” The effort will be released on June 9 and its first single, “Don’t Turn Me Away,” can be streamed below:

“No Strings” Track Listing:

01. “I’m Living Free”
02. “Turn The Page’
03. “85”
04. “No Strings”
05. “Don’t Turn Me Away”
06. “Set Me Free”
07. “Hold On To You’
08. “Into The Night”
09. “I’m Not Sorry”
10. “You’ll See”
11. “She Floats Away”
12. “Drink”

Gardner commented:

“Justin’s and my work flow has become so effortless that the creative process never gets bogged down in the technical aspects until it comes time to mix and master. Justin’s determination to bring this album to the next level, sonically, has had the biggest impact on this release.”

James added:

“I’m so proud of what Janet and I have created with ‘No Strings’. From the first chord recorded to the last note sung, ‘No Strings’ is a piece of who we are.”

Bret Michaels, Queensrÿche, Kix, Etc. Set For 2023 RockTember Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s RockTember Festival. The event will take place in Hinckley, MN on September 8-9 and it will feature the following:

September 8: Queensrÿche, Kix, Firehouse, Tuff, Ted Poley, Resist & Bite, and Siin.

September 9: Bret Michaels, Orianthi, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Vixen, Eric Martin (feat. Trixter), and Jetboy.

Styx, Kix, Extreme, Etc. Set For 2023 M3 Rock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s M3 Rock Festival. The event will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on May 6-7 and it will feature the following:

May 6: Styx, Extreme, Winger, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Quiet Riot, Britny Fox, Child’s Play, and Count’s 77.

May 7: Kix, Warrant, Great White, Loudness, Steven Adler, Firehouse, Riley’s L.A. Guns, Vixen, and Mike Tramp.

Vixen Announce Summer/Fall U.S. Dates

Vixen have booked some U.S. shows for this summer/fall. Here’s the dates:

07/26 York, PA – York State Fair
07/27 Anapolos, MD – Rams Head Live
07/28 Vineland, NJ – Landis Theatre
07/30 Worcester, MA – Rascals
08/11 Three Forks, MT – Rockin The Rivers
08/20 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fair
08/21 Gaitinburg, TN – Monsters On The Mountain
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street Experience
10/29 – 11/03 Los Angeles, CA – Kiss Kruise

Tom Keifer, Queensrÿche, Night Ranger, Etc. Set For 2022 Monsters On The Mountain Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Monsters On The Mountain festival. The event will take place at The Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN on August 19-21 and it will feature the following:

August 19: Tom Keifer, Extreme, Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, Richie Kotzen, Kip Winger, Autograph, Lillian Axe, Bad Marriage, Tango Down, and Nerd Halen.

August 20: Queensrÿche, Stryper, Stephen Pearcy, Dangerous Toys, Eclipse, John Corabi, Enuff Z’Nuff, Cold Sweat, Bad Marriage, and Pyromania.

August 21: Night Ranger, Kix, Firehouse, Nelson, Vixen, Brother Cane, Pat Travers, Crazy Lixx, Soto/Bieler, Michael Sweet, The Hot Summers, Wild America, and Shot Of Poison.

KISS To Be Joined By Black Label Society, Dokken, Etc. At “KISS Kruise XI”

KISS have revealed the artists that will be joining them on “KISS Kruise XI.” That ship will set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico on October 24-29 and on October 29 – November 3. Here’s the lineups:

Week 1: KISS, Dokken / George Lynch, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Lita Ford and Friends, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Heart By Heart, The Big Deal, and Baron.

Week 2: KISS, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Sebastian Bach and Friends, Stryper, Vixen, Plush, The Wild Things, and Micky James.

Original KISS Members Ace Frehley And Peter Criss To Perform Together At 2022 Creatures Fest

Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will be playing some songs together during the upcoming Creatures Fest. That event will take place at the Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel in Nashville, TN on May 27-29 and it will also feature: Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS), Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, Vixen, Trixter, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kuarantine, John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe), and Kore Rozzik. Creatures Fest promoter Neil Davis said the following about Frehley and Criss’ performance:

“They both spoke, said they were excited about being at Creatures Fest; they were excited about seeing you, the fans. And they talked, and they just thought that what would be great for the fans, for all of us, is if they got together and played some songs during Ace’s set.”

Vixen Bassist Share Ross To Take Hiatus From The Band

Vixen bassist Share Ross has announced that she will be “taking a hiatus” from the band. During her absence, Julia Lage (ex-Barra De Saia) will be filling in. Ross told the crowd the following during the group’s February 8 show at Magic City Casino in Miami, FL:

“Life has got a little complicated, and I can’t keep up with a lot of shit, so something has to give. And I’m sorry to say, I have to step away from Vixen for a while. I’m taking a hiatus, and I know you’re going to be supportive – of the band, and of me – because you know that the love is there. And I want you to graciously love and open your arms to the amazing Julia Lage, who’s going to step in and play bass.”

[via bravewords.com]

Vixen, Quiet Riot, Ex-KISS, Etc. Members Set For Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS), Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS), Vixen, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe), Return Of The Comet, and Pretty Boy Floyd are set for next year’s Creatures Fest. That event will be held on May 27-29 in Nashville, TN. Further details will be revealed next month.

[via Blabbermouth]

Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Jackyl, Etc. Set For Inaugural RokIsland Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural RokIsland Fest. The event will take place in Key West, Florida on January 14-17, 2022 and it will feature the following:

January 14: Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Winger, Firehouse, and Steelheart.

January 15: Loverboy, Skid Row, Warrant, Bulletboys, and Enuff Z’Nuff.

January 16: Dee Snider, Dokken/Lynch Reunion, Slaughter, Last In Line, and Faster Pussycat.

January 17: Jackyl, Lita Ford, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, and Bango Tango.