Jan Kuehnemund – Vixen Founder And Lead Guitarist Passes Away

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As reported on the VIXEN Facebook page, on October 11th, 2013:

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.


All of us at Metal Odyssey expresses the sincerest of condolences, to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Jan Kuehnemund. Her prized contributions to Rock ‘N Roll shall live on forever. May Jan Kuehnemund rest in peace.


* For More Info, clicke here: Vixen

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Rest In Peace, Jan Kuehnemund.


4 Responses to “Jan Kuehnemund – Vixen Founder And Lead Guitarist Passes Away”

  1. I was stunned when I read of this sad news yesterday Stone, I used to play Vixens first two albums all the time, and when I get home from this trip, they’ll be getting played again in Jans memory. Taken way too young, she was a warrior queen of metal, when there were still precious few around. RIP Jan.

    • I was shocked by the news as well, Kev! Yes, Jan was an important figure in laying the path down for future female Metal stars. Vixen was one of the bands that (IMO) helped MTV become a household name.

      Life is so, so precious.

  2. That it is Stone \m/

  3. Vixen proved that an all female band could look good and play well. R.I.P. Jan.

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