"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Headline News

Lead Guitarist & Vixen Founder Jan Kuehnemund Loses Battle With Cancer

Jan Kuehnemund, founder and lead guitarist for the hard rock group Vixen, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from cancer. The band posted the following announcement on the official Facebook Page:

"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."

Vixen's latest album was "Live & Learn" in 2006. The band disbanded and reformed three times, the latest in 2008, resulting in the live release "Live in Sweden" in 2009. Jan Kuehnemund was 51 years old.

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


8 Comments on "Vixen Founder Passes Away"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

BrianMN's avatar

Member

1. BrianMN writes:

Very sad. Far too young.
RIP.

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. liliana writes:

Sorry to hear that, we shall miss her too much. RIP

# Oct 11, 2013 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP's avatar

Member

3. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

VERY SAD INDEED

# Oct 13, 2013 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
KMADD's avatar

Supporter

4. KMADD writes:

That is sad.

# Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
spiral_architect's avatar

Member

5. spiral_architect writes:

I only know a couple songs by the band, but this is still sad news for 80's metal.

# Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ZMA's avatar

Member

6. ZMA writes:

RIP.

# Oct 15, 2013 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. Necrostrider writes:

R.I.P.

# Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
wilco's avatar

Member

8. wilco writes:

way to early rip did see them live in suport act of the scorpions live awesome you will be missed

# Oct 16, 2013 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.