Tag Archives: Bon Jovi

VIXEN – EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART

VIXEN

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. Today we’re going back to 1988 to the debut self-titled album by Vixen for the track “Edge of a Broken Heart.”

The song written by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988 and the album was also co-produced by Marx. The success of the album helped Vixen to secure supporting slots on tours with Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions and Bon Jovi, as well as headlining their own shows as well.

Vixen broke up in 1992 due to musical differences but tried reuniting a few times with different members of the original band in each version. In 2012, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund was planning to reunite the original Vixen lineup with singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross but sadly was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 2013. The remaining members decided to carry on the Vixen name in her honor.

The band is currently planning to release a new album in 2019, however singer Janet Gardner has since left the band and was replaced with Femme Fatale singer Lorraine Lewis along with current members Roxy Petrucci, Share Ross and Britt Lighting.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! Happy August! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’ve decided to extend last month’s who’s your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was Bon Jovi vs. Gret WhiteWhile I like both my choice:

BON JOVI 

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Here are this week’s choices:

DOKKEN

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VS.

RATT

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Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! Happy August! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’ve decided to extend last month’s who’s your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was Poison vs. CinderellaWhile I like both my choice:

CINDERELLA

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Here are this week’s choices:

BON JOVI 

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VS.

GREAT WHITE

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Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE METAL WIRE

We want to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2020. As always, your support means everything to us and you are what makes our site so great. We’ll be taking a break from the podcast for January but we’ll be back in February and we are also currently working on lots of new things behind the scenes for the New Year.

Be safe, enjoy and most of all Have a Happy Metal New Year!!!

BON JOVI – NEW YEAR’S DAY

 

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE VOCALIST?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite vocalist. Each week I’ll choose two classic singers and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite vocalist. Last week it was Joe Elliott vs. Jon Bon Jovi. My choice:

JOE ELLIOTT

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Here are this week’s choices:

DON DOKKEN

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VS.

BRET MICHAELS

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE VOCALIST?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite vocalist. Each week I’ll choose two classic singers and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite vocalist. Last week it was Rob Halford vs. Bruce Dickinson. My very tough choice:

ROB HALFORD

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Here are this week’s choices:

JOE ELLIOTT

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VS.

JON BON JOVI

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

BON JOVI – RUNAWAY – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week. Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the self-titled debut album by Bon Jovi for the track “Runaway.”

“Runaway” was originally recorded in 1981 with a group of studio musicians known as The All Star Review which included  Hugh McDonald – bass, Tim Pierce – guitar  and Roy Bittan – keyboards. The keyboard intro was written by Mick Seeley, who eventually went on to join Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes.

In 1983, New York radio station WAPP (103.5 FM) held a contest to find the best unsigned band and after the song won, it became a hit. “Runaway” was the first single released off the album and it hit #39 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1984.

“Runaway” is the only song Bon Jovi still plays live today from their older material and it is one of the songs they are most proud of. Check out the video below that introduced Bon Jovi to the world.

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was RATT vs. Motley Crue. While it was tough my choice:

 

RATT

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This week our choices are:

 

BON JOVI

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VS.

CINDERELLA

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

VIXEN – EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART

VIXEN

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. To continue our “Metal Women Who Rock” series today we’re going back to 1988 to the debut self-titled album by Vixen for the track “Edge of a Broken Heart.”

The song written by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988 and the album was also co-produced by Marx. The success of the album helped Vixen to secure supporting slots on tours with Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions and Bon Jovi, as well as headlining their own shows as well.

Vixen broke up in 1992 due to musical differences but tried reuniting a few times with different members of the original band in each version. In 2012, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund was planning to reunite the original Vixen lineup with singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross but sadly was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 2013. The remaining members decided to carry on the Vixen name in her honor.

The band is currently planning to release a new album in 2019, however singer Janet Gardner has since left the band and was replaced with Femme Fatale singer Lorraine Lewis along with current members Roxy Petrucci, Share Ross and Britt Lighting.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART”

BON JOVI – RUNAWAY – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads!  Today we’re gonna take a trip back to 1983 to the self-titled debut album by Bon Jovi for the track “Runaway.”

“Runaway” was originally recorded in 1981 with Jon Bon Jovi and a group of studio musicians known as The All Star Review which included  Hugh McDonald – bass, Tim Pierce – guitar, Frankie LaRocka – drums and Roy Bittan – keyboards. The keyboard intro for the song was written by Mick Seeley, who eventually went on to join Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes.

In 1983, New York radio station WAPP (103.5 FM) held a contest to find the best unsigned band and the song, the first single off their debut album won. “Runaway” went all the way to #39 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1984.

“Runaway” is one of the few songs Bon Jovi still plays live today from their older material and it is one of the songs they are most proud of. Check out the video below that introduced Bon Jovi to the world.

BON JOVI – RUNAWAY