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Roxanne Dora Petrucci (born March 17, 1962[1] in Rochester, Michigan) is the drummer for Madam X and Vixen.

Roxy Petrucci
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Petrucci in Stuttgart, Germany, October 21, 2018
Background information
Birth nameRoxanne Dora Petrucci
Born (1962-03-17) March 17, 1962 (age 56)
OriginRochester, Michigan
GenresGlam metal, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Drummer
Instrumentsdrums, clarinet, accordion, vocals
Years active1981–present
Associated actsMadam X
Vixen
Roktopuss
Websiteofficial site

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BiographyEdit

Petrucci and her sister, Maxine Petrucci, first formed Madam X with vocalist Bret Kaiser and Chris Doliber. She left Madam X to join Vixen in 1985 and stayed until 1991. She returned when Vixen reunited in 1997, bringing in her sister Maxine into the fold, but the reunion ended in 2001. In 2004, VH1 approached the four members of the "classic lineup" to appear on their show, Bands Reunited. The show was recorded in August 2004, and broadcast in the U.S. in November 2004. Following the broadcast of the VH1 show, EMI re-released the first two Vixen albums, Vixen and Rev It Up. When Jan Kuehnemund reformed Vixen in 2005 with new members Petrucci declined to participate. In 2012, Janet Gardner, Share Pedersen, and Petrucci announced they and Gina Stile would form their own band. They originally named the band "VXN" but decided to change it to avoid a possible lawsuit. Thus, they became known as JanetShareRoxyGina (or JSRG for short). JSRG began playing shows at the end of 2012, followed by touring on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March 2013, and performing at the tenth anniversary of the melodic rock festival Firefest in the UK later in October. In December, JSRG evolved into Vixen to honor Kuehnemund's posthumous legacy.

Petrucci and fellow current Vixen and former JSRG bandmate Janet Gardner were born on the same date.

Petrucci also played for Roktopuss with Femme Fatale vocalist Lorraine Lewis.

She is not related to John Petrucci of Dream Theater.

BandsEdit

  • Madam X (1984–1986, 1991, 2014–current)
  • Vixen (1986–1991, 1997–1998, 2001, 2004, 2013–current)
  • Roktopuss (2006–current)
  • JSRG (2012–2013)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Madam XEdit

VixenEdit

Maxine PetrucciEdit

Docker's GuildEdit

  • The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A: Sounds of Future Past (2016)

VideosEdit

VixenEdit

* played "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Love is A Killer"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goetsche, Andreas (1999). "STORY part one" (PDF). Hard 16. No. 1. Langenfeld, NRW, Germany. p. 4 – via Neilsvixenpage.com.

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