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Stryper and Vixen

Stryper and Vixen

THURSDAY, AUGUST 107PM

When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is
renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success
and venerable endurance. The Grammy-Nominated and Dove Award Winning group
ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,”
“Honestly” and “Always There for You.”

Stryper’s career album sales exceed 10 million worldwide, including 1986’s multi-platinum
release To Hell with the Devil. The band also made history in 1987 when it notched three
songs in Dial-MTV’s Top 10 with videos “Calling On You”, “Free”, and “Honestly”, being the
first band ever to have two sings in the Top 10 simultaneously.

 

In 1987 a pair of big brass balls at EMI Records decided to roll the dice with Vixen, despite all
the stereotypes regarding bands fronted by chicks was then initiated into the male
dominated club of hard rock. EMI released their self-named debut album "Vixen" featuring
the groups’ first hit "Edge of a Broken Heart" penned by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (The
Tubes). MTV became Vixen’s playground and so coupled with exhaustive touring Vixen
embarked on their ride.

Piling on more hits the band charted Billboard at #22 with ballad, "Cryin'“ and "Love Made
Me" at #36. The road continued to call opening for Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Eddie Money
and many others. Vixens had firmly distinguished themselves as a premiere rock act to be
taken seriously.