“I loved the songs they had, but I didn’t think they had any that could be a big single and translate over to CHR. So I grabbed a song that was sitting on Don’s desk called “If Looks Could Kill” that was headed to Tina Turner. I thought it would be a good one for [Heart's] Ann Wilson to sing.” [....] “Look, I was brought in by the label and management to get the job done, and that meant I sometimes had to lead them screaming and kicking into the charts. What can I say? It is what it is.”
CBS: Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Other performers up for the honor are Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens, Toby Keith, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band.
Nonperforming songwriters being considered are Linda Perry, Allee Willis, Rod Temperton, Motown songwriter William “Mickey” Stevenson, Bobby Braddock, Bob McDill, Rudy Clark and Randy Edelman. Songwriting duos Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn, Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell, P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri and Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia will also compete.
Winners will be inducted next June at a New York gala.
USA Today | “Two nights, two great TV music moments. Who knows what they’ve got up their sleeves for the next three days?”
Rolling Stone | “Grohl stood mostly in the background this time around, letting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sisters do their thing. “Good God, we should do this every night,” Letterman shouted following the performance. “Every night it’s a party.”
Music Times | So, what did you think of the performance? It’s pretty safe to say Letterman dug it, considering his ever so enthusiastic tone towards the song’s ending, saying, “I don’t know! I don’t know! I don’t know! Oh god, we should do this every night!” It’s a rarity, seeing Letterman excited, but Dave Grohl and his crew certainly managed to do so!
Huffington Post | “Clearly impressed, Letterman yelled out after the song’s conclusion: “I don’t know! I don’t know, I don’t know! My God, we should do this every night!”
CBS | “Dave Grohl and the guys took a step back for this performance, letting the two women do their thing while they played back-up.”
Entertainment.ie | “The newly assembled (and very temporary) supergroup performed Heart’s 1977 hit ‘Kick It Out’, during which the Wilson’s took front and centre leaving the Foos very much in the background for the performance. “
Update October 16th 2014:
Added October 20th 2014:
Julien’s Auctions has announced The Collection of Ann and Nancy Wilson of the mega-rock group Heart auction event featuring custom made stage costumes and personal items to take place on November 7 and 8, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills. Partial proceeds of the auction will go to benefit The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and MusiCares™. The CCFA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
So many costumes well known among Heartmongers and actual awards presented to Nancy. :)
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So after popping up on allmusic.com the title “Home for Christmas” has been changed back to “Home for the Holidays”.
Added October 6th 2014:
CD : The River; Seasons; Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin); Love Come Down at Christmas; POEM; All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx); All we need is an Island; (feat. Sammy Hagar); Santa’s Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar); Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan); Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Even it Up; Stairway to Heaven; Ring Them Bells.
DVD: The River; Seasons; Rocking (feat. Shawn Colvin); Love Come Down at Christmas; POEM; All through the Night (feat. Richard Marx); All we need is an Island; (feat. Sammy Hagar); Santa’s Going South (feat. Sammy Hagar); Please Come Home for Christmas (feat. Pat Monahan); Remember Christmas; Barracuda; Stairway to Heaven; Ring Them Bells.
Last December, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits.
Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this once-in-a-lifetime concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the beautiful Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle. The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favorite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with HEART.
HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for HEART, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s HEART star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, HEART’s 14th studio album.
And adding to their list of awards, HEART was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.
Euro Release date: 07.11.2014
USA Release date: 11.11.2014