26 July 2018 ~ 2 Comments

Nancy and Ann talking: 2019 TOUR?

NorthWest Music Scene:

Great news Heart fans, it sounds like our beloved Ann and Nancy have been talking and in this current interview with Philadelphia’s classic rock station WMGK, Nancy revealed that talks are underway for a summer 2019 tour.

WMGK’s André Gardner was chatting with Heart’s Nancy Wilson on Wednesday and she told him that she and Ann are talking again and are in the early stages of a HEART reunion tour for 2019!

Added August 2nd 2018: Metro.us: We’ve come to a new conclusion, a happy one you’re hearing here first, in separate interviews with each Wilson sister. To paraphrase Mark Twain, “the reports of Heart’s death are greatly exaggerated.”

“I’ve been reaching out as there are enticing plans on the table for a big tour in 2019,” says Nancy of the hopeful possibilities of a live reunion. “I’d like to figure out what would be exciting and different for both of us going forward.”

“There’s an over-inflated urban myth that Nancy and I are in some sort of big feud,” says Ann. “We worked out our cranky issues a couple of years ago, and have just been enjoying the freedom of time off and doing our solo things.”

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When it comes to the future of the Heart band and making that work, each Wilson sounded quietly optimistic.

“We’re not at each other’s throats – won’t wind up doing a Mick and Keith,” says Ann. “No matter what you do or say right, musically, for 40+ years, it’s one negative thing that people latch onto and embroider… She’s my sister. We have a band together, but, we’re both growing, and it will be exciting to see – when we do get back together –what we both learned, expanded and can bring into Heart.”

Nancy has been the busiest field offers related to Heart, a Broadway musical involving producer Rita Wilson (not related, Tom Hanks’ wife) about women’s empowerment and incorporating Heart songs.

“We’re singing Heart songs in the Roadcase Royale set, Liv does them so that you’re hair stand up – so different from Ann whose powerful voice we based Heart on,” says Nancy. “I’m looking to catch Ann’s ear soon – sit down in a room with just her, just us. We should figure out what songs we would do and not, what new and different show we would create. I’m anxious to see how this happens. The fans want this, which is the most important thing.”

To read what the girls have said about this since this post, check out the Heart Hiatus page.

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05 July 2018 ~ 1 Comment

“Immortal” artwork revealed!

From BMG’s Soundcloud and Amazon.com

PRE ORDER CD ON AMAZON.COM | AMAZON.CO.UK
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PLUS: listen to “I Am The Highway” HERE

Added August 4th 2018: a second song is released! You Don’t Own Me.

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29 June 2018 ~ 1 Comment

New Ann Wilson of Heart PR picture

Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis

PRE ORDER ON AMAZON.COM | AMAZON.CO.UK

Press release: BMG are delighted to announce the release of ‘Immortal’, a brand new solo album from Heart legend Ann Wilson, which will be released on 14 September 2018.  The collection features her stunning interpretations of songs from artists that have connected and inspired her.  Taking in a broad sweep of incredible songs like ‘Back To Black’ by Amy Winehouse, ‘I’m Afraid Of Americans’ by Bowie and ‘Luna’ by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  She also takes on a Chris Cornell song, following her moving tribute to him at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony [Ann was inducted with the rest of Heart in 2013].

Ann herself said, “At this point in my life and career, I am happy to be given any opportunities, and I am really, really proud to be doing this album. It’s a project very dear to me – a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Amy Winehouse, and George Michael to name a few. I feel these souls have made a real, lasting contribution to the art of the popular song, and to honour them is my deepest pleasure.

“Mike Flicker (Original Heart producer; Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, etc.) is working with me on this new album. It has been a wonderful experience for me because I’m not only singing, but directing, too. I am able to see the project grow from an idea to a finished song, with no compromises to the original vision. My team and I are not holding back, and you can expect the unexpected on the tracks.  We’ll have some surprise guests on the record, including Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes and Ben Mink.  It has been a thrilling endeavour, and I can’t wait to share the finished album with you in the coming weeks.”

‘Immortal’ is the result of a truly legendary songwriter exploring the work of others, work that has inspired and empowered her over the years.  It’s a personal collection, but one that will resonate with anyone else who believes on the power of music to outlast us all.

Updated July 3rd 2018: Another!!!

Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis

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15 April 2018 ~ 12 Comments

Ann Wilson @ RRHOF Induction 2018

Ann Wilson and Jerry Cantrell honored Cornell with a sparse rendition of “Black Hole Sun,” Soundgarden’s breakout hit from 1994’s Superunknown.

All pictures from Zimbio.com

 

From Rolling Stone:

Human beings of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’m here this evening to induct the Moody Blues into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Moody Blues took me from childhood to adulthood as a disciple; their philosophical, spiritual, romantic and everyday messages were liberating and challenging to my then-forming mind.

The very few boys who took me on dates in those days were instantaneously upstaged if “Nights in White Satin” or “Dawn Is a Feeling” came on the car radio. And when “Legend of a Mind” was played, the date was usually over because the awkward gropings of earthly boys didn’t seem to resonate like that astral plane. More here

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17 March 2018 ~ 6 Comments

Ann @ Love Rocks NYC

Ann Wilson at Love Rocks NYC March 15th 2018 (zimbio.com)

 

Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter at Love Rocks NYC March 15th 2018 (zimbio.com)

 

Ann Wilson at Love Rocks NYC March 15th 2018 (zimbio.com)

 

Ann Wilson at Love Rocks NYC March 15th 2018 (zimbio.com)

 

Ann Wilson at Love Rocks NYC March 15th 2018 (zimbio.com)

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13 February 2018 ~ 1 Comment

Ann Wilson interviewed by KEXP

Ann Wilson

KEXP: What do you enjoy about playing live at places like the Emerald Queen Casino?

Ann: The main thing about playing a show, no matter where it is, is being with people. I don’t really qualify people in terms of the venue they’re inside of. When you’re up on stage, doing music, it’s really all about working and connecting with people. The rest of the world kind of goes away. So, I feel good about playing there. That particular show is going to be sold out and there’s going to be people I know there.

I’m doing two shows on the west coast partly because I’m going down to L.A. to start working on a new record. So I wanted to do a little playing with my band in the northwest before we break down and go to the studio. After the studio, we’re going into Paul Rogers mode. These are going to be the last two shows — in Tacoma and outside of Portland — that we’ll do the same thing we’ve been doing for the last year. Then we’ll be closing up one incarnation before we open the next. I just feel great about it.

KEXP: What can you tell me about the new record?

Ann: The concept of the record is that all the songs are written by people who just recently died. So, I’m honoring Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty and a few others. It’s just a really great experience to get to thank them and to get back in the studio on my own. It’s only the second time ever I’ll be on my own — I did a solo album in 2007 called Hope & Glory — so I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be working with the original Heart producer, Lex Luger, who did the first five records with Heart. He and I are getting back together, that’s going to be a blast.

More from this interview

Ann’s tour dates can be found here.

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30 January 2018 ~ 5 Comments

Ann Wilson Summer TOURDATES

SUMMER TOUR 2018

 

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson ‘Stars Align’ Tour
July 18 – West Valley City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Five Point Amphitheatre
July 22 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 24 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
July 25 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 1 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 3 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 4 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 12 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 17 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Aug. 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
August 20th 2018, Wolftrap, Vienna VA (No Jeff Beck) unconfirmed
Aug. 25 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

More information: www.annwilsonofheart.com

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