01 January 2018 ~ 8 Comments

Happy New Year!

It is January 1st 2018 in The Netherlands! heartlinker.nl wishes all the Heartmongers worldwide a Happy New Year!

As I look back on the past year I can’t ignore (sorry!) that both Ann & Nancy seem to have no idea if Heart ever takes the stage again. During 2017 lots of Heartmongers began to understand and deal with the situation as both Ann & Nancy reflected multiple times on the impact of what happened on August 26th 2016 at the White River Amphitheatre. The impact on themselves, the family and the band Heart.

I don’t think we see the whole picture, not by far, but there is little to cheer about. Yes, their time apart has sparked new wonderful things like Nancy’s Roadcase Royale with their phenomenal debut album “First Things First” and Ann’s solo adventures on the road. But the hurt within the Wilson family must be immense. Let’s hope 2018 brings good things.

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01 May 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Congratulations to Nancy & Geoff!

Nancy & Geoff

Heart-music.com:  Just before the vows. Love was in the air last Saturday at the El Paseo gourmet restaurant owned by long time friend Sammy Hagar. Love rules! Nancy and Geoff

Update May 3rd: a new picture has surfaced. Thanx to yayaya for the find!
Nancy Wilson of Heart married 20th Century Fox TV music executive Geoff Bywater in a private ceremony at longtime friend Sammy Hagar’s restaurant in Mill Valley, California on Saturday, April 28th. The bride wore Monique Lhuiller.

Nancy & Geoff

Update May 15th: “Nancy in her Monique L’Heuillier wedding dress with her dashing husband, Geoff Bywater. They’ve returned from their honeymoon in Rome, Florence and London and are settling into their new lives in California.” (Heart’s Facebook)

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24 September 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Nancy and Cameron respond

Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe

Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe

As posted by Heart’s management a moment ago on the official website message-board, a joint statement from Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe:

“We remain true friends and collaborators and co-parents of two boys who we love very much. Our relationship is strong and will always remain that way.”

That’s all you’ll read about their divorce on this fansite.

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17 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Billboard: Hot Tours: André Rieu, Heart, Justin Bieber

Red Velvet Car Tour

Red Velvet Car Tour

Billboard.com: Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tours list this week largely due to eight concerts he performed during July in the Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht, the city where he lives in the Netherlands. The concerts, staged outdoors in the city square, drew a total of 59,032 people for all eight performances (July 9-13, 16-18) grossing more than €4 million ($5.1 million US). This year marks the fifth consecutive summer Rieu has performed multiple open-air concerts in his hometown.

Veteran rock band Heart, with a brand new album at retail titled Red Velvet Car, has been touring steadily throughout North America since the beginning of the year. Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band have been on the road since January playing a variety of venues including casinos, arenas, amphitheaters and auditoriums. Box office totals reported during the past week give the band the No. 2 ranking on this week’s Hot Tours tally.

1 ANDRÉ RIEU
$5,770,588
June 27-July 18
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands (8/0)
66,401 (76,836)

2 HEART
$3,105,545
July 20-Sept. 5
Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, Ontario (1/0)
Mattawa Voyageur Days, Mattawa, Ontario (1/0)
Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario (1/0)
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston (1/0)
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (1/0)
MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. (1/0)
Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore (1/0)
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (1/0)
Celeste Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus (1/0)
Trib Total Media Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Caesars Circus Maximus, Atlantic City (1/0)
Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pa. (1/0)
Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen, Va. (1/0)
nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Va. (1/0)
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre, Charlotte (1/0)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville (1/0)
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta (1/0)
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala. (1/0)
Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City (1/0)
House of Blues, Dallas (1/1)
Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque (1/0)
Paramount Theatre, Denver (1/0)
Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Neb. (1/0)
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/0)
Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo. (1/0)
Downstream Casino Resort, Quapaw, Okla. (1/0)
75,695 (144,875)

3 JUSTIN BIEBER
4 LADY GAGA
5 GEORGE STRAIT & REBA
6 POWDERFINGER
7 SANTANA
8 TIËSTO
9 BRAD PAISLEY
10 IVETE SANGALO

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20 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Heart on The Today Show on August 31st

Red Velvet Car

Heart Will Be In New York Release Week To Appear on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, ShopNBC and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

“WTF” and “Hey You” Seeing Success at Radio

Los Angeles, California, August 19, 2010

With anticipation mounting for Heart´s August 31 release of their first new studio album in six years, Red Velvet Car, Heart is seeing success on the road and at radio with their singles “WTF” and “Hey You” seeing increased airplay on AC, AAA and Classic Rock stations across the country. Ann and Nancy Wilson will be in New York City in support of their new release and will be appearing on several national television shows including: “Fox & Friends” (9/1), “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (9/2), “The Today Show” (8/31), and “ShopNBC” (8/29). Appearances on “The Joy Behar Show” will air on August 25 and on NPR´s “Weekend Edition” on September 4.

“The barracudas are back and at the top of their game.” (Rolling Stone, September 2, 2010)

“Aggressive, Delicate and Enduring” (New York Times, August 4, 2010)

“Red Velvet Car, to be released by Sony Music´s Legacy Recordings, boasts an evolved sound that doesn’t pander to the iPod generation. The women of Heart have strong stories to tell through the music.” (The Virginian-Pilot, August 13, 2010)

Like all Heart albums, Red Velvet Car rocks hard but also has a deep acoustic side. Nancy Wilson has long been known to play her acoustic guitar with rock ferocity. This time an abundance of resonant acoustic instruments (guitars, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, viola, cello, and autoharp), played by Nancy Wilson and the album´s producer, Ben Mink, are showcased in Heart´s unique style. Nine of the album’s songs were written for, and appear for the first time on Red Velvet Car. The album’s closer, “Sand,” is a newly recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers, Ann and Nancy’s 1990’s acoustic side project. The release of Red Velvet Car heralds Legacy’s forthcoming reissues of the classic Heart catalog in new physical and digital editions.

Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the ’70s with hits like “Crazy on You”, “Magic Man”, “Barracuda”, “Straight On”, “Even It Up”, “Kick It Out” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs, and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ´80s and into the ´90s with huge hits like “These Dreams”, “Alone”, “What About Love”, “If Looks Could Kill”, “Never” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters´ enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 30 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.

Set Your Recorders! HEART on Television (Check your local listings for times that are not shown)
Wed. 08/25 – Behind The Music Remastered – HEART VH1 Classic 5pm PST
Wed. 08/25 – The Joy Behar Show HLN 6pm PST
Fri. 08/27 – HEART: Night at Sky Church VH1 Classic 9pm EST
Sun. 08/29 – ShopNBC
Tues. 08/31 – The Today Show
Wed. 09/01 – Fox & Friends
Thurs. 09/02 – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Sat. 09/04 – NPR’s WeekendEdition

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25 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Keep a eye on that Perez Hilton!

Nancy

Nancy

Management has given a heads up for a contest the coming days through Perez! Sounds wild!

Added April 26th: it’s a contest to win tickets for An Evening with Women and a meet & greet! It’s on Perez now!

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06 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Tidbits and audio coming in from Seattle DVD recording

Show Poster

Show Poster

Mongers reporting:

  • Performed 6  new tracks, including `WTF´, ´Hey you´,´Safronia’s Mark´,´ There You Go´, ´Sand´ and ´Red velvet car´
  • Lead in music…instead of the who was… Wheels – new record
  • The DVD was shot with 8 cameras in high definition.
  • ´Red velvet car´ is the title track
  • New artwork with a cargrill and a heart with wings (visible on wtf video below!)
  • ´Sand´ is confirmed for the new album
  • Album ´Red velvet car´drops in July (confirmed by management)
  • Ben mink also played in the band
  • Ann, Nancy and Alison Krauss sang on ´These dreams´
  • Roger Fisher was in the audience as a guest of the band

Red Velvet Car (THANX SO EFFIN MUCH TO PAUL)

WTF (THANX SO EFFIN MUCH TO PAUL AGAAAIN!)

´Safronia’s Mark´ (PAUL WE LOVE YOU!)

Setlist (thank you timstar78!)

Barracuda
Never (Nancy harmonica solo)
Kick It Out
Straight On
Love Alive
Mistral Wind
Back To Avalon (Nancy vox)
These Dreams (Allison Krauss lead vox)
WTF – New song (Ann vox)
Hey You – New song (Nancy vox)
Red Velvet Car – New song (Ann vox)
Sifonia’s Mark – New song (Ann vox)
What About Love
Alone (trio: Ann, Nancy, Debbie)
Love Reign O’er Me
Crazy On You

Encores
Sand (Ann & Nancy duet – Ann confirmed it will be on the new album)
Your Long Journey (Krauss song)
There You Go Again – New song (Ann vox)
Magic Man

Here a set of pictures on Flicker where they are setting the stage

Setlist from management:

Lead in music…instead of the who was…

Wheels – new record

Set list

Barracuda
Never
Kick It Out
Straight On
Love Alive
Mistral Wind
(band introductions…Nancy forgets to announce Ann)
Avalon
These Dreams – Alison Krauss lead vocals
WTF (World Taekwon Do Federation)
Hey You – Nancy Vocal – Nancy on Autoharp
Red Velvet Car – Ben Mink on fiddle
Safronia’s Mark – Alison & Ben on fiddles – Nancy on mando
What About Love
Alone
Love Reign
Crazy on You (short ending)

Sand (Ann & Nancy – slower version)
Long Journey – Ann, Nancy, Alison (from Raising Sand album)
There You Go
Magic Man

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