23 December 2012 ~ 1 Comment

REMEMBER ALL THIS, MONGERS?

It's been quite a year, hasn't it?

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?

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20 February 2012 ~ 7 Comments

October 2012: FANATIC

Ann & Nancy

More info is expected later, but the new Heart album is called “Fanatic” and it’ll be released in October 2012, per Nancy on ksbr.org, 88.5 FM.

Thanx Shanna for the info!

UPDATE FEB 25: Unconfirmed songtitles are ‘Skin and Bones’, ‘Good old America’ & ‘Fanatic’.
UPDATE FEB 26: confirmed song title is “Mashalla”.

From Gibson.com:

Heart will release a new studio album titled Fanatic in October.
Guitarist Nancy Wilson revealed the news during an interview on The Eighties Experience radio show with JJ Buchanan on FM 88.5 KSBR in Southern California on Sunday, February 19.
It looks like 2012 will be a big year for the band. A box set and biography are in the works, and the band is booking live dates well into the year. See their tour dates at the band’s official website.
The box set is expected to contain classic songs as well as tracks that weren’t represented on the band’s major label albums.
Heart’s most recent album was Red Velvet Car, which was released in August 2010. Prior to that album’s release, they had only released one album, 2004’s Jupiters Darling, since 1993’s Desire Walks On.

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16 February 2012 ~ 2 Comments

No European tour-dates for 2012

But no tour in 2012

Unfortunately new information has surfaced about the European tour that was in the works. It won’t happen in 2012. In a reply on the official bulletin board at heart-music.com, management said: “I was disappointed that Heart is not playing in the UK this year too. Management asked the agents to come up with a routing that would include the major UK and European festivals. The offers that came back were not sufficient enough to pay for all of the costs associated with touring.”

Last time Heart toured Europe was in 2004 for the Jupiters Darling Tour.

Though the dissapointment must be big among European fans, it is a positive sign that Heart was trying to make it work. Next year there might be a better chance – when touring behind a new album.

 

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26 January 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Update from the studio!

Ann & Nancy Wilson

Management gave an update on the official message board yesterday. Here is some great news!

today is the last day of recording… and then the girls will be working with the author to finish the book. […] i’ll be telling you about a houston date soon

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15 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Heart to speak in Austin in March 2012

Ann & Nancy 2011

Changed on January 23rd 2012: Management: Heart will not be performing at SXSW, only a Q&A with Ann Powers. Look for actual concerts around that date. The Q&A will be recorded by SXSW and played a few weeks later on YouTube.

After the two earlier announced US tour dates, now a third has been announced and this time for March. Heart will be speaking at SXSW March 15 and will perform March 16.

Heart to Speak and Perform at SXSW 2012

The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival proudly announces that Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will appear as featured speakers on Thursday, March 15 in the Austin Convention Center. Heart will also perform at SXSW 2012 as showcasing artists, with date and venue information to be announced soon.

Songs like “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Straight On” established Heart in the DNA of classic rock. Ann and Nancy Wilson were among the first women who worked as writers, performers and leaders of the band. Heart proved their staying power in the MTV era, topping the charts through the 80s and 90s. The sisters have branched out to solo efforts while continuing to tour and record together. Their most recent album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at 10* on the Billboard Top 200 LPs in 2010. In 2012, they will be releasing their follow-up to that album, a career-spanning box set as well as an autobiography. In addition to their first-ever appearance at SXSW, they will also be installing their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Artists who have participated as featured speakers previously at SXSW Music include Yoko Ono, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, DEVO, Cheap Trick and Emmylou Harris. The SXSW Interview with Heart will be a highlight among over 150 conference sessions currently being planned, which includes the previously announced keynote speaker Bruce Springsteen. All SXSW Music Conference events are open to Music and Platinum registrants as well as registered showcasing artists. Conference registrations are now being accepted.
For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please go to sxsw.com.

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14 December 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Merry Christmas from A&N in the studio!

The song is “Here is Christmas” from the Christmas album (available on CD)

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19 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Nancy @ Salt Lake Tribune

Nancy Wilson

Salt Lake Tribune:

Since the sisters in Heart have only released two albums since 1994, it comes as a surprise to learn that Ann and Nancy are working on new material. “Our new stuff, we’re writing heavy electric,” Nancy Wilson said. “ ‘Red Velvet Car’ was heavier acoustic. … [Recording albums] helps us to stay vital. It’s less and less lucrative, and more for the love. There is a groundswell of fan appreciation for what is real.”

Much anticipation is building for the Wilsons’ forthcoming biography, written by Charles R. Cross, who wrote the definitive, acclaimed Heavier Than Heaven biography of Kurt Cobain. Nancy said she and Ann have been enduring five-hour interviews, helping Cross research what should be a warts-and-all document of rock ’n’ roll from the 1970s until now.

The Wilson sisters are Seattle icons, and as such have collaborated with groups such as the seminal Seattle grunge act Alice in Chains over the years. Wilson remembers founding Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, who died in Salt Lake City earlier this year. “We were at a few parties together,” she said. “He was charismatic and lived up to his [Starr] name.” She added that she had watched some episodes of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which one season chronicled Starr’s struggles with addiction. “We’ve all struggled with addiction,” she said. “Some people win, and some people lose.”

 

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