10 October 2018 ~ 1 Comment

Heart Live In Atlantic City!

This 2006 show will be released in 2019 on several formats on JANUARY 25TH!
(currently only on bootleg!)

Pre-Order US Amazon: CD and Blu-Ray | Vinyl | Blu-Ray | DVD | MP3 | USA iTunes
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HEART TO RELEASE REMASTERED LIVE ALBUM
“LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY”
ON earMUSIC.

FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES BY ALICE IN CHAINS, DAVE NAVARRO, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, DUFF MCKAGAN, GRETCHEN WILSON AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ’70’s with hits like “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.  
The show that first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006 finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay – newly mixed and mastered. “Live In Atlantic City” pays tribute to and celebrates the band’s legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music and friendship. And what a night it was! 
Part of this musical spectacle were country music star Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction founding member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, country singer-songwriter Gretchen Wilson and Canadian-American singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright. An exceptional highlight of the show furthermore entails the return of renowned grunge rockers Alice In Chains with Duff McKagan joining his friends on stage! Each guest artist had the chance to perform two or three songs together with the band, for instance Heart’s “Crazy On You“, with Dave Navarro or Alice In Chain’s “Rooster“. A joined performance featuring all of the guest artists of “Barracuda” rounded up a monumental show, which will now finally be released on audio as well as visual formats for the world to enjoy
The show that first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006 finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay – newly mixed and mastered. “Live In Atlantic City” pays tribute to and celebrates the band’s legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music and friendship. And what a night it was!
  “Live In Atlantic City” is going to be released as CD+Blu-ray Digipak, 2LP Gatefold+download, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on earMUSIC.

TRACK LIST

1. Bébé Le Strange (with Dave Navarro)
2. Straight On (with Dave Navarro)
3. Crazy On You (with Dave Navarro)
4. Lost Angel
5. Even It Up (with Gretchen Wilson)
6. Rock’n Roll (with Gretchen Wilson)
7. Dog & Butterfly (with Rufus Wainwright)
8. Would? (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan) *
9. Rooster (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan)
10. Alone (with Carrie Underwood)
11. Magic Man
12. Misty Mountain Hop (with Dave Navarro)
13. Dreamboat Annie
14. Barracuda

*CD and LP exclusive
 
DVD and Blu-ray also include:
Bonus: Heart Confidential

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29 June 2018 ~ 1 Comment

New Ann Wilson of Heart PR picture

Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis

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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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03 June 2018 ~ 4 Comments

Soundstage show coming to CD

CD cover art

The Soundstage Taping from 2005 has been released many times on DVD (and even on Blu-Ray once, worth some money now), but never on CD. So yeah, collectors take notice! It is coming on CD at the end of this month with a DVD.

CD/DVD set: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

JOIN HEART, the revolutionary rock band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, as they bring passion and energy to an explosive 23-song set that touches on every era of their awe-inspiring career—from Dreamboat Annie’s “Magic Man” and “Crazy On You to the 80s hits “These Dreams” and “Alone.” Rounding out this definitive live performance are tracks from Heart’s studio album, Jupiter’s Darling, plus rare covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop” and Elton John’s “Love Song.”

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02 June 2018 ~ 1 Comment

Heart – Best Of Live Pittsburg 1978 LP (180 Gram)

Cover of the vinyl.

This seems to be Dutch unofficial release on 180 grams vinyl and coming this month. Links for amazon will hopefully follow soon. This recording has been released before on CD and streaming.

Updated June 21st 2018: still no sign on Amazon, but here’s the set that I ordered locally in Holland.

 

Shiny and new

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14 January 2018 ~ 8 Comments

Working Title: Project Dead Guys

Ann Wilson in the studio, January 3rd 2018

Ann Wilson: “I am most excited about the recording endeavor we have just begun that has a working title, ‘PDG’ (project dead guys). It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Chris Cornell to name a few. To honor these great artists is my deepest pleasure and Mike Flicker (Original Heart producer; Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, & Bebe le Strange etc.) is working with me on this new record. It is thrilling work and I can’t wait for you to hear what we are doing!

Ultimate Classic Rock: “The announcement appears to suggest there’s no end in sight for the family disagreement that forced Heart onto hiatus last year.”

Updated March 3rd 2018: the amount of criticism with regards to the working title may have had an impact. The working title is now: “Songs for the Living”. Ann has left the studio and in the coming weeks we can expect video’s about the upcoming album. The first one has been released so keep watching her social media.

Updated March 6th 2018:

ANN WILSON OF HEART PREPS NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS FOR THE LIVING: VOL. 1′

Following A Year-Long Successful Solo Tour, Iconic Vocalist ANN WILSON Of HEART Is Spending The Early Part Of 2018 Recording Her New Solo Release And Debut Album For BMG. Due Out This Summer (Exact Release Date TBA) And With A Working Title Of SONGS FOR THE LIVING: VOL. 1, ANN Has Teamed With Original Heart Producer Mike Flicker (Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog And Butterfly And Bebe Le Strange, Among Others) For An Album That Will Pay Homage To Musicians Lost In The Past Few Years.

“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 And Amy Winehouse To Name A Few,” ANN Explains. “I Feel These Souls Have Made A Real, Lasting Contribution To The Art Of The Popular Song And To Honor Them Is My Deepest Pleasure.”

The Album Will Feature Some Of The Singer’s Favorite Musicians, With The Full Track List To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks. With The Recording Still In Progress In Los Angeles, The First Three Songs Confirmed Are Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black,” And The Eagles’ “Life In The Fast Lane” In Honor Of Glenn Frey.

“Once Again I Am Pushing My Limits As A Singer And It Is Thrilling Work,” ANN Says. “It’s My Way Of Showing Gratitude For These Amazing Expressions In Words And Music. This Record Was Made In The Old School Way…On An Actual Tape Recorder, So The Sound Is Vibrant, Present And Powerful. This Sound Will Not Just Massage The Listener’s Ego, It Will Stoke Their Heart And Soul.”

Press Release Photo March 6th 2018

Updated March 14th 2018: Ann’s new CD can pre-ordered on her website. Signed copies are limited! Plus, for some reason, it is even more limited: you can only order from six countries. So yeah… I’ll pass.

Updated March 28th 2018:

StandingRoomOnly: Ann and her band, which features Craig Bartock on guitar, Andy Stoller on bass, Denny Fongheiser on drums, and Dan Walker on keyboards, are on the verge of releasing a new album which will feature songs by deceased artists “who have departed in the last several years,” including David Bowie, Tom Petty, Glen Frey, and Amy Winehouse. The original working title, PDG (or project dead guys) has progressed to Songs for the Living.

“The idea for PDG came from my manager, Bruce Flohr,” Ann explained. “It’s not a ‘covers/tribute’ record, but rather a way for me to express my gratitude for the gifts these angels gave us while they were on this planet. Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, George Michael, Amy Winehouse, and on and on. It is a thrill for me to get inside these songs with my band. There will be some special guests on this record, too. We are very excited about it as you can imagine! It also looks like there will be a PBS special this fall to go along with it.”

Ann Wilson of Heart band slaying “You Don’t Own Me”

Updated March 31st 2018: Facebook page Ann and Nancy Wilson- It’s All About the Music found two interviews that shed some more light on the people involved. Ann confirms that Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes and Ben Mink will be playing on her new CD. Right now Ann thinks the CD will be released end of June or first week of July 2018. Another bit of news is that Ann will be doing David Bowie’s “I’m afraid of Americans“.

Updated April 2nd 2018: Cleveland.com: “I got the idea that with all the surprise departures in the last few years, it would be my honor to make a record of the songs by Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, Leonard Cohen, Lesley Gore and Amy Winehouse,” said Wilson, who is also doing a David Bowie tune as well as one by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey in addition to a Jack Bruce cut called “Politician.”

Updated April 4th 2018: Ann Wilson has revealed the final title of her album is “Immortal” and the Tom Petty track is “Luna“, featuring Warren Hayes on strings.

Updated April 19th 2018: Ann Wilson has posted that the Chris Cornell song is “I Am The Highway

Updated May 14th 2018: Ann Wilson has revealed Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street“.

Updated May 24th 2018: Ann has announced: George Michael – “A Different Corner

Updated June 2nd 2018:

Here’s the full track list for the album coming September 14th 2018 on BMG.

 

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20 September 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Billboard Exclusive: “The Dragon”

Billboard: Nancy Wilson has been sitting on “The Dragon” for quite a while — as far back as the ’90s, when she wrote the song for Heart. Although it didn’t come to fruition until her new band Roadcase Royale set about recording its debut, its resonance has only increased over the years. “The Dragon” — which will be on Roadcase Royale’s First Things First and is premiering exclusively here — started life as Wilson’s open letter to the late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley while he was in the throes of addiction. And in the wake of this year’s suicides by Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, the message behind the album’s heaviest track is even stronger.

Nancy Wilson 2017 (by Jeremy Danger)

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16 August 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Roadcase Royale teams up with PledgeMusic

ROADCASE ROYALE

You can now pre-order ‘First Things First’ along with exclusive merchandise, items and experiences. The store is with t-shirts, stage-worn clothing, signed guitars, set lists, lyrics, meet and greet packages, and more! Part of the proceeds go to Little Kids Rock.

Click here to check it all out and pre-order

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