04 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments


October 4th 2012: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the new nominees. Heart is among them. RUSH is finally nominated as well.

Congratulations to Heart, Rush and all other nominees!

Update December 3rd: voting for fans closes today and in the Rock Hall poll Heart is firmly in 3rd position. Also at FutureRockLegends.com Heart is in third place and Heart has made into their predictions, which strangely exclude Deep Purple.
Update December 6th: THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ROCK HALL WILL BE ON DECEMBER 11TH  (Rush is a band blog). To be exact: December 11th at 11AM Pacific Time by Flea!

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07 December 2011 ~ 6 Comments


Nancy’s hat survives

The Rock Hall has just announced the 2012 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Associated Press ) (Rolling Stone). Heart was one the 15 nominees (for the first time), but Heart is not among those acts to actually be inducted in 2012. Trailblazing for more than 36 years since their first album Dreamboat Annie, Heart has not been chosen over other nominees and only one female act has made the cut: the one no one ever heard of, but she’s famous now!

The 2012 Inductees are: Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Donovan, The Small Faces/The Faces & Laura Nyro.

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N’ Roses.

The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early ’90s, best known for hits like “Welcome to the Jungle,” ”Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain,” leads the 2012 class of inductees announced on Wednesday. Also making the cut is the hip-hop trio Beastie Boys; rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro; Donovan; and influential British rock group The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Nyro, who wrote such hits the 5th Dimension’s “Wedding Bell Blues” and Blood Sweat & Tears’ “When I Die,” is the only female act to make it this time around. The hall passed on Donna Summer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart and Rufus with Chaka Khan, who were on the ballot for 2012.

Let’s hope the nominating committee will nominate Heart again in 2013.

Nancy Wilson: “We sort of get left off a lot of lists a lot of times and I think we just never, we don’t really, we sort of defy the category thing. Cause think of how many other bands fronted by two girls are there out there, that are heavy rock bands – not too many. And we’re not from New York, we’re not from L-A, we’re from Seattle and Vancouver so I think we’re just kind of easily forgotten when it comes to the popularity contest. But we’ve never tried to win a popularity contest and we’re just trying to do good work.”

Roger Fisher: “Being nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was an honor, and reminded me of the bond early Heart had, both in friendship and determination to be a great band. I have very warm feelings and much appreciation for Mike Fisher, Steve Fossen, Mike Derosier, Howard Leese, and Ann and Nancy Wilson. Thanks to our FANS!”

Steve Fossen: “Congratulations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Class of 2012 … It was a thrill and honor for Heart to be nominated …Thanks to family, friends and fans for all your kind words and encouragement and rock radio for continuing to play our music … Steve Fossen …”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses): “I got to know them a bit – I’m the last of eight kids, like my older brothers and sisters, when Heart was playing clubs, I remember them telling me, this was the ‘70s, telling me about this band Heart. Ann and Nancy are ridiculous, ridiculously talented women.”

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07 December 2011 ~ 2 Comments

ROCK HALL announcement expected today.

Let’s hope they made it!

A pulled article on New York Daily News suggests Heart is not among the 2012 inductees. Let’s hope that was false information.

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14 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Bon Appetit, Nancy!

Nancy and her hat

Nancy Wilson on the Rock Hall nomination: “I don’t think we’ll be inducted, but it’s great to be on that list,” Nancy Wilson said. “We’re not in the brotherhood, we’re in the sisterhood and there is no more sisterhood. We never fit in, exactly. We’re kind of different that way, but that’s OK. That’s what’s good and unique about us. If we actually get inducted, I’ll eat my hat!” More from this article.

Thanx to Universal Heart

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27 September 2011 ~ 8 Comments


Ann & Nancy 2011

“We are honored to be included among these greats. They have all rocked our lives, and sometimes saved them. We’re very happy!”Ann and Nancy Wilson

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 15 nominations for the 2012 class. As reported earlier on the Heartlinker the buzz around Heart was building up these last weeks and finally the first step has been taken with this nomination! Congratulations to Heart! Now let’s all hope they make the second step and get inducted.

Fanpoll: For what it’s worth, everyone was able to vote at the Rock Hall’s website which of the 15 nominated performers & bands should be inducted. Heart has reached 4th place behind Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses  & The Cure. The poll ended on November 28th 2011. The real decisions will be made by the roughly 500 voting members of the Rock Hall, not by this fan poll.

Schedule: Official voting members of the Rock Hall will have to have their ballot in by December 5th 2011. The Rock Hall will make their announcement of the 2012 Inductees on December 15th 2011 at 10:30 AM, but this article says December 7th 2011. The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14 2012.

Click here for an interview with Roger Fisher about the nomination.

FutureRockLegends: Heart and Jimmie King had been eligible for years without even making the Rock Hall’s “Previously Considered” list, but then get nominated. That is the first time in recent memory that an artist managed to do that. The vast majority of nominees come from the “shortlist”.

FutureRockLegends predicts Heart to be among the 5 Inductees! (added November 24th 2011)

From the Rock Hall:


With a mix of hard rock riffs and lush, driving harmonies, Heart emerged from the Pacific Northwest with one of the most original sounds of the 1970s.  Behind Ann Wilson’s powerhouse voice—one of the best in rock—and Nancy Wilson’s percussive guitar playing, along with guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, guitarist/keyboard player Howard Leese and drummer Michael DeRosier, Heart recorded a series of albums that stand as the best mix of hard rock and folk rock of their era:  Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Dog And Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange. All those records included hit singles that remain standards of rock radio: “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Heartless” and “Barracuda.”  Over their long career, Heart has released six Top 10 albums and twenty Top 40 singles. The first women to front a hard rock band, Ann and Nancy Wilson were pioneers, claiming the stage in a way that inspired women to pick up an electric guitar or start a band. When MTV transformed mainstream rock in the 1980s, Heart adapted and recorded some of the signature songs of the era: “Alone,” “What About Love” and “These Dreams.”  In the 1990s, they returned to their roots with Desire Walks On and The Road Home, and in the last decade, they’ve released two of the strongest albums of their careers:  Jupiters Darling and Red Velvet Car. Live, they have always been one of the most exciting and consistent hard rock bands on the scene.

“Alone” in St. Louis, August 10th 2011. Ann Wilson (61!) Best Voice In Rock.

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25 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Rock Hall 2012 nominees expected soon

Nancy & Ann 2011

This coming week it’s expected that The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be announcing their nominees for the Hall for 2012. Heart has been eligible for quite some years now, but it seems the buzz hasn’t been this big since ever before. Check out this thread on Future Rock Legends for their predictions (no Heart) and the many comments that mention Heart as a possible nominee. Also check out Goldmine Magazine prediction Heart to be really close to be among the nominees (based on their readers input). And Goldmine’s article about Heart and the Rock Hall from earlier this year.

Would be nice huh? But let’s not build up hope too much! In the meantime: go over to Facebook and “like” this.

Here’s a vid I posted earlier with Heart performing at the Rock Hall in August 2011.

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