21 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Denny and Mark sue RRHOF

 

Denny and Mark 1987

Denny and Mark 1987

From Billboard.com: Two former members of Heart are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the 2013 induction ceremony even though they were not inducted.

Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Dennis Carmassi and were members of Heart from 1982-1993, during which the band staged a comeback with all four of its Grammy nominations and ten of its 20 Top 40 hits including “These Dreams”, “Alone”, “All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You” and many several others. But when Heart was inducted into the Hall of Fame, it included only the bands’ original lineup from the 1960s and ‘70s and Andes and Carmassi were not included.

Now Andes and Carmassi are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because their likenesses and the songs they performed were used to promote Heart’s induction. The duo’s complaint states that when fans and fellow musicians offered them congratulations for their success, they were “humiliated” to explain “that they were inexplicably not chosen for induction.”

More on billboard.com and UCR.com […]

Speaking at the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Red Carpet, Ann Wilson said of Andes and Carmassi, “They should be here. They really should be here.”

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26 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Roger Fisher about the RRHOF show

Roger Fisher tells his side of the story about the events leading up to him sharing the stage with Ann & Nancy at the RRHOF Induction.

Update: and here is Mike Derosier about new guys: “We went back and forth with Ann and Nancy’s manager about this,” he said. “I had a little conversation with Ann about it. Rehearsal was so weird, we didn’t talk much. When Steve and I left in the ‘80s, it wasn’t the friendliest of partings, and we haven’t talked much in all these years. And you would think that after all this time the dust would settle and you go, let’s just have some fun and do it right. So they had their new guys who have been playing with them for quite a while. You can’t get around chemistry and if it works, it works and there’s no denying it… you know if you start changing the ingredients in an apple pie, it ain’t gonna be an apple pie anymore.”

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17 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

HBO: MAY 18: THE RRHOF INDUCTION

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27 April 2013 ~ 3 Comments

RRHOF Hot Package Contents

If you were able to get a ticket for the RRHOF 2013 Induction Ceremony with a Hot Package, like heartmonger riverbear, this is what you got! Thanx to riverbear for sharing. The merch included: A RRHOF commemorative pass, a RRHOF metal sign, RRHOF backpack, RRHOF CD, a RRHOF booklet, all in a RRHOF tote bag. Very nice! So besides seeing the original line-up playing live in front of you, you get some exclusive stuff to die for. And did you guys see the poster in the previous post as well? Heart is still selling special shirts at heart-music.com

The total package

The total package

The booklet!

The booklet!

 

The Heart pages in the booklet!

The Heart pages in the booklet!

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24 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Again! An awesome rare poster!

RRHOF Induction Heart poster which was sold in LA. Thanx to Boogie!

RRHOF Induction Heart poster which was sold in LA. Thanx to Boogie!

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15 April 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Added April 20th 2013:


The Reunion. “Crazy on you” with original line-up. Thanx Bonnie!

Billboard: Ann Wilson specifically noted Andes and Carmassi, saying that she and her sister “absolutely” share the honor with them. “They should be here. They really should be here. (The honor is) for everybody who’s been in this band. Nancy and I represent Heart tonight, but Heart is a lot of people.”


Longer version of the Jam

Thanx to Brian. A&N on the red carpet interviewed by Entertainment Tonight

Thanx to Brian. A&N on the red carpet interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. Click on the picture for the megasize

Ann, Nancy and Jerry Cantrell

Ann, Nancy and Jerry Cantrell (thanx to Brian)

Added April 19th 2013:

According the Cleveland.com live coverage moderator: there will be a DVD, probably around Christmas time


Barracuda, featuring Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell, Mike McCready and the current line-up. Not an official video.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: (L-R) Inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and presenter Chris Cornell speak onstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 18: (L-R) Inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and presenter Chris Cornell speak onstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

More pictures of this source in this gallery

Ann accepting.

Ann accepting.


Heart at 1:50

Radio.com: A visibly moved Nancy Wilson said, “It is tremendously beaufiul to be in this eagles nest of tremendous music. Our music is about the enduring power of love. We came from an era where women normally did not rock and we weren’t supposed to be leaders. These days women are ferorcious leaders from the boardrooms to the bedrooms!”

Ann and Nancy on the Red Carpet

Ann and Nancy on the Red Carpet

The ORIGINAL guys! :)

The ORIGINAL guys! :)


German TV!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ht6PPkSoc
Heart starts at 3:25, including part of “Crazy on you”

NOKIA theater collage

NOKIA theater collage

RollingStone: “We came from an era when women normally did not rock,” Nancy Wilson said. “And as working moms who also seen a few parent teacher conferences, I’m even more sure we deserve this honor.” They played “Barracuda” beefed up by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell – and Ann Wilson absolutely nailed the kind of high notes that male hard rock singers of her generation tend to avoid even trying any more.


Part of the all star finale

Heart performing Barracuda

Heart performing Barracuda

More to come!

Added April 18th 2013:

FOR LIVE COVERAGE: CLEVELAND.COM

Current lineup to perform “Barracuda”

Added April 17th 2013:

NANCY & ROGER REHEARSE. (With Debbie in the back)

NANCY & ROGER REHEARSE. (With Debbie in the back) From Heart’s Facebook

Ann Wilson: “Oh, yeah! They’re gonna get up and play “Crazy on You” with us”. Ann said it was picked because it was their first hit and embodies all the emotions that make up Heart.
Roger Fisher: “By now we’ve all dialed in our sounds and are ready. Nance hits the galloping intro to Crazy On You and boom! There it is. There’s the magic. There’s the chemistry. That mix of people, personalities and talent that only happens once. No other mix will ever be this. This ROCKS! This is HEART! If we had only played the song once, it would have been enough to be ready for the show. That’s how good it is. We go through the whole song about four times, tighten up a few little things, and we’re done. Ready. As Howard and I play the lead, we look at each other with knowing eyes, recognizing that we’ve both remembered subtle details that probably no Heart tribute band incorporate.The humor in the room is easy and infectious. Great people here. We all know that same feeling we knew so well when we toured 34 years ago. We’re gonna rock the house!”

Click here and here for earlier multiday posts about Heart and the RRHOF.

Friday the 19th Heart will be on PBS | Tavis Smiley

Added April 16th 2013:
Ann Wilson: “After ten years, we came out with something else. I will be shouting out to Mark Andes and Denny Carmassi that night. They literally should be up there getting inducted with us. We asked the Foundation why they couldn’t be there, and they said that it would only be the original guys. I guess they don’t want a million people up there and with Heart, if we had everyone that we felt was a full Heart member, who wrote, then there would be a lot of people up there with us.”
Nancy Wilson: “Howard is such a consummate musician. He’s an asset to any musical organization because he’s a keyboard player, a string arranger, a good background singer, an acoustic player, a mandolin player and he plays bass and electric guitar. Howard sort of does it all and he’s a producer. […] We first initially hired him as a keyboard player. Rock and roll keyboard players are very few and far between; they still are today. He gave the band freedom because he would be able to fill things in, or he was able to step up to do a big solo part, or he could do a super great rhythm part, or an acoustic part. He expanded us into a more high class band and took us out of bar band status. If I had to describe it in one word, then that word would be versatility.”
Steve Fossen about Ann: “There is almost nobody better. I am fortunate to have worked with her and in my opinion, she is fortunate to have worked with me. This is jumping the gun, but I would love for there to be a reunion where we could go and do some shows and maybe do a DVD and a live album. I think that would be really cool. I am just telling everybody that I am onboard. If it happens, then I am there.”

And he's gonna play at the show :)

And he’s gonna play at the show :)

Added April 15th 2013:
Roger Fisher on Facebook today: [..] “Fast forward to 2013. There are a LOT of people who would love to see the original lineup of Heart – Mike Derosier, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Ann and Nancy Wilson – reform, at least for a song or two. They say, “What’s the matter with you people? Can’t you just put the past behind you? After all, it was 34 YEARS AGO!”

Well, sure, as of this moment, 9:40 AM, April 15, 2013, the plan is to do just that – play one song at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on April 18. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen. Our first rehearsal is scheduled for tomorrow at 4 PM. Who knows what might happen? It’s not possible for me to black out my memories of the past. I was deeply involved with Nancy for four years and suffered the worst pain of my life when we split, a story I’ll reveal in the dual autobiography Mike and I are writing entitled Bros.

No, I can’t forget the past and neither can they. That’s what makes me a little nervous about our meeting. In my heart of hearts, I only hold caring, positive thoughts and intentions toward them, as I do for all of humanity. I wish we all could just get along and have a beautiful world. But the play of life on earth at this time demands struggle, hostility, redemption, and conquest. Tomorrow’s rehearsal shall be revealing on many levels.

These sisters who have struggled and pioneered their way around the world, not unlike their ancestors, who forged their way across America on a wagon train, are different people now. The same but different, as am I. We’ve both been victorious over personal battles only we can know. Both have grown, matured, and wised up in many ways.”[..]


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09 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Heart: In The Studio with Redbeard

Ann & Nancy Wilson

Ann & Nancy Wilson

HEART Beats A Path To Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame ‘InTheStudio’ With Ann & Nancy Wilson

Dallas, TX – APRIL 9, 2013. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands congratulates HEART on the eve of their induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. The Wilson sisters, guitarist/singer Nancy and singin’ sistuh Ann share the stories behind three of their early best: Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, and Dog and Butterfly. These albums helped HEART secure a place among rock music’s elite producing hits “Crazy on You”, “Magic Man”, “Dreamboat Anne”, “Barracuda”, “Little Queen”, “Straight On” and “Dog & Butterfly”. Fronted by two these female musicians, HEART was far from the typical Seventies rock outfit. Nancy Wilson points out to InTheStudio program host Redbeard how HEART’s success was an important step for women in the music business.

“It was a real first to see two women who were not just the ornaments, but the writers and the singers and the players, too. And I think, if anything, that it did for other women in the ‘biz’, it gave them a lot of encouragement and a lot of hope.”

HEART ‘Early Best of’/InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/heart-early-best-hall-of-fame/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list:
HYPERLINK “http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ “www.inthestudio.net/radio- stations”

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