The learning curve of any band, particularly as live performers, is a tricky minefield to navigate of the course of a career. But for Heart, it's resulted in a more versatile band than ever. In an exclusive interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, singer Ann Wilson told us about how the band led by her and her sister Nancy have evolved onstage since their beginnings in the '70s.
Along with Rush, Randy Newman and disco icon Donna Summer, the sibling-fronted classic-rock band Heart will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week. Following that, Ann and Nancy Wilson will embark on a 32-date tour that kicks off in West Palm Beach, Fla., on June 17, and wraps up on August 30 in Portland, Ore.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart cover a lot of ground in their new memoir ‘Kicking & Dreaming,’ which hits stores on Sept. 18. In the book, Nancy talks about moving past the end of her longtime marriage to film director Cameron Crowe , while Ann reveals that she’s been sober now for nearly three years.
Think your schedule is packed to the gills? Then you haven't seen Ann and Nancy Wilson's datebook for the rest of 2012.
On June 5, Heart are releasing their first box set, 'Strange Euphoria.' The three-CD collection, which was personally curated by Ann and Nancy Wilson, spans the band's entire career—from their first recorded song, released under the moniker Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks, to songs from their latest album, 2010's 'Red Velvet Car.'
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