Rock and roll is a male-dominated business with a male-dominated perspective on women. It's been a tough road for female rockers, and when Heart first came on the scene in the '70s, they actually had to sue their first record company for putting out promotional materials suggesting they were secretly lesbian lovers.
They suffered similarly in the '80s, when the advent
Heart's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April was a big deal for the fans who have always believed the band deserved such an honor -- and they'll have a chance to celebrate with Ann and Nancy Wilson when the duo sits for a live Q&A session with HBO on May 18.
When Heart take the stage for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (April 18), it will be the first time the band's original lineup have performed together since Roger Fisher left after his personal relationship with Nancy Wilson ended in 1979.
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.
With Heart's upcoming induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the music shrine has finally recognized something fans have known for years: Principal members Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson are incredibly talented musicians.
With their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coming soon, Heart have taken the opposite approach as Guns N' Roses. On Saturday (Feb. 16), it was revealed that the band's original lineup will reunite and perform at the ceremony in April.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart chose the iconic Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven' to play for the legends at the Kennedy Center Honors late last year. The performance stirred up emotions deep within Robert Plant and brought the entire audience to their feet. A well-rehearsed, talented gospel choir covers any flaws in the Hall of Fame nominees' performance.
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