Heart defeats Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and the Kinks with the riff to 'Barracuda.'
The Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' takes on Heart's 'Barracuda' in the finals of March Riff Madness.
Heart takes on Aerosmith in the semifinals of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness.
Heart's 'Barracuda' looks to take a bite out of Motley Crue's 'Kickstart My Heart' in the West Coast regional final of our fan-voted March Riff Madness competition.
Last year was certainly great for Heart. The band found themselves enjoying a well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the latest accolade in a series of awards and honors for the Seattle-based group in recent years (they also received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame). For as much recognition as they’ve gotten, they probably deserved double the amount in the decades that led up to their current resurgence of popularity. Nevertheless, they’re certainly getting their just due now.
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.