Heart Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
After 40 years and 30 million albums sold worldwide, the members of Heart were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (April 18) in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Hall made the honor official in a typically star-studded ceremony featuring appearances and performances by some of rock's biggest artists -- including the members of Heart, who delivered a brief set with the original lineup that treated attendees to live versions of their classic hits 'Crazy on You,' 'Dreamboat Annie,' and 'Barracuda.' The full ceremony will be broadcast by HBO on May 18.
Guitarist and singer Nancy Wilson, who joined the band with her sister Ann in the early '70s, told the audience that "We're not finished rocking just yet" -- appropriate given that Heart's currently enjoying a renaissance, having recently released a box set, a memoir, and the new hit album 'Fanatic.'
The band was inducted by fellow Seattle legend Chris Cornell, who shared the tale of how, when he was a struggling young musician driving a "$500 Galaxy," he was inspired to double down on the pursuit of his dream by the sight of a Wilson sister leaving a recording studio. (Cornell also joined the Wilson sisters backstage at the event for a video interview, embedded above.)
We here at UCR couldn't be happier for Heart, and look forward to the next phase of their career. For more on the group's induction, including photos from the ceremony, check their official Twitter feed.
Watch Heart's Backstage Hall of Fame Interview