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24 January 2016 ~ 7 Comments

New Heart album ‘Iconograph’ out before tour!

Ann & Nancy Wilson, photo taken in 2014 by NORMAN SEEFF

Ann & Nancy Wilson, photo taken in 2014 by NORMAN SEEFF

New songs and reinvented songs

Ann Wilson on KSLX:  “We’ve kept making records, we’ve kept playing shows. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down, but there we are. We love doing it, I think people can relate to that. We don’t try to be something we’re not. We’ll go to where the people live [chuckle] and they appeciate that.”

“Yes, we are. We are just finishing up a new record here in L.A. And it’s being rough-mixed right now. We have one more song — it’ll be out before the tour starts. Right now, the working title is Iconograph. It’s some new songs that have never been heard before; some really super old under-the-radar songs that we have reinvented.”

The reinvented songs are likely to include “One Word”,  “Johnny Moon” and “Heaven”. Read more here.

Nancy & Ann at Sundance, January 23rd 2016

Nancy & Ann at Sundance, January 23rd 2016

14 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

SUMMERTOUR 2016

July, August and September all over the USA! Click here for tour dates. Fanclub pre sale starts January 19th 2016

July, August and September all over the USA! Click here for tour dates.

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14 January 2016 ~ 1 Comment

The Ann Wilson Thing announces digital LIVE EP

Live at the Belly Up

Live at the Belly Up

New live EP of “Live At The Belly Up” which will be out and available January 29.

The tracklist:

1. For What It’s Worth (Live)
2. I Put a Spell on You (Live)
3. Every Grain of Sand (Live)
4. Isolation (Live)
5. Permission (Live)
6. Danger Zone (Live)
7. Ain’t No Way (Live)

Pre-order: DIGITAL on Amazon.com (sound samples of all tracks)

Pre-order on iTunes (“I put a spell on you” is already available)

Updated January 19th 2016: Video from a different night.

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Press Release:

January 19, 2016 — The Ann Wilson Thing!, Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson’s solo project, is proud to announce the digital live EP, Live at The Belly Up is available now at BellyUpLive.com! It will be released through all digital outlets on January 29. Recorded at Solana Beach, CA’s legendary Belly Up nightclub, the EP features seven riveting performances that refresh works by artists from Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin and everywhere in between.

Ann Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary. As a songwriter and lyricist, she has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Straight On”, “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift and first calling is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power, and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers across every genre of music.

Ever since Heart’s debut, Dreamboat Annie, Ann has been performing with her equally talented sister, Nancy Wilson, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. In September 2015 Ann’s “passion project” The Ann Wilson Thing released it’s first EP, #1, and embarked on her first solo tour ever, with stops in intimate venues across the country throughout September and October.

“The first night at the Belly Up in Solana Beach was a real thrill for me. It was so satisfying playing these songs to an excited, sold out house! Unforgettable,” states Wilson.

Now available exclusively from Belly Up Live and available via all digital outlets on January 29.

When describing the nature of her solo shows and what fans can expect, Ann explains, “In The Ann Wilson Thing, we do music that has always inspired me. Songs written by people who I feel are master lyricists , like Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon and Neil Young. We also do originals, and songs that aren’t even in the rock box.”

Band members:
Ann Wilson – Vocals
Craig Bartock – guitar
Andy Stoller – bass
Chris Joyner – keyboards
Ben Smith – drums/percussion

Engineered by Damian DeRobbio
Tracks #4, #5, #7 mixed by Craig Bartock
Tracks #1, #2, #3, #6 mixed by Damian DeRobbio
Cover Photo by: Anna Friel

Total Play Time: Approx. 35 Minutes
File Size 71MB (on bellyuplive.com)

13 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Ann Wilson @ David Bowie Memorial Concert

The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall

The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall

RollingStone.Com: Hours before David Bowie’s death Sunday, a tribute concert dedicated to the rocker’s musical legacy was announced for New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 31st. The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Perry Farrell, Jakob Dylan were all scheduled to take part in The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall concert, with Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti in charge of the house band, the New York Times reports. However, following the legend’s death, the tribute will proceed as scheduled, but as a memorial concert instead.
More info at http://www.musicof.org

07 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Ann Wilson: New Album by June

Ann

Ann

Heart will be busy on the road for a good part of 2016, but frontwoman Ann Wilson says the band also is working on a new studio album that may see the light of day this year.

“We’re definitely working on new stuff,” the singer revealed recently to ABC Radio. “We have about four new songs now and we only need a few more and we’ll have enough for a new full-length record, which should be ready by June.”

Wilson pointed out that Heart has a record label that’s very anxious to release the project, adding that before she and her band mates turn in the album, they “have to make sure it’s truly great, which we’re in the process of doing.”

Ann told ABC Radio that the new album will be a bit different from Heart’s previous studio effort, 2012’s Fanatic, which she noted “was our heaviest album we ever did in terms of banging and crashing, big guitars and all that kind of stuff.” Wilson maintained that the upcoming record “will have more contours.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer cited as an example of the new album’s more diverse sound is a song written by her sister, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, which Ann said is “very sweet and just tugs at your heart.”

The singer, meanwhile, also reported that Nancy will “be doing more singing on the new record too, which I’m really happy about.”  Ann noted that her sister “always wants to sing but then at the last minute she backs out for some reason. I think she’s shy.”

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30 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Ann talks 2016

Photo by Anthony Sartino

Photo by Anthony Sartino

Herald: Wilson said she has plans for both Heart and her solo efforts in the year ahead. “It’s a great thing for an artist to get to have lots of different places to go,” Wilson said. “I still work with Heart. I still enjoy it, and we have a whole year touring with Heart coming up as well as The Ann Wilson Thing. I’m just working two jobs and loving it — using all of myself.” More from this interview at the Herald.

Park Record: Wilson will continue to make her mark with the Ann Wilson Thing and Heart. “We’re currently working on a new EP for the Ann Wilson Thing, which will be out at the first of the year,” she said. “Heart is also working on a new project that will be out in the summer.” More from this interview at the Park Record.

11 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

George Fest coming to CD/LP/DVD and Blu-Ray

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UCR: George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison arrives on digital and physical audio and video formats Feb. 26, 2016 — the day after what would have been Harrison’s 73rd birthday. Filmed and recorded at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, 2014, the concert gathers an eclectic array of his famous fans and musical peers, including Brian Wilson, Heart‘s Ann Wilson, Perry Farrell, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The set includes: “Beware of Darkness,” by Ann Wilson and “All Things Must Pass” (Ann Wilson, Dhani Harrison, Karen Elson and Norah Jones).

The George Fest package, which is available for pre-order now, will be available in a variety of configurations, including a 2CD/DVD set, 2CD/Blu-Ray, 3LP 180-gram vinyl, and digital download.

Pre-order:
CD/Bluray Combo
CD/DVD Combo
3LP

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