Ann Wilson (Heart) Premieres New Song “The Hammer”

Ann Wilson (Heart) has released a new single titled “The Hammer.” She said the following about that:

“‘The Hammer’ talks about that moment when the rubber meets the road, when all dreams, fantasies, and excuses fall by the wayside. The moment of truth. The edge of reality.”

Nancy Wilson (Heart) To Release New Solo Album “You And Me” In May

Nancy Wilson (Heart) has announced that her new solo album “You And Me” will be released on May 7. She said the following about the effort:

“Being off the road last year from touring with Heart, and at home with my good guitars and amps out, I felt like I was once again able to reconnect with my pre-Heart self, my college-girl self, creating poetic, intimate and romantic songs, which pretty much is what I first brought in to Heart.”

“You And Me” Track Listing:

01. “You And Me”
02. “The Rising” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
03. “I’ll Find You”
04. “Daughter” (Pearl Jam cover)
05. “Party At The Angel Ballroom” (feat. Duff McKagan & Taylor Hawkins)
06. “The Boxer” (Simon & Garfunkel cover) (feat. Sammy Hagar)
07. “Walk Away”
08. “The Inbetween”
09. “Dreams” (The Cranberries cover) (feat. Liv Warfield)
10. “The Dragon”
11. “We Meet Again”
12. “4 Edward” (Eddie Van Halen tribute)

Ann Wilson (Heart) Premieres “Tender Heart” Video

Ann Wilson (Heart) has premiered a new video for her latest single “Tender Heart.” The clip features figure skater Gracie Gold and it can be seen below. Wilson previously said the following about the song:

“‘Tender Heart’ came out of a personal struggle, but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning. We as the human race are coming to realize realities we never dreamed we’d have to face — environmentally, culturally, financially, and health-wise. Humanity is coming to terms with uncomfortable, heartbreaking, terrifying truths. This song is for the soul whose heart is blindsided by reality, but is still soft and innocent. I hope people will identify with this song and feel they are not alone.”

Ann Wilson (Heart) Releases New Single “Tender Heart”

Ann Wilson (Heart) has released a new single titled “Tender Heart.” She said the following about that:

“‘Tender Heart’ came out of a personal struggle, but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning. We as the human race are coming to realize realities we never dreamed we’d have to face — environmentally, culturally, financially, and health-wise. Humanity is coming to terms with uncomfortable, heartbreaking, terrifying truths. This song is for the soul whose heart is blindsided by reality, but is still soft and innocent. I hope people will identify with this song and feel they are not alone.”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Shares Cover Of Heart’s “Alone”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has shared a cover of Heart’s “Alone.” The track features music from Joost Van Den Broek and Jansen had the following to say about it:

“Picking Alone from @thebandheart (Heart) as my second cover on YouTube felt like the right decision. I have performed this song with Nightwish, After Forever and even at the Christmas Metal Symphony! So when I saw many of you requesting this song, I got to work! Hope you enjoy it!”

Heart Biopic In The Works

A new biopic focusing on Heart is currently in the works. The movie will be written and directed by Carrie Brownstein and produced for Amazon by Lynda Obst.

Ann Wilson said the following about the biopic during an interview with Lyndsey Parker on SiriusXM’s “Volume West”:

“I can’t tell you all about it, because it’s still being written right now. I saw the first draft of [Brownstein’s] script, and it’s really cool.”

She went on to say that “a few actresses have come forward” to play her and her sister Nancy, but “no one that’s right.” She continued: “But it’s known that the role of Nancy and the role of me is now being cast.” One actress interested in playing Ann was Anne Hathaway, but Wilson said she doesn’t “think she’s exactly right for it.”

She also added the following when asked if the lead actresses will actually sing or lip-sync:

“I’m really not sure. That’s still in development right now. Because of COVID, it slowed everything down. But it’s definitely coming along.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Etc. Members To Guest On New Album From Heart’s Nancy Wilson

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Nancy Wilson (Heart) offered some more details on her new solo album. She confirmed that the effort will be titled “You And Me” and that it will feature guest appearances from Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Wilson said the following:

“[The] title is ‘You And Me’. That’s a song on the album, called ‘You And Me’. And it just turned out really great. It’s a song my longtime collaborator friend Sue Ennis and [I] wrote together. We kind of blended two different songs that we had written about our moms, actually, and we made a new song out of it called ‘You And Me’. And it’s just so simple, I just thought, ‘Okay, well, that’s pretty easy to remember.'”

She continued when asked if the record features any special guests:

“I’ve got one song that I wrote with Duff McKagan and Taylor Hawkins. They had a jam that they shared with me, and I finished it. And it’s called ‘Party At The Angel Ballroom’. And actually, I covered [Simon & Garfunkel’s] ‘The Boxer’, which I did with Heart last year, with Sammy Hagar guesting on that. He’s a buddy. He sounds really good on that. I have this other big rocker. I said, ‘Do you wanna sing on this big rocker?’ And he’s, like, ‘It’s kind of expected. It would be a little less interesting.’ I said, ‘Okay. What about ‘The Boxer’?’ And he’s, like, ‘I love that song. I’ve loved that song forever.'”

She also revealed that the album will feature her cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” which she previously recorded for the South African film “I Am All Girls,” which shines a light on the issue of human trafficking:

“It’s a real story. It’s a really cool movie, and it should be in that too pretty soon.”

Wilson went on to say that making a solo album has been “really rewarding”:

“It’s fun for me to sort of take hold of the first studio solo album and do all the singing. Not that I consider myself a premier ballerina kind of a singer like Ann, but it’s really fun. I love it — I love trying to be the singer and doing the harmonies and playing all the parts, pretty much. My band guys, from Heart mainly, are passing around files, and we’re just taking notes and responding to the new parts that they put on. And it’s coming together really great.”

[via Blabbermouth]