Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), P!nk, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

Ann Wilson: “I Would Like To Make Another Heart Album”

During a recent interview with Rock Candy, Ann Wilson expressed interest in recording a new Heart album. This news comes as the band are preparing to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023.

Ann said the following while discussing a 2016 incident in which her husband was arrested for assaulting her sister Nancy’s children:

“Things happen in families, And that was a really good example of something that happened within a family, and we worked it out. But the part that made it hard was that it happened in the public eye. If it had happened privately, we’d have got the family in a room and sat down and worked it out between us. Instead, the police were called, and this myth was born that Nancy and I were feuding, and we were at each other’s throats all the time. And it’s really not like that at all.”

The two sisters later reunited, but were forced to pass on a big tour offer last you due to a disagreement regarding their backing band. Despite this, Ann says there is still a possibility of a new album from the group:

“It depends on the songs. The songs lead everything. And I’m writing songs again now. I don’t know if they’ll be for my solo thing or for HEART. But yes, I would like to make another HEART album.”

She also confirmed that she has no plans to retire:

“I just can’t think of a time when I would retire or go do something else. This is a calling for me. It’s what I was put here to do, and I’ll do it for as long as I can.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ann Wilson Say Heart “Have A Bunch Of Stuff Planned For Next Year”

During a recent appearance on Planet Rock’s “My Planet Rocks,” Ann Wilson was asked if Heart will return to active duty following the cycle for her new solo album “Fierce Bliss” (out April 29). She responded with the following:

“Oh, I think so, yeah. Because next year’s the 50-year [anniversary] of when we actually got together and got going. Nancy [Wilson] didn’t join until ’75, but the band got going in ’73. So, yeah, we have a bunch of stuff planned for next year. So I can definitely see HEART doing something.”

This news comes after Nancy Wilson recently said that a lineup disagreement led to the band missing out on a big tour offer last year.

[via Blabbermouth]

Nancy Wilson Says Disagreement With Ann Wilson Over Band Lineup Kept Heart Off The Road Last Year

During a recent interview with Joe Rock of 102.3 WBAB, Nancy Wilson revealed that Heart had a big tour offer last year. However, the band ended up getting sidelined due to a lineup disagreement between her and her sister Ann Wilson.

Nancy said the following when asked why she is touring under the name “Nancy Wilson’s Heart”:

“HEART had a big offer on the table last year for a bigger tour, but Ann wasn’t interested in going out with my lineup of guys that we were out with before. She has a new lineup of guys that she wanted me to join up with. And I sort of [thought] I don’t really know them and don’t have loyalty yet for anybody like that. So I just kind of shined it on and decided when I do go out with my new singer Kimberly, I can telegraph to the people coming to the show that they’re gonna hear HEART songs in a whole different way than ever expected with… No comparison to Ann singing or Kimberly singing those same songs, just because it’s apples and oranges; you can’t compare that stuff. So I figure that’s a way to let them know that it’s not just Nancy Wilson of HEART doing whatever, but it’s NANCY WILSON’S HEART where you’re gonna hear more HEART stuff.”

She continued when asked if she has any shows planned:

“There’s an offer from STYX for me to take my band out, with Kimberly. We’re trying to put some dates together in September, preceding that, or after October, where those dates are offered to us. So we’re trying to make it work — maybe a couple of buses and a truck. We’re just crunching numbers right now. But I would be really excited to be able to go and open the show for STYX and do some songs with them at the same show.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Heart’s Ann Wilson To Release New Solo Album “Fierce Bliss” In April, Premieres “Greed” Music Video

Heart’s Ann Wilson will be releasing a new solo album, titled “Fierce Bliss,” on April 29. A video for the effort’s first single, “Greed,” can be found below:

Wilson said the following about the new song:

“‘Greed’ is that thing in our animal nature that makes us want MORE. Whether it be money, sex, power or ecstasy, it fires our craving. It happens with all of us. When you turn around and catch yourself making decisions because you want the money, or because you’re caught in the headlights of glory, well, those are greedy moments.”

“I think people who claim to have made every decision from a root of pure idealism, and never done anything dark or greedy, is lying. I think everybody who ventures into especially the music industry hoping for a career with big success, ends up making these Faustian bargains at some point even if only briefly. It’s an aggressive song and I think I write best when I’m angry.”

“Fierce Bliss” Track Listing:

01. “Greed”
02. “Black Wing”
03. “Bridge Of Sighs”
04. “Fighten For Life”
05. “Love Of My Life”
06. “Missionary Man”
07. “Gladiator”
08. “Forget Her”
09. “A Moment In Heaven”
10. “Angel’s Blues” (CD and digital only)
11. “As The World Turns”

The following guests will appear on the record:

  • Vocals – Vince Gill on “Love Of My Life”
  • Lead Guitar – Kenny Wayne Shepherd on “Bridge Of Sighs” and “Missionary Man”
  • Guitar – Warren Haynes on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
  • Guitar – Tyler Boley on “Black Wing”
  • Keyboards – Danny Louis on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
  • Keyboards – Dan Walker on “Black Wing”
  • Bass – Jorgen Carlsson on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
  • Bass – Andy Stoller on “Black Wing”
  • Drums – Matt Abts on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
  • Choir – The Rev Nathan Young Singers on “Missionary Man”

Wilson also has the following dates booked:

02/19 Metairie, LA – Family Gras
05/04 San Francisco, CA – Great American
05/05 Napa, CA – The Uptown Theatre
05/07 Pala, CA – Pala Casino
05/09 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/13 Los Cabos, MEX – Hard Rock
06/11 Peachtree City, GA – Fred Amphitheater
06/13 Nashville, TN – Basement East
06/14 Nashville, TN – Basement East
06/16 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
06/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker

Heart’s Ann Wilson Shares Music Video For Her Cover Of Alice In Chains’ “Rooster”

Heart’s Ann Wilson has shared a new video for her cover of Alice In Chains’ “Rooster.” You can check that out below. This news comes after the singer previously honored Alice In Chains by performing the song at the MoPOP Awards. The track is also featured on the b-side of her limited edition 45rpm single.

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Sells Catalog Rights To Round Hill Music

Heart’s Nancy Wilson has sold a portion of her catalog rights to Round Hill Music. The deal includes a significant share of rights to the band.

More details were shared via Blabbermouth:

“Round Hill Music has acquired a significant share of the master artist royalties and entered into a long-term agreement to administer the neighboring rights income of the catalog of Nancy Wilson, acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame-inducted band HEART.

Key acquisition highlights include a significant share of the rights to HEART, who have sold over 35 million records worldwide and have a total of four Grammy nominations to date. The catalog includes the No. 1 hit ‘These Dreams’ that was certified platinum five times. Further classic tracks in the catalog include ‘Barracuda’, ‘Magic Man’, ‘Alone’ and ‘Crazy On You’.

HEART’s breakthrough came in 1975 with the release of their debut double platinum selling album ‘Dreamboat Annie’, which generated the hits ‘Magic Man’ and ‘Crazy On You’. Their third studio album ‘Little Queen’ has reached double and triple platinum in Canada and United States, respectively. In 1985, HEART released their eighth studio album which produced the band’s first No. 1 single, ‘These Dreams’ and was certified platinum five times and nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal’.

Wilson, who has been ranked as one of the greatest female guitarists of all time by Gibson, was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013 with her sister Ann. That same year, she and her sister Ann, also a member of HEART, received a star on the Walk Of Fame in Hollywood.

Round Hill Music’s acquisition comprises a significant share of Nancy Wilson’s master artist royalties and administration rights on Nancy Wilson’s neighboring rights income.

The catalog has significant exposure to streaming, comprising 35% of revenue mix, with the balance being comprised of 2% physical, 7% download, 13% sync and 4% other. Neighboring rights income comprises 39% of the catalog’s revenue. In terms of geographical exposure, 61% of the revenue is from the U.S., while the balance is from other countries.

The top five songs ranked by revenue are: ‘Barracuda’, ‘Alone’, ‘Crazy On You’, ‘Magic Man’, and ‘These Dreams’. All figures are based on the catalog’s royalty statements in the calendar years 2017-2020.

Trevor Bowen, chair of the company, commented: ‘We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Nancy Wilson’s fantastic catalog of classic HEART tracks from across her career including songs from her double and triple-platinum-selling albums. This important acquisition provides the company with direct exposure to a timeless American rock band.’

Josh Gruss, chairman and CEO of Round Hill, the company’s investment manager, commented: ‘Nancy has had astonishing success over the last 45 years. She is an icon and the longevity of her music is a testament to her incredible talent.’

Nancy Wilson commented: ‘I’m honored to be working with the good people at Round Hill and am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.'”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Heart’s Ann Wilson Covering Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Etc. Songs

Ann Wilson (Heart) has shared pro-shot footage of herself performing various covers during her August 18 show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. You can watch her take on tracks by Queen, John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin below:

Founding Heart Guitarist Roger Fisher Joins Ann Wilson Onstage During Seattle, WA Show

During Ann Wilson’s October 16 show at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA, the singer was joined onstage by her former Heart bandmate Roger Fisher. You can see footage of Wilson performing “Mistral Wind” with the guitarist below:

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Shares Extended Eddie Van Halen Tribute “4 Edward With Love”

Heart’s Nancy Wilson has shared an extended version of her Eddie Van Halen tribute song “4 Edward.” The updated take on the track is titled “4 Edward With Love” and a video for it can be found below. The original version appears on Wilson’s solo album “You And Me.”