Ann Wilson Says She Discusses Heart's Future with Sister Nancy: "We had lunch the other day!"

September 28, 2018
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It’s not often you get to speak to a rock legend! Ann Wilson is a rock & roll hall of famer with 20 top 40 singles & over 40 million records sold, and she was kind enough to check in and tell us about her new solo project -- plus give us a status update on Heart!

Ann’s new solo album Immortal was all put into action when her good friend Chris Cornell passed away last year. “He was a friend of mine,” Ann says, “and I just thought that I had to do something.” Chris inducted Heart into the rock hall in 2013 and his speech was very emotional! His passing was a springboard to do this album in honor of artists who are no longer with us.

See Also: EXCLUSIVE: The Songs And Stories Inside Of Immortal By Ann Wilson

Some big hits Ann covered on Immortal include Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and The Eagles’ “Life in the Fast Lane.” She also included more obscure tracks from David Bowie and Tom Petty.

When asked about the status of Heart and her relationship with her sister Nancy, Ann didn’t hold back, “We had lunch the other day!” she says. “It’s pretty much an urban myth that me and Nancy are having a big feud.” She continued, “we mostly gossiped about family, but also what we can do in the future together as Heart.”

@AnnWilson of @HeartOfficial has a brand new solo record out, #Immortal, featuring her take on some of her favorite late musician’s songs. ..... That doesn’t mean she wouldn’t like to hear some “Barracuda” on WCBS-FM though! ..... Best of luck with the new record, Ann! ❤️

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We'll get right on that, Ann!

Ann does say she loves being on the road as a solo artist and likes the control she has on stage when doing her thing alone.

When it comes to Heart’s epic performance of “Stairway to Heaven” at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012, she doesn’t think Robert Plant necessarily shed all his tears for the performance, but also from watching his former Led Zeppelin drummer (and best friend) the late John Bonham live on that stage through his son Jason. “Jason was just a little kid running around during Led Zeppelin’s peak in the 70’s” she says, “and it must have really moved him to look down there and see Jason down there as a grown up man.”

Listen below to our full chat with Ann Wilson.

Immortal is out now on CD, Vinyl & digital download. Go to www.AnnWilsonOfHeart.com to purchase!

Ann Wilson Immortal Track List:

1. “A Different Corner” (George Michael)
2. “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
3. “Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
4. “Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
5. “I Am the Highway” (Audioslave)
6. “I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
7. “Life in the Fast Lane” (The Eagles)
8. “Luna” (Tom Petty)
9. “Politician” (Cream)
10. “You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)

 

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