Heart Pulls Out of SeaWorld Show Amid Petition, Documentary
... had canceled his SeaWorld show due to "scheduling conflicts," though he later told CNN he felt that "what they do at Sea World is not OK." Barenaked Ladies also pulled out of a show at the park last month. reportedly after having viewed "Blackfish." "Blackfish," released earlier this year, discusses the captivity of killer whale Tilikum and its role in the deaths of three individuals, while decrying SeaWorld's alleged practices with many of its marine animals held at its parks. The chain of theme parks has called the film inaccurate. Heart
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Sammy Hagar Added To Heart's Holiday Show
... (hennemusic) Heart
have added special guest Sammy Hagar to their "Heart
& Friends: Home For The Holidays" concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on December 12. The sold-out show will also feature performances by Shawn Colvin, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan (Train). Last week, Heart
released a new, double-A sided single for Christmas. "Please Come Home For Christmas" sees the band duet with Aaron Neville, while "All Through The Night" features guitarist Nancy Wilson sharing vocals with Richard Marx. Listen to the new song here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Sammy Hagar Added To Heart
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Heart Streaming Christmas Single
... (hennemusic) Heart
have just released a new, double-A sided single for Christmas. "Please Come Home For Christmas" sees the band duet with Aaron Neville, while "All Through The Night" features guitarist Nancy Wilson sharing vocals with Richard Marx. "I have loved Aaron Neville's amazing, soulful voice since I was a teenager, and it is a great blessing to get this opportunity to sing a duet with him," said Ann Wilson. "He truly has a gift, and is a sweet person. It shows on this track." Heart
have two remaining live dates on their 2013 calendar: On December 12, they will play a show at Benaroya Hall in their hometown of Seattle, followed the night after by a concert in Vancouver. Listen to the songs here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Heart
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Ann Wilson (vocals, guitar) 1973-
Nancy Wilson (vocals, guitar) 1974-
Roger Fisher (guitar) 1973-1979
Howard Leese (keyboards) 1973-
Michael Derosier (drums) 1970-1981
Steve Fossen (bass) 1970-1981
Denny Carmassi (drums) 1981-1993
Mark Andes (bass) 1981-1993
Fernando Saunders (bass) 1993-
Denny Fongheiser (drums) 1993-
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Shortly before Heart's '80s resurgence, Nancy Wilson played "beautiful girl in car" in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She had no dialogue, but did manage to marry the screenwriter, Cameron Crowe, in 1986. They had twin boys in 2000 and separated in 2008.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are sisters.
Ann Wilson had a tumultuous affair with their sound manager, Mike Fisher - they lived together for nine years. At the same time, Nancy was with Fisher's brother Roger, who was the group's lead guitarist. In 1979, Ann was the one to fire Roger from the band. (thanks, Jessica - Cleveland, OH)
They used to own a studio in Seattle called Bad Animals. Soundgarden, REM, and Pearl Jam have all recorded there.
Ann and Nancy appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Singles as The Lovemongers. The movie was directed by Cameron Crowe.
Ann once worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken. She thought of sending a platinum record to the restaurant's mascot, Colonel Sanders, because if she hadn't been fired, the group might not have been formed.
Their 1995 live album The Road Home was produced by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, who specifically requested they not cover any Led Zeppelin songs. They did, however, cover Joni Mitchell and Elton John, not to mention some of their originals. Early on, the band played a lot of Zeppelin songs.
When the band formed, they were known as The Army, and later White Heart. Nancy Wilson joined after she finished college in 1974 and the band was re-christened Heart.
The band moved to moved to Vancouver, British Columbia after manager Mike Fisher found out he was to be drafted by the United States Army. They signed a recording contract with Vancouver's Mushroom Records, and in 1975 released their debut progressive concept album Dreamboat Annie, which featured the hits "Crazy On You," "Magic Man" and the title track.
In 1977, the band gained popularity with the hits "Barracuda," "Kick It Out" and "Little Queen." Their third album Magazine was stillborn following the demise of Mushroom Records but was saved from the scrap heap by CBS Records who accommodated the band by reissuing it along with a now rare picture disc. The owner of Mushroom was so angry that he released Magazine to keep their Little Queen album from selling well. A judge ruled that he had to allow the band to remix the album and rerecord parts of it. Heart wanted it completely removed from the market.
Carmassi had previously been a member of Sammy Hagar's backing band before joining Heart in 1981. Andes had played bass for Spirit.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
What Made Big Star Shine
The last living original member of Big Star - drummer Jody Stephens, looks back on the band and their legacy, including the theme for That '70s Show