This small piece was found on Parade.com. You can go and vote for your favorite female rock vocalist. Ann Wilson is on the list of course!
Q. I rate Ann Wilson of the band Heart as rock’s best female vocalist. How has she kept her voice fresh for 30 years? —Don Coughlin, North Ridgeville, Ohio
A. “I warm up before each show by singing along with a Lucinda Williams or Emmylou Harris CD,” Wilson, 58, tells us. “It helps to open my throat and my soul.”
Ann and her bandmates, including sister Nancy, just toured with Journey. They’re now recording a CD for release next year. Readers, whom do you rate as rock’s best female vocalist? Vote for Ann here!
Just in from the Heart camp.
We have some exciting news for you ~ Heart Human 2009 tour is still being set up, but we have dates to announce for next year!
February 6 & 7 ~ Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV
27 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, MS
28 House of Blues Orlando, FL
29 Pompano Beach Amph Pompano Beach, FL
26 Riverside Casino and Resort Riverside, IA
27 Divots Summer Outdoor Concert Festival Norfolk, NE
Please note -
Feb 6&7 - Presale will take place on 12/5 more details will be emailed this week.
March 27 - Presale will take place on 12/5 more details will be emailed this week.
June 27 - Presale will take place in January.
You must be a fan club member for the pre-sale shows so sign up now!
Also, don't forget stocking stuffers! Get yours here.
Check out www.heart-music.com for more.
Lovesheart on Youtube has unearthed another Heart video. This time it's a video from 1986 of Heart on Japanese television.
Philip Anselmo of the bands Down and Pantera remarked about Ann and Nancy Wilson not being in Rolling Stones top 100 singers of all time list. This is taken from an interview that you can read in its entirety on AntiQuiet.com
Antiquiet: Alright. So, speaking of the media and magazines… Maybe you don’t give a shit about this, but Rolling Stone just published their list of the top 100 singers of all time. I was pissed to not see Layne Stayley (Alice in Chains) on there at all.
Phil Anselmo: Now, let’s get it straight, today’s top 100?
Antiquiet: It was of all time, and I mean it had a lot of people who- I love, but- who weren’t as great vocally as some folks who got left off…
Phil Anselmo: I didn’t make it on the list did I?
Antiquiet: (laughing) No, and I mean that pissed me off too, but I know you were a big fan of Layne’s… And Mike Patton wasn’t on there-
Phil Anselmo: That’s ridiculous.
Antiquiet: Nancy Wilson wasn’t on there…
Phil Anselmo: Ha! Well you know, that’s just one magazine’s opinion, and you know, let ‘em take it and run with it. But you know, it’s an absolute fuckin’ blasphemy that Layne Stayley didn’t make it, and Ann Wilson, and Nancy Wilson as well, are amazing singers.
See the entire interview here.
10 Great Singers Overlooked By Rolling Stone
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This summer Rolling Stone asked a panel of 179 experts -- including recording artists, journalists, and industry insiders -- to name their favorite singers of the rock era. In an in-depth cover story, the current issue reveals the results and elaborates upon them. Such greats as Ray Charles, John Lennon, and Robert Plant got high rankings, but several selections are destined to raise eyebrows. More baffling, the ten singers below (including Ann Wilson) were overlooked.What Robert Plant is to male bluster, Ann Wilson is to the female side of the scale. On such songs as "Magic Man" and "Barracuda," the Heart singer unleashed a powerhouse style that exploded the myth that ballsy rock and roll was the exclusive province of men. In that regard, Wilson is part of the lineage that includes such greats as Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin. Best Moment: "Barracuda." See what other singers were left off the list here.
A rare inside look at pro recording.After some home work Ann was ready to lay down some test tracks for the song "Nothing at all" for 1985's self titled Mega album "Heart". The music sounds pretty much complete and with each take Ann molds the vocal track until it evolves into the smash hit you hear on the record. Thanks to Lovesheart for this rare footage.