Congratulations Ann and Nancy on another fantastic album! The buzz is all over the News, TV and Internet. Way to go!
Check out the bestsellers list here.
Thanks Lorio3 from the Heart Message Boards for the report!
The third installment of the Legacy Podcast for Red Velvet Car.
Check out Red Velvet Car Part 3
Amazon.com is offering the track Sand from Red Velvet Car as a free download! Make sure to grab this amazing song.
Get it here
Thanks Heart Monger GW27HEARTFAN4EVR for the find!
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There You Go
Amazon.com is offering a special download package which includes two songs, Never and Magic Man, recorded live at the Seattle Experience Music Project, as well as a video for WTF.
Get your copy now!
|Heart ride into the Street Date Studios this week to play tracks off of Red Velvet Car.|
Heart Deliver New Album In A ‘Red Velvet Car’
Say the name Heart to any fan of classic rock and immediately you’ve got a sing-along on your hands. It’s impossible to think of the band without busting into one of rock’s great power ballads. Whether it’s “Alone,” “These Dreams” or “What About Love,” Heart literally wrote the soundtrack to the American love story, and their music has helped define the sound of rock ‘n roll for over a generation. This week they release a brand new album called Red Velvet Car featuring two new singles (“WTF” and “Hey You”).
Click through for more from Heart, and keep your eyes peeled for video from their upcoming visit to the Street Date studios.
Listen to the whole album on iLike today!
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart in studio on The Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show the day before their new album, Red Velvet Car, is released.
The effort boasts nine songs written for the album and one track called “Sand” that Ann and Nancy Wilson originally recorded for their 1990 acoustic side project, the Lovemongers. Heart will also be supporting the disc with live performances throughout September. Get all those dates at Heart-Music.com.
We’ll be talking to Ann Wilson on Wednesday, got a question for her? Leave a comment with your question, name and city. Make it a good one though! We only have so much time with her!!
Go to the website to submit questions here.
Review, 8/30: Heart as good as ever
By L. KENT WOLGAMOTT / Lincoln Journal Star
GRAND ISLAND - Heart, Ann Wilson says, has "been around for awhile."
"Our first album came out in 1976," she told a Nebraska State Fair audience Sunday. "That was before the CD. I remember that."
Then came a delicately arranged version of "Dog and Butterfly" immediately followed by another quip: "The 1980s we took out bicycle pumps and pumped up our hair," she said. "We just couldn't get it big enough."
Red the entire review here.
A few of our top 10 Heart songs -- which span over three of the band's first four albums -- made sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson the queens of '70s hard rock. After a slight career slump, the group returned in the mid-'80s with a more mainstream pop rock sound, scoring them some of their biggest hits, ever. This list counts down the best Heart songs throughout the band's four-decade career.
Check out the list here.
Hopefully it will be streaming online at the following link at 3pm est.
**Sorry but the show will only be available on cable! So tune in and order Red Velvet Car which includes a T Shirt and exclusive CD of Live Greatest Hits only aviailable if you order through ShopNBC.
The sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been queens of rock and roll ever since Dreamboat Annie hit radio waves in 1975, but Red Velvet Car is their first release in six years. This album manages to capture the classic Heart sound - from the style of "Barracuda" to "Dog and Butterfly" - while adding a new dimension that only age and experience can provide. From the duo's voices that sound as good as 35 years ago to the guitars, songwriting, and harmonies that only they can create, it's damn good to hear them rocking out again with some new tunes.
Read the entire review here.
|Photo by John Leyba, denverpost.com/reverb|
By Jackie Lomibao and John Leyba
When a band has been around 35 years or so, it’s hard to know what your expectations of them should be when they hit the road to promote a new album… or if you should have any at all. Heading to Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Thursday night to see Heart, I couldn’t help but secretly cross my fingers in hopes of seeing a band that wasn’t terribly far from the one I saw at Red Rocks in 1982.
Ah, the power of positive thinking. Their 90-minute set cooked as if nary a year had passed.
Read more and see a photo gallery here.
Rock Jam 2010: Legendary Rock Group Heart Talk Past and Future of Music
They've sold millions of records worldwide, have recorded more than a dozen albums, and have written countless chart topping songs -- and Thursday night, Heart added another accolade to their incredible career: being the first female rockers to headline Rock Jam.
Reuters - Nancy Wilson of Heart says the travel aspect of touring remains "just as hard" after almost four decades. "But the sweeter thing," she adds, "is to still be doing it."
She and sister Ann Wilson are touring in support of their first studio album in six years, "Red Velvet Car" (Sony Legacy, August 31). Written on the road and featuring the act's signature rock sound with deep acoustic currents, the album is gaining traction on adult contemporary radio with "Hey You."
"The heat at radio reminds me of the old days," Nancy says. "It's good to see stations adding it and people requesting a simple love song I've had in my back pocket for quite a while."
Guitarist Nancy and singer Ann have quite a few previous hits in their back pockets. Co-founders of '70s-spawned Seattle band Heart, the sibling frontwomen/songwriters forged a gateway for female rockers. Among the act's 21 top 40 hits: "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "These Dreams" and 1987's "Alone," which has become a favorite of "American Idol" contestants.
"'American Idol,' Fergie doing 'Barracuda,' 'Guitar Hero' ... all the different imprints of the songs we did in the '70s and '80s are connecting the dots, bringing a new generation to our live shows," Nancy says. "We've even seen people showing up with kids 10 years and younger."
In addition to a headlining tour through September, Heart is set to guest on "ShopNBC" (August 29), "Today" (August 31), "Fox & Friends" (September 1), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (September 2) and NPR's "Weekend Edition" (September 4). The band will head back on the road in November and December.
"We have to get this baby born and on the map," Nancy says. "It's our calling."
Also reported on Heartlinker.
Heart to Pre-Release New Album "Red Velvet Car" on ShopNBC August 29
Live Network Appearance to Include In-Studio Acoustic Performance at 2pm ET
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Aug 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ShopNBC , the premium lifestyle brand in multi-media retailing, announced today that best-selling musical group Heart will pre-release their first new studio album in six years, Red Velvet Car, on the network. The album, which will be officially released on August 31 through Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, will be available exclusively to ShopNBC viewers during the band's live acoustic performance at 2pm ET on Sunday, August 29. As part of the company's ShopNBC Anywhere initiative, customer can shop and interact via cable and satellite TV; mobile devices; and online at www.ShopNBC.com.
During the hour long pre-release show titled "Heart Live!" on ShopNBC, Ann and Nancy Wilson will perform acoustic renditions of songs off their new album as well as a selection of their greatest hits in front of a live in-studio audience. Included with the pre-release of Heart's new album, Red Velvet Car, will be a 5-track greatest hits live album, exclusive to ShopNBC, and a vintage Heart t-shirt, which until now has only been available on the Heart website and at live performances. The entire pre-release package will be offered to ShopNBC viewers for $19.83. In addition to the live studio performance, customers may also preview clips of the new album online at ShopNBC (Search Term: Heart).
Like all Heart albums, Red Velvet Car rocks hard, but also has a deep acoustic side. Nancy Wilson has long been known to play her acoustic guitar with rock ferocity. With this album, an abundance of resonant acoustic instruments (guitars, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, viola, cello, and autoharp), played by Nancy Wilson and the album's producer, Ben Mink, are showcased in Heart's unique style. Nine of the album's songs were written especially for the album, Red Velvet Car. The album's closer, "Sand," is a newly recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers, Ann and Nancy's 1990's acoustic side project.
"We are thrilled to bring internationally known music icon HEART to the ShopNBC network and provide our viewers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience through this live performance," said Bob Ayd, ShopNBC's President. "As a multi-media retailer operating with a premium lifestyle brand, we are highly focused on content, commerce and community to the surprise, delight, and entertainment of our 1 million customers. Establishing a strategic relationship with Sony Music will not only help expand what customers can expect from us, but also open the door for many new and exciting opportunities within the music industry going forward."
"The arrival of Red Velvet Car, the first new HEART album in six years, is cause for celebration," said Adam Block, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings. "We think there's a great fit here and are excited for Nancy and Ann Wilson to be sharing their new songs live with their fans on this ShopNBC event."
Brian Boitano announces musical guests for skating spetacular
By Lynn Zerschling firstname.lastname@example.org Sioux City Journal
SIOUX -- Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano announced Wednesday that the hard rock group Heart will perform as part of his skating spectacular show in Sioux City..
"This is the first time I've featured a top female rock group," he said during a teleconference interview at City Hall. "I've been a fan for years. They impressed me so much."
Boitano and other international figure skaters will perform Dec. 16 at the Tyson Events Center. He noted the show will be broadcast nationwide Dec. 26 on NBC.
One of the draws to performing in Sioux City, he noted, is that his sister, Jill Kolegraff, lives in Okoboji. He said she will bring her children to the show.
"It's sort of impossible to chose just 10 of their songs," Boitano said of Heart. "Everyone wants to skate to 'Barracuda,' " a song that became Heart's second million-seller. "It's sort of hard to chose just 10 songs."
Heart features sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who stormed the charts since the late 1970s with such hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "These Dreams" and "If Looks Could Kill." They have sold more than 30 million records and have had 21 Top 40 hits.
He explained having Heart perform will impact the skaters' choreography and costumes. Even the stage will be different, he said, in order to showcase the singers.
Boitano said the performance, sponsored by Musselman's apple sauce, will showcase the talents of skaters Michael Weiss, three times national champion and two time world bronze medalist; Steven Cousins, eight times British national champion; Ryan Bradley, U.S. silver medalist; Yuka Sato, world champion; Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko, world professional pairs champions; Sinead and John Kerr, seven times British national champions, and Irina Grigorian and Mikhail Panin, American open champions.
And what might they want to eat?
"They'll all want a steak feed before they go into rehersals there," Boitano predicted.
When: Dec. 16
Where: Tyson Events Center
Tickets: Go on sale Saturday online at www.ticketmaster. com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
|By Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY|
Heart gets thumping again with new album, tranquil attitude
By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Even as rock music struggles to regain its early vitality and creative pulse, Heart isn't losing heart. After 35 years, the Seattle band that blazed a trail for female rockers refuses to coast or pull over.
On Tuesday, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, the group's only remaining founders, unveil 13th studio album Red Velvet Car, their first since 2004's Jupiter's Darling.
Read more here.
The Wilson sisters chat about their 13th studio album and how Heart came to make "Red Velvet Car"
The Wilson sisters discuss the most important thing about the new album from Heart - "Red Velvet Car"
Pre- Sale - Get a sneak peek at of Heart's new album in 6 years, "Red Velvet Car," and reserve your copy before August 31st!
Preview tracks on the ShopNBC site here.
Thanks Heart Monger GW27HEARTFAN4EVR for the fantastic scoop!
Ann and Nancy Wilson brought "Dreamboat Annie" and other hits to House of Blues' White Swan Room on August, 23rd. All photos by Kevin Todora.
By MARIO TARRADELL/The Dallas Morning News
As one of the pioneering women-in-rock bands, Heart survived the heady '70s, personnel changes, the hairspray days of the '80s and the grunge assault in the '90s.
Powerhouse sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who front the band, remain indestructible, easily influencing new generations of singers on American Idol and Glee.
Read more here.
More photos from the Dallas Observer here.
Check out part 2 of the Red Velvet Car Legacy Podcast.
Listen to Red Velvet Car Podcast Part 2
Catch Heart on the following shows!
The Joy Behar Show - CNN Headline News (CNN) August 25 - 9pm EST CNN Appearing (Interview)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Palladia) August 27 - 9pm EST Palladia Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Palladia) August 28 - 8pm EST Palladia Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
Shop NBC Performance & Presale August 29 - 1pm CT / 2pm EST Shop NBC Live 1hr performance, discussion, and presale on Shop NBC (home shopping network)
VH1 News Piece August 30 to September 6 Vh1 / Vh1 Classics :90 news piece running on Vh1 / Vh1 Classics release week
HEART Night At Sky Church (Palladia) August 31 - 12:30am EST Palladia Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
The Today Show (NBC) August 31 - 10am EST hour NBC Appearing (Interview)
Fox Network News (FOX) August 31 (week of) FOX Appearing
CNN News August 31 (week of) CNN Album review and artist Q&A
Fox and Friends (FOX) September 1 - 8:30-9am EST FOX Performing
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) September 2 - 12:35pm EST NBC Performing
NPR: Weekend Edition September 4 NPR
HEART Night At Sky Church (Palladia)
September 4 - 8am EST Palladia Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Palladia)
September 10 - 11am Palladia Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
Stand Up To Cancer (All networks) September 10 - 8pm EST (NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN, etc) NATIONAL live telecast benefit concert
HEART Night At Sky Church (Vh1 Classic) September 11 - 9pm EST & Midnight EST Vh1 Classic Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Vh1 Classic) September 13 - 1pm EST Vh1 Classic Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Vh1 Classic) September 14 - 2am EST Vh1 Classic Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
HEART Night At Sky Church (Vh1 Classic) September 16 - 8pm EST Vh1 Classic Broadcast ("Night at Sky Church" concert)
Thanks Magic Man from Heart Managment!
To celebrate the release of their new CD 'Red Velvet Car', HEART is playing a special acoustic performance with a Q&A Session on September 1 in NYC, and here is your chance to win tickets!! Enter by August 30 for your chance to win through Clear Channel's iheartradio.com.
|[Photo at right shows Ann’s son, Dustin, getting lessons about connecting a pedal board for his mom’s latest tour stop.]|
Joel D Amos
Read more here.
Check your local listings!
You can now watch the Safronias Mark video on the Official Heart Website! Check it out here.
There is also a video for Hey You. Both of these are taken from the Heart: Night at Sky Church DVD which is being released along with Red Velvet Car on August 31st. Here are some video stills from the show.
This was posted over on Nikayla's blog. It's a little snippet from US Weekly (Aug. 23). Great find! Visit her Heart site here.
This footage is fantastic! Nancy is so riveting, and looks so beautiful. This is one of Heart's signature tunes, and it only gets better with age :).
You can now listen to sound samples from Heart's new album Red Velvet Car! Check it out here.
Skip to the song Death Valley to be BLOWN AWAY. It just might be the most intense 30 seconds of your life!
Thanks to the Heartlinker for the scoop!
The new arrangment of These Dreams sounds great! Crazy On You is another song that Ann still blows out of the water. Watch the crowd jump up and start cheering!
Were you at this show? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!
Heart still potent at Innsbrook show
by Melissa Ruggieri
Richmond Times Dispatch
There might be legions of “classic rock” artists clogging the summer concert trail, but only a handful of them still possess a level of artistry comparable to their heyday.
Count Heart among that select collection.
On Wednesday night, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson – both still looking fabulous at 60 and 56, respectively – bounded through an hour and 20 minute set of ‘70s and ‘80s hits sprinkled with some offerings from “Red Velvet Car,” their 13th studio album coming Aug. 31.
Read more here.
Some video from the show. Aug 11 - Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
From the Official Heart Website -
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Heart Aug 22 Concert Canceled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Heart concert scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd at Ford Arena has been canceled.
Refunds for the canceled concert may be obtained BEGINNING TUESDAY, AUGUST 17th at point of purchase. Ford Park Box Office hours are weekdays, 10am to 5pm. For phone and internet sales, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 for more information about how to obtain a refund.
Heart fanclub members that purchased tickets will be receiving refunds next week.
|(Photo by Michael Kubel/The Morning Call)|
by John J. Moser
Musikfest gets (rightfully) a lot of grief for the number of 1970s acts it books for its main stage.But Heart’s concert Tuesday was a strong argument in favor of the practice.
Read the rest here.
Heart shows Musikfest audience they still have energy, intensity
By Matt Smith|Lehighvalleylive.com
There is an old saying that everything is revealed in the end.
What was revealed during Heart’s performance Tuesday night on the RiverPlace stage at Musikfest is that Ann and Nancy Wilson have still got it. The voice, the energy and the intensity that gave these women a place atop a man’s world of rock ’n’ roll are all still evident almost 35 years after their debut album, “Dreamboat Annie.”
Read more here.
Photos from the show - Heart plays on the River Place stage at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Tuesday August 10, 2010. Click here for more photos. (Photos MICHAEL KUBEL / THE MORNING CALL)
|(Photo by Michael Kubel/The Morning Call)|
Thanks Heart Monger Safronia for the BIG SCOOP!
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I am loving this! Brought to you by Heart Monger TDHS and his site the Heartlinker.:)
Watch this BLISTERING performance of WTF (new song on Red Velvet Car), Barracuda and the Zeppelin classic What Is and Should Never Be.
Video Playlist: Heart Live in Pittsburgh, PA. August 6, 2010
Heart serves up some classic rock with an extra live kick
By Scott Mervis
True to the words of one Huey Lewis, the heart of the rock 'n' roll is still beating. But what about the Heart of rock 'n' roll?
That was the question tonight when the band, which had its first hit 34 years ago and has been off and on the last 15 years, made a long-awaited Pittsburgh appearance at the packed Trib Amphitheatre, led, of course, by the Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy.
Read more here.
From the Grammy.com
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'Heart' Of The Matter: Send Us Your Music-Related Love Questions!
Chart-topping hitmakers Heart have always given 100 percent. But sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson,who are currently on tour promoting their upcoming new album Red Velvet Car,are ready to actually put it on the line by offering you, our faithful readers, their services as one-of-a-kind musical love experts/advisors. And all you have to do is submit your music-related love questions for the rock goddesses, and there's a distinct possibility that they will be selected for their thoughtful video replies in our upcoming Heart of the Matter series.
Ask about whatever may be troubling you when it comes to music and love, and send it in Twitter comment, using the hash tag #I<3Heart or leave a comment in this post and we'll get you all fixed up with the greatest, non-licensed, musical love therapists on this side of the galaxy.
Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson discusses band's career and new album
By Matt Smith
"It's a matter of survival to reinvent yourself," Wilson says during a recent phone interview.
"You have to double-check your relationship with your music," Wilson says of the band's ability to sustain success over multiple decades. "The thing that made you a star, that passion, needs to be atop your list of priorities."
On Tuesday, Wilson will bring her band to Bethlehem for a headlining performance on the RiverPlace main stage.
Read the rest here.
Heart still beating strong after four decades
By Scott Mervis
Turn on classic rock radio right now and it's likely that within the hour you will hear either "Barracuda," "Magic Man" or "Crazy on You," songs that date back to the mid-'70s heyday of Heart.
Now let's say the jock went rogue and swapped one of those out for "Queen City" or "Safronia's Mark" -- songs from the forthcoming Heart record, "Red Velvet Car." Chances are the universe wouldn't crumble. Fans actually might think they were old Heart hits that got past them the first time.
The first album in six years from the Wilson sisters, who bring Heart to the Trib Amphitheatre Friday, stays that true to the original sound.
Read more here.
Taken from Accordingtog.com
Cook With Fire / Heartless / Straight On / These Dreams / Dog and Butterfly / Hey You / Even It Up – Gimmie Shelter (Rolling Stones Cover) / Red Velvet Car / In the Cool / Alone / WTF / Magic Man / Crazy On You / Barracuda
What is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin cover) / Love Reign O’er Me (The Who Cover)
(Photo from Accordingtog.com)
Heart In Concert At The Hammerstein Ballroom
NEW YORK – AUGUST 03: Nancy Wilson of the band Heart performs at the Hammerstein Ballroom on August 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Video Playlist: Heart at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - 8/3
The first song is In the Cool, which is a bonus track available through iTunes.
Ann looks amazing and sounds unreal! Go Ann!
Red Velvet Car is now available on iTunes for pre-order, and includes two bonus tracks, In The Cool and Closer to the Sun. There is also a video for WTF.
Check it out here.
Thanks Heart Monger Timstar. :)
Video Playlist: Heart Concert Pier 6 on Baltimore 08/01/2010
If you watch closely you can see the animation done of Ann and Nancy. This is cell phone footage so the sound isn't the best. The crowd was definitely getting into it!
Classics Dujour has a Heart - Red Velvet Car page which includes two streaming tracks from the their new album, WTF and Hey You. There is also an interview from 7/22 with Nancy Wilson! Check it all out here.
- "God Only Knows," Beach Boys: This is what love feels like. One of the all time most romantic songs in the world.
- "Kashmir," Led Zeppelin: Arguably the quintessential Zep song. A dark, heavy, super-sexy, relentless belly dance.
- "Check My Brain," Alice in Chains: Like being tossed around underwater in a freefall. Love it!
- "Southern Accent," Tom Petty: Tom at his sweet, soulful, Southern-boy best.
- "Wichita Lineman," Glen Campbell: This blueprints the lonely traveler's song and remains unmatched. They don't build 'em like they used to.
- "Happy," Rolling Stones: There's only one word to describe this deelicious Stones jam...KEEF!!
- "Joy," Lucinda Williams: Lucinda is dirty/sweet... and probably our finest living poetess of Americana.
- "Ain't No Way," Aretha Franklin: There are really no words to describe Aretha's soulful brilliance. How about "awesome," "angelic," "superhuman," and "she's the undisputed Queen"!
- "Nothin'," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: The best version of this Townes Van Zandt blues I have ever heard. So sexy and raw. You can hear every breath Plant takes... and THAT's somethin'!
- "Amoreena," Elton John: Elton at his barrel house best, and Bernie Taupin lyrics steeped in his beloved Americana. The best fun, sexy groove that really shows what Elton can do! This song is timeless.
Ann still sounds incredible on this song. Heart is now doing their own stage show including the lights, background video images ect. A lot of artists do this and it really ads more to the experience. Especially for such an epic band as Heart.