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Guest blog: Ann Wilson of Heart

Monday, August 22: 12:15 p.m.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will participate in a Legends Series interview Aug 23.

Earlier this summer, Ann Wilson, lead singer and co-songwriter for Heart, shared some of her influences and what it means to be a woman who rocks -exclusively here on our blog!  Read below for her interview, and don't forget to check out Ann and Nancy Wilson here at the Rock Hall for a special Legends Series interview and performance on Tuesday, August 23rd. The event is full, but you can still watch online here.

Rock Hall: Who are some of the artists that have influenced you the most and why?
Ann Wilson: My influences have always been artists who have great lyrics. Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, McCartney/Lennon, the Glimmer Twins, Elton and Bernie, Robert Plant, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams.  All those people taught me , and are still teaching me how to write and how to sing. How to pronounce words inside a groove. How to bring passion to the mind of a song's body. Lyrics are incredibly important to me, and it's always a bit of a head scratcher when I hear people say they don't really listen to them. Sh*tty words can turn a great groove into a throwaway. Great words can turn ...


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A Woman Who Rocks: Ann Wilson of Heart (guest blog)

Friday, February 4: 2:09 p.m.
Ann Wilson (left) and Nancy Wilson (right) of Heart.

Over the last four decades, Seattle rock band Heart has released 13 studio albums selling more than 30,000,000 copies, and earned spots on the Top 40 charts more than 20 different times. The span of their career and consistent success has made them among the most commercially enduring hard rock acts of all time. Heart first emerged in the center of the feminist movement of the ‘70s mainstream alongside Joan Jett and the Runaways, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and Donna Summer. The gains of the movement through the decade enabled women working in all areas of the music industry to assume more control over their careers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight Heart as a significant group during this point in music history in the upcoming exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power opening May 13, 2011. Ann Wilson, lead singer and co-songwriter for Heart, shares some of her influences and what it means to be a woman who rocks -exclusively here on our blog!

Rock Hall: Who are some of the artists that have influenced you the most and why?
Ann Wilson: My  influences have always been artists who have great ...


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