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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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Peter Hook kicks off his U.S. tour at the Rock Hall

Monday, December 6: 12 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Peter Hook performs at the Rock Hall's Legends Series event.

Bassist Peter Hook has been the pulse of two of rock’s most enigmatic groups: Joy Division and New Order. He discussed the history of both bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday evening, November 30. The Legends Series session featured a sit-down interview and performance. The event’s free tickets disappeared quickly, and it streamed live via rockhall.com. If you missed it, some highlights are here. 

It was a busy week for Hook, who stopped in Cleveland between a concert in Italy and a show at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The DC show was the opening night of a US tour for Hook’s latest band, the Light. The Light is playing original material, but opens their set with Joy Division’s entire debut album, Unknown Pleasures. The Joy Division set is hotly anticipated and long overdue: In 1980, singer Ian Curtis committed suicide the night before the band was scheduled to leave for an American tour.

Hook sat for a two-hour Q&A session with Rock Hall Director of Education Jason Hanley, but first the Foster Theater screened the same short film that is preceding the Light’s live ...


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