In a new interview with Billboard magazine the powerful lead voice of Heart spins a positive slant on her rift with little sister Nancy.
In case you missed it Ann’s husband Dean Wetter was handed a suspended sentence, in April of this year, for choking Nancy’s twin boys who were 16 at the time. The whole thing was over the pair leaving a tour bus door open giving Ann’s dog a chance to do a jailbreak out of the bus.
Now Ann is saying the whole “Bus” incident was just the tip of the iceberg since she wanted to do things outside of Heart before that to “recapture the fire,” insinuating she was getting bored with Heart?
So where are they at? Well, don’t expect to see Heart in concert anytime soon. Ann even goes so far to say there is no guarantee they’ll return at all. Adding it will never be like it was..if it ever is again.
In April Nancy told Billboard that something of this magnitude happening in a tight family is really scarring to everyone involved. At the time she remained hopeful everything would be resolved.
Ann is writing new material with plans of recording everything at her home studio in the fall when her tour ends. There’s also plans to release a film from her tour with lots of commentary not just a live show.
The current tour does include Heart material but also covers from Jimi Hendrix, Yes, The Black Crowes, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and a version of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ by The Who which is going down really well.
Nancy is working on her Roadcase Royale group with Prince protégé Liv Warfield on vocals. It also features some of the Heart band including Chris Joyner (keyboards), Dan Rothchild (bass) and Ben Smith (drums). We have a link to both Interviews from Billboard below. – by John Beaudin
Ann’s site http://www.annwilsonofheart.com/
Nancy’s Site http://www.roadcaseroyale.com/
HEART WEBSITE http://www.heart-music.com/
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.