Is there a new future for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Heart? Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have not played together for a couple of years, but according to Ann, the plan is to meet soon to discuss the future, starting in 2019.
The sisters had a personal dispute in 2016, but needless to say, there remains a great deal of interest from many about putting the band back together. In a conversation with radio station Q104.3, Ann addressed the question: “Just about everyone I’ve talked to has asked me about a Heart reunion next year,” she continued, “Nancy and I will be getting together soon to talk and see if we have any ideas on that.”
Personal issues aside, it appears that there was also some differences between the sisters on musical direction. Ann said the sisters “no longer had a shared vision” for the band. “Nancy has a vision of playing the same old meat-and-potatoes set in Europe,” she explained. “It can just go on for ever.”
Wilson continued, “I will never agree to going back out there in a mechanical, money-grab type way,” she said. “I’m not gonna do that. I’m gonna make every minute count and make it real. So we’ll talk, and we’ll figure out if we can figure out a fresh, new, cool way.”
She also emphasized her determination to focus on credibility: “Heart was conceived in an atmosphere of idealism, and that’s how it has to be re-conceived now for me to be interested in doing it,” she said. “So it’s possible. I don’t want the group to become a static thing that’s going to ride into obscurity without at least trying to evolve.” Wilson also noted that, even though their views differed, she didn’t necessarily believe Nancy was wrong.
Ann has spent most of the last few months on tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers, while Nancy has been working with her new band Roadcase Royale.