Heart

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2013

Inducted by: Chris Cornell

Nominated in: 2012   2013

First Eligible: 2002 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Michael DeRosier, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2017 (ranked #211) .


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Dreamboat Annie (1976)

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Crazy On You (1975)
Magic Man (1976)
Barracuda (1977)
These Dreams (1985)

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I have no idea how Heart has not been nominated yet. Blondie just got in. Debbie Harry has a range of six notes; Ann Wilson is arguably the best female rock and roll singer ever. Come on now.

Posted by A-Killa on Friday, 10.20.06 @ 07:01am


It would be an injustice if Heart didn't get in. They have reinvented themselves and their sound at least twice.

Posted by Bill Walsh on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 11:22am


How has Heart not been inducted yet??? Ann Wilson has one of the best voices in the business and Nancy Wilson is the first female guitar hero. From their very first album (Dreamboat Annie) to their most current studio album (Jupiter's Darlings), Ann & Nancy know how to rock. This would be tragedy if they were not inducted.

Posted by Renee Bourque on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 15:00pm


It's really too bad their debut was their only halfway decent album whatsoever.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 11.21.06 @ 15:08pm


once again, kit is an idiot. Heart is the best female rock groups of all time. the paved the way for other female rockers

Posted by Alice on Friday, 12.29.06 @ 20:28pm


I think Janis (in), Deborah Harry (in), Chrissy Hynde (<3), and Patti Smith (this year probably) are all bigger influences on woman rockers than the Wilson sisters. Also, I think "These Dreams" is reason enough to keep them out for a long long time. What a revolting song.

Oh, you hate me now, but you'll learn to love me soon enough...

Posted by Kit on Friday, 12.29.06 @ 23:54pm


Whoever this KIT is, surely has NO idea on musical talent. Let's not judge a band by one song. Which, by the way, These Dreams was #1 hit. To think they haven't inspired people to play the guitar like Nancy, kicking and all, and to try just to TRY and hit the notes with the volume that Ann has is just an injustice. You mean to tell me, Chrissie Hynde didn't listen to Heart and think, "I want to do this?"....rethink your comments, unless you just don't like the band, in which, stop posting.

Posted by daria on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 12:52pm


Hynde was already tits-deep in the punk movement by 1976, the year Dreamboat Annie came out, so no, I don't think Hynde took much from the Wilson sisters.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 02.10.07 @ 22:31pm


well...Kit, Ann Wilson was on the scene in the late 60's with another band belting out the tunes...your comparing apples and oranges. I just don't think you appreciate the talent they have and they should have been in years ago. Bottom line is, its time for them to get their due recognition. p.s. are you are meds...maybe you should get stronger ones!

Posted by Lainie on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 14:35pm


Technically, 1970 is not the late 60s, so no, she wasn't on the scene in the late 60s. And again, a local California band that doesn't record anything is not likely to influence someone in Akron, Ohio. Heart did not influence the Pretenders, which is the argument that was being made.

Posted by Kit on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 17:06pm


I agree with you, Bill Walsh. If Fleetwood Mac (who I am a big fan of) is in, why isn't Heart?

Posted by Joe on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 17:17pm


I have to stand 100% beside you on this Joe.
Both bands should have been in there the second they became eligable. Let us not forget the original members though. FWM - Christine McVie and Heart - Howard, Mike, Roger and Steve. I picked up the guitar and learned to play solely because of Nancy and Ann's voice....jaw dropping. So powerful with such ease.

Posted by Monger#74 on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 04:27am


not to knock chrissy but I remember watching her struggle to play acoustic guitar at the 2nd girls with guitars show. nancy is a better guitarist technically and creatively. besides they did more then just influence girls, they influenced some of the guys too...chris cornell, alice in chains, dave navarro. i don't think ann and nancy need the rr hall of fame as much as the fans want it for them. they know where they stand

Posted by Kathy on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 21:18pm


Influence? Absolutely. If nothing else Heart paved the way for women in rock, a very significant accomplishment in a genre long seen as a "boy's club."

Innovation? That's another matter. Heart was certainly a capable band, but little if anything they did musically speaking broke much in the way of new ground as they simply tried to split the difference between Led Zepelin and Jethro Tull, albiet with female leads.

Overall it is a close call. Because of the undeniable influence Heart remains probably the least objectionable to induction of all the mid to late 70's arena rock bands, but their lack of real solid innovation remains their Achilles' heel. When a true innovator like Patti Smith took 7 years after her first eligibility to be inducted, passing over Heart hardly ranks among the greatest oversights in the Hall's history.

Posted by NFB on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 09:58am


Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha... Kit you are a hoot - but come on now, don't you think you are being a little brutal on the Wilson sisters?
Barracuda and Magic Man and Straight On must surely excuse These Dreams, eh?

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 18:09pm


I am all for Heart being in the Rock Hall. They certainly did rock it out when they were a bit more hard core in the 70's. Those were classic songs, and there just were not rocking bands commonly fronted by women.

Their stint in the 80's was excellent too. My favorite has to be "Alone", and we can't malign an artist for having hits. Nor can we malign artists for changing styles (Stevie Wonder's foray into easy listening in the 80's, for example).

These women are very talented with beautiful voices. I would love to see them get in.

Posted by Moni3 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 22:16pm


The Wilson sisters were the only talented female siblings to "front" their own band in the 70's. Nancy Wilson definitely influenced my guitar playing! Having just seen them three years ago, they rocked as hard now as they did then. Love them for being true to themselves. They should be in it already. When you combine such a wonderful voice with intricate weaving melodies in the music you can't lose! Ever hear do Led Zep's Rock and Roll? She's about the only singer who can rival Robert Plant's vocals in that legendary song!

Posted by Teri on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 18:12pm


heart shoud be in - really odd they are con sidered

Posted by mg on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 06:42am


patti smith - ZZZZZZZZZ

heart should be in.

Posted by ms on Monday, 08.13.07 @ 13:48pm


Heart should have been in their first year. They were the bridge between female singers such as Grace Slick and Janis Joplin and todays current crop in Liz Pfair and Courtney Love.

Posted by Brian Washington on Thursday, 09.13.07 @ 02:23am


Mmm....that bridge you speak of is Patti Smith, not Heart.

Posted by Casper on Friday, 09.14.07 @ 02:15am


It is strange living here in the NYC area, I can get from one place to another taking more than one bridge...it is uncanny and so many choices.

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 09.14.07 @ 06:51am


without a doubt,Heart shoudve been inducted a long time ago.The Ladies,deserve it more so than,a lot of artist.Ann has THEE best voice ever,Nancy can play the guitar,better than any other female guitarist around,and A LOT of male guitarists. They NEED to be inducted.

Posted by stephanie hennick on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 20:47pm


This kit beech,has no idea what a true female performer is.Yes Janis was good,so is chrissy,but seriously kit are you joking???????????????If you are not then YOU ARE A JOKE.I think,no,I know you are just JEALOUS.END OF STORY.you are RUDE,ANd yes we Heart fans do still despise you.IGNORANT FOOL.

Posted by stephanie hennick on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 20:52pm


KIT,I HOPE you read this you jealous louse

Posted by stephanie on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 20:56pm


Heart should clearly be in the rock and roll hall of fame on their own merits - they are not a Zep remake, definitely Zep was an influence, but please tell me what music is truely original and not influenced by previous writers (as a musican and composer, I can tell you that very few melodies, chord progressions, and rhythms are completely original). Heart's music is rock w/ folk influences. It is well written and well presented. There can be no argument that they influenced a new generation of performers, as did so many others. But... who did Debbie Gibson influence? This is all sooooo political.

Posted by R. Sherwood on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 08:18am


Heart has had an influence on many female performers. Many Nashville women have said so, not to mention many rock and pseudo-rock/faux-rock ladies. Their mark on music is multi-fasceted. Every song has a certain level of sophistication and class. They use unusual chord progressions and keys to give their music a certain sound. (Try playing or hitting a high C-Sharp Major!) Some songs have really unusual melodies. They were able to flawlessly combine folk elements with rock and fuse in beautiful poetry (Dog & Butterfly, Mistral Wind, Dreamboat Annie, Love Alive, Dream Of The Archer). On top of this, Nancy Wilson stands alone as a lead female guitarist. Then, you have Ann Wilson whose powerhouse voice spans four octaves and delivers with theatrical projection, the voice many female singers aspire to be. Overlooking this band for inclusion is not only an injustice to Heart, but to the music of the 1970s, a time when very few women were in bands, and only one of those was a true rock outfit.

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 00:41am


There is no doubt in my mind that Heart belongs in the hall....but like someone else said, we may want it and need it more than they do.

I am still a huge fan of Heart and have seen them very recently. They are still just as amazing as they ever were, only now they are more confident and more on top of their game.

If you are wondering about what kind of influence they have on the rock world, just ask anyone who knows anything about the whole Seattle scene. Ann and Nancy were pioneers of the early Seattle scene. They influenced all those Grunge rockers who will no doubt have a place in the hall (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), as well as countless numbers of female rockers. For some reason they are overlooked on a consistent basis.

I think that the rock and roll hall of fame has become a joke - Chic, seriously? - give me a break.

Posted by Tiffany on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 15:44pm


Kit, you're kind of funny but it gets tired really fast. I didn't fall in love with you and now I'm moving on. Heart will be in the Hall of Fame eventually, and so what. The Hall of Fame is a joke. I'm just glad that Ann and Nancy are still making music.

Posted by allitwantedbythunder on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 21:40pm


Can someone please tell me why Patti Smith is considered so innovative? Please don't tell me her writings were poetry for the people or that she influenced the "Punk" movement. If I read one more comment about how innovative Patti Smith was, I am going to puke, just like she used to do on stage. And believe me, I seen her enough at CBGB's in the 70's to know what I am talking about. She could not even breathe in the same room with the Wilson sisters. Heart belongs and Patti; call Bruce and see if he has another song for you. Let's talk about selling out, shall we?

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 11.5.07 @ 12:45pm


The rejection of heart into the rock and roll hall of fame has to be the biggest mistake the comittee has ever made! Before heart how many female rockers were there? Plus if the pretenders who had what like three hits can get in than why can't heart get in?

Posted by matt on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 19:20pm


The Pretenders had a lot more than three hits, but I agree that Heart should be in. I have nothing against the Pretenders or Blondie, but I don't know why they're in and Heart isn't. Maybe the difference is that Debbie Harry and Chrissy Hynde had better taste in male bandmates than the Wilsons.

Posted by A-Killa on Wednesday, 11.28.07 @ 11:57am


Heart peaked for a brief period, like '76-'78 with all their familiar 70's rock staples in 4 albums. Had they continued producing soild stuff, they'd be taken as more significant now.
But they blew any credibility they earned with their so-called comeback around 1985 with that schlocky 80's garbage they generated ("Never", "These Dreams" anyone?..)

70's Heart to 80's Heart is as 70's Jefferson Airplane is to 80's Starship. I don't see the Wilson sisters getting a pass into the rnr hall anytime in the next decade.

Posted by nacho on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 11:23am


Nacho that's the point heart did what few bands could they made the change over from seventies to eighties while many other bands could not. How many other bands from the seventies stayed strong into the mid 80s besides fleetwood mac?

Posted by mathew on Saturday, 12.1.07 @ 12:09pm


1) What can that possibly mean, "the change over from 70's to 80's"? Is there a model for music made in '75, '76, '78 that was no longer acceptable once 1980 hit?

2) Besides, Heart did not "continue" with the success they briefly enjoyed - they disappeared from '79-'84.

3) The point is not that a band simply churns out some product in a new decade, nor even that the stuff they made met with airply -- Heart's 80's offerings were craptastic - they lost the edge they had when they were recording Dreamboat Annie.

4) You are claiming there are no other bands who enjoyed continued success into the 80's? That's just dumb. Without commenting on the quality of these bands' music:
ZZ Top, Foreigner, Journey, Genesis, Dire Straits, J.Geils Band, Pink Floyd, AC-DC, Boston, The Cars, Hall & Oates, REO Speedwagon, Styx, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Van-freaking Halen???!!
Shall I go on?

Posted by nacho on Saturday, 12.1.07 @ 20:30pm


I agree with nacho. There were many bands that did go on throughout the 80s. However, 1980s Heart is not completley bad. Records show that they enjoyed more success in the 80s than ewven in the 1980s. They still should be in, however, but it doesn't really matter. The fact that they are still making music and touring is amazing! Oh and by the way, for all heart fans. The heart book is coming out in 2008!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jeff on Saturday, 12.8.07 @ 13:37pm


Heart was one of the greatest rock bands of the classic rock era and compared to a lot of the arena/hard rock bands of the seventies, Heart definatly had a different vibe and not just because women were in it. They had they the ability to create melodic songs with a folk undertone with a shiny hard rock shell (Crazy on You is a perfect example). You should read some of their lyrics from the seventies Ann is an incredible poet (Love Alive, Dreamboat Annie, Dog and Butterfly). And of course their innovative sound influenced a great deal of 90's grunge. Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell, and Eddie Vedder have all said Heart was a big inspiration. And yeah their eighties stuff sucked but I mean all bands who wanted to survive the eighties did that. Look at Jefferson Airplane and they still got into the hall of fame.

Posted by eric on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 23:14pm


I'm just wondering. Being an eighteen year old fan of heart. Do you know of any other young fans of heart????

Posted by Andy on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 22:01pm


What are you talking about? Heart shouldn't be considered because they made bad music in the 80s? Okay so where's all the great music The Pretenders have been making all these years? Oh that's right, it doesn't exist. Forget you guys. Heart is one of the all-time greatest Rock & Roll bands.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 10:25am


P.S. Andy, I just read your comment. I love Heart and I'm 17 and I know plenty of people my age who also like them.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 10:26am


Metalsmith, i love your comment about the pretenders. The truth is they haven't made great music and why Heart doesn't get the credit they deserve is completley terrible.

Posted by Matt on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 14:12pm


PS. Has Anyone heard the remade version of Barracuda by Fergie. It's terrible. Heart would be embarrassed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Matt on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 14:13pm


That's gross, Matt. I'm just gonna take your word for it.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 01.18.08 @ 10:33am


Yes Heart should be inducted. But only if they have the original line up. Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese and Mike Deroser. They belong just as much as Ann and Nancy do. Not taking anything away from Ann and Nancy, but those guys were the backbone of a great rock n roll band. It would be a joke if they only put the sisters in. The original Heart was great.

Posted by Jack on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 11:03am


Heart should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it doesn't matter if you like them or not. They rocked the 70's, reinvented themselves in the 80's (after being written off), took a break in the 90's (to create the Lovemongers) and are back at it in the 2000's. Their music is everywhere these days. Guitar Hero, Grand Theft Auto, and car commercials. Their music has been used in a number of movies and on television. For those who made fun of their music in the 80's, it was the 80's. It was a time of hair, smoke and overproduction, no matter the band. They took a break after the party that was the 80's and got back to the music. 2004's Jupiter's Darling went back to their roots, the 70's. They called it an album for thier fans. They have influenced many artists in many different areas of music and to overlook their contributions to music and the fans is a shame. The VH1 Rock Honors saw fit to include them and I hope the HOF sees fit to eventually do the same.

Posted by Meshe on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 09:47am


Meshe, there are plenty of artists who made the trip from the 70's into the 80's without shlopping themselves up in insipid, syrypy, badly crafted, cheaply made, cloying, craptastic schlock. Unfortunately for Heart, they chose to sully their brief 70's glow by hamming it up like Stevie Nicks wannabees.
One of the few times I feel OK bringing out the phrase "selling out". Ick.

Using "it was the 80's" as a vague justification for shit is not allowed.

"They rocked the 70's, reinvented themselves in the 80's (after being written off).."

A) Yes, reinvented themselves, much like Jefferson Starship did as "Starship" (hurling chunks, it burns, it hurts!) or reinventing Led Zeppelin as Poison.
B) Looks like writing them off was not a mistake.

Posted by Blue on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 10:55am


they deserve it.

Posted by martin on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 20:22pm


Meshe, you are absolutely right. Blue, you're an idiot. Every good '70s band made some changes to their format during the '80s. Led Zeppelin did not reinvent themselves as Poison, those are two different bands. It's not Starship's fault that you're blowing chunks. And the word you were looking for is syrupy.

Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 13:14pm


"Every good '70s band made some changes to their format during the '80s."

Bull. Stop using qualifiers like "every" or "all", as they are often wrong.

No one with the screen name "Metalsmith" can be take seriously. Not ever.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 14:14pm


"Every good '70s band made some changes to their format during the '80s."

No, not every band. But some did - some, like Heart, made changes that created a recipe for fukk pie. Bad stuff. If you can't hear that you have very bad taste metallord, or what was it?

"Blue, you're an idiot."

OK sure if you say so; but I'm not the one who loves "These Dreams" and "What About Love?"

Also, I am not the one who likes Starship and can't see Blue's point about Led Zep vs Poison and thinks he has to say those are two different bands. I'm clearly the idiot, metalmaster.

Heart went commercial in the 80's like a piece of garbage real ninja sword on the Home Shopping Network and ruined their street cred earned with Barracuda and Magic Man.

You're a weiner if you think otherwise, bonecrushing metalguy.

Posted by Blue on Thursday, 02.7.08 @ 22:35pm


Shawn.....that is you, isn't it?

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 09:43am


If you could stop the cheap insults for a second, I really need you to explain a couple of things: first, the Led Zeppelin-Poison analogy. Also, "street cred"; how does that apply to Heart? How many people look to Heart to represent what life is like on the streets? Oh, and this time see if you can make your point without having to quote me.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 12:38pm


I only quote because it makes it more clear as to what I'm respondng to.

Not that I care about anyone who denegrates The Sex Pistols in favour of The Darkness (of all groups).

Incase you hadn't realized, the Led Zep-Poison analogy wasn't serious.

Oh, and this time see if you can make you point. At all. Maybe even try incorporating some Objective Reality, although that might be pushing it.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 12:44pm


Objective Reality? Is that why you talk like that? Because in regular reality, I can't understand you at all. Your comparison made no sense, serious or not. You never answered my second question. And by the way, I never degenerated The Sex Pistols; they were degenerates long before I got involved.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 16:27pm


Hey, you know what I just thought? Our friend Liam told me not to use qualifiers like "all" and "every" because they tend to be wrong. But then he said that no one can be taken seriously if they have the screen name Metalsmith. Isn't "no one" a qualifier?

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 16:33pm


Talk like what, li'l man? Shame for you if you can't understand me at all. It's not my fault that you're an illiterate piece of sh*t.

I wasn't the one who made the comment on Heart's street-cred. You're clearly below the mental age of 21 - no one above would use that name - so I'd hardly take your word for it as it is.

It actually doesn't matter what the Sex Pistols were - their importance will always outweigh that of the Darkness like an elephant outweighs a feather.

Besides, shouldn't you get back to jacking over that Ynrgjhnijwie Malmsteen album cover?








DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORK!!!!!

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 16:36pm


Hey, doesn't Metalsmith know absolutely jack sh*t about music?

I said "tend to be wrong". Don't try to jump through loop holes that aren't really there.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 16:43pm


You're awfully superior, aren't you? Just turned 21 I see, given to boasting and name-calling. And absolutely dedicated to The Sex Pistols. You're quite the specimen, my friend.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 17:32pm


"You're awfully superior, aren't you?"

Talking to you I am, yes.

"And absolutely dedicated to The Sex Pistols."

Nope. For all it matters, The Sex Pistols aren't even in my top ten favourite punk groups. It has more to do with your labelling them a one-hit wonder (which is utter bullsh*t since they've had at least three others), and then going on from THAT to say that they don't matter (again, bullshit, since commercial hits have absolutely no effect on influence and innovation).

Is this just some lame attempt at a get-out for not being able to argue your points reasonably?

Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 17:37pm


This kind of banter is boorish at best...My thought on Heart is simply that "Dreamboat Annie" was a very good album, produced some hits, but after that they simply got boring. The stuff in the 80's...again boring. They obviously have their fans, but Hall Of Fame...I don't really think so.

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 17:50pm


Everybody seems to like Dreamboat Annie and nothing else. I guess they were mostly identified by their singles, but I thought they other good albums like Dog & Butterfly for example.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:22pm


BTW, technically speaking, 1970 is considered the '60's. The 70's don't begin until 1971. As recorded time did not begin with the year "0". The Wilson sisters have created some of the most memorable guitar riffs in R&R history. Their music is potent enough to be recognized by Madison Ave who routinely use it to sell. The R&R hall of fame is a third rate tourist attraction in a 5th rate city anyway. Heart certainly has more fans the Chrissy Hynde and Patti Smith combined; however, the latter have done more opiates.

Posted by hank61 on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 05:58am


"Heart certainly has more fans the Chrissy Hynde and Patti Smith combined"

Doubt it. I don't know anyone who still listens to Heart.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 10:41am


I do.

Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 13:33pm


Yeah. You also listen to Motley Crue and Loverboy. So yeah, no.

Posted by Liam on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 14:14pm


Both of whom definitely have more fans than The Pretenders and Patti Smith combined.

Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 15:35pm


Fan base is pure speculation...in certain inner circles, those bands are the greatest thing since television. Outside those circles, people are either indifferent or go "UGH!!!". The proof of fan base I guess would be sales, where they're all fairly even. That being said, I've been guilty of buying albums because I liked the album, but generally wasn't a big fan of the artist...so its speculation at best.

Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 15:52pm


OH GIVE ME A DAMN BREAK! HEART DESERVES THE HALL OF FAME MORE THAN ANY FEMALE FRONTED BAND! IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME CHECK OUT YOUTUBE AND SEE WHAT A VOICE ANN WILSON HAS. THIS GROUP HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME AND JUST TO REPLY TO a COMMENT ON HOW SOMEONES AN IDIOT FOR NOT LIKING THESE DREAMS AND WHAT ABOUT LOVE. WELL THOSE ARE BOTH KICK ASS SONGS AND YOURE THE IDIOT FOR NOT APPRECIATING THE MUSIC THIS GROUP HAS PUT OUT THERE! AND YES CAPS INTENDED!

Posted by MATT on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 15:01pm


By group, you mean Ann & Nancy Wilson and their ever-changing back-up musicians? Some band!!

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 15:05pm


Let me guess, MATT...you're one of those people who went to see them and threw your underwear on stage...

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 15:27pm


Is there something wrong with that?

Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 16:40pm


OK ijust heard mistral wind,from the dog and butterfly album, and that song alone is enough to put heart in the hall of fame... what an amazing song and i love it when ann wilson sings in a higher pitch............

Posted by mathew on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 18:37pm


Excellent, mathew. Mistral Wind is my favourite Heart song. It's just like you said, Ann Wilson really is one of the great rock singers.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 18:49pm


to someone above who said chrissie hynde has more fans than heart, i laugh in your face.. I am in college. everyone here knows heart, guitar hero.. who the hell remembers the pretenders, i mean they dont suck, but they didnt have as many hits as heart. heart is ranked 70 on billboards top 100 most successful artists, with 20 top 40 hits and 31 top 100 hits. the pretenders had 6 top 40 hitsand 11 top 100 hits. Also american idol constantly has heart songs. ive only heard a pretender song once.. i may not make a good argument but come on, heart is still outthere today, i never hear the pretenders anywhere.


Thank you metalsmith..

Posted by mathew on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:40pm


"american idol constantly has heart songs."

Not a good thing.

"i may not make a good argument"

You nailed it, kid.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:45pm


if you dont like heart than why the f*** are you here.

Posted by mathew on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 14:03pm


i agree.

Posted by amber on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 14:46pm


You're welcome, mathew. Keep up the good work. Or the good music, actually. Forget work.

Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 15:24pm


mistral wind is playing right now baby!!!!!!!!

Posted by mathew on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 00:57am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Krmm7ZPSc&feature=related

Best version of these dreams ever...

Posted by matt on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 13:50pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsUCVMORNvw

at least vh1 knows what heart has done for music

Posted by matt on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 14:05pm


Heart was awesome at the Rock Honors. Everybody else sucked (Ozzy had an off-night). Gretchen Wilson almost ruined "Barracuda" for me forever. What are Alice in Chains thinking, associating with someone like that? Also, I thought the spoken introductions were really stupid. Cameron Diaz is an idiot, she tried to make them into a political statement about feminism, which is never what they were about.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 16:48pm


MEATALSIMTH.... what do you think of 80s heart?

There seems to be a difference in fans between 70s heart and 80s heart. i love both.

Posted by mathew on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 20:14pm


I have no problem with 80s Heart. I think they adapted well to the changing times and it was still hard rock. Whatever cheesiness they may have added to their image I think only made them more entertaining. The great thing about the 80s was it was a time when musicians didn't have to take themselves so seriously, they could just have fun and play music. A lot of people (like our friends the punk rockers) resented this attitude because their favourite bands who had been so serious before suddenly looked stupid in the atmosphere of good times.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 10:50am


"A lot of people (like our friends the punk rockers) resented this attitude because their favourite bands who had been so serious before suddenly looked stupid in the atmosphere of good times."

You might want to explain this one.

My guess is that it's just another batch of ignorance on your part.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 11:08am


Perhaps.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 11:10am


Definitely. I doubt you're even remotely aware of the amounts of musical innovation that went on during the '80s and late '70s (none of which was done by Heart or the hair-metal bands).

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 11:14am


Ignorance is bliss. Stupidity is a failure.

Posted by Eric on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 11:15am


Well go on. Tell me about it.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 11:15am


OK, here's some recommendations as for post-punk (artists first, followed by worth-while albums):

Wire - "Pink Flag", Chairs Missing" and "154"

Gang of Four - "Entertainment!", "Solid Gold", "Songs of the Free"

Joy Division - "Unknown Pleasures", "Closer", "Substance"

R.E.M. - "Murmur", "Reckoning", "Fables of the Reconstruction, "Life's Rich Pagaent", "Document"

The Smiths - s/t, "The Queen Is Dead", "Louder Than Bombs", "Strangeways, Here We Come" ("Meat Is Murder" is for fans only; it's a bit weak)

New Order - "Power, Corruption & Lies", "Low Life", "Brotherhood", "Technique", "Republic"

Echo & the Bunnymen - "Crocodiles", "Heaven Up Here", "Porcupine", "Ocean Rain", s/t

The Fall - (way too many to list, start with "Perverted By Language" and "This Nation's Saving Grace" because The Fall aren't all that accessible)

The Birthday Party - "Prayers On Fire", "Junkyard", "Hee Haw", "Mutiny/Bad Seed"

Talking Heads - "77", "More Songs About Buildings and Food", "Fear of Music", "Remain In Light", "Speaking In Tongue", "Little Creatures", "True Stories"

I'll give some more if you want...? I think that's enough for now. I'll get The Cure up later.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 13:00pm


Why does it have to be post-punk? And please God, don't talk to me about The Cure.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 13:04pm


Post-punk is a widley encompassing genre, and is where most of the innovation was going on (New wave is a close second, even if the genres are closely linked).

What's wrong with The Cure? Led Zeppelin and The Cure have the same number of essential studio albums (seven), and yet the rest of The Cure's stuff isn't total crap like most of Led Zep's members solo careers.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 15:22pm


Everything that even says The Cure on it is "total crap", I'm sorry. Led Zeppelin have 8 studio albums and they are all essential. Post-punk and New Wave may be innovative, but you'll never convince me that any of it is good music.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 16:30pm


What's your problem with The Cure? Robert Smith even performed with kORN - and you do like your generic metal bands, don't you? I'm aware of Robert Smith being a pathetic loser, but he sure is a good song-writer!

Presence isn't even close to essential. It's good, yeah, but not even close to essential - too messy.

Also, your argument about New Wave and Post-Punk not being good music (total crap, btw, 'cos it's way better than all the hair bands, except Van Halen with which it is mostly only slightly better) might be helped if you actually tried a few albums full, at least. And if it's got anything to do with your idea that punks can't play their instruments, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the likes of Andy Gill and Johnny Marr...

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 16:41pm


I think that it is so funny how every wants to demean these ladies for their 1980's music. They made wonderful music. Ann Wilson's voice was rich and powerful. The passion that went into her vocals were/are amazing. You listen to any woman try to cover a heart song and you see them fall woefully short(Gretchen Wilson, Fergie, Carly Smithson, the woman singing on guitar hero, and of course, let's not forget Celine Dion's gross version of Alone). LET THEM IN!!!!!!

Posted by Mark McD on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 22:36pm


Liam, I respect your attempts to show me what good music is out there. I'll try to get my hands on some Johnny Marr and give it a listen. However, don't ever insult my intelligence by trying to tell me Korn is a metal band. Thank you.

Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 13:41pm


He was guitarist with The Smiths. And Andy Gill was guitarist with Gang of Four.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 13:48pm


"Korn (sometimes typeset as KoЯn) is a band from Bakersfield, California, and are often credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. Along with other bands at the time, they have also inspired many nu metal and alternative metal bands throughout the mid 1990s and early 2000s.[3]"-Wikipedia

Metalsmith...Besides the above, Rhapsody calls them metal, Napster calls them metal...what exactly is it that YOU call them? This is why I really hate it when music gets broken down into a bunch of sub-genres...it used to be called just "Heavy Metal"! Korn appears to be some sort of "metal", but that genre could have its own periodic table!!

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 21:19pm


"Nu-metal" isn't really metal at all, and I call Korn "shit."

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 05:41am


"BTW, technically speaking, 1970 is considered the '60's. The 70's don't begin until 1971. As recorded time did not begin with the year "0"." - some idiot

Oh. My. God.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 05:51am


OK, here's this month's desert island discs:

Wire, Pink Flag
The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St.
The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole
David Bowie, Aladdin Sane
The Go! Team, Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Kinks, The Village Green Preservation Society
The Stone Roses, s/t
The Cure, Pornography
Gang of Four, Entertainment!
Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure

Blur, Parklife
New Order, Technique
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced
The Doors, s/t
Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Force)
The Stooges, Funhouse
Talking Heads, Remain In Light

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 06:32am


I'll swap The Doors' s/t for Echo & The Bunnymen's Porcupine.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 07:02am


"at least vh1 knows what heart has done for music"-matt

VH-1 also thinks "Flavor Of Love" makes for good television viewing!!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 08:18am


well i dont agree with flavor of love.. thats a piece of shit and not worth my time.

Posted by matt on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 09:45am


Thank God there's VH1 Classic.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 13:10pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Posted by Lorraine Burke on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 08:13am


Way to cite nothing but sales figures. Congratulations.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 08:24am


How about the simple fact that even today you can't listen to a classic rock station without hearing a Heart song from the 70's... The original core was an amazing blend of talent and energy...

And my 2 cents' worth on Ann & Nancy's vocal influence - I challenge anyone to find a rockin' female singer today that didn't put their Heart albums on the stereo and sing along at the top of their lungs.

Posted by That Sally Gal on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 08:31am


"I challenge anyone to find a rockin' female singer today that didn't put their Heart albums on the stereo and sing along at the top of their lungs."

Karen O.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 08:39am


Heart defines classic rock - great song writing, great vocals, and great guitar riffs. Of course they should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Its a no-brainer.

Posted by Ferdi Businger on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 09:03am


"Heart defines classic rock - great song writing, great vocals, and great guitar riffs."

Shame this isn't true.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 09:06am


Thank you Lorriane Burke!
The people who are in charge of the HOF
should change their name to the rock & roll
hall of fools.

Posted by Margie on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 09:23am


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Posted by Ferdi Businger on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 09:38am


I was surprised that Heart wasn't ALREADY in the Hall of Fame.

Yes, indeed, they should be without a doubt.

Listen to their stuff and hear how great it is. Go back to the 70's and that's when they were really hot. Top stuff to listen for is Little Queen, the whole album, and the songs Magazine and Dog and Butterfly, amazing stuff.

Roger Fisher rox!

Hi Rog :-)

Posted by Rob on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 10:32am


Having previously worked in the music biz I know for a fact that "Heart" should be, and should have already been, inducted into the RnR Hall of Fame! This should have happened way before Madonna was. It's long over due! Fisher's legendary and unique guitar playing, Derosier's incredible kick butt drumming, Ann's rock and roll soulful voice, then you add Nancy, Howard and Steve....Ahhhhhhhhhh, oh yeah, that‘s what I‘m talking about, that‘s what all of us Heart supporters are talking about!

Posted by Rona on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 10:38am


Ann & Nancy, simply the greatest women in rock n' roll. More amazing talent, instrumentally, vocally, and lyrically. Great, great, great songwriters.
Put them in the HALL next year.

Posted by Laurie on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 10:56am


the work that heart has done in the 80's should not discredit the work they did in the 70's

Dreamboat Annie
Magazine
Little Queen
Dog and Butterfly
Bebelestrange
Greatest Hits live

These albums alone should get them in.....

Just put them on your IPOD and they will smoke you!!!!!!!!!

FIRE and rock n roll......

Ann's voice .........enough said........

Posted by boogie on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 11:37am


And yet none of the fanbase has done anything to prove Heart had the influence and innovation to get in.

Sales don't mean a thing.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 11:38am


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band
that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United States...
based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I
believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
is Heart.

Signed, Bruce Lewis
Date: 4-5-08
Email address: stix_n_power@yahoo.com

Posted by bruce lewis on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 11:38am


It is appalling that Heart has not been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Heart has more than demonstrated their "....influence and significant contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." I have been following them since 1976 and have seen how they continuously contribute and influence rock music. They have always inspired women to seek their dreams and become successful musicians. They deserve this recognition and honor!

Posted by Cindy on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 11:39am


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, TOM BAKER
Date 04/05/2008
Email address baker417@bellsouth.net

Posted by TOM BAKER on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 12:49pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band
that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United States...
based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I
believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
is Heart.

Signed, Terry Divyak
Date: 4-5-08
Email address: divyak@earthlink.net
http://www.terrydivyak.com

Posted by Terry Divyak on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 14:03pm


Stop spamming with this stupid petition. No one cares.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 14:10pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band
that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United States...
based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I
believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
is Heart.

Posted by Mike Zimny on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 14:15pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Posted by Lex Kraaijeveld on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 15:17pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, _Bob Lacy_________________________________
Date ___4/5/08_______________________________
Email address _boblacy@frontiernet.net________________________________

Posted by Robert on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 15:24pm


This group is brilliant now and were brilliant years back. Love all their decades and all their songs. Ann Wilson is THE best female rock singer ever.

Posted by Silvia Johansson on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 15:33pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, Terrence E. Burns
Date 4-7-2008
Email address tebu55@gmail.com

Posted by Terrence Burns on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 16:55pm


Asking the admin to delete the above petition posts. We don't need the same wall of text copied and pasted even once.

By the way, there's a reason online petitions don't work (stop me if this sounds familiar): your identity is unverifiable. The difference between a hundred unique signatures and one person signing with a hundred different names is nil.

Posted by William on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 17:07pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a
band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United
States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and
Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher,
which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall
Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, _Jeff Martin_
Date 04/05/2008
Email address jayarcabs@yahoo.com

sounds

Posted by Jeff Martin on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 18:34pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a
band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United
States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and
Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher,
which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall
Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, _Jeff Martin_
Date 04/05/2008
Email address jayarcabs@yahoo.com

sounds

Posted by Jeff Martin on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 18:35pm


PETITION TO GET RID OF THESE FAN BOY HEART TARDS
On he 5 April, some random bunch of nobodys decided to bombard FRH with this really, really boring petition aimed at getting Heart inducted.

Signed, (name below)
Date, (date below)
Email Address, iamnotaspamlovingidiot@hotmail.com

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 18:45pm


Sign me up Liam!

Posted by Steve on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 20:14pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a
band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United
States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and
Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher,
which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall
Of Fame, is Heart.

-Gary Draper

P.S. Liam.....get a life!!! Go post your insults somewhere else. Nobody wants you here.

Posted by Gary Draper on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 23:12pm


As much as I love Nancy Wilson, can you please stop these comments.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 23:39pm


We will stop once they get in the Rock n roll Hall of Fame,like they deserve.

Posted by diane on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 09:52am


Incase you didn't realise, this site is not affiliated with the actual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 09:55am


Diane - I am a huge fan of Heart and although I don't believe them to be innovators of anything, I do believe the Wilson sisters influenced and inspired many who followed them. But these copy/paste petitions on a site that has zero influence on the nominating committee is pointless. The petition was presented here once and that was enough. You decrease the merit of the petition by spamming it every few hours.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 10:30am


Technically yes, Heart should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame--but not because of the Wilson sister's. Heart started out long before the Wilson sisters as the "Army" with original members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossum, Don Wilhelm and Ray Schafer with Mike Fisher doing the sound boards. Where were the Wilson's in the late 60's? Roger's burning quitar and sound are one of a kind. Fossum's ultra cool bass was "no sweat." Nancy Wilson had a great teacher to learn that sound. Let's induct them!!

Posted by LEE ANN on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 17:40pm


Lee Ann - you make an exceptional point about the original line-up of Heart. Excellent musicians, however, the HoF is supposed to be about innovation and influence. Women in the industry have named Ann and Nancy as major influences in their lives and music, but rarely do you hear a musican say that Heart was an influence. If you take Ann and Nancy out of that equation, I doubt Heart does much of anything. I think Ann and Nancy on their own would have succeeded in the late 70's no matter what. Ann could flat out sing with the best of them.

Obviously if they are given the honor, the whole of Heart must be inducted. VH 1 recently honored Heart; but really, it was about the Wilson sisters. I am just not sure that Wenner will open the door for them.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 18:32pm


Heart has contributed greatly to the Rock scene. Innovative? They must be since any time you hear one of their songs you know exactly who it is. Timeless? I hear more of their music popping up on the radio all of the time. Talented? Fisher, Fossen, Leese and Derosier shoould be there on shear talent, add the Wilsons and why has it taken so long!!!

Posted by Vic on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 21:59pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band
that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United States...
based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I
believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
is Heart.

Signed, PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent,
established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing
and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band
that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a
foreign country and established a major presence in the United States...
based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they
had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with,
to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and
professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd
response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve
sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I
believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
is Heart.

Signed, Vic Wright
Date: 4-6-08

Posted by Vic on Sunday, 04.6.08 @ 22:00pm


Innovative? They must be since any time you hear one of their songs you know exactly who it is.

There sound was distinct; but that doesn't make it innovative.

The only thing these spam petitions do is aggravate people. I support the inclusion of Heart, but doing crap like this will create more detractors than supporters. I suggest you try a different approach.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 03:48am


Heart, Truly an innovative force in rock and roll over the years.
With so many hits and so many albums sold, how can you not heed to the voice of the public and induct them?

Posted by Dale Stone on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 13:19pm


"Heart, Truly an innovative force in rock and roll over the years."

You clearly either have absolutely no idea of what "innovative" means or you haven't bothered doing the minute bit of research into finding out how everything Heart ever did had been done before.

There's no excuse for either.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 13:22pm


I have seen heart in concert all over New England, at least 50 times. Since High School.
Being a true rock fan, I have also seen many other bands that were almost as cool as Heart,but
I can testify that there is nothing like the experience of seeing this band live; as most people would agree, Ann Wilsons' vocals are like
on other singers' (male or female)--- a few adjectives to describe her voice electrifying, intense, powerful, highly emotional, and mesmerizing! Nancy Wilson is also great singer,
and a great player on many instruments. To sum it up; I took my younger sister to see Heart, for
her first time a few years back; she liked them,
but was not a huge fan, (at first)--She was so blown away by the show; In Boston Ma,that she said she lost her breath,and was awestruck, by
the "hugeness" of it. After the third encore, she
turned to me and said: "We have to jump on a bus, and see the show tommorrow in N.Y. Not only should Heart already be in the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame---- they ARE RocknRoll.

Posted by Pamela L. on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 14:22pm


C'mon now... Nancy Wilson, best female guitar player EVER... hands down.
Ann Wilson, BEST WOMAN ROCK VOICE EVER!!! Even in her late 50's the woman can still belt!
And the band Heart, some of the most imaginative and creative songs ever written. Little Queen, Mistral Wind, How Deep it Goes, and lets not forget CRAZY ON YOU!!! You are crazy if you think Heart does not belong in the R&RHOF! I mean really... Madonna over Heart????

Posted by Karen on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 00:39am


C'mon now... Nancy Wilson, best female guitar player EVER... hands down. - Karen

Please, why must you make me say something negative about Nancy Wilson, who I love? But, she is no Lita Ford on guitar.

I would love to see Heart get in.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 02:33am


"Madonna over Heart????"

Assuming that I'd take either. Although I'd definitely take The Immaculate Collection over Dreamboat Annie.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 08:29am


Heart was a great band and the whole band should be in the hall of fame. When did Heart become a duo? What happened to Roger Fisher? Roger co-wrote all the bands hits and his guitar (on barracuda) and many other songs made the band what they are. How is it Nancy received all the credit for the guitar riffs? Doesn’t any of you know the history of the bands you discuss? Also what about Howard Leese, Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen. Would you leave out John Paul Jones and John Bonom from Zepplin?

Posted by Dan on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 14:00pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, Joan Lacy
Date 4-8-08
Email address katluvsbaskets@yahoo.com

Posted by Joan on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 14:20pm


Hey Liam brain, go over and post your toilet thoughts on Madonna somewhere else.

Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 14:25pm


This is everyone's opportunity for their voice to be heard. The members of this band broke new ground in 1975-76 fronting two amazing female musicians and singers, and an amazing guitar duo of Roger Fisher and Nancy Wilson. They, along with (Steve Miller and Jimi Hendrix)also put Seattle on the musical map with music to be taken seriously. There has never been another "rock" duo like the Wilson sisters since they began, and their writing and musicianship is a unique element, even being sung every season on shows like American Idol! Who hasn't performed a Heart song? I would go so far as to say, there has never been another band that sounds like (the 70's) Heart. They are their own sound, and it would be robbery for them to not be in the Rock and Roll Hal of Fame! Give them what is due!

Posted by Dan Lang on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 14:27pm


Who is hearing this voice?

This site is not attached to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominating committee is not seeing or hearing your voices from your postings here.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.8.08 @ 16:16pm


Heart or at least Ann & Nancy Wilson should be inducted into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!!

In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group. (Can you say, "Led Zeppelin?")

This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.

Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response. They worked hard and it shows in their excellent collection of musical releases.

The group which originated collectively as a team included Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, I believe, deserve a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Ann and Nancy Wilson have continued their musical dedication and efforts with brilliance and changing bandmates to which has stood the test of time for music lovers across the universe.

Peace!

Posted by Mama Ocean Kim on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 16:10pm


> PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
> In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
> This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
> This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
> By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
> Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
> Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
> The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.
>
> Signed, Brenda Kashmir
> Date 4-9-08
> Email address guitar_mama@hotmail.ocm

Posted by Brynn on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 19:59pm


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, _Frank R. Esquer_________________________________
Date ___4/9/08_______________________________
Email address _esquerydude@yahoo.com________________________________

Posted by Frank Esquer on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 21:03pm


OH YES!! HANDS down!!
Any Q's??? It's a done deal,, why has it taken so long...

These girls are timeless!! Their music a Wonderful Gift to the world!

Please induct them!
Thanks,,

Posted by Heidii Horvath on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 01:15am


I've read quite a few posting, and I'm surprised that I'm only hearing about Ann & Nancy. Although, without them there would be no Heart the other original members from the 70's, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, play just as much of an important roll as anyone. If you don't believe me just listen to "Magazine" or "Mistral Wind" or "Magic Man". The guitar work of Roger Fisher, in my opinion, can stand on its own right next to the likes of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, and Jimi Hendrix. Howard Leese's utility roll in the band could stand side by side with John Paul Jones. I consider both of these guys the best in the business. Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen weren't trying to change the world, but the two were unmatched when it came to taste and pocket playing. I had the pleasure of seeing heart in 1978, just before Roger left and I'll never forget the feeling that came over me when they hit the stage...it was rock & roll perfection. I would even go so far as to say a spiritual experience. They all had a serious gift from God, and I thank them all for sharing that gift with us all.

Posted by Brian Patton on Saturday, 04.12.08 @ 05:58am


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Let me add that Ann Wilson has been and is one of the strongest female singers in the history of rock, the songs written and performed collectively by Heart some of the most interesting and innovative, and the musicianship of all members of the band as mentioned above phenomenal. They've made their mark on musical history, and it's time that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognize that.

I vote YES for inducting them!

Posted by Barb on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:15am


"Heart" is a world-class rock'n roll band who has been around for at least 32 years, toured the world, and sold millions of records. Particularly focusing on the original members, "Heart" took the world by storm.

Ann and Nancy Wilson, having fronted "Heart" for 32+ years, are true rock 'n roll pioneers. They are hard working, veteran songwriter/musicians, who paved the way for many other hard working musicians such as Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and bands like Vixen. They showed the world that women do not have to be "fluff," the "chick with the tamborine singing back-up (no disrespect to the chick with the tamborine singing back-up) but can be the "heart and soul" of a rock 'n roll band, "slinging her axe" and fronting the band with hard hitting vocals. "Heart" is "tried and true" and stands the "test of time." They maintain a worldwide audience who craves more and more from them despite personel changes. I would listen to Ann Wilson sing the phone book with Nancy and the band accompanying with any arrangement they choose.

They original members of "Heart": Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher, Howard Leese, Steve Fossen, and Michael Derosier, should be inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame without delay! There contribution to rock 'n roll history is tremendous! "Dreamboar Annie," "Little Queen," "Dog and Butterfly,"... those albums really changed the world for rock 'n rollers. Songs like "Barracuda," "Magic Man," "Crazy On You" and "Straight On"... no one can get enough of them to this day. The passage of time has not changed that. What also has not changed is that everywhere I go, every rock guitar player I know tries to learn the opening riff to "Crazy On You." It is just that essential. "Heart" is an indelible part of the true rock 'n roll record. I do not understand why they have been ignored?

Posted by L.V. White on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 13:45pm


"Ann and Nancy Wilson, having fronted "Heart" for 32+ years, are true rock 'n roll pioneers."

No they ain't. Shut up.

""Heart" is "tried and true""

Think you mean "trite."

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 13:59pm


Liam, you are a predictable bore. Your petty responses do nothing to elevate the conversation around here. It just pisses people off. Some comments are simply better left in your head.

Posted by Albert on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 14:13pm


All of you stop fighting. Everything in life happens for a reason. When it is time, it will happen.

Thanks for all of your support and criticism.

Posted by Ann & Nancy Wilson on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 08:05am


All of you stop fighting. Everything in life happens for a reason. When it is time, it will happen.

If only you truly were Nancy Wilson.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 08:59am


I believe Heart should be inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame NOW!! They are such a big part of my music life and are geniuses to say the least. Please induct my favorite artist(s) ASAP! No Questions asked !

Posted by Frieda H on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 20:53pm


I am not sure what kind of joke this is but it isn't funny. Heart in itself has influenced more female rock-n-rollers than any other noted band. It only takes a look at some of the female bands on my space to see the influence. How many do you see modeled after Madonna today? not many she has to keep reinventing herself to a ridiculus degree, All Heart seems to reinvent is their music, and its artistic and motivating everytime.... need i say more? Or is it because they were a female Rock Band when they shouldn't have been?

Posted by Dana on Sunday, 04.27.08 @ 05:51am


"How many [artists] do you see modeled after Madonna today?" - Dana

Thousands.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.27.08 @ 06:02am


"How many [artists] do you see modeled after Madonna today?" - Dana

Thousands.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.27.08 @ 06:02am


I don't see thousands of arist I see little pop teenagers attempting to be something they aren't.

I only know of one artist influenced to a musical degree by Maddonna and neither of them are rock THEY ARE POP. Have you ever heard Maddonna played on a rock station. People who know rock would cringe at the thought...... Maybe that explains ticket drops.... People have pop confused for rock..... I think the name of this Hall of Fame is very misleading and an insult to the people who really brought Rock to the fore front....



Posted by Dana on Wednesday, 04.30.08 @ 22:02pm


With you all the way, Dana.

Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 05.1.08 @ 13:58pm


My request is simple...please induct Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thank you.

Posted by Lisa Kay on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 22:54pm


HEART IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS OF ALL TIME!STEVE FOSSEN,ROGER FISHER PLANTED THE SEEDS AND WITH THE WILSON SISTERS IT BECAME HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!WORKING WITH THEM FOR YEARS THERE THE BEST,YOUR TRUELY MR.LIMO

Posted by STEVE GOLDSMITH on Saturday, 05.17.08 @ 19:08pm


During the early to mid 1970’s the rock band Heart developed some of the most creative and significant rock ‘n’ roll music. The Wilson sisters (Ann and Nancy), Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese and Mike DeRosier made a major contribution to the impact of the advancement of the essence of rock music. The group evolved, with symbolic sounds, lyrics full of expression that has lead to an influence on rock and roll musical history for over three decades.
~AC ICE

Posted by AC ICE on Sunday, 05.18.08 @ 12:34pm


Heart certainly should be in the hall of fame. Still the best female lead rock band that ever existed. Just my opinion but I think it's true.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 05.19.08 @ 21:47pm


It is true.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 05.21.08 @ 13:07pm


How will Heart be inducted?
Which male members will be included?

Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson

Roger Fisher
Mark Andes
Denny Carmassi
Michael DeRosier
Denny Fongheiser
Steve Fossen
Howard Leese
Fernando Saunders

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 05.25.08 @ 20:24pm


DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
If you want HEART in the HALL OF FAME write to the people who make the decision. Here's a link to get you to the page where you can write someone who can make this nomination a reality.

http://www.futurerocklegends.com/contact/contact.php

Posted by Mike on Monday, 05.26.08 @ 07:26am


No it's not, and if you bothered reading carefully in the first place, you'd know that.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 05.26.08 @ 07:51am


Liam is correct (Oooh - that hurt), this site has nothing to do with the process for nomination or induction into the Roll and Roll Hall of Shame.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 05.26.08 @ 08:14am


who votes ?? madonna = rock and roll ?? change the name to pop hall of fame and she is a lock. if you need to induct some ladies how about pat benetar and heart - and they can still perform maybe the ceremony won t be so boring zzzzzzzzzzzzz

the commitee should stop trying to be so cool - people are losing interest.

Posted by mke on Monday, 05.26.08 @ 17:57pm


It's a shame you just want to complain instead of trying to do something. Liam obviously likes to complain and shoot down ideas. I know Liam does not represent the typical HEART fan (thank God) and I will take my love of HEART elsewhere where there are no DRAMA QUEENS (Liam). Good luck with your complaints and put downs. Hope you feel better.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 05.30.08 @ 18:15pm


heart not even considered yet........thats crazy.........anne wilson is the female robert plant..........they set the way for all females to rock.........hynde, harry,lennox etc......they are the original seattle rockers and deserve to be inducgted

Posted by bobby on Friday, 05.30.08 @ 22:49pm


Poor Mike. And all because you couldn't read the site's disclaimer. Poor, poor idiot.

"they set the way for all females to rock.........hynde, harry,lennox etc" - bobby

Wrong. By "all females" I think you forgot to write "all the females I know," and Hynde took nothing from Heart, btw.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 05.31.08 @ 04:17am


Although I admit that some of these arguements for Heart have been somewhat exagerated and the petitions have been somewhat annoying, there is no doubt that Heart and the Wilson sisters opened doors for many women who followed. Perhaps the music itself was not all that influential but the sisters were just by fronting the band. I think their influence lends itself to record labels more than actual artists. I think other major labels saw that women could again be the focal point in harder rocking bands and took the chance on other bands fronted by women. This is just an opinion.

The band, especially in its original form recorded some great music. Heart may not have been the innovation hero that some claim is a deciding factor in the HoF induction process, but they certainly helped in the "Perpetuation" of the art form.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 05.31.08 @ 06:18am


PETITION TO INDUCT HEART INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
In 1976, a rock group emerged on the scene that, without precedent, established a devoted worldwide following via a string of hit songs.
This was the first time in musical history two females, both singing and playing instruments, and writing most the material, fronted a band that rocked as hard as any hard rock group.
This was the first time in history a record company had come from a foreign country and established a major presence in the United States... based on the strength of a single band.
By the end of 1979, just three years after their industry debut, they had had many top 40 singles, and had sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.
Their songs were among the top-played on radio, sharing airtime with, to mention a few, the Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, and Eagles.
Their live performances were among the most energetic, polished, and professional in the business, always achieving extraordinary crowd response.
The group which originated the momentum that continues to achieve sustained popularity, collectively a team including Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Mike Derosier, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, and Roger Fisher, which I believe rightly deserves a presence in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is Heart.

Signed, _____DrLonglocks________
Date ________6/08/08_________________
Email address ____drlonglocks@yahoo.com__________

Posted by drlonglocks on Sunday, 06.8.08 @ 11:54am


A better petition to circulate right now would be one calling for the elimination of Jann Wenner and his self-appointed little club of narrow minded friends who are trying to force their views on rock down the throats of the general population. Until these committee members beholden to the interests of Rolling Stone magazine/Jann Wenner are replaced with objective members who can make decisions like adults instead of nominating their personal favorites--deserving bands like ELP, The Stooges, Chicago, Sonic Youth, Cheap Trick, and eventually Heart don't have much of a chance of being inducted.

Posted by classicrocker on Monday, 06.9.08 @ 13:35pm


Hello

Heart deserves to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because it´s the best band of all the times!

The sisters Wilson are the most influential!!!

Also vote for Denni Carmassi, their best drummer!

Heart deserves it!!! Heart se lo merece!!!

Greetings from Argentina.

Posted by Martin on Friday, 06.13.08 @ 18:25pm


"The sisters Wilson are the most influential!!!"

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're BS-ing

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 06.14.08 @ 07:28am


How has HEART been overlooked for this honor?
Despite their longevity and influence on American pop culture; on many fronts they were instrumental in the sound and direction of Rock-n-roll, no to mention opening up the doors (making it main stream acceptable) in a big way for future aspiring female artists in the rock genre.


"When" this band is inducted, it would be my personal wish to see "All" of the band members- previous and current get this award. After all, Heart might not be where they are today if weren't for the combined artistic chemistry and decission process with regards to song writting and business choices ( how ever seemingly small) of the original founding members.

Regardless of the band politic's and power plays thru their underlying history, it is my opinion the award should be all incompassing and include each member from each version of the group, as they were all in some way responsible for where HEART is today.

Regards,
Bob D'Angelo

Posted by Bob D'Angelo on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 10:01am


Don't care who is in the Hall of Fame, Don't care who else should be in the Hall of Fame, just can't see how it can truely be a "Hall of Fame" without Heart. Innovative, talented, long lasting, still loved and their music is still enjoyed by millions. If it takes more than Heart offers then lets get a new "Hall of Fame"!

Posted by Vic on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 13:33pm


"Innovative,"

...why bother?

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 06.18.08 @ 10:11am


[Why bother]

I wonder if that is how everyone feels when thinking about responding to one of Liam's comments.

To all Heart fans; they may have been influential in some circles, but they were not innovative. But I am hoping the Hall opens their doors to them.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 06.18.08 @ 10:31am


I know I have found Liam to be an immature little idiot who doesn't even know what type of music is being discussed. However Liam does serve a purpose; Liam motivates people who do have high opinions of Heart to express themselves.
Oh and as far as innovation is concerned there isn't a band out there that could copy one of Heart's hits and do it half as good.
They have tried and failed.
The first time I saw Heart was at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton VA, on the Be Be Le Strange tour. I wasn't impressed and didn't see the individuality in their music until that night. They really brought it to home base that night and then I became aquainted with their previous works. I was and still am awed by the originality and prefection of their work... It beats all, period.

Posted by Dana on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 03:24am


Dana - the last thing you needed to say was that Liam motivates people and it doesn't matter whether you say it is for good or evil. You only encourage him with such comments.

As to whether another band can cover Heart material; I would guess that it would be difficult since not too many people have Ann Wilson's voice. But just because a band's material cannot be covered by others doesn't make their music innovative.

Although I happen to think and believe that Heart will be inducted one day; it will not be because they innovated any new kind of sound. They didn't! But I do think they influenced many female rockers that followed.

Now please, everyone, stop making me say anything derogatory about the Wilson sisters, especially Nancy. She was a f'n poster on my wall back in 1976. Now let an old man keep his fantasies - please ;-)

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 06:02am


"Oh and as far as innovation is concerned there isn't a band out there that could copy one of Heart's hits and do it half as good.
They have tried and failed." - Dana

Might want to look up "innovation," maybe.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 09:47am


Dameon don't feel bad about having Heart's poster on your wall in 1976. I had a poster of them in 1986 (I'm 36) and very proud of it. I grew up with the 80's heart and loved their music. The older I got I listened to the 70's stuff and was very impressed. My favorite heart song of all time? Will you be there in the moring off of their 1993 album "desire walks on". Liam just admit it you also had a crush on the Heart sisters at one time!!!!

Posted by dano on Friday, 06.20.08 @ 22:49pm


Heart's contribution speaks for itself. Ann & Nancy Wilson are still an inspiration for female musicians everywhere. As talented musicians and song writers, this band is still proving that great music never dies. I saw Heart on tour this summer and they are better than ever. Let's see that this deserving band gets the recognition they deserve.

Posted by Robin on Sunday, 06.22.08 @ 07:33am


I think The "cleavage" era during the 80's did Heart more harm than good (that "look" was hideous...UGH!!!). I really wish they would've stuck to what they were doing in the 70's and kept the core band intact.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.22.08 @ 08:13am


Gosh they must be having a petition drive from the 50 or 60 whom post on the Heartmonger's board. The original line-up yes were great. That was because they had an awesome band backing them up and doing the majority of the work. Ann's voice at the time, awesome. I don't think it mattered if Nancy were in the band or not other than Ann wanted her there.
Pick up any live album, any bootleg and try to hear anything Nancy plays live. She doesn't She plays a little intro and a few simple acoustic numbers and they turn off her guitar especially when electric.
During the 80's the majority of the main work was given to Leese. He has even stated in interviews that he did most of the instrumental work from the time of the original band broke up till he left the band in 98 or so. His job was "musical director" from the time he joined in 1976. In other words he put all the parts together and that they fit Ann's voice.

There are a few rock women that give credit to Ann Wilson as an influence and well deserving she has a natural great voice. I can't think of any hard rock/metal woman that credits Nancy for anything.

At best she is a two year level guitar student folk player maybe even one. She is either lazy or a slow learner to have done this for decades and still cannot take the reins and do the solo work.

Find a woman that plays better than her...let's see Lita Ford can, the late Michelle Meldrum could, Jan Kuehnemund can, Jennifer Batten definitely big time, Some up and coming female lead guitarists such as Kristy Rose as well could outshine Nancy's playing gosh when they were 12.

My 16 yo neighbor down the street outplays Nancy. She considers Roger Fisher and Howard Leese ones to be looked up to in Heart as far as playing ability. Nancy can't teach her anything. Truly innovative and inspiring is when they take "The Musical Director" job from the men.

I just know someone is going to bring up the COY intro. Rolls eyes.

Heart is: Ann and Nancy writing lyrics and a few bare bone song ideas. Then, they give the ideas to the other band members to flesh out. Ann and Nancy get the credit for the whole song in the fan's eyes. For some primers of mostly "Ann and Nancy" material pick up a few stinkers such as the Lovemongers "Whirlygig" album or "Private Audition". The Heart lyrics are there but, the music is sub par bar band with simple instrumentation and half finished material.

Personally I think they could've gotten past the 80's had they of fleshed out "Desire Walks On" and did more work promoting it. As it appears Side A is awesome, Side B is just floundering in between Lovemongers tunes and 80's personified.

Too many years passed between the 80's material with no redemption. I think it had the best Production of any Heart album before or since. Too bad they didn't seize the moment.

Now Heart consists of Ann and Nancy and their sub-par road band that cannot capture their 70's spirit nor their 80's. This is why you now hear "Crazy On You" without the solo because the new guy cannot play it. Heck Jerry Cantrell plays Barracuda better than the new Heart guy. The steps for this atrocity lead right to Ann and Nancy's doorstep.















Posted by Fazzle on Sunday, 06.22.08 @ 14:24pm


Fazzle - No doubt the current incarnation of Heart cannot match up to the 70's/80's version, but it still takes away nothing from the group at it's peak. In attempting to move the spotlight off of the Wilson's, you may have only helped highlight the virtues of the group as a whole. I'm not the greatest fan of the band, but I acknowledge they had a fairly long string of hits, from 75/76? I believe, until about 1990. They must've been doing something right, and that something right would have been done as a whole band.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 06.23.08 @ 04:45am


Cheesecrop-I have no objection to them getting in. I was highlighting reasons why they won't get in soon, maybe after they've all died off. Too many band members exchanged. Too many years of doing nothing from the early 1990's-2002.
It would have been a major event had the original band had done the Dreamboat Annie live thing on DirecTV. Instead it became just another event that gets lost in time that nobody remembers. Ann great on the event, Nancy did her thing. The backing band was horrible.
There are way too many bands/artists that kept it together ahead of Heart for them to inducted so soon after they have the ability to be included.



Posted by Fazzle on Monday, 06.23.08 @ 20:11pm


How can they have never even considered Heart for the hall of fame!!! The sisters have had such an enormous impact on rock, women, and all everything in between.

Posted by TJ Barnett on Wednesday, 06.25.08 @ 10:21am


Heart has rocked for over 30 decades. The people that don't think they have should, but obviously won't, read the book "Heart, In The Studio" by Jake Brown.

The band, and especially the sisters, have proven women can and do rock as hard and well as the men.

I expect the band (everyone that is and has been in the group) to be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame someday.

If you are a fan or have input go to their site www.heart-music.com and sign up for the bulletin board.

ROCK ON!

Posted by Snoqueen on Tuesday, 07.22.08 @ 17:35pm


Heart had to change they say that throughout there interviews, hell even Roger Fisher accepted the blame for him being booted out of the band (behind the music VH1). But this should not stop 2 exceptional women from getting the recognition they deserve, (even Robert Plant called them Little Zeppelin).

Ann & Nancy Wilson are multi talented, self taught musicians of which HOF should want inducted, they survived in a genre of music where women weren't welcome. Nancy IS an influence to female players, they may only of discovered her now but listen to her album Live at McCabes that woman is a genius. and a quiet dignified one at best. Ann Wilson IS the power of Heart people say Heart died when Roger left, but without Ann Wilson where would they be?

Lets see if they do get inducted, but then again if they are asked I hope they bloody well turn it down.

From England and LOVE Heart since the 80's

Posted by Magpief on Wednesday, 07.23.08 @ 12:47pm


AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Magpief

Posted by Dana on Sunday, 08.3.08 @ 07:56am


The wilson sisters are the best female rockers i've known in my 56 year lifetime. Musicians, writers, and nobody can compare to the vocals. To this day they perform with the same enthusiasm they have been for over 30 years. No question, they deserve the honor.

Posted by don on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 13:19pm


You have to be f-ing kidding me! How can Heart not be in the HOF yet? Madonna gets in before Heart, r u kidding me? Ann and Nancy Wilson are by far the best female rock group of all time and they still put on a great live performance. Beautiful, talented and humble are words to describe the Wilson sisters and they more than deserve to be honored.

Posted by Mel on Saturday, 09.6.08 @ 04:45am


I can understand Heart's being miffed over not being considered. The Rock Hall does sometimes have a sexist feel to it. They should recognize how few female fronted acts were around in the first 25 yrs. or so when it comes to who's been getting in.

Their comments about the "brotherhood" as it were, have left me w/two distinct images. One is of a "Godfather"-style mafia scene, and the other is of some secret society of robed figures being knighted.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 09:32am


can understand Heart's being miffed over not being considered. The Rock Hall does sometimes have a sexist feel to it. They should recognize how few female fronted acts were around in the first 25 yrs. or so when it comes to who's been getting in.

Their comments about the "brotherhood" as it were, have left me w/two distinct images. One is of a "Godfather"-style mafia scene, and the other is of some secret society of robed figures being knighted.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 09:32am


I always find the statement of few female acts/rockers very odd and miss leading..
From Patsie ,Connie ,Ronnetts,Dixie Cups ,Arteha,Janice,Joan,Jackie,Barabra,Cher, Stevie, Jaylo, Cindy, to Madonna there has always been plenty of "Female" rockers ...

Heart is great and like the Wailers and Kingsmen before them they are Seatle Sounds in there day.. .. So yes to Seatle Bands !!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 10:11am


There's one thing that can't be denied about Rock & Roll...it certainly has a lot of testosterone running through it. If you take the gender thing totally out of it, Heart was a very good band, but were they really all that special?? From my vanage point they weren't all that influential or innovative, just, like I stated before, a very good band.

You can't put every "very good band" into the HOF...and there were more female rockers before them who are more influential who haven't been recognized. One example would be Patsy Cline, who wasn't only just the first bonafide female country superstar, but she was also the first to cross over into the pop mainstream, and she did it by just singing like she always did. If you were going to refer to someone as "The Voice", this would be a good place to start. She's a major influence, particularly to female singers, and she gets no love from "the committee".

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 10:28am


can understand Heart's being miffed over not being considered. The Rock Hall does sometimes have a sexist feel to it. They should recognize how few female fronted acts were around in the first 25 yrs. or so when it comes to who's been getting in.

Their comments about the "brotherhood" as it were, have left me w/two distinct images. One is of a "Godfather"-style mafia scene, and the other is of some secret society of robed figures being knighted.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 09:32am

I agree not anything special other than they were a great band and came from Seatle...
I don't think just becauce your from Seatle with a gal singer you should be RHOF ...But they were the first from Seatle with a hit girl lead vocal,,,

I would put the Kingsmen in becauce they had Louie Louie and all thime classic for over 20 years Frat parties demanded you play Louie Louie, Gloria and Wipe Out...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.14.08 @ 11:07am


Can't think of classic Rock and Roll from the
mid to late 70's without thinking of one of the
best rock female singers(anne wilson)of all time
They stood out with no peers for a group fronted
by two women. They had big hits and were more
than influencial during their heyday. I have no idea why they have not
been considered. Much like Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues for a couple examples, its a mystery
and makes so little sense? Rock music today has
taken a back seat to other forms, rap, hip hop
so will they be changing the title in twenty years to the Hip Hop/Rap Hall of fame?

Posted by Jeff Bilby on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 21:47pm


Good to see Heart isn't in

I guess the hall has some sanity after all

Posted by CVO on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 12:38pm


Maybe Heart hasn't been inducted yet because their music sucks.

Posted by Blueby on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 10:06am


I don’t think Heart has been influential at all. People go on about the whole “first female rockers” thing, but really, that isn’t much of an argument at all. Cairine Wilson was the first female senator of Canada and how many people remember her? (Same last name as Ann and Nancy and no one remembers her either, coincidence?) I don’t see how the hall has been sexist towards Heart either. Aretha Franklin was one of the first inductees into the hall and there have been many other inductees that were female. Blueby has a point in his above comment; the group’s music wasn’t very good at all. In fact “Barracuda” (Supposedly their best song) is one of the few songs on classic radio I don’t like. It is a pretty lame song.

Which reminds me, how can anybody who claims to know something about music say the Wilson sisters of Heart were the first female rockers? What about Janis Joplin or Grace Slick? Or Stevie Nicks? Besides, both Janis and Grace are in the hall. Stevie Nicks is in with Fleetwood Mac.


Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 10:06am


Heart should not be inducted just because they are female artists....so what? They should be judged on the merits of their music only. The fact that they are females shouldn't matter at all. The Hall has already lowered the standards my admitting The Pretenders and Blondie just because they want to get more females inducted. The Pretenders are so-so and Blondie is a retched horrible insignificant band that squeaks in just because it was fronted by a female......what other reason could there be? Magic Man, Barracuda and Crazy On You totally rocks by the way!!

Posted by bquest on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 15:48pm


I don't believe one bit of what you're saying. You're not mad because they inducted The Pretenders and Blondie because they are fronted by women. You're mad because they choose them over Heart! Really, if they inducted Blondie just to have more female artists in the Hall, wouldn't Heart be a more logical choice? Doesn't Heart have more female members? Apparently, they don't think Blondie is as insignificant as you might seem to believe.

Posted by The_Claw on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 16:14pm


Heart should not be inducted just because they are female artists....so what? They should be judged on the merits of their music only. The fact that they are females shouldn't matter at all. The Hall has already lowered the standards my admitting The Pretenders and Blondie just because they want to get more females inducted. The Pretenders are so-so and Blondie is a retched horrible insignificant band that squeaks in just because it was fronted by a female......what other reason could there be? Magic Man, Barracuda and Crazy On You totally rocks by the way!!

Posted by bquest on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 15:48pm

Heart was great old school stuff.. More of the same... Blondie was new and vouge..They Took chances and it worked.That is what makes it in my book!.I never really think of either one as a "GIRL BAND/Act" Having said that Debbie Harry was/is 10'xs the Wilsons.. and ths Wilsons were /are great!!

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 16:43pm


I'm not mad at all Claw. All I'm saying is that a lot of the Heart supporters use the fact that they are female as some special criteria to get them in the Hall. I say it should not matter at all....only the music should matter. But I feel the people who vote these bands in have also used this female criteria as well. Because, in my opinion, The Pretenders were just ok and Blondie was just barely a speed bump in music history. Their music does not stand the test of time. But we also know the the Hall voters are enamoured by that whole CBGB's scene so a cult-like type band such as Blondie gets voted in instead of Heart because Heart was more commercial and did Arena rock....and we all know how the Hall committee hates Arena Rock. I am not sure any of these bands should be in the Hall. Way too many bands have been overlooked that are better/more significant than Heart, Pretenders or Blondie.But you are right about one thing, if I had to vote between those three bands.....Heart wins by a landslide.

Posted by bquest on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 16:21pm


Normally, I'm more capable of making a more compelling argument, but this garbage Calling itself "Heart" doesn't deserve a compelling argument so here goes

Heart sucks

And "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You" are shit. Not to mention "Magic Man" (gag)

Posted by God on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 21:18pm


Hey heart has an actual petition going please sign and show your pride in their music.....
Here is the link
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/induct-heart-into-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame.html

Posted by Dana on Wednesday, 11.12.08 @ 19:30pm


I just heard a Heart song on the radio

I turned the radio off because it was so bad

Posted by Brother on Friday, 11.14.08 @ 18:28pm


No Ann Wilson on RS' 100 Greatest Singers list. But, there are a lot of female vocalists on that list (one of which is #1) I guess we can conclude:

1. Ann Wilson is not a good singer or not as good as Heart fans think.

2. There is no sexism. So enough about it!

Oh snap!!

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 20:18pm


Or No.3 Rolling Stone don't know what they are talking about since they left off alot of good singers.

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 20:21pm


They did. But Ann Wilson isn't one of them

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 20:25pm


Which is your opinion, and you know opinions are like buttholes, every ones got one and they both stink.

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 20:31pm


Brian your comment is responsible for putting the first smile on my face today

P.S. Your comment stinks

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 20:59pm


your welcome. LOL

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 21:02pm


Ewww Heart stinks worse than my butthole

Posted by Ruckus on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 13:26pm


The group Heart in the beginning was phenominal.The major break-up of course stole a lot of the chemistry but not the talent. The name stayed with Ann and Nancy by 52% giving them control. I have a great appreciation for all former members of Heart. There has been a lot of inspirational talent and music in solo work. Roger Fisher for example is a CLEVER BASTARD. These were/are great musicians past,present and future.

Posted by Shannon Bunting on Wednesday, 12.3.08 @ 03:43am


Please do not induct Heart. They released a few good albums in the beginning but subsequently fired all their good musicians. Nancy Wilson flat out sucks at guitar.

Posted by Leland Lewis on Thursday, 12.4.08 @ 01:20am


Stop with the stupid petitions. This is an effort ran by about 20 Heartmongers. 20 people or so keep reposting this crap under other names. Get off it Heart sucks!

Posted by Leland Lewis on Thursday, 12.4.08 @ 01:26am


Petitions are dumb. Saying Ann Wilson cannot sing is even dumber. And anyone who says anything bad about Nancy Wilson needs a beating. Induct Heart, don't induct Heart - I don't care.

Nice comment Brian - :-)

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 12.4.08 @ 02:59am


Why have they not been inducted? Who decides the nominees? Run DMC is on the 2009 inductee list!!! WTF!!! The wrong people have been employed for this induction process!!! The decision makers of this make me sick!!!

Posted by Mikey Risner on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 03:28am


Easy now Mikey. You are right, I think. I don't know all about "Heart" the band - wouldnt know Fisher from Fossen if I ran into them. But Ann Wilson is a tremendous singer, and I find no fault with Nancy's guitar skills (Gitarzan, please comment).

They did a lot of great songs. Hey, maybe I'm a just sap, but I do like "These Dreams." As for the petitions, probably some anus with a website has started that. Petitions are a tool for desperate idiots without any class. They do artists more harm than good (cause people hate them). Shut that shit off!

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 11:23am


Also, if you are crying "sexism" please stop it. That is also annoying.

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 12.8.08 @ 11:38am


Here is yet another band that is more than deserving to be in the rock hall of fame. Heart were one of the first female rock bands. They made it cool for females to like rock and roll. Ann wilson is also one of the best rock singers you will ever find.

Posted by Mr. Journey on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 11:08am


We don't like Ann because of their appearance and it's just too dificult to support an Alto Soprano who fell apart after a short reign singing Zep tunes in the late 70's.

She's okay, and there are rumours that this isn't the same vocalist that went from svelt to fat in less than a year, which is always suspicious. In opera, with a blatant wig and too much weight a guy would be run out, especially if it involved helium sessions for those high notes, and Kay Smith Studios was sued by Heart when they showed proof that she was using a mic that had helium.

Now, that will bring in the worst bunch of crazy Heart fans who are determined that this DeVito character with a long black wig win. Please, she is not salvagable, try supporting the name in public, you'll get laughed at.

Posted by 4OctavesW5+Soprano on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 13:38pm


But can you blame Heart fans for having These Dreams?

Posted by joker on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 14:07pm


joker, you have aptly named yorself! You like to joke around dont you! Are you also a smoker, and a midnight toker? And don't want to hurt no one? (maybe yor really Steve Miller?)

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 14:35pm


Telarock, I think this place could use a little levity from time to time. Some way too serious folk considering the subject at hand.

I'm not Steve Miller, but I am a space cowboy.

Bet you weren't ready for that!

Posted by joker on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 17:32pm


Im hearing you joker. Heres a riddle just for you.
Q: Who was the jester who stole the king's crown?

Posted by Telarock on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 19:09pm


Jann Wenner

Posted by joker on Wednesday, 12.31.08 @ 12:36pm


You are in-correct, Sir. Jann Wenner was NOT said jester.
If you truely will a "joker" be,
Then this riddle you must answer me.

Posted by Telarock on Wednesday, 12.31.08 @ 15:29pm


Telerock, I think the 'jester' referred to in Don Maclean's song 'Bye, Bye Mrs. American Pie' is Bob Dylan.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 07:45am


This is a scary look at what a magazine can do to other artists careers, and this no doubt will be brought to your attention, with a request to end this bizarre person's interest in being number 1 for female rock vocalists, instead of terrorizing the other artists who are much better with styles, not some propped operatic style that is no longer being featured in rock music, apparently according to Parade their list or rock diva legends are no competition for a wanna be opera star who sings basic opera techniques with a loaded gimmicks mic.

To contrast the sliding of the voice that this singer used in 1978 to take first place on a Rolling Stone's people's choice poll, a style that is featured in Metal, please go to Youtube.com and type in The Pretenders 2008 Seattle in the search engine and look at the feed, you'll notice that a very normal Chrissie Hynde is so superior to anything you can find v. a scan with Heart Ann Wilson 2008 that it is outrageous that the Pretenders fan club wasn't contacted with this link to vote. Also, please scan Stevie Nicks 2008 and you'll see the biggest legend in rock for females, and she's only 60 and has another 6 years with her government age to retirement. Pat, Deborah, Tina, the others, all terrorized by such a dirty poll that was kept secret and only shared with Heart fans on their club page.

Please look into this before awarding any immortality to this basic Opera reject who had one good year and then dumped a basic lead guitarist and went out on tour the following year in 1980 with some attempt to cash in on audiences, pocketing the guitarist's take with theirs.

You'll have to cut and paste this in, and if there is any way Parade can be contacted to remove this link, that would be a good idea. Outrageous.

http://www.parade.com/celebrity/slideshows/personality-parade/female-rock-stars.html

Posted by Concerned on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 10:37am


Can someone please translate

Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 11:53am


Okay Blah, I like to do translations, so will give it a try.
Concerned has picked up on a Parade magazine survey (which I checked) and sees Ann Wilson garnered 46% of the votes for "rock's best female vocalist."
To Concerned:
First, Parade magazine has little credibility in the arena of rock music.
Second (and more importantly), READER SURVEYS are virtually worthless! They can be badly skewed by any recent article or ad that may have been in the magazine. Or, in the case of Heart, probably got hit hard by their fan club (which seems to be very proactive in this stuff).

Ann Wilson has a good voice (my opinion) but that Parade reader poll is a total fraud piece a crap. To show my point. Per Parade mag:
Pat Benatar - 2%
Debby Harry - 1%
Janis Joplin - 1%
Tina Turner - 2%
Ann Wilson - 46%
This a reader poll from a Sunday newpaper insert. Dont take it too seriously.

Posted by Telarock on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 18:40pm


Vocally, Ann is as good as any of those others

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 21:19pm


Yor missing the point Dameon. Yor "as good as" comment can be construed mean one singer is as good as any other? - which is kind of meaningless (to me).

Talent is arguable, but the real point is that this so-called survey is a BIG FAT FARCE. I went back again and looked at its context. The author actually solicits, "my favorite female rock singer is Ann Wilson. Who is yours?" Beyond that, Parade is a non-subscription magazine. ANYONE can respond to the survey AS OFTEN AS THEY LIKE! Obviously the "Heart Mongers" fan club (who are a publiciy machine who do crappy petitions) jumped all over it. Then Parade actually publishes the results as if they are in any way credible.

Posted by Telarock on Saturday, 01.3.09 @ 11:45am


Do not induct this band. They had a few good albums 3 or so in the beginning of their career but, as the best musicians vanished their music became nothing but a karaoke cover band.

Go to their concert now and what do you hear? You hear 6 or 7 Zep cover tunes. Sing those novelty tunes girls with your fresh from the garbage new backup band that couldn't carry a tune even if were recorded on cd and handed to you.

Heartmongers yeah I know you are here, stop this crap you are adults.


Posted by Guitar Man 2008 on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 03:03am


On the Parade Poll:

Yes on the Heartmongers board they have people saying, " I voted 20 times"! Well you slacker I voted 100 times! Heart's fanclub skewed this poll badly. Thumbs down for this farce.

Posted by Guitar Man 2008 on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 03:15am


I'm not Steve Miller, but I am a space cowboy.

Bet you weren't ready for that!


Posted by joker on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 17:32pm

I guess this means your also a "Gangster of Love?"

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 12:10pm


heart <3333

Posted by matt on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 13:37pm


Heart needs to be in the hall of fame...come on...they are much better than Debbie Harry and THEY are THE Original FEMALE Rock & Roll Band!!!

Posted by Jill on Thursday, 03.19.09 @ 23:10pm


Sorry Jill - but they are not. Discountung Janis and any of the great R&B singers, Suzi Quatro led the charge.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 03.20.09 @ 15:44pm


What Heart has is a small fanclub and they type in searches for the band and then they unreasonably try to elevate this old, gay masculine lead singer with no sex appeal too far up the scale. It's also noticeable that anyone who interviews the lead singer in the industry constantly signals their hair isn't theirs, so it's very tough to get behind them for any kind of performance rating. Try selling their lead singer as the best female vocalist in public and you'll be attacked, they simply only have a small fan club and were only popular when everyone went to every concert, didn't draw the crowds once Alternative showed up, and haven't had any decent musicianship since they fired the original members.

Posted by No on Heart on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 17:56pm


Great band and one of the first to prove some of the women could rock just as hard, if not harder than some of us men. You can just find killer riffs and fantastic vocals in many Heart songs. Whether they iconic guitar riff in "Barracuda" or the folk rock masterpiece of "Dreamboat Annie". Just an all around solid band who definately have a place in the hall. Not that the hall will listen as always, but they deserve to at least be nominated once.

Posted by DudeMan on Monday, 04.27.09 @ 19:50pm


I just found out that Heart's 1986 What About Love was originally done by Toronto in 1982.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.29.09 @ 19:42pm


Isn't this the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" How about inducting the greatest female rock band of all time?! For that matter one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Half the bands and so called singers in here couldn't hold a candle to Heart. Really, who can honestly sing like Ann?

Posted by Renee on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 15:31pm


At the very least, the R&R HOF should have considered Heart by now. But I've said it before, I think the band suffered some with its move to a more blatantly commercial sound in the 80s (like Chicago).

Posted by JR on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 15:38pm


Isn't this the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" How about inducting the greatest female rock band of all time?! For that matter one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Half the bands and so called singers in here couldn't hold a candle to Heart. Really, who can honestly sing like Ann?

Posted by Renee on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 15:31pm

Gosh don't tell Fisher,Fossen ,Derosier,Carmassi ,Cirrello,hansen, Ziegelman,Rudge, Heck they think they are men..

Conaired to the Supremes, Go Go's , Bangles , etc they ain't that good and the others are all woman

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 15:48pm


Renee wrote: 'Isn't this the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" How about inducting the greatest female rock band of all time?'

Yes, I think the Go-Go's have a great shot at being inducted ;-)

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 06:36am


After reading these comments. I feel like barfing! people like 'Liam' are dumb low lifes that play with themselves all the time. The fact is that Heart deserves to be in the Hall. They have proven it. I don't care how many petitions are out there. I know of a few. If it helps get the word out so be it. Have some respect for these talented people and wish them the best in getting in the RNRHOF :=)

Posted by Heartboy on Sunday, 08.9.09 @ 15:52pm


Heart is long overdue to be inducted, Ann & Nancy are living legends. Ann Wilson is the best female singer ever!!!! I'm in a Heart tribute band & I get to play all of their legendary songs. What incredible songwriters they are, they are a huge influence on 2 generations of fans.

Posted by Mike Alcini on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 16:40pm


Thunder Thighs Strikes Again!

The Runaways are the best female rock band and broke much more ground than frilly and poppy Heart with their fake wigs, fake boobs, and albums full of cover tunes. FAKE FAKE FAKE.

This is an ongoing attempt by their fanclub to get them inducted. Since when do fanclubs dictate the RRHOF committee.

Posted by Janis Stromberg on Thursday, 10.15.09 @ 20:15pm


I have seen Heart 5 times since 1979,through many incarnations,reinventions and member changes. One of the main reasons I learned to play the guitar in the first place was hearing the intro to Crazy On You...then Sylvan Song...then every album after that. I raised my daughter on a healthy dose of Ann Wilson because there is NO one that can TOUCH the pure velvet and strength and passion of this woman's voice. Heart is the epitome of inspiration for many young women who had the courage to pick up their guitars and sing,child,sing! You cannot discount this group based on the commercial success of the 80's but rather on their longevity and sheer talent and the BALLS to still be out there doing what they love...and doing it well. I saw the two sisters,just the two of them on their acoustic tour and for people to say their music is not inspirational and timeless are missing out on a chunk of music education.
Not inducting Heart is as much a tragedy as not videotaping Neil Diamond in 1972 at the Greek Theater,but I digress.

Posted by Dinky the Guitar Goddess on Friday, 11.6.09 @ 16:33pm


Since their first album came out when I was about 16 I have loved Heart. Not since Janice Joplin has anyone, anywhere had the influence on rock & roll that the Wilson sisters have ~ especially from the female perspective. I just saw Heart in concert recently, opening for Journey, and Ann & Nancy still rock the house. Ann Wilson sings with her soul and Nancy rocks the guitar like nobody's business and you feel their music inside you. Heart has history, amazing talent and staying power and they belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When will justice be done?

Posted by LAK on Tuesday, 11.10.09 @ 13:58pm


Good in the 70'2, however the 80's not so much

Posted by You on Monday, 11.23.09 @ 14:29pm


How many records do you have to sell??? How many charted hits?Considering how many Patti Smith had,it must not alot.

Posted by L.A. Brown on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 18:53pm


How many records do you have to sell??? How many charted hits?Considering how many Patti Smith had,it must not be alot.

Posted by L.A. Brown on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 18:56pm


Sales are not a factor. At all.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 20:40pm


Sales are not a factor. At all.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 11.26.09 @ 20:40pm

Nor should they ever be

Posted by Bassmaster on Friday, 11.27.09 @ 07:14am


sales are not a factor ??


maybe to some extent but not a factor ??... c'mon

isnt sales a measure of influence and longevity,

its like saying hits,homeruns and stolen bases don t matter

i think sales are in the equation

Posted by golfer11 on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 09:55am


Sorry, let me rephrase... according to them, sales are not a factor. At all. Look at the number of acts who are in that never had a hit on the U.S. singles charts (Cohen, VU, Sex Pistols, and maybe the Stooges this year) and those who never made the Pop 100 charts (Miles Davis, Muddy, Buddy Guy). Selling a lot of records means nothing if the quality of your music is mediocre or worse. Not saying that's how it is with Heart, but sales alone are not important. Look at Hall & Oates and KC & The Sunshine Band... 6 and 5 Number Ones respectively... and neither one are getting any serious consideration because in terms of quality, and more importantly influence and innovation, those acts don't even hit the bar, let alone clear it.

And yes, so many people (in this case, I mean the buying public) can be wrong.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 10:36am


agreed

sales alone is not the factor

no one is buying no one is listening- its in the equation -

hall of fame are inducting people many never heard of.

trying to be too hip but instead they are becoming boring

Posted by golfer11 on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 12:30pm


Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Music by Martin Page

These Dreams

Spare a little candle
Save some light for me
Figures up ahead
Moving in the trees
White skin in linen
Perfume on my wrist
And the full moon that hangs over
These dreams in the mist

Darkness on the edge
Shadows where I stand
I search for the time
On a watch with no hands
I want to see you clearly
Come closer than this
But all I remember
Are the dreams in the mist

These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night I live another life
These dreams that sleep when it’s cold outside
Every moment I’m awake the further I’m away

Is it cloak ‘n’ dagger
Could it be spring or fall
I walk without a cut
Through a stained glass wall
Weaker in my eyesight
The candle in my grip
And words that have no form
Are falling from my lips

These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night I live another life
These dreams that sleep when it’s cold outside
Every moment I’m awake the further I’m away

There’s something out there
I can’t resist
I need to hide away from the pain
There’s something out there
I can’t resist

The sweetest song is silence
That I’ve ever heard
Funny how your feet
In dreams never touch the earth
In a wood full of princes
Freedom is a kiss
But the prince hides his face
From dreams in the mist


Critics have said the line: "The sweetest song is silence" is stupid! It reminds you of the Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel.

And the line: "These dreams go on when I close my eyes"--Well duhh--that's when dreams go on. It's just stating the obvious.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 03:45am


Roy-"These Dreams" is a terrible song

Posted by Milestones on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 19:05pm


What a bunch of BS that Abba went into the RRHOF before Heart!

Posted by robohawk on Wednesday, 03.17.10 @ 02:29am


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should listen: Without a doubt, Heart should be in.

Posted by A-Man on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 01:11am


One question regarding Heart (I have said repeatedly they should be inducted); which former/current members would be included? Looking at the few albums I have, it seems Heart has been Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and a revolving door of other musicians.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 03.29.10 @ 19:49pm


I'm sure they influenced some female musicians, and they're credited with some influence on Seattle. No real innovation though. I could go either way on their induction.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 04.2.10 @ 16:13pm


I understand that after the first 4 albums in the orig lineup that people don't think the band was ever as good.But think about how crappy Rod Stewart became.He got in the hall on the basis of his early work,why can't Heart? The HOF should just insist that the orig lineup must show up.

Posted by RR HOF judge on Tuesday, 04.20.10 @ 10:29am


Patti Smith in and Heart out? Get real. Typical New York bias. Boston needs to be in the Hall too.

Posted by Indy Steve on Saturday, 05.1.10 @ 21:56pm


About Heart, Indy Steve wrote:
"Patti Smith in and Heart out? Get real. Typical New York bias. Boston needs to be in the Hall too."

Why...???? They were pretty much just another band when it was all said and done! As for Patti Smith...questionable induction at best...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 08:58am


Once again I'm with Gitarzan (great minds think alike.) Boston was really JAB (just another band.) What credentials do they have for the Hall? I'd happily switch Patti Smith for the New York Dolls if we want to talk about New York punk.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 17:55pm


Not a fan but I can say Heart is a fairly good band. Mind you, they have some influence here and there, but they're lacking some serious innovation and we can't simply induct them because they're a "pretty good band." This isn't a Hall of Pretty Good and Heart needs to get in line. At the risk of seriously upsetting fans I just want to point out this is a site for discussion, not a Heart fan page ;)

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 11:18am


Grand Slam, Tahvo. I don't know if I'd fight against Heart being inducted, but I wouldn't fight for it either.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 16:52pm


WTF, why aren't they in the Hall of Fame!?

Posted by WTF on Friday, 06.18.10 @ 13:23pm


They aren't in the hall of fame because they didn't innovate anything other than wear tight outfits and show cleavage while covering greater bands.

Posted by James Lehman on Sunday, 06.20.10 @ 07:38am


tight outfits ??

mick jagger, steve tyler , robert plant ....... atleast they stopped wearing tight outfights when they hit 35 - these guys are 400 years old and still wear these outfits

heart , benetar or jett - should be in. give the ladies their due

Posted by golfer on Saturday, 07.24.10 @ 15:56pm


the that Madonna is in the hall of fame and not Heart makes me vomit. As a matter of fact, Heart not being in the Hall Of Fame discredits the whole organization.

Posted by jstyle on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 19:08pm


jstyle - Where is the influence and innovation with Heart? I can tell you it for Madonna or more likely Donnie can, lol! I like Heart and think that they should get considered someday, but I totally understand why Madonna got in first.

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 19:38pm


I can't believe they are not in here and some of the people that are were not near as influentual. I am 34 and I love their music. I wanted to sing like Anne when I was kid so bad. Heart is the best female rock and roll band ever. I find it insulting that they aren't in here yet.

Posted by mandy on Monday, 08.16.10 @ 01:52am


Heart appeared at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA last week. Ann still has one of the greatest voices- but it's not about the greatest voices, as we know. While I enjoy Heart's slick, 80s material, I also think that's what has lessened the band;s chances for induction (same for Chicago).

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 16:47pm


It hasn't helped them putting a low talent garage band behind them last couple of years and putting out stinker after stinker albums and shows. Jupiter's Darling (Stinker) Ann's solo album (Stinker) and now Red Velvet Car (Stinker). I got to listen to Red Velvet pre-release at the local radio station. The owner let me hear and he said he would not play these songs because they were horrible. I listened and they were still the low talent Lovemongers with electric guitars but, not Heart.

Posted by Parker on Saturday, 08.28.10 @ 14:06pm


The Deadly Nightshade deserved to be in before Patti Smith!!!!!! Put Heart in there these women with the exception of Janis Joplin have influenced more women rockers than anyone.

Posted by Stephanie on Friday, 12.17.10 @ 13:41pm


ABBA in the R & R Hall of Fame and not Heart? Is this some sort of bizarre joke??!! When I read the R & R Hall of Fame "snub" list, I saw many others who've also been overlooked. For eaxample, how on Earth is it that Chicago hasn't been inducted??!! Can you say "Politics?" -- Steve

Posted by Steve on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 13:03pm


P.S. to my previous post... Happy 57th Nancy Wilson (exactly two months older than moi to the day)! -- Steve

Posted by Steve on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 13:05pm


Quite the travesty that Heart is not in the Hall of Fame. Ann Wilson has the most impressive voice of all singers - male and female. When other singers try to match Ann on the stage, they inevitable get blown away by the range and power of her voice. Plus, their music kicks ass.

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Heart was an original, and they were extremely innovative with how they layered electric guitar over acoustic. Plus, Ann Wilson has probably the best rock voice of any female.

And when you consider they are now in their FIFTH decade and just had a Top 10 album a few months ago they definitely should be in the HOF.

Posted by Ken on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 23:23pm


We might be splitting verbal hairs, but there was the original Heart (band). But Ann and Nancy stayed active in music, as they do to this day under the name of Heart. They did not disappear into the excesses of fame but did collaborative works with John Paul Jones and other musicians. They tour, write, record, and perform to this day. Almost every living American has heard one or both of them. They certainly deserve a place ahead of some of these other fly by night one shot wonders.

Posted by Tom on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 11:47am


"They certainly deserve a place ahead of some of these other fly by night one shot wonders."

Names?

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 07.23.11 @ 16:50pm


Why do all of these discussions always degenerate into slamming other artists? The case you can make against Heart is simple: they did nothing innovative, just standard AOR rock, did nothing to change music, and have virtually no influence on the flow of popular music. Their songs only find air play on the fossil rock stations today. And their 80s comeback was fueled by professional songwriters writing those tepid songs. Think about it: were they really better than say, Pat Benatar?
And someone mentioned Blondie. Well Blondie had a billion times the impact that Heart did. They had 6 No. 1s in the UK alone and influenced the entire second British invasion of the early 80s. And they spearheaded new wave in the late 70s and movements like dance rock. That is the music that gets airplay now, while Heart is on an oldies station. And actually Debbie Harry had a very nice voice. Actually Heart fares very poorly by that comparison. Two generations of singers cite Debbie Harry as an influence (Lady Gaga is even interviewing her for Harpers Bizarre). Ann Wilson had a nice voice too, at least for Heart's limited versatility, but she's an influence on virtually no one. Sorry.

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 08.1.11 @ 17:01pm


PS-I wasn't a fan of the Patti Smith introduction either. The Stooges I had no problem with: they influenced everybody. But Smith does tend to get too much respect from the music writers in a way that is out of proportion to her impact and influence.
The last really good year for the R&RHF was 2006 when Blondie, Black Sabbath and the Sex Pistols were inducted.
Heart is on the list of pretty good bands. It's a long list.

Posted by astrodog on Monday, 08.1.11 @ 17:17pm


Heart is being inducted into the 2012 Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.1.11 @ 19:29pm


http://rockhall.com/event/Heart/live/

LIVE STREAM: LEGENDS SERIES WITH ANN AND NANCY WILSON OF HEART: TONIGHT AT THE ROCK HALL (7 TO 9 pm)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.23.11 @ 20:27pm


In Heart's recent interview with the Rock Hall's Dr. Onkey, an audience member asked Ann and Nancy Wilson which male members (which line-up) of Heart would be inducted. Ann didn't know exactly what to say. She looked at Dr. Onkey, and then said, "Well, I guess the current band members." But I don't think that's true. I don't think she knew what she was talking about, or she just didn't want to answer the question because she didn't want to leave anyone out. Then Ann and Nancy went on to say that the two of them had always been the core of the band, as if the male members were just sidemen. Some in the audience clapped to that response. The male members of Heart were interviewed on Heart's VH1 Behind the Music episode. The current male members have only toured with Heart. The male members of Heart who should be inducted should be the ones from Heart's heyday albums that charted (1976-1999). Heart was actually formed in 1972 by the original male members of the group. They first charted in 1976.

How will Heart be inducted? Which male members will be included? They only had 8 members and they should all be inducted!

HEART: The Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)

03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums)

07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 06:59am


Heart was aa band, not a duo. The whole band will be inducted. The Rock Hall knows!

Posted by QAZ on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 12:33pm



http://rockhall.com/blog/author/ann-wilson-of-heart/

Ann Wilson Blogs on the Rock Hall site!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 14:17pm


The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2012 are:

MOTION PICTURES:
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous)

TELEVISION:
Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West

RECORDING:
Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous)

RADIO:
Ellen K.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.7.11 @ 21:23pm


http://rockhall.com/blog/post/6444_elton-john-world-tour-albums/

From the Rock Hall website

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Elton John's World of Rock

Elton John's World Tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio, at Blossom Music Center.

I don't know if The Rock Hall posted this on their website just because Elton happens to be in Cleveland, or also because the Rock Hall plans on inducting Bernie Taupin in 2012.

Heart (who were recently interviewed at the Rock Hall) are big fans of Elton John and Bernie Taupin and they mentioned them recently in their blog on the Rock Hall's website. I hope this means Heart and Bernie Taupin will be inducted the same year (hopefully 2012). Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics for Heart's number one hit, These Dreams, from 1985. Music by Martin Page.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.10.11 @ 20:42pm


These Dreams was offered to and rejected by Stevie Nicks before it was offered to Heart.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.23.11 @ 21:26pm



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lua9OrloDkg

What About Love was a remake of a 1982 song written and performed by Toronto band members Brian Allen and Sheron Alton, along with writer Jim Vallance.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.23.11 @ 21:39pm


Holly Woods was the lead singer on Toronto's version of What About Love.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.24.11 @ 20:13pm


http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/heart/

The whole band is nominated!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.27.11 @ 07:32am


Heart is Led Zeppelin with breasts!

-Pat Benatar

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.27.11 @ 12:44pm


I think out of all of the 2012 nominees Heart is the sure fire blockbuster lock to go into the RRHOF.In 2011 it was Neil Diamond. In 2010 it was ABBA.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 09.30.11 @ 17:24pm


If Heart does get the nod--and I agree that they are worthy--which individual members will be selected? From Wikipedia's description, the band roster seems like Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson...and a revolving door of "other" musicians. Correct me if I'm wrong...

Posted by Joe on Monday, 10.3.11 @ 23:42pm


http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/heart/

Heart's original 6 members are all pictured and talked about on the Rock Hall's page for Heart. Check it out.

HEART: The Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums)

Might be inducted:

07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.4.11 @ 00:05am


Three connections to Elton John and Bernie Taupin on the ballot for the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

Heart, Guns N' Roses, The Small Faces/The Faces (Rod Stewart)

Heart are known to be fans of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. They have mentioned it numerous times. Most recently, Ann Wilson's blog on the Rock Hall site. Heart recorded and scored a number one hit in 1985-1986 with the song These Dreams, written by Bernie Taupin and Martin Page.

Guns N' Roses are also known as Elton John and Bernie Taupin fans. Axl Rose gave the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Elton John in 1994. Elton John and Axl Rose appeared together in concert numerous times in the 90s: Freddie Mercury (Queen) tribute concert and MTV music awards.

Rod Stewart has recorded songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. Rod Stewart and Elton John were both inducted in 1994. Alice Cooper and Leon Russell, who have also recorded songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, were both inducted in 2011. Maybe we'll see Rod Stewart inducted again in 2012, as well as Heart.

All this is leading me to believe that Bernie Taupin will be inducted in 2012, along with other writers in the non-performers category.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 20:35pm


HEART: The Résumés

01. Ann Wilson (Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (Heart)

03. Howard Leese (Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Orion The Hunter, Alias)

07. Mark Andes (Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Heart, Firefall)
08. Denny Carmassi (Gamma, Montrose, Heart, Coverdale/Page)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.8.11 @ 10:48am


If the Rock Hall inducts replacement members Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes with the original 6 members of Heart, Denny Carmassi will become the second former member of Montrose to be inducted into the Rock Hall. Sammy Hagar was the first.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 16:16pm


If replacement member Mark Andes were inducted with the original 6 members of Heart, Mark Andes would become the second member of Firefall to be inducted into the RRHOF. The first was Michael Clarke who was inducted with the Byrds. Clarke, Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons left the Byrds to form The Flying Burrito Brothers. Mark Andes was a founding member of Spirit and its offshoot Jo Jo Gunne.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 23:23pm


Ann & Nancy Wilson with Heart is a first round pick for the hall of fame..to ignore them this long is ridiculous..

Posted by Rusty on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 16:14pm


I hope they get in, they've been eligible for a decade.

First round pick after 10 years sounds kinda odd.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.14.11 @ 17:46pm


Two artists on this year's ballot, Heart and Donna Summer, recorded the same song, "The Woman In Me" written by Michael Clark and John Bettis. Summer's version appeared on her self-titled 1982 album, which also contained "Love IS In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" and her cover of Jon & Vangelis' "State Of Independence" Heart's version appears on their 1993 album "Desire Walks On."

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 10.20.11 @ 17:26pm


HEART: The Résumés

01. Ann Wilson (Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (Heart)

03. Howard Leese (Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Alias)

07. Mark Andes (Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart)
08. Denny Carmassi (Gamma, Montrose, Heart)

HEART: The Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)

03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums)

07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.21.11 @ 05:41am


Who would give the induction speech for Heart? This is a hard one.

Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Lind Ronstadt, Shirley Manson, Gwen Stefani?

Any male possibilities?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.23.11 @ 22:27pm


Roy, I could see P!nk being called on to do the induction speech for either Heart or Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 02:38am


Phillip

I agree that P!nk could be called for Joan Jett, but she won't make it this year because there are other artist that would be inducted like RHCP, Beasties, GNR, Faces, and either Heart or Donna Summers

If Heart gets inducted then I could see either Chris Cornell of Soundgarden or Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains to be the ones who present Heart. Seattle Proud.

Posted by Kyle on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 08:20am


Seattle Rock

Heart * Soundgarden * Alice In Chains * Nirvana * Pearl Jam *

Anyone else? Did Heart start it all? Anyone before Heart?

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 09:31am


Heart would indeed be the first Seattle, Washington band to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Ventures were from Tacoma, Washington, inducted in 2008.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 10:28am


1979 Cheap Trick - Surrender - Live At Budokan
1988 Ann Wilson (Heart) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) - Surrender To Me (From the Tequila Sunrise soundtrack)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 10:39am


Roy,

Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:33am


Did the Jimi Hendrix Experiencee form and start out in Seattle?

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:39am


The Jimi Hendrix Experience formed in London

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:40am


BANDS THAT FORMED IN SEATTLE

Heart * Soundgarden * Alice In Chains * Nirvana * Pearl Jam

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 11:43am


Death Cab for Cutie is from Seattle

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 15:23pm


Although Heart came from Seattle ,they pre-dated what is called the "Seattle Sound".

I've got a gut feeling if they get in, Eddie Vedder might induct them, then again, what about Pat Benatar?

Posted by UD on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 20:50pm


Heart is Led Zeppelin with breasts!

- Pat Benatar

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 21:21pm


Sheriff finally signed with Capitol Records in 1983, four years after forming in Toronto. Though the band released only one album, a self-titled LP in 1983, their single "When I'm with You" reached number one six years after it was released. Vocalist Freddy Curci, guitarist Steve De Marchi, bassist Wolf Hassel, drummer Rob Elliott and keyboard player Arnold Lanni were pressured to re-form, but they declined since Lanni and Hassel had formed Frozen Ghost while Curci and De Marchi organized Alias.

Singer/guitarist Steve DeMarchi and lead vocalist Freddy Curci, both former members of the deceased Canadian band Sheriff, pulled together during the mid-'80s to write and record over four dozen demo songs. In 1988, guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, and drummer Michael Derosier, all former members of the hit group Heart, joined up with Curci and DeMarchi to form a new, short-lived rock band called Alias.

In 1990, Alias released its first album, a self-titled debut recorded under the Capitol Records label. The polished album went gold in the U.S. and platinum in Canada, while several tracks enjoyed radio airplay in both countries. The power ballad "More Than Words Can Say" proved to be the band's biggest hit, climbing to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 while also doing well in adult contemporary and mainstream rock formats. A tour followed (including a stint as the opening act for REO Speedwagon), but Alias fell apart not long after the album's release, with the former Heart musicians leaving en masse. Rumors of a reunion circulated for some time but never came to fruition.

Both bassist Wolf Hassel and vocalist/guitarist Arnold Lanni were members of Sheriff, the band whose 1983 single "When I'm with You" hit number one in 1989. Lanni and Hassel formed Frozen Ghost in 1985 with keyboard player Sammy D. Bartel and drummer John Bouvette; the band's self-titled debut album was released in 1987 on Warner Music Canada. A second album, Nice Place to Visit, appeared the following year, and Shake Your Spirit was issued in 1992.

Sheriff: The Résumés

01. Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias) lead vocals
02. Steve De Marchi (Sheriff, Alias) guitar
03. Wolf Hassel (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) bass guitar
04. Arnold Lanni (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) keyboards
05. Rob Elliott (Sheriff) drums

Alias: The Résumés

01. Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias) lead vocals
02. Steve De Marchi (Sheriff, Alias) guitar
03. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias) guitar
04. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias) bass guitar
05. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Alias) drums

Frozen Ghost: The Résumés

01. Arnold Lanni (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) lead vocals; guitar
02. Wolf Hassel (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) bass guitar
03. Sammy D. Bartel (Frozen Ghost) keyboards
04. John Bouvette (Frozen Ghost) drums

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 22:25pm


Before judging the lyrics for These Dreams, you have to remember that this is a song about dreams and you can't control what happens in your dreams, so don't judge too harshly.

Quote from Matthew Wilder:

Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China in a little row boat to find ya
You said you had to get your laundry clean
Didn't want no one to hold you
What does that mean
You said
Ain't nobody gonna break my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down oh no
I've got to keep on moving

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 22:40pm


Although Heart came from Seattle, they pre-dated what is called the "Seattle Sound".

Posted by UD on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 20:50pm

Don't forget Heart's studio, Bad Animals, where a lot of Seattle musicians made their recordings. They may predate the Seattle sound, but their studio was apparently where a good share of the Seattle sound was recorded.

Posted by CCJR on Tuesday, 10.25.11 @ 22:42pm


Heart before Linda Ronstadt?!! WTF!!

Posted by DDD on Thursday, 10.27.11 @ 21:23pm


http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artists-canadian.html

Although all the members of Heart are Americans, Digital Dream Door lists them as a Canadian band because Heart's first two albums were released by Mushroom Records. The male members of Heart were draft dodgers. Ann and Nancy Wilson were romantically involved with the male members of Heart. They followed them to Canada where they began recording. The male members would later be granted amnesty by Jimmy Carter and allowed back in the U.S.

Mushroom Records was a recording label company founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by brothers Wink and Dick Vogel in 1974. Shelly Siegel was the label's Vice-president and creative director. Mushroom released approximately 15 LPs and 50 singles between 1974 and 1980. The Mushroom label released recordings in Canada through a distribution arrangement with A&M Records[2]. It was distributed in the United States through a network of independent distributors, which included Fourth Street East in Chatsworth, California. The company was also incorporated in the U.S. and maintained a second office on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Some Mushroom recordings were also released in Europe through Arista Records. Heart's two Mushroom albums were later purchased and re-issued by Capitol Records when the band moved to that label in 1985.

Heart is at #9 on Digital Dream Door's list of 100 Greatest Canadian Rock Artists.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.29.11 @ 05:07am


Why no reactions yet from the male members of Heart in regards to their nomination?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.13.11 @ 09:32am


They went to Canada in 1972 as draft dodgers. Mushroom Records opened in 1974. Heart's first album came out in 1976.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.23.11 @ 09:21am


Heart's first album came out 1975: Dreamboat Annie was released in Canada in October 1975. The US followed early 1976.

Roger Fisher has responded to the nomination. You can find it on heartlinker.nl

Posted by TDHS on Tuesday, 12.6.11 @ 15:39pm


http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=577&a=34001&p=&n=AudioClip

Roger Fisher, guitarist for Heart talking about the Rock Hall

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 08:19am


First off, I find it interesting to see all the people that like Heart, as well as those that blast and apparently hate them. For the ones that condemn,you're entitled to your opinion. It's one however, I disagree with. This band was rocking hard at the time in the 70's when it was female pop or disco that ruled. For women to break down barriers like no others had before made them pioneers, which has been, you'll find (should you look), in the press many times. For Heart not to be inducted is to me, not right and long overdue. Back in the late 70's for those that weren't around, this band headlined many shows in which several bands performed. I remember in 1981 when they were set to perform in Del Mar, CA. at the fair but the demand was so great that the stadium in San Diego was the replacement venue. Standing room only to an amazing all day show in which HEART blew all the other bands(all good too)away. To see Heart perform live is the only way to truly know what an amazing group it is. Anything recorded simply cannot capture the real thing. If you haven't experienced this band live, then you truly don't know entirely what they are about. I can only hope that in the future, they rightfully find their way into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where they should be. If they never make it, they'll always be one of the best bands that has ever existed if you ask me!

Posted by Paul on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 03:11am


I go back and forth on their induction eligibility. But one thing I don't buy into is that they were pioneers. Women-fronted bands were well established in rock by 1976. (Forgetting all the girl groups of the early to mid 60s). Janis Joplin was a major star by 1969. The Jefferson Airplane. (Grace shared the role with Balin). Shocking Blue hit No. 1 in the US in 1970. Fanny, an all-female rock band, had made the charts in the early 70s. Suzi Quatro. Linda Ronstadt. Fleetwood Mac from 1975 on was a huge commercial band. So I don't think they warrant any sort of Daniel Boone badges. You can argue that Heart had a heavier rock sound then the others, but it was the standard hard rock of the time. Beyond that, on their musical merits you can make the case for or against their induction.

Posted by astrodog on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 07:47am


Heart will be in the HOF along with nirvana, pearl jam, soundgarden, and alice in chains. every legndary phase of music from motown to the english invasion to metal to hip hop is represented. So that only leaves the seattle sound when that was happening america ate it up and you can bet the rock hall was taking notice. And even if heart "predates" the seattle sound with hendrix they still played a huge part in creating it. As far as influence they rank right up there with janis and all those other female rock icons, you can't talk about other female rock icons without mentioning heart. they worked for it, they earned it, they deserve it. HAIL TO THE QUEENS OF SEATTLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by that one guy on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 17:03pm


Astrodog:

I agree with you. The Runaways came out the same year and rocked much harder than Heart and literally blew them away. Most hard rocking ladies today point to the Runaways as inspriation, not Heart.

Most of this hounding of people about the HOF is from a concentrated effort off Heart's forum to spam every freaking place they can and whine about Heart not being inducted. Plenty of good bands deserve this well ahead of this cover band monstrosity.

It made me puke to see Nancy Wilson name drop Dimebag over and over and he would not associate with the over-hyped pop band hag if still alive.




Posted by Jamie on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 22:22pm


Two Heart albums, "Dreamboat Annie" and "Bebe le Strange" were released on Valentine's Day, with the former being released in 1976 and the latter in 1980.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 02.15.12 @ 22:46pm


Heart was one of the most loved bands in the 70's...everyone was in awe of Nancy's awesome guitar chops and Ann's kick ass vocals. They ranked right up there with Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and any of he other popular music of that era. They're songs were among the best and EVERYONE loved them. They are still just as relevant today...still multi-talented...still awesome to listen to...still selling music and playing sold out shows....etc. etc. Nothing has changed. Why they haven't been voted in the RARHOF I will never know....but one thing is for sure: Their fans love them and know how fantastic their music is. That is a given.

Posted by Bev on Friday, 02.17.12 @ 08:00am


Jamie..what are people like you doing here? Did you search out this forum just so you could slam Heart? You say that Heart fans whine about them not being inducted...but here you are sounding off like an idiot. Heart were/are all excellent musicians and a tight rock band, whereas The Runaways all sounded like little kids screaming into the microphone, banging on pots and pans. Comparing Cherie Curie's vocal's to Ann Wilson's is like comparing a frozen burger to filet mignon. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Posted by Bev on Friday, 02.17.12 @ 08:29am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hearts-ann-wilson-on-the-bands-early-days-and-setting-an-example-20120521

Heart's Ann Wilson on the Band's Early Days and Setting an Example
The first ladies of classic rock prepare to release career-spanning box set and book

By Jessica Hopper
May 21, 2012 4:05 PM ET

The first ladies of Classic Rock, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, are getting their first career-spanning box set this month. Strange Euphoria is a three-disc collection that brings out some early gems (the "Magic Man" demo), surprising rarities (a live Led Zeppelin cover) and of course, the hits that propelled them up the charts in the Seventies and Eighties. The box’s real treats are the candid song-by-song reflections from the Wilson sisters on the inspirations and meanings behind them.

Singer Ann Wilson spoke to Rolling Stone about looking back and finally having the chance to tell the real story of Heart.

In the liner notes, you use the words "gypsy" and "joy" a few times to describe Heart’s early years.
That’s really what it felt like in those early days, to be out travelling the world in a group and bringing our music, living like a tribe and constantly moving on. Joy – well, we were new into the business, we had no cynicism. Everything was fun.

On these early tracks Heart sounds like a fully formed band already, not a baby band figuring it out.
We put in a lot of miles before we made a record. Those early songs had been in our club set for a while and so we were seeing how people reacted to them. We had always been a real band; Heart was never a construct.

While Heart certainly had love songs, you and Nancy wrote a lot of songs about friendship. The traditional expectation for a lot of female singers is that all they sing about is romance and heartbreak. Were these friendship songs a reaction to that?
Romantic love is just one aspect of love. When the time was right, I wrote love songs like "Here Song" or "Magic Man", but songs of friendship are really deep and wide – not to take anything away from romantic love – I’m not that cynical [laughs] – but, yeah, women get shoved in a box. There was the idea that you must have a pink heart with lace around it, sing about how you were nothing if you weren’t next to a man. Back then, people really didn’t even understand – women were coming out as people.

In the Eighties you had your biggest hit with "These Dreams," which went to number one. Discussing the song in the liners, you talk about outside forces – labels and managers – having a vision of what Heart should be. What was the dissonance between their vision and what Heart really was?
In the 1980s [making music] became uncomfortable. Music became less understandable in the wake of the new MTV era. You weren’t supposed to be anything other than a pop star, to not go deeper than that. It was really strange. It was suffocating, image-wise. What you could talk about in a song changed; if you were misunderstood, you were really misunderstood – taken literally. That’s why Nancy and I felt so stifled, yet that’s our biggest commercial success. But that’s the way shit goes when you sell millions of records but you’re dying inside.

The dramas of Heart are almost as well known as the music. Have you ever felt like that has overshadowed the real story of your band?
It takes time for people to understand the deeper story and why it’s relavent. People always want to hear how bad it was and how much it hurt, to have that instant gratification of showbiz drama. I remember my mom listening to Judy Garland, telling me Judy’s story, how hard her life was, with the drugs and the heartbreak – and that was all back in the Forties and Fifties! Nothing has changed that much, we just happened to be in the middle of it then. The good thing about going through all of that is you come out the other side have realized what’s important. For Nancy and me, it’s our relationship, the songs we write, the lyrics we write and meaning we have. Who cares how much it hurt? I am going to be interested to see what happens when our story does come out. Our book [Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll, due on September 18th] is the first one about Heart, and people will have the chance to read what it was like for us. Nancy and I, we always kept our feelings close to the vest, and tried to concentrate on singing, playing and being artists. I think our story might even be helpful.

Helpful to other female musicians?
Yeah. We had a mother who could have been called a feminist. That’s just how we were raised. Why do you have to go sulk off in some corner because you are a girl? What’s the big deal?

How do you feel about there being a new, young wave of female fans who are discovering Heart through the songs used as the score for The Virgin Suicides, which has grown to a cult film for teen girls in the last few years?
To know there is a connection – an ongoing connection – it’s amazing. It’s always been a bit of a blackhole for us, saying what we had to say and having it not be heard – and to know that we have been, it makes it all worthwhile.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 18:01pm


HEART: The Résumés

01. Ann Wilson (Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (Heart)

03. Howard Leese (Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Orion the Hunter, Alias)

07. Mark Andes (Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart)
08. Denny Carmassi (Gamma, Montrose, Heart)

HEART: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)

03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums)

07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 18:02pm


I could see either Chris Cornell of Soundgarden or Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains to be the ones who present Heart. Seattle Proud. Heart started it all!

Seattle Rock

Heart * Soundgarden * Alice In Chains * Nirvana * Pearl Jam

Heart would indeed be the first Seattle, Washington band to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Ventures were from Tacoma, Washington, inducted in 2008.The Jimi Hendrix Experience formed in London, but Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.Actually, although Heart came from Seattle, they pre-dated what is called the "Seattle Sound". Don't forget Heart's studio, Bad Animals, where a lot of Seattle musicians made their recordings. They may predate the Seattle sound, but their studio was apparently where a good share of the Seattle sound was recorded.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 18:17pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-heart-crazy-on-you-20120521

Premiere: Heart, 'Crazy On You'
New box set features rare 1976 TV performance

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 18:22pm


wow roy thats great!

Posted by Happy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 20:05pm


I don't understand how Heart couldn't be in the Hall of Fame already??? They paved the way for phenomenal music by female artists... They have been the biggest influence in my singing with a band, Chasing Amy, in Chicagoland. I am gonna do everything I can to see that they get in there soon!

Posted by Angel B on Thursday, 06.7.12 @ 00:33am


Ann and Nancy Wilson should be in the Hall of Fame. People want to pick and choose a song or album that should "keep them out" of the Hall, but please. Not every album nor every song a band or artist has is a hit. They have worked hard for a lot of years doing what they love. They make music for music's sake. They still tour and produce new music. They have been an influence to many in the music industry. They have performed with numerous artists over the years and have had a positive impact on music in general. I don't care if you like them or their music, but it's just bad taste to say that people who have worked as hard and as long for what they love don't deserve the recognition for all they have done and are continuing to do.

Posted by truetothemusic on Thursday, 06.28.12 @ 08:24am


Ann and Nancy have been sharing their talent in the industry for over 3 decades....they unmistakenly have helped change music. They are amazing musicians, as well as writers. They have re-invented themselves more than once. This year (2012), they will release yet another album. Ann is 62, and still sounds amazing. They have MORE than deserved their title as Rock N Roll Hall Of Famers.....the Beastie Boys...? REALLY???

Posted by phxjdl on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 14:20pm


I became a Heart fan when a friend of mine took me to one of Ann and Nancy Wilson's concerts in Phoenix but was already familiar with their work from the numerous songs played on the radio. Yes, most of us grew up listening to them yet how many of us realize what trailblazers these two women were and the obstacles and prejudice they fought against to make themselves successful musicians. Hard rock did not accept women within the heavily populated male ranks of this genre. Like Janis and Grace before them, these women helped pave the way for other women rockers like Deborah Harry and Pat Benetar. Their tenacity and perseverance inspite of attempts to relegate them to the level of one-hit wonder sex objects underlies the enduring quality of their music. Time has been Heart's friend in proving the sustainability of their sound. Hail to the Queens of Rock and Roll. (Who else could take on Robert Plant with such finesse?)

Posted by TicTac on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 14:31pm


I know Fossen and Fisher. Heart went downhill after they left. No HOF for them until they re-unite with the F&F boys!

Posted by Minorkle on Tuesday, 07.24.12 @ 18:08pm


All the original members were mentioned in the press release from the Rock Hall when Heart was nominated. The Rock Hall knows to induct the whole band and not just Ann and Nancy.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.24.12 @ 19:25pm


Will their connection to Alias hurt their chances?

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.10.12 @ 22:29pm


Heart wants Rush inducted!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.17.12 @ 23:08pm


My questions is will it just be the original Heart members or will it include Denny Carmassi and and Mark Andes who were with Heart from Private Audtion on who played on some of the biggest hits. They deserve to be with them.

Posted by James on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 01:41am


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees who will vote for Heart

Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, The Stooges, Metallica, John Mellencamp, Patti Smith, R.E.M., Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Pretenders, U2, ZZ Top, AC/DC, The Clash, The Police, Aerosmith, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Elton John

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 20:29pm


@Roy of them wanting Rush in, unfortunately, they can't vote for them since they're not in themselves lol but of course they're not the only ones wanting them in as far as inductees and non-inductees are concerned. I don't think Alias would hurt their chances though.

Posted by Tim on Thursday, 10.18.12 @ 01:48am


HEART

01. Ann Wilson
02. Nancy Wilson
03. Howard Leese
04. Roger Fisher
05. Steve Fossen
06. Michael DeRosier
07. Mark Andes
08. Denny Carmassi

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.3.12 @ 07:00am


Yay for the Wilson sisters (and company). An 11-year wait- could have been longer.

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 12.11.12 @ 18:18pm


Induct Denny Carmassi with Heart and he will be the second former member of Montrose to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The first was Sammy Hagar, inducted with Van Halen.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 08:30am


HEART

01. Ann Wilson
02. Nancy Wilson
03. Howard Leese
04. Roger Fisher
05. Steve Fossen
06. Michael DeRosier
07. Mark Andes
08. Denny Carmassi

HEART: The Résumés

01. Ann Wilson (Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (Heart)

03. Howard Leese (Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Orion the Hunter, Alias)

07. Mark Andes (Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart)
08. Denny Carmassi (Gamma, Montrose, Heart)

HEART: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)

03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums)

07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 08:33am


HEART

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals; Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals; Heart)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards; Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar; Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar; Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums; Heart, Orion the Hunter, Alias)
07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar; Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion; Gamma, Montrose, Heart)

Induct Denny Carmassi with Heart and he will be the second former member of Montrose to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The first was Sammy Hagar, inducted with Van Halen.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 08:52am


Still no comments from the male members of Heart about their Rock And Roll Hall Of Ffame induction.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 10:43am


http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=577&a=34001&p=&n=AudioClip

Last year's radio interview with Roger Fisher of Heart, about Heart's nomination.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.15.12 @ 10:46am


Since Nirvana becomes eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, and they will most likely be inducted in 2014, it would be perfect if Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic gave the induction speech for Heart, since they too are a Seattle band. Chuck D. inducted the Beastie Boys in 2012, and now Public Enemy is being inducted in 2013.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.19.12 @ 11:01am


Why does the rrhof website mention These Dreams, What About Love and Alone....and not the band members? Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes. These two guys were in the band way longer than DeRosier and both Fisher brothers and during Heart's biggest decade of success and their only number one song. Surely the rrhof is inducting them also? or are Ann and Nancy still too angry at all the boys....say they won't play with former band members. C'mon, egos aside, let's be historically and musically accurate. These guys are legends themselves without heart from Montrose, Coverdale page, Spirit and Firefall.

Posted by Veronica Dane on Thursday, 12.20.12 @ 16:58pm


The cover of Heart's self-titled 1985 album was featured in the video for the Rock Hall's nominees for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I guess that means Mark Andes and Denny Carmassi will be inducted with Heart, since they were on that album cover.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 09:43am


HEART: The Inductees

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals; Heart)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals; Heart)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards; Zoo, Mad Dog, Heart)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar; Heart, Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar; Heart, Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums; Heart, Orion the Hunter, Alias)
07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar; Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion; Montrose, Gamma, Heart)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.16.13 @ 10:57am


Like I said, all six original members of Heart are pictured on the Rock Hall's bio page for Heart, and they are all mentioned in the bio as well. As for Mark Andes and Denny Carmassi, they will be mentioned in the rest of the bio once it is completed. Heart's self-titled 1985 album with Andes and Carmassi on the cover was featured in the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees video. I'm guessing this is a sign they will be inducted as well.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.16.13 @ 11:02am


Actually, I just checked the Rock Hall page. The bios are complete now, but no mention of Andes or Carmassi anywhere.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.16.13 @ 11:09am



All 8 members of Heart were mentioned on VH1 Behind the Music, but only the original 6 members were interviewed. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden was interviewed as well, as was Kelly Curtis, the manager for Pearl Jam. Since Heart will be performing, there is no need for a woman to give the induction speech or perform for them. It could be Chris Cornell or Eddie Vedder giving the induction speech for Heart.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 14:19pm


Mark Andes and Denny Carmassi were a big part of Heart's 80s comeback hits: These Dreams, Never, What About Love, Alone, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You. They performed on all the Heart albums from 1983 to 1993. They should be included in the induction. I hope the Rock Hall uses The Eagles and Guns N' Roses as an example when choosing the inductees for Heart. Andes and Carmassi deserve induction.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 14:28pm


https://twitter.com/howardleese

Howard Leese on twitter. No comment on Rock Hall induction. No tweets since 2009.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 14:39pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyqCaOc199o

Heart 1985 Interview with Ron Reagan GMA

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.22.13 @ 15:21pm


Yes, there are 14 members of Heart to consider, but only 8 of them from Heart's heydays who can seriously be considered. The 6 original members, plus Andes and Carmassi who were both with Heart for 10 years, which is longer than the number of years that 3 of the 4 original male members of Heart were with the group: Roger Fisher (4 years), Steve Fossen (6 years), and Michael DeRosier (6 years). 23 years for Howard Leese.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 00:39am


Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will be inducting Rush, not Heart. This means the presenter for Heart could be Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Eddie Veder of Pearl Jam, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Stevie Nicks or Sheryl Crow.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 08:38am


Elton John and Bernie Taupin are both mentioned and pictured with Heart in Heart's new autobiography.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 08:51am


Maybe Gwen Stefani or Shirley Manson

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 09:04am


Maybe Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper?

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 11:58am


Actually, it would make perfect sense if Led Zeppelin inducted Heart, since Heart performed for Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Led Zeppelin for Heart! Done!

Pat Benatar did once call Heart, "Led Zeppelin with breasts."

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 12:25pm


https://www.facebook.com/heart?ref=ts&fref=ts

Heart announces on facebook that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden will be giving the induction speech.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 14:46pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7VzXgLO6Q

If Carmassi and Andes are not inducted that would really suck since their faces were shown in the Rock Hall's 2013 nominees video.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.23.13 @ 19:47pm


Andes and Carmassi are not being inducted. Heart fans and their fans need to speak up to the RRHOF and to the sisters to step up. I say go to the guys facebook accounts and get something started!

Posted by Veronica on Thursday, 01.24.13 @ 05:05am


How do you know they are not being inducted?

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.24.13 @ 06:36am


Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson join Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, Deborah Harry, Patti Smith and Wanda Jackson as women of Rock in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Are Ann and Nancy Wilson as deserving as the rest? If Heart had been an all male group, they would have faded away a long time ago. Howard Leese, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, and Michael DeRosier are lucky too be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because without Ann and Nancy Wilson, they would have been forgotten. As far as the personal relationships and drama between the male and female members of Heart, it wasn't as well known to the public as that of the members of Fleetwood Mac.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.25.13 @ 09:39am


Still no reaction from the male members of Heart!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.29.13 @ 11:13am


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IF ... d_i=507846

How Rolling Stone rated the Heart albums out of 5 stars

*** 1976 Dreamboat Annie
*** 1977 Little Queen
** 1978 Magazine
** 1978 Dog and Butterfly
*** 1980 Bebe Le Strange
*** 1980 Greatest Hits Live
** 1982 Private Audition
** 1983 Passionworks
** 1985 Heart
** 1987 Bad Animals
** 1990 Brigade
** 1991 Rock the House Live
**** 1995 The Road Home
**** 1998 Greatest Hits
**** 2000 Greatest Hits
*** 2004 Jupiter's Darling
**** 2010 Red Velvet Car

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.11.13 @ 09:23am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/heart-on-their-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induction-we-werent-sure-it-was-real-20121211

Heart on Their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'We Weren't Sure It Was Real'
'Just when you think rock & roll has a shape, it outsmarts you'

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.13.13 @ 11:35am


Roger Fisher: original lineup will play at RRHOF.

Roger Fisher, posted on his Facebook page: ”I haven’t seen anyone announce it yet: THE ORIGINAL HEART LINEUP WILL PLAY AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY.”

http://www.heartlinker.nl/?p=6496

Posted by TDHS on Sunday, 02.17.13 @ 03:05am


Will Mark Andes and Denny Carmassi be inducted?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 02.17.13 @ 07:53am




http://www.examiner.com/article/original-members-of-heart-to-perform-together-at-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame

Original members of Heart to perform together at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 02.17.13 @ 08:37am



https://www.facebook.com/rogerfishermusic/posts/10151526335902216

Roger Fisher on Facebook

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 02.17.13 @ 08:44am


Update on the original lineup story:

Statements from the Heart Camp on their official bulletin board: “The Heart Camp will not confirm if this is or not happening yet. It’s too early. The problem with this is Roger announced it before it was approved or finalized. It’s not finalized. [...] Roger shouldn’t have stated this.”

And we have the following quote from a Heartmonger on the official bulletin board: “Hey everyone – Roger addressed the rumor on a Seattle radio station this a.m. Basically, he said to play together has not been decided yet but the good news is that after all these years the original members of Heart are at least talking.”

http://www.heartlinker.nl/?p=6496

Posted by TDHS on Wednesday, 02.20.13 @ 13:58pm


Holly Knight wrote Never for Heart. Holly Knight is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame the same year that Heart is being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 02.23.13 @ 08:24am


Nancy on March 4th or 5th 2013 [skip to 14:25]: Q: What lineup is being inducted? Nancy: "The original lineup of guys are Roger Fisher Mike DeRosier and Howard Leese". [she doesn't mention Steve Fossen, by accident probably] Q: Will you play with them? "Oh yeah. We are making it as comfortable as we can for them". "We not gonna, you know, allow it to become like a reunion though, I mean that's where we kinda draw the line there". "Cause we have to represent ourselves in the present. We have to represent ourselves between the present and the past as well, so we'll do one thing with them and they can say their say. And it'll be good".
http://www.heartlinker.nl/?p=6496

Posted by TDHS on Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 15:32pm


Their induction next week comes in perfect timing. Just think about all of the greatness Seattle has given us, starting with Jimi Hendrix. And with the possible induction of Nirvana next year, comes Heart in between. I was just listening to the Sony comp 'The Essential Heart' and some of their forgotten tracks (like 'This Man Is Mine' and 'There's The Girl') have brought back memories. Of course, we have all questioned why so late. But I always say, 'Better late than never...', especially when there are more bands/acts wanting to get in the HOF. Can't wait to do a tribute to them this weekend on my radio show.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 04.9.13 @ 19:34pm


http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1558840/rock-hall-of-fame-inducts-rush-public-enemy-and-heart-at-passionate-ceremony

Ann Wilson says Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes should be here tonig-inducts-rush-public-enemy-and-heart-at-passionate-ceremony.

If the Red Hot Chili Peppers could make Josh Klinghoffer get inducted with the group, why couldn't Ann and Nancy tell the Rock Hall they want Carmassi and Andes inducted with Heart. Didn't they know they could do that?

The Rock Hall listened to Jerry Garcia.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.22.13 @ 06:51am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXUiSQJkAow

Heart 2013 Rock Hall performance

Posted by Roy on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 07:55am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uQt4U0xd5g

Heart induction video surfaces

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.7.13 @ 19:45pm


The Wilson Sisters are OK but they don't hold a candle to performers like Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Katy Perry and Brittany Spears. Roger Fisher was pretty good and Fossen was vastly under-rated.

Posted by Vic Torino on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 17:58pm


Oh please, Vic! All the singers you listed are hacks! Big Brother & The Holding Company, Heart, Jefferson Airplane, The Pretenders and Pat Benatar are way better in my opinion. I'll take The Wilson Sisters and Janis Joplin over Madonna any day.

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 19:42pm


Pushing the original members out and replacing them with studio musicians badly hurt the case for Heart to be inducted costing them 11 years of waiting. I hope Ann and Nancy think it was worth it.

Posted by RR HOF Judge on Tuesday, 10.29.13 @ 06:16am


Pushing the original members out and replacing them with studio musicians badly hurt the case for Heart to be inducted costing them 11 years of waiting. I hope Ann and Nancy think it was worth it.

Posted by RR HOF Judge on Wednesday, 10.30.13 @ 11:57am


Heart

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards; Zoo, Mad Dog)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar; Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar; Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums; Orion the Hunter, Alias)
07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar; Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion; {b]Montrose, Gamma[/b])

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 07:23am


Heart

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards; Zoo, Mad Dog)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar; Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar; Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums; Orion the Hunter, Alias)
07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar; Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion; Montrose, Gamma)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 07:26am


Heart

01. Ann Wilson (1976-Present; lead vocals)
02. Nancy Wilson (1976-Present; guitar, lead vocals)
03. Howard Leese (1976-1999; guitar, keyboards; Zoo, Mad Dog)
04. Roger Fisher (1976-1980; guitar; Alias)
05. Steve Fossen (1976-1982; bass guitar; Alias)
06. Michael DeRosier (1976-1982; drums; Orion the Hunter, Alias)
07. Mark Andes (1982-1993; bass guitar; Yellow Balloon, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall)
08. Denny Carmassi (1982-1993; drums, percussion; Montrose, Gamma)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 07:28am


I must concur with this Kit chap. He is the only reasonable person to post here.

Posted by Vic Torino on Thursday, 12.12.13 @ 19:47pm


RRHOF Judge,

I'm sure they thought it was worth the 11 year wait. The original band had run it's course (did you hear their last album together, Private Audition? It's horrible).

If the current version of Heart hadn't re-formed and been touring/recording the last 12 years, then the band never would have gotten inducted in the first place. They were all but forgotten until they reformed and got the VH1 Honors award before releasing a Top 10 album in 2010 (Red Velvet Car).

Posted by Bob on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 19:03pm


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