Will Heart's Original Lineup Perform For Rock Hall Induction??
Will the original lineup of Heart reunite in April at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction? Ultimate Classic Rock reported that according to original lead guitarist, Roger Fisher -- and former lover of guitarist Nancy Wilson -- the answer is yes. Fisher posted a message on his Facebook page, stating: "I haven't seen anyone announce it yet: THE ORIGINAL HEART LINEUP WILL PLAY AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY."
Back in December when the inductees were announced, Heart front-woman Ann Wilson made it pretty clear that she and sister Nancy Wilson, who have carried on leading Heart since the original lineup split in 1979, would be performing with their current, road-ready touring band, telling Rolling Stone: "The performing part might be different because of the whole Ann and Nancy Wilson versus the Heart band. We've been playing with our current band way, way longer than that. You know this is one of those things we'll need to dust off among ourselves. But we're both really happy if the initial lineup of guys gets acknowledged."
When Wilson was pressed if she was amenable for the sisters to reunite onstage with the original lineup, she said, "No. Nope."
The classic 1975 to 1979 Heart lineup being inducted into the Rock Hall is Ann & Nancy Wilson, lead guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, longtime guitarist/keyboardist Howard Leese, and drummer Michael DeRosier.
Ann Wilson told us that although she's happy that the original lineup is getting its due, it doesn't change the fact that it'll be weird to see everyone after all this time: "Yeah, it'll kinda be like getting together with your old aunts and uncles that you haven't see for 30 (laughs) years!!! 'Cause we haven't really kept in touch with those guys, I mean, it's really been a long time. I still live in Seattle and most of them do, but our paths just don't cross. So, it's. . . Yeah -- It will be very, very unusual."
UPDATED: Heart tour dates (subject to change):
March 9 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
March 10 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 11 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 13 - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
March 14 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
March 15 - Brandon, MB - Westman Place
March 17 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
March 18 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 20 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
March 21 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
March 24 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
March 25 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
April 5 - Henderson, NV - Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
April 6 - Laughlin, NV - Aquarius Casino & Resort
April 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
April 9 - Seattle, WA - Benaroya Concert Hall (acoustic Q&A session)
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