Ann Wilson posted a message to fans via social media updating them on her new covers set. According to the Heart singer, the upcoming solo set, which was tentatively titled “Project Dead Guys,” is now called Immortal. The collection, which still has no hard release date, will feature her versions of classic songs by such icons as David Bowie, Tom Petty, Leslie Gore, and Chris Cornell, among many others.
Wilson, who will be out on the road this summer opening for Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers on the “Stars Align Tour,” posted to fans:
Spring breathes new life into the world around us.
The new record is really coming together! I have finally decided on a real title for it! From now on my new record will be called ‘Immortal’. The artists have left us, but their expressions live in our hearts for all time.
The band, engineers, and I have been in and out of the studio working on different aspects of the album for the last couple of months. We’ll have some surprise guests on the record, including Jeff Beck doing some killer guitar! If you haven’t already been following us on social media, I’m posting a weekly video about each track on the album on social media. In the weekly series, I speak about why I chose a particular track, how the artist influenced me, and how I portrayed the song for this upcoming album.”
Ann Wilson hipped us as to what crowds can expect to hear her play during her solo shows apart from a handful of Heart classics: “Some Who stuff, Buffalo Springfield, Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, Black Crowes. . . You do these songs the right way, where you really feel it and you’re really there with them, and people just dig it. First of all, they don’t believe they’re hearin’ it, and then they get a chance to sit in a room and just really absorb it, which is great.”