Heart’s Ann Wilson Taps Warren Hanes, Vince Gill, & Kenny Wayne Shepherd For New Solo Set

Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson will release her latest solo set, Fierce Bliss, on April 29th. The album’s cover is by legendary artist Roger Dean, best known for his string of prog rock album art — most notably on Yes‘ legendary collections. Fierce Bliss features Vince Gill guesting on Wilson’s cover of Queen‘s “Love Of My Life.” Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is alos featured on the album, which includes several co-writes with Gov’t Mule‘s Warren Hayes.

The album’s first single, called “Greed” has dropped, with Ann Wilson saying in a statement, “‘Greed’ is that thing in our animal nature that makes us want MORE. Whether it be money, sex, power or ecstasy, it fires our craving! It happens with all of us. When you turn around and catch yourself making decisions because you want the money, or because you’re caught in the headlights of glory, well, those are greedy moments.”

Although she and sister Nancy Wilson were never ashamed of being females in a male dominated field, Ann Wilson told us that Heart never wanted to be specifically singled out for being women playing hard rock: “The thing that Nancy and I always fought the hardest against is the, y’know, gender designation of all these lists. Why girls have to be over here and guys have to be over there; why can’t we all just do it together on the same footing?”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ann Wison tour dates (subject to change):

February 19 – Metairie, LA – Family Gras
May 4 – San Francisco, CA – Great American
May 5 – Napa, CA – The Uptown Theatre
May 7 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino
May 9, 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 13 – Los Cabos, MEX – Hard Rock
June 11 – Peachtree City, GA – Fred Amphitheater
June 13, 14 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
June 16 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
June 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker

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