Ann Wilson says that she is planning to reconnect with her sister Nancy to discuss a possible HEART comeback in 2019. "Just about everyone I've talked to today has asked me to comment on this rumor that there's a HEART reunion next year," Ann told Jim Kerr of New York's Q104.3 radio station earlier today (Thursday, September 13; see video below). "And I haven't heard about that yet. But Nancy and I will be getting together soon to talk and see if we have any ideas on that. We will not ever be… I will never agree to going back out there in a mechanical, money-grab-type way; at this point in my life, I'm not gonna do that — I'm gonna make every minute count and make it real. So we'll talk and we'll figure out if we can figure out a fresh, new, cool way."
She added: "HEART was conceived in an atmosphere of idealism, and that's how it has to be reconceived now for me to be interested in doing it. So it's possible."
Ann and Nancy had a falling out during HEART's 2016 tour, when Ann's husband Dean Welter was arrested for assaulting Nancy's then-16-year-old twin sons in a backstage altercation at a gig near their hometown of Seattle. He pleaded guilty to two lesser assault charges to avoid jail time, but the damage to HEART had been done.
Ann has just completed a tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers where she sang mostly covers, including a few from her forthcoming album "Immortal", a collection of songs by deceased friends and heroes like Tom Petty and Chris Cornell.
After completing HEART's last tour, Nancy formed a new band called ROADCASE ROYALE and released an album, "First Things First". ROADCASE ROYALE also played several dates as the opening act on BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND's big arena trek.
ROADCASE ROYALE features three members of HEART along with Liv Warfield from Prince's NEW POWER GENERATION band and her guitarist Ryan Wilson.
HEART's last appearance was on October 22, 2016 at Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana.
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