“You can tell a real band by what they do when they’re standing in front of you sweating.”
That’s the last thing Heart’s Ann Wilson says before hangs up the phone, and while she covers a lot of ground over the course of 30 minutes, everything she says boils down to this one statement, which could serve as the band’s mission statement.
Wilson—who along with her sister, Nancy, forms the core of one of rock’s most successful and enduring bands—speaks with the kind of authority that only comes through experience. She takes turns being reflective and assertive, displaying the mix of wisdom and purpose that is forged by trial and cannot be faked.
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