It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music - of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five other albums we've deemed related in some way.
At one point in the new film "Turn It Up!" Serbian blues guitarist Ana Popovic can scarcely contain her enthusiasm as she says, "A guitar is the way our souls speak." Near the end, the legendary B.B. King kicks out a lick from his strings and shouts from stage, "I'm gonna do this till I die, folks."
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Ever since their groundbreaking 1976 album Dreamboat Annie debuted, the band Heart - essentially, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson - have recorded some of the most memorable rockers and ballads to date. Racking up hits like "Magic Man," "Crazy On You," "Barracuda," "Heartless," "Dog and Butterfly," "What About Love," "These Dreams," and many more, Heart has contributed more than a band's fair share to the story of rock. Their latest album, Red Velvet Car - featuring future classics such as "Wheels," "WTF," "
Ann & Nancy sent Michael a congratulatory note, and a bottle of his favorite bourbon tonight, after hearing that he won America's Got Talent. Yay! Michael! From Nancy " Sooooo cool! He is so completely deserving. That's killer for him!!!"
The World Cafe will be broadcasting a Heart exclusive on Friday, September 17th, 2010
National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station at the following link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu: www.npr.org/templates/stations/schedule/?prgId=39
...or, worldwide, fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelph
Check out Heart's exclusive acoustic sessions and radio interview with The Acoustic Storm this weekend (9/18-9/19), as Ann and Nancy will be spotlighted in "The Eye of The Storm". Visit the Station page at www.acousticstorm.com for where and when you can listen!
HEART'S RED VELVET CAR, THE FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS FROM ANN & NANCY WILSON, DRIVES STRAIGHT INTO THE TOP 10 OF THE BILLBOARD 200
Heart will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night September 15, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Heart at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go toThis show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the broadcast.
Heart will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night September 15, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Heart at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to This show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the broadcast.
Heart Rev Up the Rock for 'Red Velvet Car' - Exclusive Video
Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson came to musical prominence in the '70s, a decade in which muscle cars like the Camaro and Trans-Am were rock stars in their own right. The iconic sisters' new album, 'Red Velvet Car,' and the track 'Wheels' brings to mind that era with a recurring automobile motif.
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