Get excited, Heart are releasing a new memoir and album! The memoir, Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll, is out September 18th via Harper Collins and, per the press release, is "a first-hand chronicle of tumultuous inter-band relationships, thirty years of roller-coaster fame and continual reinvention, and, of course, the kind of excess that can comes from the surreal, and hyper-real demands of life on the road..." If the band's riveting episode of Behind the Music is any indication of what we can expect, we know we're going to burn through this memoir in like two hours. (Heart's BTM rivals only Fleetwood Mac's in terms of inner-band rifts and doomed romances.) Their new album, Fanatic, is out October 5th and, earlier this month, the band released the retrospective box set box set Strange Euphoria, curated by the Wilson sisters.
We've never understood why more people don't talk about what an amazing and important band Heart is -- Nancy Wilson is an insanely talented, skilled guitar player and Ann Wilson has such a hugely powerful wallop of a voice. (Why has she never done a blues album?) Case in point: this 1978 live clip of Heart playing "Crazy On You." Fast-forward to the 2:05 mark for maximum goose bumps.