During a chat with New York’s 102.3 WBAB radio station, Nancy Wilson (Heart) talked about her new band Nancy Wilson’s Heart, where he was asked why she chose this band name.
“Heart had a big offer on the table last year for a bigger tour, but Ann [Wilson, Heart singer and Nancy‘s sister] wasn’t interested in going out with my lineup of guys that we were out with before. She has a new lineup of guys that she wanted me to join up with. And I sort of [thought] I don’t really know them and don’t have loyalty yet for anybody like that.
”So I just kind of shined it on and decided when I do go out with my new singer Kimberly, I can telegraph to the people coming to the show that they’re gonna hear Heart songs in a whole different way than ever expected with…
”No comparison to Ann singing or Kimberly singing those same songs, just because it’s apples and oranges; you can’t compare that stuff. So I figure that’s a way to let them know that it’s not just Nancy Wilson of Heart doing whatever, but it’s Nancy Wilson’s Heart where you’re gonna hear more Heart stuff.”
About her getting back on the road, Nancy replied:
“There’s an offer from Styx for me to take my band out, with Kimberly. We’re trying to put some dates together in September, preceding that, or after October, where those dates are offered to us.
”So we’re trying to make it work, maybe a couple of buses and a truck. We’re just crunching numbers right now. But I would be really excited to be able to go and open the show for Styx and do some songs with them at the same show.”