Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson Charged with assaulting Nancy Wilson's Sons

From The Seattle Times:

Dean Stuart Wetter, 65, is charged with assaulting two young male relatives at Heart’s Aug. 26 concert at White River Amphitheatre.

The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson was charged with two counts of assault Wednesday in connection with a backstage attack on two young male relatives at the group’s White River Amphitheatre concert on Aug. 26.
Dean Stuart Wetter, 65, is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault and is free on $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 13.
According to the probable-cause order filed in King County District Court, the relatives, two boys, were watching the Heart concert backstage and left. They walked past Ann Wilson’s new tour bus and asked Wetter, who was standing outside, if they could look inside. He said yes, but to watch for the dogs.

When the boys came out of the bus, they left the door open, the order says. Wetter allegedly started calling them names, and slapped one of the boys in the back of the head. He then punched him in the head with a closed fist, “causing him to see stars” and grabbed him around the throat, court documents say.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Buried treasures shine anew on Heart's 'Beautiful Broken'
Not long ago, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson was working on the remastering of vinyl reissues of the band’s albums “Passionworks” and “Bebe Le Strange.”
She couldn’t help noticing several songs that felt like lost gems in Heart’s extensive catalog of music.
“I was listening for the quality control of it all, and those songs like ‘Johnny Moon’ really stuck out to me, stood out,” Wilson said in a mid-June phone interview. “The same with ‘One Word’ and a couple of songs like that. ‘Down On Me’ and ‘Sweet Darlin’ ’ were the other ones that really stood out to me. Those songs are really nice songs. They’re really well crafted, sort of quality songs, and we had sort of forgotten about a lot of those songs. I was like ‘Wow, we really worked hard on those songs.’ We were careful when we were writing them to make them songs of substance.”

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson: Our Life in 15 Songs
Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Heart Dog and Butterfly Invitation -1978

Bush Gardens, 614 Maynard St, Seattle, WA, 2015

1970's Heart Cake Photo

Nancy Wilson Picture in Article About Musician's Pets

Japanese Magazine -  Rock Show, May 1979

Heart Drummer Ben Smith Interview
Ben Smith
The Heart band spinoff, The Ann Wilson Thing, recently gave a stellar performance at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre. Veteran drummer, Ben Smith, has been a vital part of Heart for over 22 years. His finesse with the drums has made him the drummer of choice for Ann and Nancy Wilson for many of their musical endeavors over the years. In addition to the Wilsons, Ben has performed with Buddahead, Taj Mahal, Cyndi Lauper, Lovemongers, Pete Droge, Don Gilmore, Tracy Nelson, BoyMeetsGirl, Deniece Williams, Peter Frampton, P.F. Sloan, Cornelius Bumpus, Danny O’Keefe, Sugar Pie de Santos, jazz artists Nancy Wilson, Ernestine Anderson and Glenn Alexander, Phoebe Snow, Def Leppard, Journey, Cheap Trick, Shawn Colvin, Todd Rundgren, and The Songcatchers.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Peek Inside Ann Wilson's Former Seattle Home

1915 Interlaken Dr E, Seattle, WA, 98112

Ann Wilson recently sold long-time secluded Capital Hill.  We have all wondered what was behind that gate in Interlaken Drive.  Now we can seek into her private world.

This is the house mentioned in autobiography Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll
"...A hundred-year-old former hotel and speakeasy that had been renovated into a three-bedroom house..."

From Zollow:

"Amazingly rare, stately residence, total seclusion in the heart of the city, steeped in Seattle history, built 1912 as the entertainment center for Seattle's "socially elite". Private drive to gated entrance, private lush grounds, patios, decks, pool, spa, fireplace. Enter a grand entry, planked original hardwoods, huge formal dining, living, breakfast nook, huge kitchen, parlor, sunroom, Grand Ballroom, sumptuous master, fireplace, en suite with heated floors and view soaking tub. Fabulous location.",+Seattle,+WA+98112/@47.6365415,-122.3087063,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x549014db91b366a7:0x9facb85d1d12893f
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Live Nation - Backstage Interview

Go backstage with Heart in this exclusive interview as they discuss their 2016 Rock Hall Three for All Tour, life on the road, and more. See them live with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick
Posted by Live Nation on Wednesday, March 23, 2016