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2010 Red Velvet Car

Classic hard rockers Heart are back with an all new album releasing August 31. Red Velvet Car contains mostly acoustic songs, but also includes a couple of hard rock tracks like "WTF."

2007 Dreamboat Annie Live

Ann and Nancy Wilson recorded a live performance of tracks from their first album, Dreamboat Annie, in Los Angeles in 2007 and released a live CD and DVD later that year. The live performance also includes covers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who.

2004 Jupiter's Darling

Heart's most recent album of all new material was 2004's Jupiter's Darling. The album enlists the help of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell on "Fallen Ones," and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready on "I'm Fine," "Down the Nile" and "Led to One."

2003 Alive In Seattle

Recorded on the last stop of Heart's tour in 2002, Alive in Seattle includes performances of the band's biggest hits and covers of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" and "The Battle of Evermore."

1997 Hiatus

Heart went on hiatus by the late '90s, as the Wilson sisters concentrated on their group, the Lovemongers, issuing 1997's Whirlygig and 1998's Here Is Christmas. Heart was the subject of an episode of VH1's Behind the Music and a pair of best-of sets were issued (1998's Greatest Hits covered their early classics, while their later years were spotlighted on 2000's Greatest Hits: 1985-1995)

In 1999, Nancy released her first solo album, Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, and a year later penned the score to her husband Cameron Crowe's hit motion picture Almost Famous, while Ann participated in the A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute to the Beatles tour.

1995 The Road Home

The former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones produced 1995's collection of acoustic live sets, The Road Home, reprising hits like "Dreamboat Annie," "Crazy on You," and "Barracuda."

1993 Desire Walks On

Heart returned in 1993 with Desire Walks On, on which the group replaced the bassist and drummer for the second time.

1992 The Lovemongers

In the early '90s, the Wilson sisters took a brief hiatus from Heart to form the Lovemongers, an acoustic quartet fleshed out by Sue Ennis and Frank Cox. In 1992, they issued a four-song EP that included a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore."

1990 Brigade

Brigade, issued in 1990, featured the number two smash "All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You," as well as the Top 25 hits "I Didn't Want to Need You" and "Stranded." A live album from the resulting tour titled Rock the House Live! surfaced the year later.

1987 Bad Animals

1987's Bad Animals continued Heart's comeback success after their move to Capitol Records. "Alone" was another number one hit, and both "Who Will You Run To" and "There's the Girl" achieved considerable airplay as well.

1985 Capitol Records

After moving from Epic to Capitol Records, Heart released a self-titled effort in 1985 that ultimately sold more than five million copies on its way to launching four Top Ten hits: "What About Love?," "Never," the chart-topping "These Dreams," and "Nothin' at All."

1983 Passionworks

1983's Passionworks was Heart's last album with Epic as album sales for this and their previous album, 1982's Private Audition, had slumped.

1980 Bebe le Strange

In 1980, Heart issued Bebe le Strange. Following a lengthy U.S. tour both drummer Michael Derosier and last remaining founding member, bassist Steve Fossen, were replaced.

1978 Dog & Butterfly

Both the hard rock single "Straight On" and the lighter title track from 1978's Dog & Butterfly broke into the top 40. Shortly after Dog & Butterfly's release, Nancy Wilson's relationship with guitarist Roger Fisher ended. Fisher was voted out of the band after a series of on and off stage breakdowns over Nancy's infatuation with then-drummer, Michael Derosier. Ann Wilson's relationship with manager (and Roger's brother) Mike Fisher ended soon after, marking an end to both Wilson/Fisher romances.

1977 Little Queen

In 1977, Heart left their first label, Mushroom, to join the CBS affiliate Portrait, resulting in a legal battle with their old label, who in 1978 released the unfinished LP, Magazine, shortly after the band issued its true follow-up, Little Queen, on their new label. The single "Barracuda" became a massive hit and drove the album to sales of over a million copies while Magazine also produced a top 40 hit with "Heartless"

1975 Dreamboat Annie

After gaining a following in Vancouver, B.C., Heart was approached by Shelly Siegel, the owner of the Canadian label Mushroom. Augmented by keyboardist Howard Leese and drummer Michael Derosier, they recorded their debut album, Dreamboat Annie, in 1975. After selling more than 30,000 copies north of the border, Mushroom issued the LP in the U.S., where it quickly achieved platinum status on the strength of the hit singles "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man," Ann's autobiographical song written about her relationship with Mike Fisher.

1970 Beginnings

Although the Wilson sisters became the defining members, Heart was actually formed in 1963 by bassist Steve Fossen and brothers Roger and Mike Fisher, Ann Wilson didn't join until 1970. In the years leading up to Ann joining the group, the band was initially dubbed the Army, then White Heart and Hocus Pocus before ultimately settling on just Heart.

Ann began a relationship with Mike after joining Heart and the band moved to Vancouver, B.C. while Mike avoided the draft. Ann finally convinced her sister Nancy to join the band in 1974 and soon after, Mike retired from active performing to become the band's sound engineer and first manager.

1954 The Wilson Sisters

The daughters of a Marine Corps captain, Ann (born June 19, 1950) and Nancy (born March 16, 1954) grew up in both Southern California and Taiwan before the Wilson family settled in Seattle, WA. Throughout their formative years, both were interested in folk and pop music; while Ann never took any formal music lessons as a child (she later learned to play several instruments), Nancy took up guitar and flute. After both sisters spent some time at college, they decided to try their hand as professional musicians, and while Nancy began performing as a folksinger, Ann joined the all-male vocal group Heart.

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