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Heart Axe SeaWorld Concert Amid 'Blackfish' Controversy

December 9th, 2013 2:51pm EST
Heart
Heart have become the latest musical act to pull out of a show at SeaWorld in Florida following pressure from animal rights campaigners.

Country music legend Willie Nelson and Barenaked Ladies recently cancelled 2014 shows at Orlando's attraction after new documentary Blackfish, which focuses on the struggle of captive killer whales, sparked a furor over alleged animal cruelty issues.

A number of petitions were set up urging artists to scrap planned shows at SeaWorld, and rock group Heart has now left the line-up.

Guitarist Nancy Wilson confirmed the news in a series of posts on her Twit...
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Heart Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

September 26th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Heart
Heart's induction onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame was made extra special on Tuesday after officials in Los Angeles dedicated the day to the rockers.

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson unveiled their pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard, positioned by The Musician's Institute, in front of a huge crowd, and they were left stunned by the extra honor bestowed upon them.

Ann Wilson exclaimed, "That's a big surprise, I didn't know it was Heart day too," before joking, "Okay, everything's free for everybody all day long. Nobody pays any money for anything all day."

She added, "We'd like to say t...
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Heart's Nancy Wilson Weds Music Executive

May 1st, 2012 12:06pm EDT
Nancy Wilson
Heart star Nancy Wilson has married music executive Geoff Bywater.

The 58-year-old musician walked down the aisle at a ceremony in California on Saturday, and shared pictures of her big day on her Facebook.com page.

She writes, "Love was in the air last Saturday at the El Paseo gourmet restaurant owned by long time friend Sammy Hagar. Love rules! xoxo Nancy and Geoff."

The What About Love hit-maker was previously married to Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe for 24 years before divorcing in 2010.

They have two sons, William and Curtis.
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Lopez, Johansson & Aniston To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars

June 22nd, 2011 8:51am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Kate Winslet, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson are all set to become street girls next year when they unveil stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Heart stars Ann and Nancy Wilson and British actor Malcolm McDowell are also among the 2012 honorees, while acting legend Richard Burton and soul star Barry White will both receive posthumous stars.

John Pavlik, chairman of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee, says, "The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year."

"Th...
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Heart Releases 'Night At Sky Church' On DVD & Blu-ray; Check Out Their Classic 'Crazy On You'

March 9th, 2011 10:33am EST
Heart
Legacy Recordings released, Night At Sky Church, a new full-length concert film from the ground-breaking Seattle-based rock band Heart, available everywhere on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Lensed in glorious Red Cam HD during Heart's triumphant hometown gig last March at the Experience Music Project, Seattle's Rock & Roll History Museum, Night At Sky Church showcases a stunning career-spanning selection of warm, revelatory and electrifying performances.

Night At Sky Church includes definitive interpretations of Heart's biggest hits, some of the most anthemic tunes in the entire classic rock cano...
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Nancy Wilson And Cameron Crowe Finalize Divorce

December 10th, 2010 8:18am EST
Cameron Crowe
Nancy Wilson's divorce from director Cameron Crowe was finalized on Wednesday.

The Heart star separated from the Jerry Maguire filmmaker in 2008 and filed for divorce in September, citing "irreconcilable differences".

And now the pair's 24-year marriage is officially over.

They married in 1986 and are parents to 10-year-old twins William James and Curtis Wilson.

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Nancy Wilson & Cameron Crowe To Divorce

September 24th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe
Heart star Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from her moviemaker husband Cameron Crowe.

The "Barracuda" hitmaker has cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split.

Wilson and Crowe, the director of "Almost Famous" and "Vanilla Sky," wed in 1986 and are parents to 10-year-old twins William James and Curtis Wilson.
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Heart Still Angry Over Sarah Palin Scandal

August 20th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Heart
Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are still fuming over their public spat with Sarah Palin - they were forced to improve their security arrangements after receiving death threats.

The Alone hit-makers blasted the former U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate after she used their hit song Barracuda in her 2008 election campaign. They issued an angry statement reassuring fans they do not share Palin's political views - but the incident caused some supporters to walk away from the band, and the rockers were later targeted by "crazies".

Nancy Wilson tells Classic Rock magazine, "Some ...
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'American Idol' Week 4

February 5th, 2009 5:02pm EST
American Idol
The traveling circus known as the first weeks of "American Idol" packed up its tents from eight audition sites and finally set up shop in Hollywood. The Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, played host to 147 hopefuls for another round of individual try-outs.

Once everyone was settled in, Simon Cowell gave a nice welcome speech that didn't help anyone's nerves: "All we're looking for is a star. Good luck."

The potential pop stars were then taken away to a conference room, where Barry Manilow - was Neil Diamond busy that day? - gave them an inspired pep talk that included thi...
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'Legendary Albums Live' Series Kicks Of With Heart's Classic, 'Dreamboat Annie,' Oct. 23

October 4th, 2007 1:37pm EDT
Heart
On April 17, 2007, iconic rock group Heart took the stage at The Orpheum Theatre in front of a live audience to perform their spectacular debut album Dreamboat Annie in its entirety for the first time, for a DirecTV special. The performance aired Mother's Day 2007, and will be re-aired in conjunction with Shout! Factory's release of a live DVD and CD of that concert on October 23, 2007.

Dreamboat Annie is the first release in Shout! Factory's new DVD/CD series "Legendary Albums Liveā„¢," which will feature unforgettable bands performing their quintessential albums live, in sequence, and...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 16

March 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Flavor Flav
Happy Birthday to "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk (1971), "Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham (1967), singer/songwriter Patty Griffin (1964), Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (1959), Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson (1954), French actress Isabelle Huppert (1953), English stage star Kate Nelligan (1950), stage actor Victor Garber (1949), "ChiPs" actor Erik Estrada (1949), low-budget director David Cronenberg (1943), outlaw country artist Jerry Jeff Walker (1942), game show host Chuck Woolery (1940), "Last Tango in Paris" director Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), folk-rocker Fred Neil (1936; d. 2001), comedian/act...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 20

February 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Kurt Cobain
Happy Birthday to NBA star Stephon Marbury (1977), The Darkness drummer Ed Graham (1976), Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell (1975), late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (1967; d. 1994), supermodel Cindy Crawford (1966), vocal basketball star Charles Barkley (1963), "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer (1955), socialite Patty Hearst (1954), English actor Anthony Stewart Head (1954), actress/model Jennifer O'Neill (1948), "Peter Pan" actress Sandy Duncan (1946), English actress Brenda Blethyn (1946), "The Fifth Element" actor Brion James (1945; d. 1999), film director Mike Leigh (1943), songwriter/artist Bu...
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Alice In Chains' Career-Spanning 2 CD Collection "The Essential Alice In Chains" Hits Stores Sept. 5

August 24th, 2006 11:57am EDT
Alice In Chains
Fueled by the energy and rebellion of heavy metal, and tempered by the demons that hastened the reactionary blowback of grunge, Alice In Chains has forever been the source of myth and legend since first emerging from Seattle onto the national scene in 1990, on Columbia Records.

Ten years after their last concerts, the band decided to reclaim their heritage and embarked on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe. They returned for a several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 16

March 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Flavor Flav
Happy Birthday to "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk (1971), "Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham (1967), singer/songwriter Patty Griffin (1964), Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (1959), Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson (1954), French actress Isabelle Huppert (1953), English stage star Kate Nelligan (1950), stage actor Victor Garber (1949), "ChiPs" actor Erik Estrada (1949), low-budget director David Cronenberg (1943), outlaw country artist Jerry Jeff Walker (1942), game show host Chuck Woolery (1940), "Last Tango in Paris" director Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), folk-rocker Fred Neil (1936; d. 2001), comedian/act...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 20

February 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
Kurt Cobain
Happy Birthday to NBA star Stephon Marbury (1977), The Darkness drummer Ed Graham (1976), Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell (1975), late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (1967; d. 1994), supermodel Cindy Crawford (1966), vocal basketball star Charles Barkley (1963), "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer (1955), socialite Patty Hearst (1954), English actor Anthony Stewart Head (1954), actress/model Jennifer O'Neill (1948), "Peter Pan" actress Sandy Duncan (1946), English actress Brenda Blethyn (1946), "The Fifth Element" actor Brion James (1945; d. 1999), film director Mike Leigh (1943), songwriter/artist Bu...
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