I happened to notice a pre-release for Ann and Nancy Wilson's new book, which coincides with their latest album (coming soon) and tour.
Ladies who make it in the rock music industry are relatively rare, as you know; the story of Heart's sister team, therefore, may give way to insights into the numerous issues that face women rockers -- even the truly talented ones like the Wilsons.
Book out tomorrow, in both print and e-format. Pre-release writeup:
"For decades, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been part of rock and roll history. From the 1970s, when they delivered mega hits like “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda,” to the 1980s and 1990s when they conquered radio and MTV with songs like “These Dreams” and “Alone,” to 2010 when they scored a Billboard top ten hit with the release of their album Red Velvet Car, and up to today with their 2011 nomination to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Heart has always been, first and foremost, a showcase for these talented women.
But as women, Ann and Nancy have faced down different challenges than many of their male counterparts, with questions about body image, relationships, and their place in the rock pantheon that sometimes took precedence over the power of their music and their success. Now, with the help of critically acclaimed and bestselling music biographer Charles R. Cross, and timed to release with their latest album and tour, Ann and Nancy share their story." (Harper-Collins)