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Ann Wilson talks living in Florida, covering late legends and whether Heart will play together again

The singer performs Sunday in Tampa.
Ann Wilson of Heart performs at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater on Friday, September 23, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Published Aug. 23, 2018

Ann Wilson wants to offer fans a deal.

"I think that the audience has every right to hear me sounding great and being really happy about what I'm doing," the singer said by phone from a recent tour stop in Indianapolis. "So for 45 minutes, we can strike up a bargain that they get to hear Barracuda, and then I get to do what I want. I respect the audience a lot, and if it was a good 75-minute set or two-hour set, I would do a lot more Heart stuff. But I just don't have time right now."

Ann and Nancy Wilson haven't played together as Heart since 2016, when hasn't played together since 2016, when Ann's husband, according to Rolling Stone, allegedly assaulted Nancy's teenage sons in a backstage altercation at a gig near their hometown of Seattle. He pleaded guilty to two lesser assault charges to avoid jail time, but the damage to Heart had been done.

On Sunday Wilson will perform solo alongside Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Click here for details.

For more of our interview with Ann Wilson, including her thoughts on moving to Jacksonville and her new covers album Immortals, click here.

— Jay Cridlin