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Heart's Nancy Wilson talks Rush in new Huffington Post interview

Tue, Jul 23, 2013@11:28AM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 7/24@1:36PM: Reader lukichj attended last night's Heart concert in Toronto and reports that Nancy Wilson gave a shout-out to Rush and revealed that the band had sent Heart a bouquet of flowers. Nancy then dedicated the next song (a solo acoustic number with just her and her guitar) to Rush, which got a big cheer from the crowd.

Nancy Wilson of Heart was recently interviewed for the Huffington Post to discuss her newfound love of fellow Rock Hall inductees Rush for a piece titled Heart 'Destroy Stigmas,' Profess Love For Rush:

... "I am into Rush," Wilson tells HuffPost Canada Music. "We are into Rush now. We watched that documentary 'Beyond The Lighted Stage.' I found it so completely great I took it on the road and me and [Heart singer] Ann and [other Wilson sister] Lynn watched it on our tour bus and we're like, 'Oh my god, we get it! We understand where it comes from now.'" ... "I wanted to check 'em out because they were so tight with our producer Ben Mink," says Wilson. "He's one of Geddy Lee's oldest dearest friends from back in the day in the '70s, so we kind of ended up hooking up with them more recently and I wanted to check 'em out again because of him and because Rush is kind of one of those bands that are kind of like a dog whistle that only men can hear." ... "I've always liked a lot of their songs on the radio over the years, but I've never felt compelled to pick up their albums," says Wilson. "But now I want to pick up their new one. We've become Rush fans." ... "They've got this incredibly cool, complex, it's thinking man's rock," starts Wilson. "But it's also got a big tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, like when they're basting their rotisserie chickens on their backline and they've got their washing and drying going [on stage]. And the movie 'I Love You Man,' too, was just hysterical." ...

You can read the entire article/interview online here.

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