60 sec­onds with

Half a minute’s all it takes to find out what makes a great gui­tarist tick. This month: First Lady of US AOR sen­sa­tions, Heart, Nancy Wil­son

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

GT: Who wa s your first in­flu­ence to play the gui­tar?

NW: The Bea­tles!

GT: What was the first gui­tar you re­ally lusted af­ter?

NW: The cheap­est one in the lo­cal mu­sic store.

GT: What was the best gig you ever did?

NW: Kennedy Cen­ter Hon­ors.

GT: And your worst play­ing nightmare?

NW: When you’re asleep and you have a ‘Rock­mare’ - you’re nude on stage, don’t know the song and the show has al­ready started.

GT: What’s the most im­por­tant

mu­si­cal les­son you ever learnt?

NW: When to shut up and not play.

GT: Do you still prac­tise?

NW: Ev­ery night on stage!

GT: Do you have a pre-gig warm-up rou­tine?

NW: Some­times we have an acous­tic vo­cal ses­sion with the other band mem­bers - like a Hoo­te­nanny.

GT: If you could put to­gether a fan­tasy band with you in it, who would the other play­ers be (dead or alive)?

NW: The cur­rent line-up of Heart is my fan­tasy band.

GT: Present com­pany ex­cepted,

My worst nightmare would be a ‘Rock­mare’, where you’re nude on stage, don’t know the song and the show has al­ready started!

who’s the great­est gui­tarist that’s ever lived?

NW: Unan­swer­able. There are too many great gui­tar play­ers.

GT: Is there a solo you re­ally wish you had played?

NW: The solo on Third World Man from Steely Dan’s Alive In Amer­ica.

GT: What’s the solo/song of your own that you’re most proud of?

NW: Can’t pick one.

GT: What would you most like to be re­mem­bered for?

NW: My mu­sic, my com­edy, and my hu­man­ity.

GT: And what are you up to at the mo­ment?

NW: Our new record, Fa­natic Live from Cae­sar’s Colos­seum, is re­leased by Fron­tiers Records on CD and DVD Deluxe Edi­tion, DVD and Blu-Ray on 24th Fe­bru­ary. Fur­ther info from: www.heart-mu­sic.com

Nancy Wil­son: al­ways at the heart of Heart!

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