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Premieres July, 2005

Part 1 - Premiering July 28 (check local listings)

Few rock bands can claim a successful three-decade spanning career; the feat is even more impressive for women-fronted rock bands. This is one of the many reasons the name Heart is a perfect choice – it takes quite a lot of that not only to succeed but also to persevere. Often hailed as the “female Led Zeppelin,” Heart dominated the classic rock realm with their debut album, 1975’s Dreamboat Annie, hitting platinum status. Songs like “Crazy On You” and “Magic Man” from the debut as well as Little Queen’s “Barracuda” remain rock staples today. In the ‘90s the sisters remained active, forming a side project called The Lovemongers and releasing a live Heart set.

Now in the new millennium Heart continues to beat with 2004’s Jupiter’s Darling. Their two-part Soundstage set spans their impressive career, touching on every era along the way. In part one, songs like the revved up “Crazy On You” share equal billing with the ‘80s ballad-tinged “These Dreams” along with new songs from their latest record. A rarely done cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Battle of Evermore” makes this Soundstage performance especially compelling.

Part 2 - Premiering August 4 (check local listings)

The band Heart has gone through many manifestations since its inception in the early ‘70s, but what keeps Heart “pumping” are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Ann’s voice is unmistakable, and Nancy’s guitar playing is the perfect complement. On the second half of this Soundstage episode the sisters come back with a vengeance – blazing through songs like “Barracuda” and “Even it Up.” They then slow it down on the reflective “Dog and Butterfly” and “Alone.”