By: Gary Graff
Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" lineup appears set to sail again at the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on April 16 in Los Angeles.
Guitarist Roger Fisher, who left the band in 1979, posted a note on his Facebook page stating, "I haven't seen anyone announce it yet: The original Heart lineup will play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony." That will presumably mean the first performance by that permutation of Heart -- including Ann and Nancy Wilson, bassist Steve Fossen, guitarist-keyboardist Howard Leese and drummer Michael DeRosier -- in more than 33 years.
No confirmation has come from the Wilson sisters yet, but Ann Wilson previously told us that she did anticipate the other members would be attending the ceremony, whether they performed or not:
"Yeah, (it will) be kind of like getting together with your old aunts and uncles who you haven't seen for 30 years, because we haven't really kept in touch with those guys. It's been a really long time. I still live in Seattle, and most of them do, but our paths just don't cross. It'll be very, very unusual. Surreal."
That lineup of Heart recorded the group's first four albums, including the hit 1976 debut "Dreamboat Annie."
Heart will be joined at the ceremony by Rush, Randy Newman, rap group Public Enemy, the late disco queen Donna Summer and the late blues guitarist and rock influence Albert King, as well as non-performers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. The ceremony will be filmed by HBO and broadcast in May.
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