The little queens talk devil’s bargains, old pitfalls, new beginnings…and Katy Perry
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(Yahoo!) - When Ann and Nancy Wilson broke through with Heart in the early '70s, they didn't necessarily set out to be pioneering "women in rock"--but with few other loud ladies leading the way, that's exactly what happened. It certainly wasn't an easy road for them; Heart's famously fierce 1977 signature song, "Barracuda," was in fact all about their dealings with the music business's shady, sexist boys' club of that era. But now, as the iconic Wilson sisters release their 14th studio album, Fanatic--as well as their boxed set, Strange Euphoria, and their autobiography, Kicking And Dreaming: A Story Of Heart, Soul, And Rock And Roll--they admit in an exclusive Yahoo! Music interview that the industry sadly hasn't changed much for women, four long decades later.
"It's probably easier [for female artists] to get noticed today, to get a start--but then once you get started, some of the same pitfalls are still there--the hypersexuality," laments Ann, one of the greatest female vocalists of all time (who never had to rely just on her looks to establish her career). "That stuff hasn't really changed that much; it's just shapeshifted."
"In many ways, it's possibly harder now, because the pop music scene is so extremely sexualized," adds Nancy.
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