Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson revealed when asked during his spoken-word tour at Riffe Center Theatre Complex in Columbus, Ohio his favorite female singer of all time and explained why she is so good.
“The one that rolls off the tip of my tongue is Ann Wilson from Heart. Although she didn’t have the kind of — not charisma; notoriety or whatever of somebody like a Janis Joplin, an equally great voice and things like that, she’s just a complete all-arounder.”
The most amazing voice… A beautiful folk singer, fantastic metal singer with a lovely edge to it, flawless technique. Honestly, not worthy. Amazing.”
Born in San Diego, California back in 1950, Ann Wilson it’s Heart’s vocalist since the early 70s, that is the first Hard Rock band fronted by a woman. They have sold more than 35 millions records worldwide and relased classic songs like “Barracuda”, “Magic Man”, “Alone” and “Crazy On You”.
The singer also is recalled for the amazing Led Zeppelin cover she made with her sister and Hear guitarist Nancy Wilson back in 2012 when the British band received the Kennedy Center Honors. The Wilson sisters and John Bonham’s son Jason performed the classic “Stairway To Heaven” for an audience that had John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, president Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
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