Ann Wilson of HEART to Perform on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
Ann Wilson of HEART will perform her version of Lesley Gore's fearless 1963 hit "You Don't Own Me"--tomorrow (Wednesday, September 19) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The song is from her new album IMMORTAL that was just released last week (September 14) on BMG and has been a highlight of her live shows. The album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of ANN's influences and friends who've recently passed and whose music poignantly lives on.
ANN recently discussed her reasoning for including the 1960s track on the album with Yahoo.com: "'You Don't Own Me' first came out at a time when Lesley Gore was only a teenager...It was a really bold move for a teenage girl to stand up and face her boyfriend and say, 'Hey, I don't belong to you...That was a huge move back then, and it just grew and grew into what they now call a feminist anthem. But when I do it, I think it's more about respect. It could be about anybody. It's for anybody now. The song has really become a lot more universal than just a feminist anthem. It is one, but it goes a lot farther than that. And that's why I chose it, because in this era of people standing up for their choice of who they are, they can marry who they want. They can say, 'Me too.' They just should have respect, and they can proclaim it."
For IMMORTAL, which marks her debut for BMG, ANN has teamed with original Heart producer Mike Flicker (Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange, among others). The full IMMORTAL track listing is as follows:
"You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
"I Am the Highway" (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
"Luna" (Tom Petty)
"I'm Afraid of Americans" (David Bowie)
"Politician" (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
"A Thousand Kisses Deep" (Leonard Cohen)
"Life in the Fast Lane" (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
"Back to Black" (Amy Winehouse)
"A Different Corner" (George Michael)
"Baker Street" (Gerry Rafferty)
Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis