If there’s one thing all music fans can agree on, it’s that the frequency of rock icon deaths has been on a depressing uptick over the last few years. Too many of rock’s greatest and finest have left us well before their time.

Now, Ann Wilson, one half of the celebrated Heart sisters, is planning to pay tribute to the pantheon of icons who’ve passed on, via a new solo album. According to Wilson, the album – tentatively titled Project Dead Guys (we hope that’s a working title) - is “a project very dear to me – a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty and Chris Cornell to name a few. To honor these great artists is my deepest pleasure, and [early Heart producer] Mike Flicker is working with me on this new record. It is thrilling work and I can't wait for you to hear what we are doing.”

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Heart – fronted by sisters Ann and guitar Nancy Wilson – has been on hiatus since a falling out between the sisters in 2016. Both are touring separately – Ann as Ann Wilson of Heart and Nancy with former Heart band members in the new outfit Roadcase Royale.