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Ann Wilson of Heart Teaches Us How to Sing: ’Don’t Be Wimpy’

Rock on. Ann Wilson of the iconic ‘80s band Heart recently stopped by Us Weekly’s NYC offices to teach Us how to sing like rock stars, and the “Alone” singer had some important tips.

“Tighten your core,” the rocker told Us, adding that there’s only one way to belt out the big notes: “Don’t be wimpy.”

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And Wilson, 66, should know. The singer, who is best known for her powerful rock ballad “Alone,” as well as the 1985 hit “What About Love,” first joined the band in the early 1970s. At the time, the band was called White Heart.

Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson

Her younger sister Nancy joined Heart in 1974, and the sister duo recorded their first album, Dreamboat Annie, with their band the following year. The album launched the pair’s career with such hits as “Magic Man” and “Crazy on You.”

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the sisters acknowledged that their familial bond has helped them to withstand the ups and downs of the music industry.

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“No matter what else is going on in the other parts of our lives, when we play together we always communicate just the same way we did as when we were little kids,” Ann told the magazine. “And now we’re in our sixties — we’re, like, grown-up women. I’m a grandmother! But we step outside of that when we play. We become children again. It’s an amazing thing to be able to access that simplicity and purity with another person.”

Heart’s new album, Beautiful Broken, is out now. Check out the video above and see what other gems of advice Ann gives Us!

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