Out today (May 7th) is You And Me, the debut solo album from Heart's Nancy Wilson. The album was recorded at the guitarist's home studio in California with guests contributing remotely. In addition to new original tunes, Wilson teams up with Sammy Hagar for a new take on Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Boxer,” along with covers Pearl Jam's “Daughter,” Bruce Springsteen's “The Rising,” and the Cranberries' “Dreams” — featuring Liv Warfield best known from her work with Prince's New Power Generation, and Wilson's side-band, Roadcase Royale.
Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins are featured on the album's rocker “Party At The Angel Ballroom,” with Wilson paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen on the new original, titled, “4 Edward.”
Wilson spoke to Rolling Stone and gave the backstory to some of the album's tracks: “I had previously come to Taylor Hawkins’ home studio to sing vocals on his great solo album Get The Money. When I later asked him if he had any jams in his back pocket, he sent me the jam he’d recorded with Duff. Such a great energy. So I rearranged it and finished it. Then Taylor added his great background vocals.”