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Nancy Wilson's First Solo Album to Feature Eddie Van Halen Tribute, Sammy Hagar Guest Spot

Nancy Wilson
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It may only be February, but Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has already had a busy 2021. 

Back in January, she unveiled her first-ever collaboration with Epiphone, the Nighthawk-influenced Fanatic signature guitar.  

Now, Wilson is gearing up to release her first-ever solo album, You and Me. Set for a May 7 release via Carry On Music, the album will feature guest spots from the likes of Sammy Hagar, Duff McKagan, Taylor Hawkins, and Liv Warfield.

You can check out its first single, a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising," below.

Additionally, the album closes with a tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen. Titled “4 Edward,” the piece was inspired by an interaction Wilson had with Eddie when Heart was on tour with Van Halen.

Having asked Eddie why he never played an acoustic on stage, Eddie replied that he didn't even own an acoustic guitar. Wilson soon fixed that, gifting Eddie an acoustic that he would use to write a song that "stole Wilson's heart." “4 Edward” is Wilson's way of returning the favor.

You can check out You and Me's cover art and track list below. 

The cover of Nancy Wilson's solo debut, 'You and Me'

(Image credit: Carry On Music)

Nancy Wilson – You and Me:

1. You and Me
2. The Rising
3.  I’ll Find You
4.  Daughter
5.  Party at the Angel Ballroom (with Duff McKagan & Taylor Hawkins)
6.  The Boxer (with Sammy Hagar)
7.  Walk Away
8.  The Inbetween
9.  Dreams (with Liv Warfield)
10.  The Dragon
11.  We Meet Again
12.  4 Edward

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.