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Ann Wilson has unveiled details of a new musical project she’s working on.

In an email to her fans, the Heart singer said the album has the tentative working title of ‘PDG’ (Project Dead Guys) and, as the title suggests, it will feature covers of songs by music icons who have died in recent years.

Artists who will be covered on the album include Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen; all of whom died in the last 24 months.

Ann wrote: “In this new year, you may have seen a "coming soon" message and new image on our social media sites.

“There are a lot of changes in the works. I am most excited about the recording endeavour we have just begun that has a working title, 'PDG' (project dead guys).

“It's 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 honour these great artists is my deepest pleasure and Mike Flicker (Original Heart producer; Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, & Bebe le Strange etc.) 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!”

Alongside recording the new album, Ann is playing select US and Canada dates in January, February and April.