By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

So, there’s little doubting the impact that highly successful female-fronted rock bands such as Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have since had on generations of artists who’ve followed them.

And it’s also apropos that these two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acts would be paired together on a national tour that made a stop Saturday in Grand Rapids, their final night together.