Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • “Almost Famous” turns 21 this year with a variety of updated and expanded new versions of both the movie and its soundtrack. The 2000 film was written and directed by Cameron Crowe, with songs and score by his then-wife Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • The fictional band Stillwater in the movie “Almost Famous.” Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart wrote songs for the band to play in the movie. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Kate Hudson as Penny Lane and Patrick Fugit as William Miller in a scene from “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in the movie “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Anna Paquin as Polexia Aphrodisia, Fairuza Balk as Sapphire, and Bijou Phillips as Estrella Starr in the movie “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

  • Zooey Deschanel as Anita Miller and Patrick Fugit as William Miller in “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

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    Wilson composed the score for the film as she previously had for other Crowe projects including “Jerry McGuire,” and the new expanded versions of the soundtrack give those instrumental pieces, some of them released here for the first time, new life.

    In addition, Wilson also recently released her first-ever solo album, “You and Me,” which features her own original songs alongside covers of artists such as

    Cameron Crowe already had nearly everything he needed when he set out to make his 2000 film “Almost Famous.” The movie about a 15-year-old journalist on the road for Rolling Stone magazine in the ’70s was based on the writer-director’s own life, after all.

    And what he didn’t have — the rock ‘n’ roll sound of the movie’s rock band Stillwater — he knew where to get. Who better than his then-wife Nancy Wilson, the guitarist and singer in the hard-rocking band Heart, which rose to real-life fame around the same time as the fictional band of the film?

    “Being partnered up with Cameron Crowe at the time, he’s got such a vision, particularly for this film,” Wilson says recently as “Almost Famous” arrived this month in splashy new versions of the film and soundtrack.

    “The authenticity of the rock band experience, the road experience,” she says. “I, of course, was kind of well-versed in myself.”

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

    “Almost Famous” turns 21 this year with a variety of updated and expanded new versions of both the movie and its soundtrack. The 2000 film was written and directed by Cameron Crowe, with songs and score by his then-wife Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

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    The fictional band Stillwater in the movie “Almost Famous.” Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart wrote songs for the band to play in the movie. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

    Kate Hudson as Penny Lane and Patrick Fugit as William Miller in a scene from “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

    Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in the movie “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

    Nancy Wilson, guitarist and singer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, released her debut solo album “You and Me” in May. (Photo by Jeremy Danger)

    Anna Paquin as Polexia Aphrodisia, Fairuza Balk as Sapphire, and Bijou Phillips as Estrella Starr in the movie “Almost Famous.” (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

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