Ben Smith Performing Beautiful Broken With Heart at Royal Albert Hall June 2016

Check out Ben's performance with Heart on Beautiful Broken from "Heart Live at the Royal Albert Hall" recorded June 20, 2016 in London.  In addition to Beautiful Broken, Heart is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on several tracks including These Dreams, Alone, and What about Love.  You can also hear reinvented versions of Dreamboat Annie, and Magic Man, along [...]

Heart’s “Beautiful Broken” Reviewed by Something Else

(Read Full Article by Something Else) Since the 1975 release of their debut LP Steamboat Annie, Heart has forged their own path in rock history. Founders Ann and Nancy Wilson shattered gender stereotypes with their hard-charging style, earning the respect of the then male-dominated world of hard rock. More than 40 years later, they look back [...]

Ben Here! For the Love of Starting a Tour! Part 2 of 2

Continued from July 12th blog: Ben Here! for the Love of Starting a tour part 1 of 2 ...After it's all out on stage, the audio guys go through each microphone and DI input in their separate consoles and make sure it's all working.  Then our backline techs test each instrument line, amp and DI [...]

Ben Here! For The Love of Starting a Tour! (Part 1 of 2)

Today I had the opportunity to see lots of old friends from the road.  The touring electricians and lighting people, the audio team, our backline techs, production and tour managers, musicians, truck and bus drivers, and local production and stage people here in Detroit.  Our Rock Hall Free For All tour with Heart, Joan Jett [...]

Get Ready for Some Ben Time with the Rock Hall Three for All Tour!

The Rock Hall Three for All Tour featuring Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick, kicks off July 14th in Clarkston, MI.   Next stop St. Louis, MO  7/16,  Noblesville, IN,  7/17, and Chicago, IL  on 7/19. Check out the Calendar for complete tour dates, this is going to be a wild ride!

Ben Here: For the Love of Music

Musicians love to perform. For us, trading musical energy between the musicians sharing it with the crowd is how we express so many of our emotions. Anytime I have the opportunity to play a show, whether is a big place to play with Heart, or a smaller one, I'm so grateful to get to fill my heart with [...]

Man, it’s been a busy year already! (Part 2 of 2)

( Continued from previous post...) After a busy first few months of 2016, I leapt onto The Ann Wilson Thing for another week of shows around the northeast US.  We played Harrisburg, PA a couple of nights ago, now onto West Hampton, NY, Ridgefield, CT, and Annapolis, MD. Next we have shows around the US and then [...]

Man, it’s been a busy year already! (Part 1 of 2)

We started a Heart record in January which is almost mixed and finished. We did it in LA with great studios and engineers, some fun takes on deep Heart cuts and some new songs too! After several other shows in January and February, Heart took a lively and fun trip in March, 2016 through Canada [...]

Rolling Stone Magazine Announces Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, & Cheap Trick Tour

Rolling Stone Magazine reported a 31-date tour with Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick kicking off "Rock Hall Three for All." The tour begins July 14 at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson, Michigan. Read Full Article Here See Tour Calendar Here