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Ben Here! For the Love of Doing what we Love

It has been an amazing and thought-provoking New Year. I'm grateful, happy and inspired about life these days, it's so cool to be present enough to realize it. Realize, you know, to; 1. become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly 2. cause (something desired or anticipated) to happen I think about my [...]

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 Recording with Heart & The Ann Wilson Thing!

There's nothing like showing up at a world-famous recording studio and knowing that fun music will happen! One of the things that inspires me the most is working on good songs with talented writers, engineers, and performers.  The thrill that comes from knowing that I get to do what I love is what motivates me [...]

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 [...]

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! Magical Musical World Tour

Royal Albert Hall as seen from the Drummer's Nest People all over the planet love to experience live music. I’ve seen it, felt it, and loved them back. Heart is gigging a run of shows in the UK this week.  After arriving in London a couple of days ago, it has been very clear to [...]

From the Drummer’s Nest – The Ann Wilson Thing

Our next foray into TAWT shows is coming right up, with an Arizona/California run that will be a blast! For me, the big take-away of playing with The Ann Wilson Thing is not only the opportunity to perform with Ann Wilson, a world-class vocal artist fronting the band and making it all happen, but also how fun [...]

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From the Drummer’s Nest – The Ann Wilson Thing

Our next foray into TAWT shows is coming right up, with an Arizona/California run that will be a blast! For me, the big take-away of playing with The Ann Wilson Thing is not only the opportunity to perform with Ann Wilson, a world-class vocal artist fronting the band and making it all happen, but also how fun [...]

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 [...]