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New Video from Roadcase Royale, “Cover Each Other”

Roadcase Royale, the new band led by Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield, with Ben Smith, Ryan Waters, Dan Rothchild, and Chris Joyner, have released a new video for their song "Cover Each Other", from the album First Things First. Check it out!

Check It, ROADCASE ROYALE Featured in Guitar World, Interview with Nancy Wilson

Roadcase Royale—a new band fronted by Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield—has a background that’s rich in rock and R&B. The band also includes Ryan Waters, Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director, and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (drums) and Chris (keyboards). http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/nancy-wilson-talks-new-side-project-roadcase-royale-and-rocking-against-ms/30902    

Ben’s New Band Roadcase Royale! Featured in PASTE Magazine

Check out Roadcase Royale featured in PASTE magazine. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/roadcase-royale-get-loud.html Roadcase Royale debuted it's song Get Loud at the Austin Women's March, January 20th. They will be performing at the Rock Against MS Benefit and Award Show, honoring Richard Pryor, March 25th at the Los Angeles Theater.   https://www.facebook.com/RockAgainstMSFoundation Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1433377

Roadcase Royale Video Premieres in Rolling Stone Magazine Featuring Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield Check It Out

Ben's new band ROADCASE ROYALE was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine with an exclusive release of their video for their song "Get Loud!". ROADCASE ROYALE is led by Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield, with Ben Smith, Chris Joyner, Ryan Waters, and Dan Rothchild. You can read the full article Rolling Stone Magazine features "Get Loud" by Roadcase Royale [...]

Ben HERE!: For the Love of Starting a Band!

Ben Smith, Liv Wafrield, Chris Joyner, Nancy Wilson, Ryan Waters, and Dan Rothchild Recently I was invited by Nancy Wilson of Heart to join her and Liv Warfield in a new band.  "Roadcase" is the name, with my extremely talented bandmates Ryan Waters, Dan Rothchild, and Chris Joyner. Having worked with Ann and [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Recording at Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles for The Ann Wilson Thing

I had a REALLY fun day recording "For What It's Worth" which is on The Ann Wilson Thing's upcoming release.... I flew in to Los Angeles at around 9:30am (oooo, 6am flight) to get to the fantastic Nightbird Studios in West Hollywood.  I was met by the handsome and talented Greg Crane from Yamaha drums.  [...]