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On The Beat with Ben Smith of Roadcase Royale and Heart: Talks New Band and Debut CD

Hey everyone in Modern Drummer land, Ben Smith here! I’m happy and honored Billy Amendola asked me to put something together for this “On The Beat!” I’m currently on the road with Roadcase Royale, a band featuring Heart’s Nancy Wilson…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2017

PMC Announces Drum Roadie for a Day Winner

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has announced that the International Drum Month (IDM) “Drum Roadie for a Day” winner is Eric Austin, 23, of Springfield, IL. The 2014 IDM grand prize package included an all-access backstage experience with Yamaha artist/drummer…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2014

Heart’s Ben Smith to Give Free Online Drum Lesson at

Ben Smith, drummer for the legendary rock band Heart, will be teaching a free online drum lesson, titled “The Groove & Flow,” at on Monday, March 17, 2014, starting at 4 p.m. PDT. Drummers can watch the lesson, submit…

Modern Drummer
Mar 13, 2014

Heart’s Ben Smith

I’m very happy to post a note on the MD blog about Heart’s new recording. I recently got a call from Ann and Nancy Wilson–my sisters in Heart–to come track some drums in L.A. for a new studio album, as…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2009