Ben Smith

This super nice guy posed for a picture for me....then went off directly after this pic to step on stage in front of thousands of fans....Ben Smith...drummer supreme for the rock group "Heart". ( Maybe you'll remember one of their 35  million recordings sold worldwide, such as Barracuda, These Dreams, Heartless, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Magic Man....just to name a few ).

Ben came in and did a giant drum lesson and I was lucky enough to see him in a small setting. I've been fortunate to attend drum clinics up close and personal for drummers that have played with Michael Jackson, Lional Ritchie, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, David Lee Roth...the list goes on....
But Ben Smith's clinic was the best in my opinion...why? Because he was one of the friendliest, and didn't JUST do long winded drum solos..( though his solos are incredible!). Ben spent time talking about the psychology of the business, and talked about simplicity, dependability, and a great listener with interaction.......thanks are one very cool guy!
Ben Smith, drummer for Heart