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On July 8, 2016.

On July 8, 2016, “Concord” label released “Beautiful Broken”, the sixteenth Heart studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Tom Tom” in Budapest, Hungary, and was produced by Dan Rothchild and Nancy Wilson.


  • Ann Wilson – lead and background vocals, autoharp
  • Nancy Wilson – lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bowed acoustic guitar, marxophone, autoharp, handclaps, whispers 
  • Ben Smith – drums, percussion, claps, snaps
  • Craig Bartock – acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string acoustic guitar,  percussive guitar, claps, snaps, backing vocals
  • Chris Joyner – synthesizers, piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, field organ, nylon-string guitar 
  • Dan Rothchild – bass, Moog bass, upright bass, additional synthesizer, Hammond B3, additional piano, acoustic and electric guitar, , percussion, textures, handclaps
  • James Hetfield – lead and background vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement
  • Hungarian Studio Orchestra – strings
  • Péter Illényi – conducting
  • Péter Kanyurszky – concertmaster
  • Ken Sluiter – additional textures, claps, snaps
  • Billy Mims – claps, snaps
  • Dwight Mikkelsen – copyist
  • Ken Sluiter – engineering, mixing
  • Bill Mims – additional engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering engineering assistance
  • Chris Claypool – engineering assistance
  • Geoff Neal – engineering assistance
  • Greg Fidelman – additional engineering
  • Kurina Tamás – strings recording engineering
  • Brian McGuffey – artwork
  • Nancy Wilson – art direction
  • Anna Knowlden – photography
  • Dan Rothchild – photography

Track listing:

  1. Beautiful Version – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Ben Mink, James Alan Hetfield
  2. Two – Shafer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Adam “Royal Z’ Waldman
  3. Sweet Darlin – Ann Wilson
  4. I Jump – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Dan Rothchild
  5. Johnny Moon – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  6. Heaven – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  7. City’s Burning – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  8. Down on Me – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  9. One Word – Nancy Wilson
  10. Language of Love – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis

On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.


On May 2, 2020.

On May 2, 2020, Richie Cole died aged 72. He was composer, arranger and musician (saxophone), began to play alto saxophone when he was ten years old, encouraged by his father, who owned a jazz club in New Jersey. In the 70’ he created his own “alto madness” bebop style. In the 90’s he formed The Alto Madness Orchestra. Cole recorded and performed with many musicians such as Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Eddie Jefferson, Nancy Wilson, Tom Waits, The Manhattan Transfer, Hank Crawford,  Freddie Hubbard, Eric Kloss, Bobby Enriquez, Phil Woods, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Greg Abate, Les DeMerle, Allan Harris, Jim Holman, Vic Juris, Peter Lauffer, Oliver Nelson, Anita O’Day, Red Rodney, Janine Santana, Mark Murphy, Sonny Stitt and Boots Randolph. In 2005, Cole was awarded the “State of California Congressional Certificate of Lifetime Achievement in Jazz” on behalf of the “Temecula Jazz Society”.