Q&A - Did you still remain partners in Heart the "corporation"?


From a business perspective, you were a partner in Heart as a corporation and were a major stakeholder. When you left the band as a performer and Mike as a primary person of Heart did you still remain partners in Heart the "corporation" (aside from publishing) or do they arrange a type of severance or buyout of your shares? 

Thanks!! -Gerard V.


Thanks for the question, Vincent.

We’ll have a lot of history to cover in our dual autobiography, BROS, which will go into more detail about our business relationship.

There was a gradual severance in our participation in the corporation, but we remain recipients of shares of the content we helped create. It’s truly amazing how well Heart has stood up against Time. We are very grateful :-) -Rog

Q&A - I don't really have a question right now just wanna say that you have some of my favorite licks and solos of all time !

Q&A - I don't really have a question right now just wanna say that you have some of my favorite licks and solos of all time !

To me, it boils down to LOVE. When someone is so engaged; enmeshed; addicted to; obsessed by; in love with what they do, they get good at it. When that love spills over to others who share those feelings, they band together and, with luck, create greatness. Then, with luck, the greatness finds itself in the hands of others who share the love of the craft to the degree they have become adept at getting it out to the world. Once out in the world, with luck, it catches on.

Q&A - Song Writing Now vs. the 70s

The music you create now with your brother Michael vs the music you created in the past together, it’s a significant style change but I’ve noticed the earthy vibe is still the same. Was there an evolution, either personally or professionally that caused this shift into a more outward holistic version of yourselves or was this really what you wanted to produce all along? Thank you. -Cole G.

RF: Thanks, Cole.

You’re only referring to music that’s been released, which is the tip of a large iceberg.

We have hundreds of unreleased songs which span several genres, mixing styles and experimentation.

The “earthy vibe” you mention is the result of who and what Mike and I are: two guys who love the woods, mountains, ocean, and Nature in general. I think our deep caring for this place we all call home comes through in everything we do.

Our last album, ALL TOLD, reflects the styles we were working with at the time, and consequently the artists we chose to work with, which resulted in an eclectic-but-focused world perspective which reeks of originality.

I’m excited to see what everyone thinks of the new album, HEART OF THE BLUES!