STEVE PRIEST'S SWEET Guitarist STUART SMITH Reports From Earthquake-Devastated Chile

Los Angeles-based guitarist Stuart Smith, a classically-trained former axeman for the bands SIDEWINDER and HEAVEN & EARTH and current member of STEVE PRIEST'S SWEET, was visiting Chile with his family at the time of Saturday's massive magnitude 8.8 quake, one of the strongest on record. At least 723 people were killed, the government said, and many remained missing, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Smith spoke by phone with Fox News 11 about his experience in Chile and offered a first-hand report on the current situation in the country's capital, Santiago.

Watch the segment below.

Stuart Smith joined Steve Priest's version of THE SWEET in January 2008. L.A. native Richie Onori, Smith's bandmate in HEAVEN & EARTH, was brought in on drums. The keyboards spot was manned by ex-CROW and WORLD CLASSIC ROCKERS member Stevie Stewart. Vocalist Joe Retta was brought in to round out the lineup.

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