Lzzy Hale says Halestorm is “all I’ve ever wanted to do in life”
She discussed what it means to her to be able to deliver strong performances vocally.
“I can count on less than five fingers the things I can do well, so I'm just going to stick to those,” Hale said. “It's literally all I've ever wanted to do in life is sing and play and get out there and rock. It's very humbling to hear that kind of feedback.”
She also talked about the band’s set at Download and how special it was.
"It was awesome. My little bro and I had this kind of moment together because we've been in Halestorm since we were teenagers,” she said. “It's been like 22 years of Halestorm— don't do the math. ... But it's been a long time.”
“When we were in middle school and all of our teachers said, 'This is a stupid idea. Why are you going into music? Especially rock and roll. There's no guarantee and you should really do something else as a backup plan,’” she continued. “We were, like, 'Hell no! We're not doing that.' My little bro turns to me right before we go on: 'Hey, look at those people out there. There's a sea of people.' It proves yes, we were crazy, but we were not stupid and this was a good idea. This is all the life that we need.”
Hale also revealed why she always wears high heels on stage even though she knows she’s bound to fall sooner or later.
"In 2011, I think we were out with, I think it was Hellyeah and Staind. The guys in that band literally bought me Chuck Taylors because they got kind of sick of me walking around in heels,” Hale said.
“So, they're, like, 'Please, for a couple of shows, wear Chuck Taylors.' That was the one and only time… I wore Chuck Taylor's for a couple shows and the second show I wore the Chuck Taylors, that was the one and only time I fell onstage. I haven't really bit it onstage in high heels yet. It will happen. It's not about if, it's about when.”
You can watch the entire interview below.
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Hale spoke at Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival about the upcoming tour and her fandom of the legendary rocker in general.
“I’m so excited,” Hale said. “We’re ticking that off the bucket list. We’ve done a couple one-off shows with him over the years, and we’ve gotten to know him and his family, but this is the first time we’re on a full-fledged tour with him.”
She continued to talk about what Cooper means to her on a personal level.
“Alice Cooper was the reason that I found out I was not cool when I was a kid,” she said. “My parents moved to a new place when I was 11 years old. At this point in time, I loved Alice Cooper. I loved Dio and Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Vanilla Fudge, that kind of thing. Moving to a new place, don’t know anybody there, a couple of neighborhood girls invite me to a sleepover. They’re like ‘Bring some of your favorite CDs. We’re going to listen to every bodys favorite music and do each other’s makeup,’ that whole thing.”
“I’m 11 and I end up bringing to the sleepover Alice Cooper’s ‘Love It To Death’ and DIO’s ‘Holy Driver.’ This is ‘96 so this is TLC, Backstreet Boys, that kind of thing. They’re playing ‘Waterfalls’ and there’s a bunch of other things going on. ‘Oh let’s listen to Liz’s CD.’ Put in the Alice Cooper CD. We didn’t make it past the first chorus. They’re like ‘Let’s put another CD back on.’”
“I remember going back home and Dad was like ‘How was the sleepover?’” she continued. “I’m like ‘It was fun but they didn’t like my music.’ Dad’s like ‘That’s good.’ I’m like, ‘Why is that good? They don’t like my music.’ He’s like, ‘They like all of that music because it’s on the radio and people in school think you’re supposed to like it. You love this CD — you love Alice Cooper — because you really love it. It’s a part of you.’”
You can listen to Hale’s full interview below.
The guitar the young fan received was Hale’s new signature Epiphone explorer model which was unveiled last week.
Hale said in an interview that she “always feels like a rockstar” with her Epiphone and hopes “anyone who picks it up feels like a rock star, too.” “I would encourage them to make a lot of noise with it because that’s currently what I’m doing,” she continued.
We’re hoping the young fan has plenty of opportunities to use her new axe to make plenty of noise just like Hale.
You can see the full list of the tour dates with Alice Cooper below as well.
07/17 — Allentown, PA @ PPL Center^
07/19 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion^
07/20 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre^
07/21 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/23 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center^
07/25 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/26 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^
07/28 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre^
07/29 — Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center^
07/31 — Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^
08/01 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
08/04 — Nashville, TN @ The Opry House^
08/07 — Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC^
08/08 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts^
08/10 — Portland, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row^
08/11 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
08/13 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live^
08/15 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
08/16 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
08/31 — Grand Island, NE @ Ramblin Man Fair #
# Festival date
^ Alice Cooper, Motionless In White
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