Since 2009, Halestorm has established themselves as one of the top rock bands of the last decade. On July 27th, the band released their 4th studio effort titled “Vicious.” BackstageAxxess recently took part in a conference call with both Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger from Halestorm to talk about the new disc and all things Halestorm. We asked a few questions and got their opinion on the direction they wanted to take with ‘Vicious.” we also talked about what songs were the most enjoyable and most difficult to make. We also get Lzzy’s opinion if the disc has any relevance to her being a woman in the music business. See what her take on that is.
Enjoy a nice conversation with our old friends Lzzy and Joe from Halestorm!
We would like to thank Ashley White of Ashley White Public Relations for setting up the interview with Lzzy and Joe. For more information on the new record “Vicious” and everything Halestorm, please go here: Halestorm.
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When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do.
My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows:
1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96
2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03
3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05
4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89
5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06
The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.