HALESTORM'S LZZY HALE CHATS TO FRONT MAGAZINE ABOUT THE BAND'S NEW ALBUM, GLEE, STINKY PANTS AND STRANGE GIGS...
Posted on April 26, 2012
FRONT Magazine had a conversation with Lzzy Hale from HALESTORM recently and by the end of it, the mag decided that had it gone on any further it would clearly have involved them 'trying to ask her out while crying, because she’s fucking cool as shit'! Check out an extract below:
Hi Lzzy, where are you?
I’m in the States actually, I’m visiting family and all that, so hanging out with my mum. I’m used to being on the road dealing with other people’s schedules, so it’s strange. I told my manager, “Can you send me a schedule, so I know to eat lunch around noon and fit a shower in here and there?”
How are things generally for the band at the moment?
Really exciting actually. I love this, it’s such an amazing milestone – even though it’s small, it’s a milestone for us – to actually release a second record. And, you know, we’ve never been here before, never had a second record before. It’s really exciting. There’ve been a couple of things that have happened that have been a little strange. Like, we had one of our songs on the show Glee. We’ve got tours coming up, the record’s going to be released, and we’re releasing videos. It’s neat, this is what I love about this business, you never really know what’s going to happen, and the anticipation is killing me.
The Glee thing seems insane. How did that come about?
It was strange. It was definitely one of the strangest things and probably one of the most exciting things that we’ve ever done as a band. Generally, you know, we’re a rock band. I don’t really watch the show and I didn’t really realise how huge it was. But the wonderful thing that happened was that we released a song and then everyone watched Glee, and it’s just amazing, we went to number one on iTunes for like a week, we made our Billboard Top 100 debut, and I’m getting like, 100 followers a day on Twitter. A lot of things have happened just from being able to expose yourself to people that wouldn’t usually seek you out, you know.
The number of people that watch that show is mindblowing, it’s like fucking everywhere.
Yeah, but also the type of people. I find that now I’m getting to talk to a lot of little kids that didn’t really know who we were, because obviously it’s more of a pop culture type of thing. So it’s just being able to break though to another genre but still being yourself. It’s very cool, I don’t mind it at all.
Moving on from hygiene, with all the places you’ve played and everywhere you’ve toured, is there anywhere people may not expect there to be an awesome crowd where there are, or vice versa? Or anywhere you really really look forward heading back to and playing at or anywhere you like dread?
There hasn’t been a whole lot of places that I dreaded going back to, and usually that wasn’t because of the crowd but because of the club owner or something like that. But the strangest situation I think I’ve ever been to crowd wise was going to Japan. It was very good but very strange. You know when you go to a concert and you’re waiting in the audience for the show to start, there’s house music going on, people are talking, maybe a few drunk people, whatever, there’s noise. In Japan, there’s none of that. We played the Loud Park Festival in Japan, in the Super Arena, it was a big place. And we walked on to the stage to get ready to go on and it was completely silent. There was no music playing, the audience were just waiting and not talking to each other and I turned to the guys and was just like, “I don’t know, this might not be good”. It was just so odd.
Like an eerie, post-apocalyptic thing?
It was very eerie. I was like, “I’m a little creeped out by this”. And then we started the show and when the first note hit, everyone went nuts. They were all singing along, it was amazing and crazy. But when we stopped the song, they would just be listening intently to what I had to say until we started up again. It was very strange but it was very cool at the same time. It was like really formal partying.
Like the musical chairs of partying.
Yeah, haha! When the clock hits this – we party.
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