Hale performing with Halestorm in 2014
|Birth name||Elizabeth Hale|
|Born||Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Hard rock, alternative metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano|
Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale has been actively writing and performing original music since 1997 when she was 13 years old. Both Lzzy and her younger brother, Arejay, started learning piano at the age of 5; Lzzy later progressed to a keytar and Arejay to the drums. Lzzy began learning to play the guitar at 16. The teen siblings released an EP titled Don't Mess With the Time Man in 1999, marking Lzzy's first appearance as a recording artist/lead vocalist. Lzzy has since enjoyed good success as not only Halestorm's lead singer, but also with guest appearances with artists such as Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Seether and Adrenaline Mob. On July 21, 2010 she appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Halestorm, performing "Familiar Taste of Poison". In 2012, on the Carnival of Madness tour, she performed the Halestorm song "Break in" with Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee. Also, on the Alter Bridge Fortress tour, she performed Watch Over You with Myles Kennedy on select dates.
Lzzy Hale lent her vocals to a reworked version of the Shinedown song "Shed Some Light" from the 2005 album Us and Them. Lzzy and Shinedown's Brent Smith performed the song live on one occasion. Lzzy also appeared in the Shinedown song "Breaking Inside." On September 5, 2007, Halestorm appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as part of the "Jaywalking" segment. On July 21, 2010 they appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "Familiar Taste of Poison".
Lzzy has recently become one of many artists to feature on the Dio tribute album - Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life released 25 March 2014. Along with the rest of Halestorm she recorded track 5 of the album "Straight Through The Heart".
In 2014, Lzzy was featured in the title track of violinist Lindsey Stirling's album, Shatter Me. Also in 2014, Lzzy and Eric Church performed a duet of his hit That's Damn Rock & Roll, a track from his latest album, at the CMT Music Awards and the CMA Music Festival.
The Gibson guitar company has announced the release of a Lzzy Hale Signature Gibson Guitar on September, 2014. It is manufactured by Gibson USA and closely matches the white Explorer Gibson made for her in 2012. The production model doesn't have a bound headstock, has only a one layer binding on the neck, and the knobs are standard gold speed knobs. It comes with Classic 57/Classic 57 Plus pickups and locking gold hardware.
- Tree Riddle (May 11, 2012) Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Unveils Signature Gibson Guitar Via Twitter. Loudwire
- "Halestorm on The Tonight Show". The Patriot News. September 4, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "Halestorm Had A Thunderous Performance". nbc.com. July 22, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "TONIGHT: Halestorm on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". July 21, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "Halestorm on The Tonight Show". The Patriot News. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- "Halestorm Had A Thunderous Performance". nbc.com. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- "TONIGHT: Halestorm on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2012-03-07.