Lzzy Hale

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Lzzy Hale
Lzzy Hale 2014.jpg
Hale performing with Halestorm in 2014
Background information
Birth name Elizabeth Hale
Born Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1997–present

Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and front-woman of the American hard rock band Halestorm. She has been with the band since its inception in 1997.

History[edit]

Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale has been actively writing and performing original music since 1997 when she was 13 years old.[citation needed] Both Hale and her younger brother, Arejay, started learning piano at the age of 5; She later progressed to a Guitar and Arejay to the Drums. She began learning to play the guitar at 16.[citation needed] The teen siblings released an EP titled Don't Mess With the Time Man in 1999, marking Hale's first appearance as a recording artist and lead vocalist.[citation needed] She has since enjoyed significant success as not only Halestorm's lead singer, but also with guest appearances alongside artists such as Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Seether and Adrenaline Mob.[1][2]

On July 21, 2010 she appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Halestorm, performing "Familiar Taste of Poison".[3][4] In 2012, on the Carnival of Madness tour, she performed the Halestorm song "Break in" with Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee.[citation needed] Also, on the Alter Bridge Fortress tour, she performed "Watch Over You" with Myles Kennedy on select dates.[citation needed]

Hale lent her vocals to a reworked version of the Shinedown song "Shed Some Light" from the 2005 album Us and Them. Hale and Shinedown's Brent Smith performed the song live on one occasion.[citation needed] She also sang on Shinedown song "Breaking Inside". On September 5, 2007, Halestorm appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[5] as part of the "Jaywalking" segment. On July 21, 2010 the band appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "Familiar Taste of Poison".[6][7]

Hale was featured on Device's cover song "Close My Eyes Forever" with singer David Draiman on Device, released on April 9, 2013.[citation needed]

Halestorm was the last band to share the stage with Ronnie James Dio for his final performance on August 29, 2009, as they opened for Heaven And Hell at Atlantic City's House Of Blues.[8][9][better source needed] Hale is one of many artists to feature on the Dio tribute album, Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life, released March 25, 2014. Along with the rest of Halestorm she recorded track 5 of the album, "Straight Through the Heart".[citation needed]

In 2014, she was featured in the title track of violinist Lindsey Stirling's album, Shatter Me. [10]

Also in 2014, Hale performed with Eric Church at both the CMA Music Festival[11] and for a duet of Church's song "That's Damn Rock & Roll" at the CMT Music Awards.[12]

The Gibson Guitar Corporation announced the release of a Lzzy Hale Signature Gibson Guitar in 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.[citation needed]

Revolver Magazine[edit]

In the December 2009 issue of Revolver magazine, Hale appeared on the cover alongside Landmine Marathon vocalist Grace Perry as one of the "Hottest Chicks in Metal".[13] For most years since, Hale has been listed as one of the magazine's "Hottest" either in the magazine and/or in its Hottest Chicks calendar. For the magazine's February/March 2015 issue, Hale appeared alone on the cover for both a feature article and once more as one of Revolver's "25 hottest chicks in hard rock and metal".[14]

Hale has also written the advice column "Ask Lzzy" for Revolver.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tree Riddle (May 11, 2012). "Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Unveils Signature Gibson Guitar Via Twitter". Loudwire. 
  2. ^ "Halestorm on The Tonight Show". The Patriot News. September 4, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Halestorm Had A Thunderous Performance". nbc.com. July 22, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "TONIGHT: Halestorm on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". July 21, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Halestorm on The Tonight Show". The Patriot News. September 4, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Halestorm Had A Thunderous Performance". nbc.com. July 22, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "TONIGHT: Halestorm on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". July 21, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ronnie James Dio's Final Concert - Aug 29, 2009". YouTube. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm - Aug 29, 2009". YouTube. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lindsey Stirling's Shatter Me Video featuring Lzzy Hale on vocals". 
  11. ^ "Country rocks your summer on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 on ABC". CMA World. CMA Digital. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "That's Damn Rock & Roll (From 2014 CMT Music Awards)". CMT. Country Music Television, Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Revolver's hottest chicks in metal of all time issue on stands now!!!". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "New Issue Preview: Revolver February/March 2015". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Hale, Lzzy. "Ask Lzzy". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media.