Halestorm

Halestorm

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Halestorm

Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania.[1] The group's self-titled debut album was released on April 28, 2009 through Atlantic Records. Their second album is set for release on April 10, 2012.

History

Siblings Arejay and Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale have been actively writing and performing original music since 1997 when they were 10 and 13 years old, respectively. Both brother and sister started learning piano at the age of 5; Lzzy later progressed to a keytar and Arejay to the drums. Lzzy took guitar lessons at 16. The teen siblings released an EP titled Don't Mess With the Time Man in 2000. In Halestorm's earliest incarnation, Lzzy and Arejay's father Roger Hale played bass before Josh Smith joined the group in 2004. Guitarist Joe Hottinger joined in 2003.

The group signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records on June 28, 2005 and released a live EP titled One and Done. The EP, now out of print, featured an early live version of "It's Not You." Their self-titled debut album was released on April 28, 2009. The song "I Get Off" served as the album's lead single and has gained heavy radio play. Both the song and video for their second single, "It's Not You", were released in late November 2009. Singles and videos for "Love/Hate Heartbreak" and "Familiar Taste of Poison" were released in 2010.[2]

Halestorm is well-known for their near non-stop touring, often performing as many as 250 shows a year.[3][4] Since 2006 they have toured with many hard rock and heavy metal acts including Chevelle, Seether, Staind, Papa Roach, Trapt, Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Disturbed, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Hellyeah, and Heaven & Hell. Halestorm appeared on the first annual Rockstar Energy drink Uproar Festival,[5], and in October 2010 the band traveled to Japan to participate in the Loud Park Festival.[6] Halestorm also appeared on the 2010 Taste of Chaos tour.

On November 16, 2010 Halestorm released a live CD/DVD entitled Live in Philly 2010, which was recorded at The TLA in Philadelphia in early 2010.[7] On March 22, 2011, Halestorm released an EP called ReAnimate containing covers of songs of different genres, including "Out Ta Get Me" by Guns N' Roses, "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, and the first single "Slave to the Grind" by Skid Row.

On January 24, 2012, Halestorm released the EP Hello, It's Mz. Hyde, a sneak preview of four songs from their upcoming studio album. Their second full length album, The Strange Case Of... is set for release on April 10, 2012.[8]

On the Season 3 episode of Glee, their song "Here's to Us" was covered by Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) and the New Directions.

Appearances

Halestorm was the featured artist on the cover of Origivation magazine in October 2006 and appeared on the cover of Pennsylvania Musician magazine three times (August 1999, March 2000, and February 2003). Lzzy Hale appeared on the cover of Revolver magazine along with Grace Perry from Landmine Marathon in their December 2009 edition of the "Hottest Chicks in Metal". Lzzy Hale has also been noted for her use of Gibson Guitars.[9] Arejay Hale was featured in the June 2010 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, and is endorsed by Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Pro-Mark Drumsticks.

Lzzy Hale lent her vocals to a reworked version of the Shinedown song "Shed Some Light" from the album Us and Them, although this version was never officially released and only saw a small amount of play on a few radio stations located within the band's home state of Pennsylvania and WRIF out of Detroit. The song received significant airplay in Chicago on radio station WIIL. Lzzy and Brent Smith have since performed the song LIVE only one time since the recording of the song on May 21, 2009 at a club called The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She also lent her vocals to the Shinedown song "Breaking Inside" which was released with the song and music video "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" on iTunes.

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 as the musical guest, performing "Familiar Taste of Poison".

Lzzy Hale appeared on Black Stone Cherry's album Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea as a backup vocalist on the songs "Such a Shame" and "Won't Let Go".

On February 21, 2012 Halestorms' song "Here's to Us" was sung on an episode of Glee during the regionals competition portion of the show. The song was sung by actress Lea Michele who plays Rachel Berry on the show.

Band members

Current Members
  • Lzzy Hale - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, keyboard (1998present)
  • Arejay Hale - Drums, Percussion, backing vocals (1998present)
  • Joe Hottinger - Lead Guitar, backing vocals (2003present)
  • Josh Smith - Bass Guitar, backing vocals (2004present)
Former Member
  • Roger Hale - Bass Guitar (1998-2003)

Discography

Halestorm discography
Releases
Studio albums 1
Live albums 1
Extended plays 5
Singles 5

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Rock
US
Hd. Rock
2009 Halestorm
  • Release date: April 28, 2009
  • Label: Atlantic Records
40[10] 11[10] 4[10]
2012 The Strange Case Of...
  • Release date: April 10, 2012
  • Label: Atlantic Records

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Rock
US
Hd. Rock
2010 Live in Philly 2010
  • Release date: November 16, 2010
  • Label: Atlantic Records

Singles

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Main.
US
Alt.
US
Rock
2009 "I Get Off" 6 28[11] 17[12] Halestorm
"It's Not You" 8 24[12]
2010 "Familiar Taste of Poison" 36
"Bet U Wish U Had Me Back"[5] 33
2011 "Slave to the Grind" Reanimate: The Covers EP
2012 "Love Bites (So Do I)" 18 22 The Strange Case Of...

Extended plays

(Don't Mess with the) Time Man (Worldview Entertainment March 21, 2000)
  1. "Time Man" 5:13
  2. "No Clue" 4:30
  3. "Interesting" 4:38
  4. "As the Eagle Flies" 6:40
  5. "Wings" 4:00
  6. "You and I Could Fly" 5:07
Breaking the Silence (Self Released 2001)
  1. "Shadows of My Heart" 7:08
  2. "Unbreakable Promises" 5:34
  3. "The Children (full version)" 7:32
  4. "Rose in December" 4:22
  5. "Shout It Out" 6:41
  6. "I Forgive You " 5:48
  7. "The Children (radio version)" 5:45
One and Done EP (Atlantic Records April 25, 2006)
  1. "It's Not You" (Live) 3:43
  2. "The Hand" (Live) 3:42
  3. "Show Me" (Live) 4:12
  4. "Blue Eyes" (Live) 4:18
  5. "Takes My Life" (Live) 4:03
ReAniMate:The CoVeRs eP (Atlantic Records 2011)
  1. "Slave to the Grind" (Skid Row cover)
  2. "Bad Romance" (Lady Gaga cover)
  3. "Hunger Strike" (Temple of the Dog cover)
  4. "Out ta Get Me" (Guns N' Roses cover)
  5. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" (Heart cover)
  6. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (The Beatles cover)
Hello, It's Mz Hyde (Atlantic Records January 24, 2012)
  1. "Love Bites (So Do I)" 3:12
  2. "Rock Show" 3:19
  3. "Daughters of Darkness" 3:55
  4. "Here's to Us" 2:57

Music videos

  1. "I Get Off" - 2009
  2. "Love/Hate Heartbreak" - 2009
  3. "It's Not You" - 2009
  4. "Familiar Taste of Poison" - 2010
  5. "Dirty Work" - 2010
  6. "Love Bites (So Do I)" - 2012

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External links

  • Official website
  • Halestorm at Atlantic Records
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