Lzzy Hale of Halestorm on How Dude Bands Like Guns N’ Roses Influenced Her
Halestorm’s singer Lzzy Hale talked in a recent conversation with Concert Addicts and revealed the bands she listened to as a kid.
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Lzzy also said that she is not bothered about answering questions about being a ‘female frontman’ in rock band.
Here is her statements:
“I’ve been talking about this a little bit lately, about the importance of bringing that up. Cause there’s a lot of my female counterparts that are very upset about being asked that question. And I never get upset about it. I think that there is one specific moment in my life where you have to kind of embrace the fact that you’re a girl.
I grew up with my dad’s music, so my introduction to rock was Alice Cooper and Cindrella and Dio and Black Sabbath, so I was listening to a lot of dude bands — Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, all that stuff. And then I remember when I heard Ann Wilson sing for the first time. My mom got me this live CD, ‘The Road Home’. So I hadn’t actually really heard a lot of their recorded stuff; I heard this live CD. And it blew my mind, because there was a small adjustment in my brain.
It wasn’t, like, ‘Okay, I wanna be a rock star,’ ’cause I wanted to be a rock star. But then also, like, ‘Oh, a girl can sing that way.’ And also I was, like, ‘It’s not so unreachable.’
So I think that it’s important to bring that up. Because some girls are, like, ‘Oh, it’s great, and I love rock music. But who’s doing something that I wanna do? Who sounds like something that I wanna sound like? And who is in my gender?’”