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Halestorm is an American rock band from Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith [5]. The group's self-titled debut album was released on April 28, 2009, through Atlantic Records. Their second album Of... was released on April 10, 2012. Its lead single "Do I)" from that album won their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance on February 10, 2013.[6] [7]


Halestorm performing in 2009. Left to right: Josh Smith, Arejay Hale (back), Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger

is well known for their near non-stop touring, often performing as many as 250 shows a year.[8]

Since 2006 they have toured with many hard rock and heavy metal acts including Alter BridgeChevelleSeetherStaindPapa RoachTraptThree Days Gracea DeadmanBuckcherryDisturbedShinedownAvenged SevenfoldStone SourHellyeah(band),EvanescenceThe Pretty RecklessStarset and My Valentine. Halestorm appeared on the first annual Valentine. Halestorm appeared on the first annual Wikipedia:Rockstar (drink) Uproar Festival, and in October 2010 the band traveled to Japan to participate in the Loud Park Festival. Halestorm also appeared on the 2010 Chaos tour.



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 EPtitled Don't Mess With the Time Man in 1999. In 2003, Joe Hottinger joined the band. In Halestorm's earlier days, Lzzy and Arejay's father, Roger Hale, played bass before Josh Smith joined the group in 2004.


The group signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records on June 28, 2005, and released a live EP titled One and Done on April 28, 2006. 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. 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.

On November 16, 2010 Halestorm released a live CD/DVD entitled 2010, which was recorded at The TLA in Philadelphia in early 2010. On March 22, 2011, Halestorm released an EP called ReAnimate containing covers of songs of different genres, including "Me" by Guns N' Roses, "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, and the first single "the Grind (song)" by Grind_(song)" by Wikipedia:Skid Row (American band).

The Strange Case Of...(2012-2013)

On January 24, 2012, Halestorm released the EP Hello, It's Mz. Hyde. Their second full-length album, Of... was released on April 10, 2012, in the US,[14] April 9 in the UK, and April 17 in Italy. On October 29, 2012 they were announced as the support for Valentine on their UK tour in March 2013.[15]

On December 5, 2012 during a show at the Majestic Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, before Lzzy could start her piano ballad "Break In", guitarist Joe Hottinger ran up to her from off stage and told her that the song "Love Bites...(So Do I)" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Category. Drummer Arejay Hale asked on his mic what happened and after Lzzy replied to the audience that they had just been nominated for a Grammy, the crowd erupted in celebration. The entire event was recorded by a fan and posted on YouTube.[16] On February 10, 2013 Halestorm won the award, becoming the first female-fronted band to both be nominated and win in that category. In April 2013, Halestorm reached the top of the Billboard Tracks chart for the first time with their single "Freak Like Me".[17] On August 6, 2013, the band premiered their video for Here's To Us.[18]

Into the Wild Life(2014-Present)

Halestorm covered the Dio song "Straight Through the Heart" on the tribute album Your_Life]Your Life], which was released on March 25, 2014. On March 28, 2014 Halestorm performed a brand new song called The Heartbreaker at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee. In April, the band released a video on YouTube called A Day In The Life Of Halestorm 2014 (Backstage, Interview & New Song Mayhem).[19] The title of the new album was originally set to be released January 13, 2015, but was actually moved a day earlier to January 12. The band has posted letters of the album name allowing for fans to try and unscramble them, and on January 12, 2015, their third full studio album titled "Into the Wild Life" was announced with release dates for the UK and US, April 13 and 14 respectively. In May, 2015 will be released the photo book 'To Hale And Back' in collaboration with photographer Rob Fenn, which documents the career of Halestorm so far.


Halestorm was the featured artist on the cover of Origivation magazine in October 2006 and appeared on the

Halestorm on a concert at Carnival of Madness in Laredo, Texas on August 14, 2012.

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. Arejay Hale was featured in the June 2010 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

In mid 2012, Halestorm made a special requested appearance at the opening of the Fairfield, Ohio bar, America Live. This was a request by bar consultant, Jon Taffer and featured on the episode "Owner Ousted" of SpikeTV's Bar Rescue.

On January 29, 2013 Halestorm performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On February 22 Lzzy Hale sang the Guns N' Roses song "Out Ta Get Me" at Bandit Rock Awards in Stockholm Sweden, where Slash and his band were headlining. Lzzy's vocals are featured in a cover of "Eyes Forever" and on the album of David Draiman's new project, band).



Studio Albums

  1. Halestorm(2009)
    1. Normal
      1. It's Not You
      2. I Get Off
      3. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back
      4. Innocence
      5. Familiar Taste of Poison
      6. I'm Not an Angel
      7. What Were You Expecting?
      8. Love/Hate Heartbreak
      9. Better Sorry Than Safe
      10. Dirty Work
      11. Nothing to Do with Love
    2. iTunes & Amazon Bonus Tracks
      1. Tell Me Where It Hurts
      2. Conversation Over
      3. Dirty Mind
  2. The Strange Case Of.....(2012)
    1. Normal
      1. Love Bites (So Do I)
      2. Mz. Hyde
      3. I Miss The Misery
      4. Freak Like Me
      5. Beautiful With You
      6. In Your Room
      7. Break In
      8. Rock Show
      9. Daughters of Darkness
      10. You Call Me a Bitch Like it's a Bad Thing
      11. American Boys
      12. Here's to Us
    2. Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Don't Know How to Stop
      3. Hate it When You See Me Cry
    3. Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Slave to the Grind
      2. Bad Romance
      3. Hunger Strike
      4. All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You
      5. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    4. Reissue Edition Bonus Track
  3. Into the Wild Life(2015)
    1. Normal
      1. Scream
      2. I Am the Fire
      3. Sick Individual
      4. Amen
      5. Dear Daughter
      6. New Modern Love
      7. Mayhem
      8. Bad Girl's World
      9. Gonna Get Mine
      10. The Reckoning
      11. Apocalyptic
      12. What Sober Couldn't Say
      13. I Like it Heavy
    2. Delux Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Jump the Gun
      2. Unapologetic
  4. Vicious(2018)
    1. Normal
      1. Black Vultures
      2. Skulls
      3. Uncomfortable
      4. Buzz
      5. Do Not Disturb
      6. Conflicted
      7. Killing Ourselves to Live
      8. Heart of Novocane
      9. Painkiller
      10. White Dress
      11. Vicious
      12. The Silence
    2. Walmart Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Nobody
      2. Letters
    3. Vinyl Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Now That  You're Gone
      2. Nobody
      3. Golden
      4. Letters
    4. Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Tokyo
      2. Love Bites (So Do I) (Live in Philly 2015)

Live Albums

  1. Live in Philly 2010
    1. Track Listing CD
      1. It's Not You
      2. Innocence
      3. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back
      4. Love/Hate Heartbreak
      5. I'm Not an Angel
      6. Familiar Taste of Poison
      7. Boom City
      8. Nothing to Do with Love
      9. Dirt Work
      10. I Get Off
      11. Tell Me Where it Hurts
      12. Better Sorry than Safe
    2. Track Listing DVD
      1. Intro
      2. It's Not You
      3. What Were You Expecting?
      4. Innocence
      5. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back
      6. Love/Hate Heartbreak
      7. I'm Not an Angel
      8. Familiar Taste of Poison
      9. Boom City
      10. Nothing to Do with Love
      11. Dirty Work
      12. I Get Off
      13. Tell Me Where it Hurts
      14. Better Sorry than Safe

Extended Plays

  1. (Don't Mess with Me) Time Man
    1. Track Listing Unknown
  2. Breaking the Silence
    1. Track Listing Unknown
  3. One and Done
    1. It's Not You
    2. The Hand
    3. Show Me
    4. Blue Eyes
    5. Take My Life
  4. Reanimate: The Covers EP
    1. Slave to the Grind
  5. Bad Romance
    1. Hunger Strike
    2. Out Ta Get Me
    3. All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You
    4. I Want You(She's So Heavy)
  6. Hello, it's Mz. Hyde
    1. Track Listing Unknown
  7. In the Living Room
    1. Track Listing Unknown
  8. Reanimate 2.0: The Covers EP
    1. Dissident Aggressor
    2. Get Lucky
    3. Shoot to Thrill
    4. Hell is for Children
    5. Gold Dust Woman


  1. I Get Off
  2. It's Not You
  3. Familiar Taste of Poison
  4. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back
  5. Love Bites (So Do I)
  6. I Miss The Misery
  7. Freak Like Me
  8. Here's to Us
  9. Mz. Hyde
  10. Apocalyptic
  11. Amen
  12. I Am the Fire

Promotional Singles

  1. Get Lucky
  2. Rock Show
  3. American Boys
  4. Mayhem
  5. Sick Individual

Music Videos

  1. I Get Off
  2. Love/Hate Heartbreak
  3. It's Not You
  4. Familiar Taste of Poison
  5. Love Bites (So Do I)
  6. I Miss the Misery
  7. Freak Like Me
  8. Here's to Us
  9. Mz. Hyde
  10. Apocalyptic
  11. Amen


Current members

  1. Lzzy Hale—lead vocals, rhythem guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano(1997–present)
  2. Arejay Hale—drums, precussion, backing vocals(1997–present)
  3. Joe Hottinger—lead guitar, backing vocals(2003–present)
  4. Josh Smith—bass guitar, backing vocals(2004–present)

Former Members

  1. Leo Nessinger—lead guitar(2000-2003)
  2. Roger Hale—bass guitar(1998-2004)


  1. Tim Grierson. "Halestorm" Entertainment. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  2. Jump up^ "Discs: Halestorm, 1032K, Willie Nelson, Joshua Bell and Friends"The Buffalo News. October 24, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. Jump up^ "Lindsey Stirling"Billboard. November 4, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. Jump up^ Marisa Brown. "Halestorm - Biography - AllMusic"AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  5. Jump up^ "Halestorm Biography". 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  6. Jump up^ "And The GRAMMY Went To ... Halestorm -"The GRAMMYs. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  7. Jump up^ "Halestorm conquers big boys of hard rock to win first Grammy Award -" Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  8. Jump up^ Darling, Gary (May 17, 2010). "20 questions with Joe Hottinger of Halestorm". Taft Midway Driller. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  9. Jump up^ pwwi/is 200904/ai n31596295/ "Halestorm Hits Everywhere This Week". [[Wikipedia:Marketwire|pwwi/is_200904/ai_n31596295/ "Halestorm Hits Everywhere This Week"]. Wikipedia:Marketwire. April 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  10. Jump up^ "Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival - Bands". Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  11. Jump up^ "LOUD PARK 10:: OFFICIAL SITE - NEWS" (in Japanese). July 9, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  12. Jump up^ "Nu Rock Traxx volume 135 - ERG Music's DJ CD Compilations". Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  13. Jump up^ "IT'S COMING! Halestorm to release "Live in Philly 2010" CD/DVD in 2011". October 19, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  14. Jump up^ "Halestorm Announce New Album, ‘The Strange Case Of…’ and Premiere Music". Revolver Magazine. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  15. Jump up^ "Loudwire, May 11, 2012"Loudwire. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  16. Jump up^ "Lzzy Hale's reaction to her Grammy nomination". December 6, 2012.
  17. Jump up^ In 2013 they were announced as the opening act for the Daughtry and 3 Doors Down tour.
  18. Jump up^ "Halestorm Premiere Here's To Us Video"UpVenue. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  19. Jump up^ HALESTORM - A day in the life of Halestorm 2014 (backstage, interview & new song "Mayhem") on YouTube
  20. Jump up^ "Halestorm will release the photo book 'To Hale And Back'".
  21. Jump up^ "Lzzy Hale Plays up a Storm with Gibson". Retrieved May 30, 2010.

External links

  1. Official website
  2. Halestorm at Atlantic Records
  3. 2015 Lzzy Hale Interview on


  1. Audio Only Videos
  2. Lyrics Videos
  3. Music Videos
  4. Live Performances
  5. Interviews
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