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HALESTORM Frontwoman Is 'Encouraged By New Wave Of Females In Rock And Roll'

Posted October 16, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

Brazil’s Topsify conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger prior to the band’s September 7 performance at the Maximus Festival in São Paulo. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked if she thinks the rock scene needs more women, Lzzy said: “I do. You know, in all honesty, in the past couple of years, I’ve seen so many; there’s so many girls at festivals now, and out on tour working — just in the past couple of years. ‘Cause I remember when we were starting to break into the scene, I was the only girl, like, anywhere, on any tour, to the point that you forget you’re a girl and then you start telling the bad jokes, [and] then everyone looks at you funny. But, yeah, I’ve been very encouraged by this whole, kind of, new wave of females in rock and roll. They’re doing it.”

Lzzy recently credited former THE RUNAWAYS guitarist Lita Ford for “kicking the door open” for bands like HALESTORM “to waltz right in.” Hale told the WDHA-FM 105.5 FM radio station: “I wonder what would have happened if [Lita] was, like, after all the stuff that she went through [in the early years], if she just said, ‘You know what? I’m done.’ What would have happened? There might have not been [a HALESTORM].”

HALESTORM‘s first two albums, 2009’s “Halestorm” and 2012’s “The Strange Case Of…” were both officially certified gold in March by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales of more than 500,000 copies. The certifications came after RIAA started including on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in gold and platinum album award.

The band’s third album, “Into The Wild Life”, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 56,000 copies in its first week of release — more than double the first-week haul of their second CD — but has not reached gold yet.

Source: Blabbermouth NEW
HALESTORM Frontwoman Is ‘Encouraged By New Wave Of Females In Rock And Roll’
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