Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale talked in a recent conversation with Concert Addicts and revealed the bands which were her introduction to rock. Hale said that Women and Children First by Van Halen was the first album she bought.
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?'”
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