Lzzy Hale, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Halestorm, opened up about the music she listened to as she grows up and her parents’ influence on her music taste during an interview with The Paltrocast.
As you might remember two years ago, Lzzy Hale shared a post on her official Facebook page celebrating her father’s birthday. Hale thanked his dad for teaching her rock music and using her voice in order to spread love and to stand up for what she believes in.
Here is what Hale said about her father’s influence on her and her music:
“Happy birthday, Dad! This lil lady is so thankful that you taught me about Rock n Roll (in the pic mom says I was listening to Van Halen or Sweet), and You also taught me how important it is to use my voice, singing and otherwise to lift up those who feel like they are not heard. I will continue to do so. I will sing and Rock yes… but I will also use my voice to spread love and to stand up for what I believe in.
I learned from the best, that everyone’s voice matters. Whether you’re a rockstar touring the world or a third shift mechanic on a small farm in Pennsylvania, you have the right to use your voice and make this world just a little bit better by doing so!
Happy Birthday Dad,
During a recent interview with The Paltrocast, Lzzy Hale revealed that she was obsessed with 80s hard rock and metal and she stated that her parents’ influence on her music taste is enormous since they are the ones introduced her to rock music. Hale even shared her parents’ song was Panama by Van Halen, and it pretty much sums up what kind of environment she grew in musically.
Here is what Hale said during the interview:
“As far as myself as a music fan and growing up listening to music – I’ve been talking a lot about this and I realized I was a child of the ’90s as a teenager, and as I’m coming into my own… It was the ’90s, but I was obsessed with ’80s hard rock and metal…
My parents’ song was Panama by Van Halen – if that gives you any inkling of the kind of childhood that I grew up with. So I remember from an early age, in fact, I think my mom actually ended up sending me some pictures of me with headphones on.
And she’s like, ‘I’m pretty sure this was either ‘Women and Children First‘ or ‘1980,’ but it was one of those that we were listening to,’ that they were forcing me to listen to. But that ended up being from the time that I was a very young kid. This was my first introduction to music!”
And she added:
“When I was 11, I ended up taking an Alice Cooper and Dio CD to a sleepover trying to convince my friends. And so, there are a lot of little things that I’m able to pick out of all of these years even if it was something like 1989.
I was born in ’83 so I wasn’t extremely self-aware in ’89, but all of those things – there are some things that I definitely remember trickling in, and so like I said, it was such a cool journey for me.”
You can see the Facebook post below and reach the source of the statement here.