Back in 1998 teen siblings Arejay and Lzzy Hale started a band with their father Roger Hale as bass player. In 2003 guitarist Joe Hottinger joined and one year later Josh Smith replaced father Roger. Although they signed a record deal in 2005, their self-titled debut album was only released in 2009. The album’s lead single “I Get Off’ gained heavy radio play and also “It’s Not You”, “Love/Hate Heartbreak” and “Familiar Taste of Poison” were successful singles.
In 2012 the band released their second album “The Strange Case Of…”, which contained the song “Love Bites… (So Do I)”. Little did they know that the song would be nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Category and that they would eventually win it too.
Halestorm also has a good live reputation and has toured with bands as Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour and most recently Alter Bridge. Even though they just visited Belgium, on April 4 they will be back for more with their own headlining tour.
pic by Tim Tronckoe