HALESTORM Vocalist Says Her Brother Is 'Good' With Doing Backing Vocals For Threesome-Inspired Song 'Do Not Disturb'

HALESTORM Vocalist Says Her Brother Is 'Good' With Doing Backing Vocals For Threesome-Inspired Song 'Do Not Disturb'

HALESTORM vocalist Lzzy Hale recently spoke with the Fresno, California radio station 105.1 The Blaze. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On what she enjoys doing during her spare time:

Lzzy: "I go to a lot of metal shows when we're home. I don't know why, but it takes me back to when I was 17 and going to the local metal shows in Pennsylvania. I go right back to that mentality. I don't get involved in the moshpit anymore, but I stand right outside of it, just to feel it. It's amazing."

On the band's current single, "Do Not Disturb":

Lzzy: "It's funny, because it's probably the raciest song that we have, but we didn't realize until afterward, when you're talking to Walmart about carrying your CD that there actually aren't any swear words on it, so technically, it's still Walmart-approved. This song is based on a true story. I was having a wonderful late-night time overseas a little while ago. It was at the end of the tour, so everyone was kind of just throwing down, and I met a very beautiful person. It all started with the opening line. I just thought, 'Well, I'm not going to be here tomorrow. I'm literally going home, so I'm never going to see these people again.' So I turned to her and I'm like, 'Call me crazy, but I think we should make out and see where that goes.' That happened, and one thing leads to another, and we had a really great time until about 5 in the morning — about an hour before we were supposed to [leave]. I never call it a walk of shame, because I always feel like I'm such a badass when that happens. I saw the sign and I'm like, 'Oh, that's so obvious.' I wrote it down — 'do not disturb' — and I ended up writing the rest of it a little while after it. I'm basically walking people through that particular experience."

On whether it's awkward to perform that song alongside her brother, HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale:

Lzzy: "We're recording the song, and we get it all done. I'm adding those really high harmonies. That whole chorus, it needs multiple voices for us to pull it off live, because we don't do any tracks or trickery. It's literally all four of just trying to make it work. I'm like, 'Oh, you know who's really good at matching me [vocally]? My brother.' Out of everybody in the band, because we're related, so he's good at doing the backing vocals. I remember I just kind of put my hand on his back and I'm like, 'Hey, bud. When we do this live...' We didn't even finish the sentence. He's like, 'Sis, I got you. I'm all for women's empowerment. You just be you. I'm good. I'll do the parts.' He's very secure."

On her involvement with World Wrestling Entertainment's recent all-female event "Evolution":

Lzzy: "This is super special. When they approached me about doing this, they're like, 'Hey, we're also talking to Nita [Strauss].' I'm like, 'That's great, because Nita and I have been friends for years and we still haven't done anything together.' It took WWE to bring us together and do something. They have a small songwriting team that writes all the theme songs for the wrestlers, and they're like, 'We literally just wrote this two-minute-and-thirteen-second song just for you and for Nita.' They explained it to me like, 'We took your top five songs that you have on Spotify and we made the key to match those songs, so it's right in your wheelhouse, and here's this guitar riff that sounds like something that you would play.' I'm like, 'Awesome! Cool! Thank you so much!' It was so sweet and so nice. The entire wrestling community is so awesome. I don't think I've ever walked into an organization before, whether it be band or anything else, where from the moment you step on the grounds you're treated like family, like you've been there the entire time. What a cool thing to be a part of."

HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", came out in July via Atlantic. It was recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES).

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