According to The Pulse Of Radio, HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale told The Saginaw News that she has a secret dream to form a female super group a modern version of the cult '70s band THE RUNAWAYS with SICK PUPPIES bassist Emma Anzai, SKILLET keyboardist Korey Cooper and drummer Jen Ledger, and ALICE COOPER guitarist Orianthi. She explained, "It's funny, we secretly talk about it when we hang out. But the truth is that here we are, women in rock, and most of our influences come from our parents' generation."
Hale added that she sees the female musicians she named as part of a positive trend in music, saying, "There are so many of us out there, talented women making it in the business. We're breaking the rules in a business that hasn't had any real rules before. You can put a short skirt on anybody and go for cute, but this is a nice, refreshing trend. They inspire me to do better."
The vocalist says she's also influenced by artists like HEART's Ann and Nancy Wilson, as well as former THE RUNAWAYS guitarist Joan Jett.
Although Hale says she'd love to perform with some of her fellow women, she told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that she loves touring with the guys as well. "One of the most incredible things just from hanging out with all of these boys is that they're incredibly nice," she said. "And I'm gonna completely ruin their reputations, but they really I mean, they're smart men you can actually have a conversation with, and it's incredible like how supportive they are to each other and it's just a complete pleasure to just be in the company of these guys."
HALESTORM has some scattered gigs on tap throughout the month of December, but the band is mainly gearing up to issue its sophomore album sometime in early 2012.
The release of the new CD was delayed from this fall to next year so that the band could work on additional songs for the set, which may also feature songwriting collaborations with Rivers Cuomo of WEEZER and others.
Some of the new song titles that could make it to the next CD are "American Boys", "Love Bites (And So Do I)" and "I Hate It When You See Me Cry".
HALESTORM's debut featured the rock radio hits "Familiar Taste of Poison", "I Get Off" and "Bet U Wish U Had Me".