Quickly becoming one of the best festivals on the circuit in the states, this years Rock USA marks a line up headlined by Rockers Disturbed, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch and grunge legends Alice in Chains.
Jon Lawhon talks to Adrian Hextall about life on the road, the enduring line up of Black Stone Cherry that remains unchanged since day one and why they give back to the public as often as humanely possible.
Halestorm Rocked Koko on the 18th August. ( with a bit of Blues and Country as well thrown into the mix…) ‘A Wild Evening with Halestorm’ sold out within about 8 hours of general release when tickets were first put up for sale several months ago for the London show.
As it was billed as an evening with Halestorm there was no support for the night, but instead we were treated to an acoustic performance by the group to get the evening under way. It was a slowed down acoustic performance which also allowed the audience to fully participate in, by proving to the band that they knew every word to the songs. However it nearly all went a bit wrong when something was said which sparked Jo on guitar to go a bit Country on us , but Lzzy quickly put him in check with a firm ‘No I’m not doing country’ and things got back to the way they were supposed to be…( phew…close call that one…)
Halestorm are a band that certainly polarise opinions amongst rock fans.Since they started in 2009 they have chosen a path of commercial easy on the ears music.
We we’re able to check them out again this past friday November 29th at Terminal 5 in NY
Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm,Young Guns and Stars in Stereo on THE HARDDRIVE TOUR at Roseland Ballroom, NYC Apr 30, 2013
Musically the band is more akin to Seether and Breaking Benjamin, though they’re far heavier than either of those groups. Not to take anything away from the band, this is 100% Lzzy Hales’ vehicle.