Joe Hottinger Says Halestorm Are “Putting Together A Special Package” For The 10th Anniversary Of Their Debut Album

It looks like Halestorm are planning to release a 10th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album. During a recent interview with Ned from KFMW Rock 108, Joe Hottinger confirmed that the band are currently “putting together a special package” for the effort.

Hottinger said the following while reflecting on the group’s career:

“It’s a trip, man. It’s the ten-year anniversary of our first record and we’re putting together a special package for that first album right now. Lzzy [Hale] and I just went through all these demos we made from 2005 to 2008 when we were making that first record. I had forgotten all about them. It’s like hearing these songs for the first time again. They weren’t terrible. There’s a reason they didn’t make the first record. The thing was there; the magic was there, that we fight for even today. I kind of realized that we’re doing what we’ve always done. We’re lucky. I get to do what I love with the people I love and travel the world doing it. What more could you ask for in a life? That’s what we were doing back when we were playing bars around Pennsylvania. Just doing what we love with people we love. It was on a much smaller scale. But what a trip. I think we’re going around the world twice this year. We end in Australia and Japan again before the end of the year. It’s awesome. It’s tiring, but awesome.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2019 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has officially been announced for the 2019 Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place on September 27-29 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 27: Slipknot, Staind, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, I Prevail, Architects, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Gwar, The Crystal Method, Graveyard, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, New Years Day, All Them Witches, Crown Lands, Joyous Wolf Dead Posey, and Santa Cruz.

September 28: Guns N’ Roses, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies, Melvins, Andrew W.K., Badflower, Knocked Loose, Anti-Flag, Redd Kross, Parlor Mob, Like A Storm, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Ded, and Junkbunny.

September 29: Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Die Antwoord, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, Deadland Ritual, White Reaper, Demon Hunter, Ho99o9, Angel Du$t, Sick Puppies, Amigo The Devil, Fire From The Gods, Broken Hands, and Anemic Royalty.

Halestorm Premiere “Vicious” Music Video

Halestorm have premiered a new video for the title track of their latest album “Vicious.” Lzzy Hale commented:

“‘Vicious’ is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. We loved the word ‘vicious,’ but we didn’t want to use it in its typical connotations. So we rebranded it to represent the strength, and power of oneself, the glory of the struggle and the victory of overcoming all you are up against. What Doesn’t Kill Me, Makes Me Vicious! A special thanks to Emma Duchesneau for capturing my inner teenager and Tyler Merrit for his evil eye! We can’t wait for all of you to see this video!”

Alice Cooper, Halestorm & Motionless In White Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Alice Cooper and Halestorm have announced a co-headlining tour. Motionless In White will open.

Cooper commented:

“We’ve played festivals with Halestorm, including Rock In Rio, and now I’m excited about doing this summer tour with Lzzy and the band, can’t wait to get to the first show.”

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale added:

“We are beyond excited to announce our new tour with the man who burnt the rule book on Rock ‘n’ Roll…Alice Cooper. Alice is our A in the ABC’s of Rock music, and we are honored to be sharing the stage with such a legend and his incredible band. School’s definitely out!”

Tour Dates:

07/17 Allentown, PA – PPL Center
07/19 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/20 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/21 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/23 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/25 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/26 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
07/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
07/29 Cedar Park, TX – H-E-B Center
07/31 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/01 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/04 Nashville, TN – The Opry House
08/07 Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
08/08 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
08/10 Portland, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
08/11 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/15 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/16 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Etc. Added To 2019 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Beartooth, Fever 333, Palaye Royale, Black Peaks, Coldrain, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Skid Row, Deadland Ritual, Brothers Osbourne, Last In Line, Behemoth, At The Gates, Conjurer, Batushka, Ne Obliviscaris, Trash Boat, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Bad Wolves, Animals As Leaders, Heart Of A Coward, Intervals, Toska, GroundCulture, Cane Hill, Municipal Waste, Alcest, Sumo Cyco, Love Bites, Crystal Lake, Redhook, Twelve Foot Ninja, Like A Storm, SKYND, Those Damn Crows, Icon For Hire, Lost In Stereo, Parting Gift, and Vega. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.

Halestorm Announce North American Tour With Palaye Royale & Beasto Blanco

Halestorm have announced a headlining North American tour. Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco will open.

Tour Dates:

04/12 Ladson, SC – 98 Rockfest (Halestorm only)
04/18 Mankato, MN – Verizon Center
04/20 Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
04/23 Boise, ID – The Revolution Center
04/25 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
04/26 Vancouver, BC – Chan Centre
04/28 Edmonton, AB – Northern Jubilee Auditorium
04/29 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
05/01 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival (Halestorm only)
05/05 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
05/07 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
05/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Celluar Center (feat. In This Moment)
05/12 London, ON – London Music Hall
05/13 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
05/17-19 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival