Halestorm, Tesla, Etc. Members To Perform During “Rock To Remember” Virtual Concert

Gibson Gives and Guitars For Vets have announced a special “Rock To Remember” virtual concert to raise money for music programs for U.S. military veterans who are suffering with PTSD. The event, which will be hosted by Jared James Nichols, will stream tonight (November 11) at 7:30 PM, CT and it will feature: Don Felder, Big & Rich, Joe Bonamassa, Phil X and The Drills, Travis Denning, Lee Roy Parnell, Orianthi, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger, Meghan Patrick, Frank Hannon (Tesla) with JT Loux Band, Jimmy Vivino and Friends, Meghan Linsey and Tyler Cain, Honey County, Bones Owens, Nick Perri and The Underground Thieves, Laine Hardy and many more. Several U.S. veteran graduates of Guitars For Vets programs will also perform.

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via rockforrelief.net. The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.

Halestorm’s Joe Hottinger On New Music: “It’s Very Us And Halestorm, But It’s A Different Flavor Of Us”

During a recent appearance on “In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie,” Halestorm’s Joe Hottinger talked a bit about the band’s new material. According to the guitarist, the music sounds like them, but it has “a different flavor.”

Hottinger said the following:

“Lzzy [Hale] and I have — I think we’ve got four or five new songs that we really like. We’ve written 20 or 30, or I don’t even know how many — just so many — but there’s four or five that we’re, like, ‘All right. We’re on to something here.’ And they’re exciting, ’cause they are different.

We didn’t exactly know where we were gonna go on this next record that we’re writing — we still don’t totally know, but the haze is clearing, the fog is clearing, and it’s starting to reveal itself. And it’s rock and roll music, and it’s exciting. And it’s very us and HALESTORM, but it’s a different flavor of us.

I don’t think we could do the same thing over and over again. We actually did that before the last record, ‘Vicious’. We had a record written, and it was good, but it was kind of rehashed everything. And we couldn’t it. We showed it to Nick [Raskulinecz], our producer, and he was, like, ‘This isn’t the record I wanna make with you guys.’ And we were, like, ‘Thank you. This is not really the record we wanna make either. I know our team is pumped about it, but we can’t do it.’ And we just scrapped it and started over. And [it was] totally worth it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger Perform Acoustic Version Of “I Am The Fire” For Staff At New Jersey Hospital

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger have recorded a video of themselves performing an acoustic version of “I Am The Fire” for the staff at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. You can watch that below:

Halestorm Finish Recording New EP

Halestorm have finished recording a new EP with producer Nick Raskulinecz. Joe Hottinger told Guitar Bonedo the following about the effort:

“There’ll be more information on that coming up. It’s just getting mixed now, and it sounds awesome. It’s something we’ve never really done before. Everyone’s expecting a cover EP, but… We’re about to shake it up a little. Technically, it is a cover EP. [Laughs] You’ll find out. It’s cool.”

Lzzy Hale added:

“It’s nothing like what you think. We can’t really talk about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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]

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger Featured In New Episode Of “Ernie Ball: String Theory”

A new episode of “Ernie Ball: String Theory” is now available online. This one features Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger talking about “their beginnings with guitar, their love of playing, and their relationship with Ernie Ball.”

Skid Row Worked On New Material With Slipknot & Halestorm Members

Skid Row have been working on new material for the third installment in their “United World Rebellion” trilogy and it looks like the album will feature material the band wrote with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger. Rachel Bolan confirmed the news during the below interview with Australia’s Heavy music magazine:

Bolan said the following:

“We’ve got a lot of really cool songs, man. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t… just outside guys. We worked with friends; we went to friends first. Like Corey Taylor, who’s a good friend of ours. We [went], ‘Hey, let’s get together,’ ‘All right,’ and we wrote a really cool song. And the cool part is he’s a SKID ROW fan, and we are STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT fans. And then Lzzy [Hale] and Joe [Hottinger] from HALESTORM, we sat down with them and came up with some cool stuff. After all the laughter was done, because Joe Hottinger is one of the funniest people on the face of the earth, and it’s just really hard to concentrate when that guy is making you laugh. They are really fun, and those guys, three out of the four of them live down in Nashville and we’re always at each other’s houses for holidays and stuff. We’ve all become very close. And yeah, so we did that and came up with a few good songs, and it’s opened up a lot of doors in our mind, ’cause we always were, like, ‘No. We’re writing everything. That’s it. We’re doing it all.’ And I’m, like, ‘Let’s make this super special and just go with people that are friends. We’ve got a lot of friends that are really good songwriters. Let’s do it. Wherever it ends up, let’s just do it and see what happens.’ So that’s what we did.”

Bolan went on to say they also collaborated with Marti Frederiksen, who previously worked with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.:

“[Marti] wrote with Damon Johnson from BROTHER CANE — ‘Got No Shame’, they wrote that song, which is one of my favorite rock songs. And we knew Marti, and we wrote some songs with him, and we respected the shit out of him.”

The upcoming album will be produced by Michael Wagener, and it is expected to be released in 2019. This will be the group’s first effort with singer ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce, etc.)

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage Of Halestorm, Aerosmith, Skid Row, Etc. Members Performing At Chemokaze VI Benefit

On January 6, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan, Kix’s Jimmy Chalfant, etc. joined The East Side Gamblers onstage at the Chemokaze VI benefit at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee. You can see some footage from that event below: