Saturday, March 26, 2016

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale: "I think it's getting harder and harder to categorize Metal bands"


Russia's Classic Rock magazine uploaded a documentary on Halestorm's February 22 show in Moscow. The video includes an interview with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger.

About the "Best Metal Performance" category at this year's Grammy Awards, Joe said: "It was interesting to see who won. I'm glad everyone who wins. You never know how it's gonna go. It was neat that Sevendust got their nomination, and we were pulling for them. Also in the same category, there were some hometown guys, August Burns Red; it's cool that they got nominated. But we know the Ghost guys. They're nice, and we're happy for 'em."

He continued: "I really like Alabama Shakes; I think they had such a cool record. It's just strange that they won 'Best Alternative' record and then they win, like, 'Best Rock Song' too. To me, they're more of an alternative band. It's a great record, I love it, but it would be cool to see hard rock a little more represented in 'Rock'."

Lzzy said: "I think it's getting harder and harder to categorize anything anymore, just 'cause everything is… there's so much out there, and it's so broad. If you say 'rock music,' it's so all over the place. And same thing with metal, same thing. Depending on your spectrum of heaviness and your opinion of it, it's getting harder and harder to categorize."

She added: "We know a lot of the people at The Recording Academy which oversees the Grammy Awards now, and it must be such a hard job to try to narrow all of that down and choose the best one. So, yeah, there's always things that, like, you personally are, like, 'Ah, I would have voted for that. I would have done that.' But, you know, at the end of the day, it is what it is."