Elizabeth Mae Hale (born October 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded with her brother Arejay Hale in 1997.
Hale performing with Halestorm in 2015
|Birth name||Elizabeth Mae Hale|
|Born||October 10, 1983|
Red Lion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Hale began writing and performing music in 1997. She has since gained success as Halestorm's lead singer, and with guest appearances alongside artists such as Eric Church, Lindsey Stirling, Shinedown, Machine Gun Kelly, Black Stone Cherry, Seether, Adrenaline Mob and Stone Sour.
In the December 2009 issue of Revolver magazine, Hale appeared on the cover alongside Landmine Marathon vocalist Grace Perry as one of the "Hottest Chicks in Metal". For most years since, Hale has been listed as one of the magazine's "Hottest" either in the magazine and/or in its Hottest Chicks calendar. For the magazine's February/March 2015 issue, Hale appeared alone on the cover for both a feature article and once more as one of Revolver's "25 hottest chicks in hard rock and metal".
Hale has also written the advice column "Ask Lzzy" for Revolver.
As a musical artist Hale has collaborated with a number of other notable bands. Some of the songs she has lent vocals to include:
- Shinedown songs "Shed Some Light" (on Us and Them) and "Breaking Inside" (on The Sound of Madness).
- Device's cover song "Close My Eyes Forever" (on Device)
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Forget About the Blame (Moon Version)" (on Letters From the Labyrinth)
- Lindsey Stirling's title track "Shatter Me" (on Shatter Me)
- Black Stone Cherry's "Won't Let Go" (on Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea)
- Adrenaline Mob's cover of "Come Undone" (on Omertá) originally by Duran Duran
- Stone Sour's cover of "Gimme Shelter" (on Straight Outta Burbank...) originally by The Rolling Stones
- Machine Gun Kelly's "Spotlight" (on General Admission)
- Dream Theater track "Our New World" (single, 2016)
- New Years Day's cover of "Only Happy When It Rains" (on Diary of a Creep) originally by Garbage. Also performed live at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards.
- Tom Keifer's cover of "Nobody's Fool" (bonus track on 2017's version of The Way Life Goes) originally by Cinderella
On April 7, 2018, Hale, backed by Cane Hill, played wrestler Ember Moon to the ring for her NXT Women's title defence against Shayna Baszler, performing her entrance theme "Free the Flame" at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.
On October 11, 2014, Hale said she is bisexual on her personal Twitter account. On October 30, 2015, bandmate Josh Smith confirmed that Hale has been in an on-and-off relationship with fellow guitarist Joe Hottinger.
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- Tree Riddle (May 11, 2012). "Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Unveils Signature Gibson Guitar Via Twitter". Loudwire.
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- "Revolver's hottest chicks in metal of all time issue on stands now!!!". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- "New Issue Preview: Revolver February/March 2015". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- Hale, Lzzy. "Ask Lzzy". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
- "Letters From The Labyrinth". Live Nation Entertainment. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- "Lindsey Stirling's Shatter Me Video featuring Lzzy Hale on vocals".
- "New Years Day covers Pantera, Linkin Park, Garbage classics on 'Diary of a Creep' EP". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
- "New Years Day salute influences With 'Diary of a Creep' EP, Prep for January Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
- "Cane Hill + Lzzy Hale Intro Ember Moon at WWE NXT: Takeover". Loudwire.
- Lzzy Hale [@LZZYHALE] (October 11, 2014). "@JayxMichaels ha! Well, kinda ... I am bi, also secure and in my feminine/sexuality" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "HALESTORM Bassist Confirms LZZY HALE And JOE HOTTINGER Have Had An 'On-And-Off' Relationship". blabbermouth.net. October 30, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2018.