“Alice Cooper was the reason that I found out I was not cool when I was a kid,” Halestorm vocalist Lizzy Hale said in an interview with HardDrive Radio ahead of the group’s performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
She recalled memories of a childhood sleepover with neighbors and listening to some of her favorite CDs.
“I’m 11 and I end up bringing to the sleepover Alice Cooper’s ‘Love It To Death‘ and DIO‘s ‘Holy Diver.’ This is ’96 so this is TLC, Backstreet Boys, that kind of thing,” Hale said.
“They’re playing ‘Waterfalls’ and there’s a bunch of other things going on. ‘Oh let’s listen to Liz’s CD.’ Put in the Alice Cooper CD. We didn’t make it past the first chorus. They’re like ‘Let’s put another CD back on,'” she continued.
Hale described the experience as a “monumental moment” in realizing that “you need to own your weirdness.”
“That’s how you find your inner you,” she added. “Without going through those things, those imperfections — what you think are imperfections amongst your peers — are actually what reveal who you are and your true beauty.”
Hale also told Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio she is “so excited” about the upcoming tour with Alice Cooper.
“We’re ticking that off the bucket list. We’ve done a couple one-off shows with him over the years, and we’ve gotten to know him and his family, but this is the first time we’re on a full-fledged tour with him,” she said.
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