Mica Rock recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
Asked what HALESTORM's "secret" is to keeping its lineup intact for more than a decade, Lzzy said: "Don't grow up. Honestly, we're still making the same fart jokes that we were when we were teenagers. But I don't really know. I think we don't take ourselves that seriously. And so the only thing I can probably say is that every single day, it's, like, no matter where we are, we always have that moment where we're, like, 'Hey, guys, this is really crazy. I can't believe we're still here.' So we talk about that a lot. And we go on band dates, [as] we call them; like, we go bowling together. But we have a really great crew too. We're kind of a rolling family circus pretty much."
HALESTORM's first two albums, 2009's "Halestorm" and 2012's "The Strange Case Of…" were both officially certified gold in March by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales of more than 500,000 copies. The certifications came after RIAA started including on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in gold and platinum album award.
The band's third effort, "Into The Wild Life", debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 56,000 copies in its first week of release — more than double the first-week haul of their second CD — but has not reached gold yet.