Included in the 10 Best Moments: http://www.spin.com/articles/10-best-moments-rock-range
BEST UNEXPECTED DISPLAY OF THEATRICS: HALESTORM
Big fests like Rock on the Range offer the ideal opportunity to boast a beefed-up live show — a notion that Halestorm made good on in surprising fashion. Before singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale’s body appeared, her voice — a gothy mixture of Joan Jett and Whitney Houston — filled the Kicker Stage with American Idol-style vocal acrobatics to start "It’s Not You." Once she and her band appeared, the spectacle got enormous: the drummer played one portion with oversized sticks that could have doubled as police batons, Hale lifted a glass of wine in memory of Dio (drinking it dramatically at the turning point of a song), and the entire four-piece performed an instrumental using modified trash cans as drums. If any band deserves a bigger stage (and an even bigger production) for an outing at ROTR next year, it’s these alt-rockers.