I hate these things, I never know what to say there's just too much to tell. For starters I'm 23 and I'm in college in NYC. I play guitar, bass, piano a little, and I sing. Music is my life's passion, so the dream is to be a professional musician, and to be honest Halestorm gives me solace in that regard cuz they worked at it for so long and here they finally broke into the big leagues. Just goes to show that if you stick with it (and you're good I guess lol) you can make it happen.
This list is way too long but here's a sample, in no particular order: Halestorm, obviously, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Epica, Children of Bodom, Metallica, Slipknot, Motley Crue, Anterior, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, Bangladeafy, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for my Valentine, Chevelle, DETHKLOK, Devildriver, Dimmu Borgir, Disturbed, Dope, Drowning Pool, Etched in Red, Fightstar, Guns n' Roses, In Flames, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Judas Priest, Kamelot, Killswitch Engage, Kiss, Korn, Lacuna Coil, Linkin Park (only Hybrid Theory and Meteora though)), Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Nightwish, Pain of Salvation, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Shinedown, Slayer, Smile Empty Soul, Staind, Stone Sour, Tool, Trivium, Twin Method, Van Halen, The Veer Union, Within Temptation, You Bred Raptors?, Zebrahead, and 10 Years. So clearly, if you know a few of these bands, my tastes are extremely diverse ranging from hard rock to hair metal to progressive rock to scary Norwegian black metal lol. I figure it this way: music=life, so why be picky? And that's just a few faves. Also, there's a lot of underground stuff here cuz I tend to randomly find these unknown bands and they turn out to be awesome, so if you don't recognize a name, check it out, there's something for everyone here. ps. if you notice how I started going alphabetically even though I said in no particular order, it's cuz I decided to make this somewhat comprehensive so I went on my iTunes and ran through my library in alphabetical order lol.
How did you first hear about Halestorm?:
They opened for Shinedown at The Fillmore in NYC in March 2009. I was at the show, never heard of them before, then they came out and kicked my face in. Instant fan for life \m/(-_-)\m/
Favorite Halestorm moment/show?:
All five times I saw them were awesome. The NYC show was sick just cuz they were new to me and they rocked. Plus the group drum solo blew me away, and I hung out with them for a little after their set and they were so cool and down to earth. Then I saw them in Philly in August 2009 on Stimulate This! and since that was a hometown show they brought it pretty hard. Hung out with them after that one as well. Third time i trekked out to the Croc Rock in Allentown, PA, January 27, 2010, which was also a blast, even though the crowd was kinda dead. Who cares though? I was going nuts regardless, and the meet and greet after the show was fun. Accidentally killed Josh Final Destination style though :( whoops! I saw them again on Uproar in Jersey after I wrote this original blurb. Awesome show, as always, and they signed my shirt!!! And again at the hometown New Year's Eve show. Best show I've ever been to!! Really though, every time I see them live it's my favorite time.