Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has opened up about how it was like to cover Linkin Park‘s Heavy with Evanescence singer Amy Lee during their bands’ Portland show. She also sent praising words for Amy Lee.
Lzzy Hale is known for being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of her co-founded hard rock band Halestorm. During her ongoing career with the band, Hale released 4 studio albums with Halestorm, which means she played in every Halestorm album.
On the other hand, Amy Lee is the lead vocalist and sole constant member of her co-founded rock band Evanescence. Debuted in 2003 with the band’s Fallen, Lee performed in every 5 studio albums of Evanescence.
On November 5, Halestorm and Evanescence have kicked off their US co-headline tour at Portland, Oregon’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In the show, Amy Lee, who was sitting at the piano, had welcomed Lzzy Hale to the stage. Later then, they covered Linkin Park‘s Heavy.
However, during a recent appearance on 105.7 The Point radio station, Lzzy Hale revealed how they decided to cover the Linkin Park classic. Saying that it happened all of a sudden, Lzzy Hale stated that it’s almost like a church moment.
“[We] were lobbing a couple of ideas back and forth and then, all of a sudden, we landed on Linkin Park,” Hale says. “And, you know what? That would be really cool because inadvertently it would be a tribute to Chester, but also, everything that this song has been about, we’ve all been through that — everybody.
“And so it’s almost this like very church moment where you walk out onstage and you’re, like, ‘All right. This is my church. These are my people. We’re all doing this together.'”
Lzzy Hale Says Amy Lee Is A Phenomenal Singer
Elsewhere in the interview, Lzzy Hale has touched on her chemistry with Evanescence singer Amy Lee. Saying that Amy Lee is a very special singer, Lzzy Hale added that she is a phenomenal singer.
“There’s something otherworldly that happens when I sing with her live onstage,” Hale continues. “And it’s something that I can’t necessarily put my finger on, that feeling. I’ve done thousands of other collaborations in my life, and this is very, very special.
“She is, obviously, a phenomenal singer; that’s not even cutting it — phenomenal. But there’s something that happens when we sing together because of the different personalities; it’s almost like this dance that happens.
“Amy has likened it to a well-matched tennis match where we both have that trust because we both know that no matter what, both of us bring it; we’re always on a hundred and ten.
“And so to be able to feel that again with her after so many years of not touring together and doing this… I don’t know — I think I leave my body. When I’m onstage when that happens, all of a sudden the song’s over and I’m, like, ‘Wait. Did I just blank out? What happened?'”
That is not the first collaboration of Evanescence and Halestorm. Both bands had first toured in 2012. Over the years, Evanescence‘s Amy Lee later guested on Halestorm‘s Break In from Reimagined, and Lzzy Hale lent backing vocals to Evanescence‘s Use My Voice from her band’s latest album, The Bitter Truth.