Video footage of HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger performing an acoustic cover version of the HEART classic “All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You” at the Gibson booth at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show — a massive music-products convention which took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California — can be seen below.
HALESTORM is currently prepping its second album for release, but singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale says she’d love to do a sequel to the band’s covers EP released last year, titled “ReAnimate”. Asked by Loudwire about doing a follow-up, Hale replied, “Absolutely . . . It’s fun for us and you have no idea how much you learn as a musician and as a singer and songwriter by learning somebody else’s material and having to own it and make it your own; it’s really like homework. You come out on the other side better for some reason, as a better musician so we definitely want to do it again.”
Hale gave The Pulse Of Radio a few other reasons why so many bands enjoy playing cover songs. “It’s a reminiscent thing of when you’re trying to make it and coming up in the club scene and also maybe it’s kind of nostalgic, like when you’re first learning how to play guitar, some of the songs that you used to jam to with your bandmates, and it’s really cool,” she said.
HALESTORM‘s “ReAnimate” EP featured covers of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. Hale told Loudwire that the band had 50 songs it could have covered for the six-song EP.
The singer added, “The EPs are little one night stands, they’re fun and you just put it out there and you see what happens and nobody really cares. (laughs) ‘You wanna do a WHAM song, sure let’s do it,’ so you’ll definitely see more of that coming from us.”