The Pulse Of Radio reports: Although HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale is in a steady relationship with the band’s guitarist, Joe Hottinger, she admits to having a “crush” on STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. Hale told Loudwire, “I’m gonna totally ruin his hard-ass reputation right now, but, you know, there’s something that I’ve always liked about the scary-looking guy that will, you know, in the morning call me ‘darling’ . . . I don’t think that anyone has really ever given him the recognition for what an incredibly handsome smile he has. He never gets recognized for that.”
Hale added that she thinks SLIPKNOT‘s “Gehanna” is the sexiest metal song around, saying, “Every time that song comes on, I still get chills, you know? I guess it’s the combination of the performance of Coreyand just, you know, the words actually speak to me more so than anything else . . . It’s definitely a sexy song.”

Known for sexy songs herself like “I Get Off”, Hale and her bandmates are prepping their second album for an early 2012 release. After playing two new songs live earlier this year, Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that the response made her excited to get the whole record out there. “It’s like they’re already out there on the radio, and it’s like the album’s already out,” she said. “And it’s crazy, man, it gives me such a great feeling for this new record. I’m so excited right now because it’s already starting to cultivate and the energy is already starting for this new record. So I cannot wait to release it and give these people these songs for real.”

HALESTORM‘s follow-up to its 2009 debut was originally supposed to come out this fall, but was pushed back, as Hale explained, because “we wanted to see how far we could take it — or how far I could take it, at least.”

Some of the new song titles that could make it to the next CD are “American Boys”, “Love Bites (And So Do I)” and “I Hate It When You See Me Cry”.