Hard-rock quartet Halestorm’s fourth album, Vicious, drops July 27, the same day that the Pennsylvania natives launch a U.S. summer headline tour arenas and amphitheaters. “That’s when we all get to lose our minds for a couple years,” says singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale, 34, who breaks down what she needs to survive on the road.
We call it Steve the D.J. — it’s a long story as to how we came up with the name. Every day, f we go to find records so we can feed Steve. Plus, he has a whiskey drawer. He’s the life the party.
It’s great for when we’re hanging out on a long bus ride and all you can smell is feet. And you can also use it as deodorant or toothpaste. But every now and then when we fly, TSA is like, "What the hell is this?"
It has five or six pockets, and I keep some makeup in there, some vitamins, a phone charger… if I’m running late, I can just grab my jacket and go. It’s like my get-out bag.
I don’t like to eat super heavy before going onstage because I don’t want to be burping up mashed potatoes. So having these small little meal drinks that are easily digestible is a lifesaver.
They’re meant to be danced around in. And they have great traction, so I don’t fall over. When I’m wearing them, I’m like a goat — I can literally walk on any terrain.
This article originally appeared in the July 21 issue Billboard.