"Reanimate: The Covers - EP" by Halestorm on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

This collection of remakes salutes Halestorm’s hard-rock ancestors. They deliver reverent, modern-minded reworks of Skid Row’s pummeling “Slave to the Grind” and Guns N’ Roses’ sleaze-drenched “Out ta Get Me,” where Hale’s vocals are a concrete bludgeon in comparison to Axl Rose’s serrated yowl. Halestorm also bow to pop: The grandiose remake of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” gives Hale a chance to vamp and strut, while their grimy version of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is punctuated by a wailing, churning coda.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This collection of remakes salutes Halestorm’s hard-rock ancestors. They deliver reverent, modern-minded reworks of Skid Row’s pummeling “Slave to the Grind” and Guns N’ Roses’ sleaze-drenched “Out ta Get Me,” where Hale’s vocals are a concrete bludgeon in comparison to Axl Rose’s serrated yowl. Halestorm also bow to pop: The grandiose remake of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” gives Hale a chance to vamp and strut, while their grimy version of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is punctuated by a wailing, churning coda.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

352 Ratings

Halestorm Rocks!!!

Hurtrules12,

This EP is amazing! Lzzy still has the best female vocal in rock music and this shows her vocals are amazing. She makes this group and it just rocks! I like the cover of Bad Romance. It actually makes Lady Gaga listenable..and it's nice to hear their takes on the classice as well. Hunger Stike and Slave to ZGrind kick butt!

WOW

Jgubs15,

I have so much respect for them because of the Gaga cover. AMAZING!

About Halestorm

Siblings Elizabeth and Arejay Hale, the core members of the hard rock band Halestorm, formed the group in late 1997 near York, Pennsylvania, with Arejay on drums and Elizabeth on vocals and keyboard. Wanting to expand their sound, the duo invited their father, Roger, to play bass for Halestorm. Soon after their first professional gig in 1998 at the Blue Mountain Coffee House in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the band added various guitar players and released an EP, 1999's (Don't Mess with The) Time Man. More lineup changes occurred, but Halestorm finally solidified with Elizabeth (who was by then going by Lzzy) on vocals and guitar, Josh Smith on bass, Arejay on drums, and Joe Hottinger on guitar. The band caught the attention of producer David Ivory as well as Atlantic Records -- both were involved in the band's major-label debut, 2006's One and Done, a five-song EP recorded live at a show in Philadelphia. They would finally make their full-length studio debut in 2009 with the eponymous Halestorm, all the while maintaining a rigorous touring schedule that would see them playing upwards of 250 shows a year. The following year, Halestorm released the concert recording Live in Philly 2010, and Reanimate: The Covers EP appeared in 2011, featuring the band's takes on songs by Heart, Guns N' Roses, and Lady Gaga. Their sophomore album, The Strange Case Of..., followed in 2012, and the single "Love Bites (So Do I)" earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Reanimate 2.0 was released in 2013, this time finding the band tackling Fleetwood Mac, Daft Punk, and Marilyn Manson. The band's eclectic third studio long-player, the Jay Joyce-produced Into the Wild Life, was released in April 2015, and was preceded by the single "Apocalyptic." The live EP Into the Wild Live: Chicago arrived in 2016, followed in early 2017 by Reanimate 3.0, which featured covers of songs by Whitesnake, Metallica, and Soundgarden. ~ Marisa Brown

  • ORIGIN
    York, PA
  • FORMED
    1997

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