Lzzy Hale Comments On Singing For Skid Row

Lzzy Hale Comments On Singing For Skid Row
Original Photo Credit: Stefan Brending, via Wikimedia Commons

Last week, Skid Row and their latest singer, Erik Gronwall, made the surprising announcement that they would be parting ways. Gronwall is leaving the band after one critically-acclaimed album and several tours to focus on his health. 

Gronwall battled through leukemia just prior to joining Skid Row, and the band had to postpone several tour dates when the singer got sick on the road. Gronwall’s exit has led to speculation that the band might re-unite with classic singer Sebastian Bach, but in the meantime, Halestorm front woman Lzzy Hale will fill in on a handful of dates .

She commented on the temporary gig late last week saying: “This is totally wild! I can’t believe my VHS audition tape finally made it in the mail! (I kid, I kid).” 

“I started listening Skid Row when I was a teenager growing up on the east coast in central Pennsylvania. They were one of the only bands at that time that truly bridged the gap for my love of 80s big choruses and riffs, but had the same poignant dirt and grime that was seeping into the cracks of my mind during the 90s. By the early 00s Halestorm was well coming into its own, inspired by these powerful songs that helped me unlock a door within myself as a young musician. I can say without a second thought that if it weren’t for Skid Row in my bones, I would not be the rocker I am today.”

Hale continued: “And this summer, my world turns full circle. Because not only am I able to share the stage as acting front person for this integral band, but even more importantly, I get to call these boys my chosen family. No matter how much we both tour, or how much time has gone by…we light up when we see each other. They have seen me through my rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, all while cheering me on. Time, space, history, age…are all relative, irrelevant and elastic cuz we are all just astronauts cut from the same cloth, worshipping the same magic that is this music. I’m so grateful for their support of me in my career, and as a fellow human. Love you guys! There will be blood left on the stage!”

Check out a video of Hale singing “Slave To The Grind” back in 2016 below. 

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