On the last night of their tour in 2011, Lzzy Hale and Halestorm could have half-assed it, called it a night and made holiday preparations. But fortunately, the band created by Hale and her brother Arejay delivered what all expected as they hit Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida. They blew the place up!

Beginning with sets by Black Tide and Adelita’s Way, the closing night of their tour proved to be an ass-kicking evening of hard rock. “We take a lot of pride in the fact that it is an unpredictable rock show.” Said Hale in our interview days before the show in Pensacola. “We have such a great time every night, and we refuse to use backing tracks or any other trickery.”

Even with one more show and 2011 nearly complete, Hale was anticipating an even busier new year. “We have a new record coming in 2012! Going to Europe in February with Shinedown! So much happening after the new year. 2012 Year of the Storm bitches!”

For the rest of the interview/feature, including Lzzy Hale’s Top Five favorite albums of all-time, check out the link to the my December 16th column in the Pensacola News Journal.

– Michael L. Smith

Link to an additional photo gallery of the concert by PNJ Photographer Jody Link