Lzzy Hale Credits Lita Ford For Pioneering Women In Rock

June 6, 2016

In early 2016, Halestorm joined forces with Lita Ford in a brief April tour where both of bands' lead fronting members were women. In a recent interview, Lzzy Hale credits Ford's impact with The Runaways opened the doors for more women to enter the rock world, and how Halestorm may not have existed without her influence.

"It's really neat to see that kind of flood happening right now. And it's really starting to... I mean, I wanna say it evened out, but I think it's tipping the scales, 'cause we've been doing a lot of festivals lately and it's just so many girls." Lzzy notes how ten years ago, she would often be the only female member on any show.

"It's something that Lita [Ford] and I have been talking a lot about because she kind of kicked the door open for myself and [tourmate] Dorothy, all of us, to kind of waltz right in. And it's a huge testament to just the strength... And you have to kind of have blinders on to everything. Don't worry about what people think. Don't quit. Don't worry about opinions, especially [on the] internet; don't worry about that."

(source: Loudwire)