We’re joined on the Starline by musician, singer, songwriter and drummer for Halestorm, Out on tour supporting the album “Back from the Dead” we welcome Arejay Hale.
Arejay, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Recorded during the Pandemic, how did “Back from the Dead” challenge you creatively?
How with this insane pace challenge you? But to recreate that when you go out on tour has to be challenging…
How did you spend your time during the pandemic to allow yourself to reset? You’re a type-a personality always working and on tour, how did you not go crazy?
What’s it like working with your big sister all the time? Did she bully you growing up?
It’s your 5th album and you’ve been touring for a while. Do you prefer smaller venues, the festivals, stadiums… where do you feel the most juice?
Now with your new band that is unfiltered, unbridled and unsupervised Kemikal Fire, what should people expect from that project?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Best Rick and Morty episode?
2. Do you have your first drum kit that you stole from your sister still?
3. One thing that your sister teases you relentlessly?
4. Best thing about Emily?
5. Do you do yoga and if so what’s your favorite pose?
6. Which is your favorite song to listen to that isn’t one of yours?
7. What’s your most used phrase?
8. Why is Oreo the best dog ever?
The Back Half with:
With the energy percussion makes music doesn’t have the same feeling without the energy of drums. Who are the 3 inspirational drummers of all time in your mind?
Halestorm is not only a family with you and your sis but the incredible crew that puts together the show every day. How do you feel about your extended family?
One Big Question:
What’s one story from the road that makes you smile no matter what?
He loves the freedom of Kemikal Fire, Lizzy calls him Glowworm and he wants you to “Stay Smelly”. We thank Arejay Hale from Halestorm for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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