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Lzzy Hale is one of rock’s best vocalists and champions for the genre today, but she and Halestorm definitely have some metal influences. She touched on those in a new interview.

Speaking with Swedish outlet RockSverige, the singer was asked which three metal albums had the most impact on her that she still revisits. The first one she mentions is Ozzy Osbourne’s 1995 album Ozzmosis. Hale says, “I love the ‘Ozzmosis’ record. A lot of people don’t, but I love it and I’ve listened to a lot of that as well.”

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She continues, “For some new old school, Disturbed’s ‘The Sickness’ and Sevendust’s ‘Home’, which I don’t know would be considered metal but they definitely dabbled in it. I remember that jolting me forward out of my ’70s and ’80s hard rock and metal.”

Hale, like certain rock fans, is dealing with that weird feeling of celebrating milestone anniversaries for albums she grew up with. She said of 2000’s The Sickness and 1999’s Home, “Those two albums were like crazy modern, but then of course that was a long time ago. All these albums are having anniversaries now and I’m like, ‘Oh no! I remember when that one was new.'”

Halestorm is currently on tour in Europe with Alter Bridge, with Mammoth WVH joining the tour on select dates. The New Year will see the band head to Australia and New Zealand for a tour with Theory of a Deadman. All those details and more can be found at HalestormRocks.com.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights