Halestorm’s win at the Grammys Sunday night sparked a shitstorm earlier this week, and now, drummer Arejay Hale is talking about the public outcry that has followed his band’s victory.
“We’re not offended by that stuff at all,” he says. By stuff, he’s referring to the backlash.
“We think people should be as honest as they want to be,” Hale says. “Honestly, I thought Lamb of God would’ve won. What’s interesting is that they influenced the song we won for.”
You shut your whorish mouth!
“We love Lamb of God; in fact, all the other nominees are bands we grew up looking up to. There were such legendary artists in that category and maybe we’re just the ones that got picked to would represent the new guard. But that’s not our call.”
“As far as people criticizing us, I learned a long time ago that you have to embrace the hater because it means that the bands get is getting bigger. Like Nickelback. I love them and I see people hate on them and all it says to me is that the have become massively huge, and what’s wrong with that? So if people have to take the time to say something hateful or mean for whatever reason, it means the band is growing more and more and that more fans are finding out about us and that’s a valuable thing. My sister [Lzzy Hale] and I have been doing this for 16 years and that’s a long time. This was like a vindication, this Grammy, this was something that said to us, we did it. That’s really important because this is all we know how to do. This is it. There is no backup plan.”
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