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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 22: (L-R) Josh Smith, Arejay Hale, Lzzy Hale, and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm attend the 2015 Journeys AP Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink at Quicken Loans Arena on July 22, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you follow Halestorm and each band member’s personal accounts on social media, you’ll know that today (August 9) marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s first live performance.

Lzzy and Arejay Hale took to the Halestorm Facebook page to celebrate the milestone by performing “Love Is Power,” the first song the sister and brother wrote together.


4pm ET.

The band will be returning to their Facebook page later today at 4 PM EST to do a live Q&A, too!

Halestorm is even selling special 20th anniversary merch featuring the band’s first logo.  (Spoiler:  It’s adorable!)

For those that may have missed the band’s earlier posts showing off band artifacts, we highly recommend going back and checking them out, but by far our favorite post came from guitarist Joe Hottinger in which he shared the ad he responded to that led him to joining Halestorm.  Classic!

Responding to this ad was one of my better decisions. #Halestorm20

2,752 Likes, 61 Comments - Joe Hottinger (@thejoestorm) on Instagram: "Responding to this ad was one of my better decisions. #Halestorm20"


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

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