Published on September 30th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale On Hosting AXS TV’s “A Year in Music,” AXS TV Programming, Van Halen & More

Grammy-Award winning band Halestorm released its fourth full-length album, Vicious, in 2018. Called a “muscular, adventurous, and especially relevant rock record” by Rolling Stone, Vicious earned the band its second Grammy nomination, a Best Hard Rock Performance nod for the song “Uncomfortable,” the band’s fourth #1 at rock radio. In addition, Halestorm was also named 2018 Rock Artist Of The Year by Loudwire. In turn, Halestorm — which includes singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale, drummer Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith — has earned a reputation as a powerful live music force, headlining sold-out shows and topping festival bills around the world.

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is trying something new this year, hosting AXS TV series A Year In Music. Each episode of A Year In Music puts the spotlight on a different era of music, viewing the year’s hottest bands, biggest albums, surprising breakups and monumental breakthroughs through the lens of the political and social happenings of the time to provide a fascinating look at how they impacted and influenced each other. The popular series kicks off its third season with a profile of the game-changing year 1989, which premieres on AXS TV this Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 9:30 PM EST.

On September 30, 2020, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lzzy Hale by phone about hosting A Year In Music, the programming of AXS TV, being on-camera and more, as embedded below. More on Lzzy Hale is online at, while more on AXS TV and A Year In Music can be found at, and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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