Watch: Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger in Ernie Ball’s String Theory

Detailing Their Love of Guitar

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger are the latest musicians to enter the Ernie Ball studio and share their thoughts as part of the ever-popular String Theory series.

In this episode, the Halestorm guitarists detail their early days as musicians, chat about their continued love of playing, and explore their relationship with Ernie Ball.


Hal describes guitar playing as “so much more than a career choice. “I cite guitar playing and I cite this band with pushing me forward and giving me that North Star. It's a feeling, it's a thing that you carry with you, it's a fire."



“One thing you learn is you never really run out of dreams,” adds Hottinger. “We won a Grammy, we’ve played music all around the world, which was kind of the big idea when I was a kid. But now I want to do it more, but I want to do it better too. How do you write better songs? How do you play better? I’m still taking lessons. There’s so much I haven’t unlocked yet.”


Check out Steve Vai in Ernie Ball's String Theory here. Ernie Ball is distributed in Australia through CMC Music.