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Halestorm, Feb. 21, Knitting Factory

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Twenty-three-year-old Lzzy Hale, the delectable driving force behind Halestorm, doesn't think she's ever made it through an interview without being asked "the question." That's because girls in rock bands must answer for being girls in rock bands.

"You're a girl ... but also making sure you can hang with the boys, so it's a juggling act," Hale says. "I really don't mind [the question]. Because, both girl and guy interviewers, I think they're genuinely curious ... it's an interesting thing."

Interesting enough for Hale to make Revolver Magazine's recurring "Hottest Chicks in Metal" list. And when it comes to dealing with creeps, she has her bandmates. "They treat me like a queen, and they are very protective of me," Hale says.

Too protective to allow for lesser things in life, like romance. When asked the name of her Les Paul guitar, Hale doesn't think about it for long. "The Boyfriend," she laughs.

Sunday, Feb., 21, Theory Of A Deadman, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Taking Dawn; 7 p.m., $20-$45. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.

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