Keifer told Jacky BamBam of Philadelphia’s WMMR that the pin in question was one that he wore on the Cinderella album Night Songs. “It’s funny. We’ve become friends since we did… That first show [Halestorm and my solo band] did together was in Atlantic City,” stated Keifer. “You know, she told me how she’d been inspired by my guitar playing and singing in Cinderella and that stuff, and it meant the world to me. And we’ve just become very close friends since then.”
He adds, “Honestly, the whole band Halestorm and my solo band are all big buds. So we were hanging out last fall, and it was her birthday — it was in October, I believe it was — and we were going out to all hang. And I was kind of looking around in my jewelry box and I saw this pin that I’d had [that I originally wore] on the cover of the Cinderella debut album Night Songs, that I don’t even remember when I took it off the jacket. And I just knew that she would like that, and I knew that she would know what it was, so I gave it to her for her birthday. And she loved it. And she surprised me by wearing it on [the Into the Wild Life] album cover, which was just the coolest thing ever.”
Hale later told WMMR’s Jaxon, “My birthday last October, we got together, and [Tom’s], like, ‘I found something, and I want you to have it. And it’s not really big or great, but I know you’ll know what it is.’ And he hands me this little pouch, and it’s a piece of costume jewelry. It’s a pin that he wore on the cover of Night Songs. And he’s, like, ‘I want you to have this. Because I don’t even know why I saved it, but you’re gonna appreciate this more than anyone else…’ So, I decided to surprise him and wear it on our cover for Into the Wild Life. So, I did. And it was so funny, ’cause we were working with a stylist [during the photo shoot for the Into the Wild Life cover], and I’m, like, ‘I brought this pin … I don’t care who you are or what’s ‘in style’ right now, but you have to make sure that I’m wearing this.’ So I did, and then the album came out, and he’s, like, ‘Lzzy… Is this [the pin I gave you]?’ And I’m, like, ‘Yeah. Tradition man! We’ve gotta role that through!’ So it’s really nice.”
Take a look at both album covers below. The pin is featured on the right lapel of Keifer on the Night Songs album cover and is seen on Hale’s side just below the hem of her leather jacket on Halestorm’s Into the Wild Life disc.
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June 29, 2015 8:58 AM