Halestorm Welcome Slash, David Draiman + More on ‘Here’s to Us,’ Invite Fans to Join In
By now, many fans are familiar with Halestorm's triumphant single 'Here's to Us,' but the group is now offering a new spin on the track with a number of familiar guest stars.
A new version of 'Here's to Us' with a wealth of guest contributions has surfaced online. While Lzzy Hale and the group still handle a majority of the track, they let a number of their rocker friends help finish things up. Slash is the first in, laying down a guitar lick late in the proceedings. What follows is a stellar lineup of vocalists helping to sing the lyrics. Shinedown's Brent Smith, Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy, Sixx: A.M.'s James Michael, Theory of a Deadman's Tyler Connolly, Disturbed and Device's David Draiman and In This Moment's Maria Brink all take turns with lines from the song. The new version of 'Here's to Us' can currently be heard at Revolver here.
And while it's great that Halestorm has lots of celebrity friends to help out on the track, they want to give their fans a chance to have some input on the song as well. The group is asking fans to record their own shout-outs for the song and they intend on taking some of the best pieces and working them into a "fan edit" of 'Here's to Us.'
"Do you love your mom? Your awesome boyfriend? Want to tell the graduating class of 2013 how much you love them? We want to hear it!," states the introduction on the band's website. Fans are encouraged to say their first name, where they are from, offer their shout-out and then upload their video for the band to check out. Submissions are being taken through May 8. For details, click here.
'Here's to Us' is featured on the band's successful 'The Strange Case Of …' album and the group continues to tour in support of the effort. For the remaining dates on their HardDrive Live trek with Bullet for My Valentine, click here.