Overall, the metal community is bonding and communicating with each other in the wake of COVID-19 in ways that have been necessary for a long time. Halestorm's Lzzy Hale recently released a powerful statement asking for music fans to join together under one banner of safety.
"I understand your need for live music, I understand your need to perform onstage," said Lzzy. "I’m with you, I have that same primal need, especially in these tough and confusing times. But… It is extremely irresponsible to promote or participate in large gatherings at this time. The whole 'you can’t scare us' mentality is ridiculous.
"The virus is not a terrorist," she continued. "and it will not be discouraged or impressed by your bravery. This is a pandemic. And by encouraging or attending large gatherings of people you are contributing to the deaths of people who do not have healthy immune systems to fight it. This is someone's grandparent, someone's child, someone's sibling, someone's mom, dad, or someone's friend."
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