In conversation, this month’s cover artist, Arejay Hale, exudes excitement. That should come as no surprise if you’ve ever seen him play with Halestorm, the rock group he started as a youngster. But as I listened back to our conversation for this month’s piece, hearing the passion, fire, and, to be frank, volume in the drummer’s voice was as invigorating and inspiring to me as learning about the journey he’s led, and experiencing first-hand the dynamic performance he conveys onstage.

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