Device's self-titled debut album includes a cover of the 1988 Lita Ford/Ozzy Osbourne classic "Close My Eyes Forever," featuring guest vocals from Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale. We asked Device frontman David Draiman if he had been able to play the new version for either Lita or Ozzy yet: "Lita has heard it and she loved it. Ozzy, I have not sent to him. I only played it for Lita because she happened to be coming through town here in Austin, Texas and I went to go see her play. But I can only hope that both Ozzy and Sharon (Osbourne) love it and that they see it as what it is, which is just a tribute to the greatest heavy metal frontman of all time."
- Device's debut disc came out on April 9th, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release to enter the Billboard album chart at Number 11.
- The live version of Device, which features Dope guitarist Virus and Evanescence drummer Will Hunt in addition to Draiman, is currently on its first tour and stops Tuesday night (April 30th) in New Orleans.
SIDE NOTES: Draiman's Disturbed bandmates, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren, announced last week that their new project, Fight Or Flight, will release its debut album, A Life By Design?, on July 23rd. In a brand new posting on the Disturbed Facebook page, Donegan wrote that the new band "does NOT mean the end of Disturbed, as David has also made that clear . . . I understand why some of you may be mad that we are all doing other things right now, but let me assure you that all of us are looking forward to the day we return as Disturbed to show you how much you mean to us."
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to "Close My Eyes Forever" by Device:
Watch the video for the original version from Lita and Ozzy:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
mygoodeye wrote: "This guy is officially the biggest douchebag ever."
DNG wrote: "Device = Disturbed-the other guys getting paid."
guitarhacker wrote: "Yeah Lita probably loved Lzzy's vocals doing her part. But Draino's vocals on that song suck!!!"
Device's David Draiman On Lita And Ozzy Hearing 'Close My Eyes' Cover
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