Video footage of DEVICE members David Draiman (vocals; also of DISTURBED) and Virus (guitar; also of DOPE) performing acoustic versions of two songs from the band’s self-titled debut album — including a cover version of the 1988 Lita Ford/Ozzy Osbourne classic “Close My Eyes Forever” — can be seen below.
“Device” includes a cover of “Close My Eyes Forever”, featuring guest vocals from HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. The Pulse Of Radio asked 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,” he said. “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 9, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release to enter the Billboard album chart at No. 11.
The live version of DEVICE, which features Virus and EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt in addition to Draiman, is taking part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NEWSTED, HELLYEAH and DEATH DIVISION.