singer Lzzy Hale
is one of many guests appearing on the self-titled debut album from DEVICE
, the new industrial rock act led by DISTURBED
frontman David Draiman
, who duets with Hale
on a cover of the Ozzy Osbourne
song "Close My Eyes Forever"
, told Revolver
: "For years I'd wanted to re-do 'Close My Eyes Forever'
by Lita Ford
and Ozzy Osbourne
. I always thought it was a fantastic idea and needed the right combination of elements and events and needed to have the right woman to play the role of Lita
in this song, and Lzzy Hale
, in my opinion, is the strongest, most distinctive voice, female voice in rock today. I think that she's just as good as it gets."Lzzy
told The Pulse Of Radio
how she felt about being asked to sing. "I'm humbled," she said. "My brother [HALESTORM
drummer Arejay Hale
] was freaking out because my brother and I have been huge DISTURBED
fans since [their 2000 debut] 'The Sickness'
came out, you know. So this is a huge moment for him and I, like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this is actually happening.' Got a little fangirl for a second."
In addition to Hale
, the lineup of guests on the DEVICE
disc includes AVENGED SEVENFOLD
singer M. Shadows
, SYSTEM OF A DOWN
vocalist Serj Tankian
, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
guitarist Tom Morello
, BLACK SABBATH
bassist Geezer Butler
and ex-DEEP PURPLE
bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes
The set is due out on April 9, with a first single called "Vilify"
slated to arrive at radio stations in mid-February.Lenardo
will not be part of the DEVICE
touring band due to previous commitments.
Other members of the live lineup include EVANESCENCE
drummer Will Hunt
In a recent video interview with Artisan News Service
spoke about how DEVICE
came together. "I was first approached by Geno Lenardo
, who was working on a number of tracks for the 'Underworld'
soundtrack for the last 'Underworld'
film that came out… and he asked me if I would be interested in being a part of one of the tracks and I asked him to send me the music that he had in mind and I was able to make a really compelling and powerful song," he said. "[I] found that working with him as a songwriting partner was very easy and fluid. He's a very strong songwriter in his own right."