Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Joins Lita Ford for ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ in South Carolina
As soon as the tour was announced, many fans began to connect the dots and wonder when Halestorm's Lzzy Hale would join Lita Ford onstage to take on the classic song "Close My Eyes Forever." That collaboration recently happened during a performance in Spartanburg, S.C. and fan-shot footage can be seen above.
The song has ties to both singers, as Ford initially made it popular with Ozzy Osbourne as her duet partner in 1989. The track appeared on Ford's 1988 album, Lita. Fast forward to 2013 when Disturbed's David Draiman launched his side band Device and their self-titled debut album featured a number of guest vocalists. Though not an official single, Draiman's collaboration with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale on a cover of "Close My Eyes Forever" earned plenty of listens.
Speaking with Lzzy Hale before the tour, she told us how thrilled she was to finally get a chance to tour with Lita Ford. "I am so totally incredibly excited, what an honor. I met her once before at the Ronnie James Dio gala in L.A. for the Stand Up and Shout benefit. What a sweetheart, she is just a nice lady, very classy. When we were trying to put this tour together, we’re like, 'Let’s just put our feelers out and maybe she’ll say yes.' I was so thrilled, because you never know."
She added, "This is very humbling for it to be our tour and have her on there. As well as our other acts going out with us, I think she’s fantastic. It’s something we’ve totally wanted to do for a long time and just the timing and then the lineup never really meshed. This is going to be so much fun. Lita, just because she’s really a staple in rock and roll, obviously not only for chicks, but I mean, everybody knows her songs and who she is. It’s rock and roll 101 right there, so I’m just excited for her to come out. Definitely pick her brain, I’m gonna try and see if we can get something together with all three acts and maybe do some duets, or something together, I think that would be important."
The other act on the bill is Dorothy, and as Hale stated, she was interested in doing some duets, so she also shared the stage with Dorothy at a recent show in Tulsa, Okla. The musicians teamed up on a cover of Foghat's 1972 classic, "I Just Want to Make Love to You." You can watch fan-shot video of that below.
Watch Lzzy Hale With Dorothy Taking On Foghat's "I Just Want to Make Love to You"
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