EVANESCENCE Guitarist Fired; Drummer Reportedly Quits

Gerry Gittelson of DailyNews.com reports that EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt said Friday (May 4) he's been fired from the band, and he also said drummer Rocky Gray has quit.

"I'm done, and I'm pretty upset about it," LeCompt said, calling from Little Rock, Ark., the band's home town. "(Singer) Amy Lee called and fired me today. There's absolutely no loyalty in this band."

EVANESCENCE, touring in support of its second major release "The Open Door", is on a short break after returning from South Africa. The group has two dates scheduled later this month before plans to tour Europe, beginning in Paris on May 25.

LeCompt, 34, said he and Gray, 32, plan to pour all their energy into a new band, MACHINA, managed by Chris Long (CROSSFADE). Gray wasn't available for comment.

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