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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks Band Status

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee told E! Entertainment during a short interview Thursday morning (Dec. 4) that the band are no longer bothered by the sudden departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody. "EVANESCENCE is healthier than it's ever been. We're all very happy actually — including Ben. We're doing something that's just growing. The band is ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Collaborating With AVRIL LAVIGNE?

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Avril Lavigne "on a track or two" for Avril's upcoming album, according to a posting on the Avril fan site Avrilbandaids.com. Unconfirmed reports suggest Moody may also join Avril's touring band. Last month, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee dashed any hopes of Moody rejoining the band — insisting ...

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EVANESCENCE: First Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

EVANESCENCE will make up their recently cancelled U.S. tour dates in late February/early March. So far, two newly rescheduled shows have been announced: St. Cloud. Minnesota's Halenbeck Hall on Feb. 20 and Madison, Wisconsin's Alliant Energy Center on Feb. 21. Tickets for each of the postponed shows will be honored on the make-up dates, according ...

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SEETHER Singer On EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'We Are Together'

SEETHER singer and guitarist Shaun Morgan recently strolled down the red carpet at the American Music Awards with his girlfriend, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee, in full view of the media. Morgan told Launch why they took that stroll. "It was intended to lay some rumors to rest that involved Amy and I, 'cause we've been ...

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EVANESCENCE Postpone Tour

EVANESCENCE's previously announced Nov./Dec. U.S. tour dates with SEETHER and FINGER ELEVEN have been postponed. Tickets will be honored for rescheduled shows or refunds are available at point of purchase. The new dates will be announced soon. EVANESCENCE, who recently parted ways with founding guitarist Ben Moody, were joined by COLD axeman Terry Balsamo during ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER On ABC FAMILY CHANNEL

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has spent much of the time between the band's tours and video shoots doing voice-over work and pursuing acting gigs. Most recently, he appeared as several characters on an ABC Family Channel cartoon series "Daigunder". While working on the five episodes he was hired for, Miller was approached by the show's ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer: We Are Better Off Without BEN MOODY

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has revealed to MTV.com that guitarist Ben Moody's departure from the group appears to be permanent. "I actually haven't had any contact with him at all," she said of Moody, who walked out on the band October 24 in Berlin without an explanation. "But I hear he's way happier, and I ...

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Label: EVANESCENCE Rumors Unfounded

A label spokesperson for EVANESCENCE has told Launch that a report on Teenmusic.com about the relationship between singer Amy Lee and departed guitarist Ben Moody is "unfounded." The report includes speculation that the two shared an on-and-off romantic relationship up until recently. The label spokesperson said, "Across the board, personal relationships of artists ...

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WES BORLAND Hopes To Produce Some Tracks On New EVANESCENCE Album

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has hooked up with NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist/programmer Danny Lohner to work on a number of new projects, many of which were born through relations that formed while working on the "Underworld" soundtrack, according to MTV.com. The pair, who worked with FILTER frontman Richard Patrick under the name the ...

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EVANESCENCE's LEE And MOODY A Couple?

Teenmusic.com is reporting that EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee is still refusing to comment on her bandmate Ben Moody's sudden departure — despite industry reports the pair were lovers. Guitarist Moody quit the heavy rock band's European tour last month, flying home to America before a planned concert in Berlin, Germany, without telling anyone else in ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Fallen' Certified Triple Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major label debut album, "Fallen", has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales of three million records. Sales have been fueled by the multi-format smash "Bring Me To Life", which features Paul McCoy of 12 STONE, and its follow-up single, "Going Under". As previously reported, EVANESCENCE lead ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist To Meet With Label

EVANESCENCE lead guitarist Ben Moody will meet with executives at Wind-Up Records today (Nov. 5) in Los Angeles to discuss his future with the band. As previously reported, Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based group last month in Berlin in the midst of a world tour. A Wind-Up spokesperson would only confirm, "Ben is not on ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Walks Out?

Britain's Rock Sound magazine is reporting that EVANESCENCE's Ben Moody has walked out in the middle of the band's European tour. The guitarist and co-songwriter, who formed the band as a teenager with singer Amy Lee, flew home without speaking to his bandmates during a day off on their German trek. They were then left ...

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APARTMENT 26 To Support EVANESCENCE In The U.K.

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be supporting EVANESCENCE in the U.K. later this month. APARTMENT 26 will be touring in support of their sophomore album, "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Hallucinating" ...

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GODHEAD To Support EVANESCENCE With Or Without Drummer

Despite drummer Ken Jay's (ex-STATIC-X) health issues which have forced GODHEAD to withdraw from their European tour with PARADISE LOST, the band will still open the U.S. EVANESCENCE tour beginning in Tucson on November 21 and running through mid-December. Band frontman Jason Miller explains, "Ken's illness came too close to the start of the European ...

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EVANESCENCE Announce More Tour Dates

EVANESCENCE have announced a handful of late-2003 shows in support of their double-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". Also appearing at the dates will be SEETHER, FINGER ELEVEN and GODHEAD. As previously reported, EVANESCENCE have lined up a non-album version of the "Fallen" cut "My Immortal" for their next single, according to the band's web site. "If ...

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EVANESCENCE To Release 'My Immortal' As Next Single

EVANESCENCE have selected "My Immortal" as the next single from their double-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "It's definitely a different song than our first single," singer Amy Lee told Steppin' Out magazine. "This time we're releasing a ballad and a lot of us weren't ready to put out a ballad yet. We felt we should keep ...

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METALLICA's 'Frantic' Debuts At No. 16 On U.K. Singles Chart

The second single off METALLICA's "St. Anger" CD, "Frantic", has entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 16. Meanwhile, EVANESCENCE's "Going Under", the follow-up to the smash hit "Bring Me To Life", has come in at No. 8. NICKELBACK have entered the albums chart at No.5 with "The Long Road", while LIMP BIZKIT's long-awaited comeback, ...

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Review: EVANESCENCE Gives Fans What They Want At Saltair

Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "EVANESCENCE could end up as this year's Norah Jones, minus the critical hoopla and substituting Jones' yuppie fan base with rabid, fist-pumping teenagers. "Like Jones, the Little Rock, Ark., band led by singer Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody seemingly appeared from nowhere. They scored a ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Weighs In On BRITNEY And CHRISTINA

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee weighed in on today's crop of pop divas during a recent guest appearance on 104 FM in Washington D.C. with Haber and Erin. "There are so many of these stupid pop divas that are really going down lately," Lee said. "They're going down, they really are. It's not the big thing ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE's Music Is 'Something Completely New'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to Tacoma's The News Tribune about the overhelming media attention that is helping her band become the first hard-rock act in recent memory to produce a female frontperson who generates anything resembling the kind of star power and charisma of icons such as Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, or more ...

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Singer AMY LEE Helps Give EVANESCENCE Substance

Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star reports that EVANESCENCE singer "Amy Lee is a rare person in rock music: a woman fronting a hard-rock band, and a rising musician who cares more about her songs than her album sales. "Her band, EVANESCENCE, is an unusual rock band. In the age of homogeneous radio playlists, ...

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