The Evanescence singer reveals the albums that made her who she is today
Taking cues from the worlds of classical and metal, Evanescence have always been a unique property amongst the early-noughties explosion of bands. But what records are responsible for changing the life and music of frontwoman Amy Lee? Let’s find out.
The first album I ever bought was…
The California Raisins – The California Raisins Sing The Hit Songs (1987)
“The California Raisins! Ha ha! It’s claymation raisins doing cover songs of The Four Tops etc. It was a big thing in the ‘80s and I was five years old. I must be the first person to ever be talking about The California Raisins in Metal Hammer.”
Amy Lee talked in a radio show via phone call in the WMMR 93.3 radio about next US festival dates in 2019 and new music with Evanescence:
Evanescence is part of the stacked lineup for next year’s MMRBQ! Amy Lee is ready to transition from the band’s orchestral performances back to a hard rock set. Is new music on the horizon for Evanescence? Will their next release be a traditional album, or a series of singles, or something entirely new? Hear it all in her conversation with Sara on MMR.
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Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee has revealed that the success of the band’s 2003 debut Fallen was overshadowed by fears for the health of her brother.
In an exclusive interview with Kerrang!, Lee opens up about her personal life during the upswing of her band’s popularity following the release of the single Bring Me To Life.
“My life has been so full of extremes,” says Amy. “It’s hard to sum up what it was like when it was all happening because it was happening fast, but there was so much else happening at the same time. I’ve had major tragedies in my life and major victories, too. But at the time the first song, Bring Me To Life, made it to Number One in the UK, and the next song [Going Under, which charted at eight in the UK]… It was all happening and we were at the GRAMMYs.”
“That whole year, as much as it was wonderful, at the same time, my brother Robby was having brain surgery and facing the fact that he might not ever be okay,” she continues. “And my family was so happy and so excited for me, and I realised there was a lot of turmoil within the band behind the scenes at that time. There was so much going on. It was wonderful and also terrifying, and a lot of learning happened. I’m grateful for it all. In some ways, I’m a lot happier to be where I am now than where I was then.”
Evanescence’sSynthesis is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.
Amy Lee is enjoying her work-life synthesis of music and motherhood.
This summer, the Evanescence rocker has been on the road promoting the band’s latest release, Synthesis, on which the act revamped their hits with orchestral and EDM twists.
And the co-headlining tour with Lindsey Stirling has been a family affair for Lee, whose husband, Josh Hartzler, and their 4-year-old son, Jack, have joined her on the road.
“I feel really grateful that I’m able to do both and not have to stop making music and being who I am to be a mom,” Lee, 36, tells PEOPLE.
“I think when I was a lot younger, I always thought it was one or the other: You are either fully focused working your butt off on your art, or you’re a mom and you don’t have time for that anymore,” she says. “And actually, now that I’m in it, I realize that it’s super important that I keep being who I am.” Read Full Story Here
Amy Lee spoke with Loudwire about the tour of Synthesis with Lindsey Stirling and Cellogram, as was the idea of the cover of Ozzy + Sia and the plans after the end of the tour. Check out the interview here:
Evanescence‘s Amy Lee has been fulfilling a creative passion over the past year, first releasing the Synthesis album including reimagined orchestral versions of the band’s music and then taking their show on the road with orchestral backing. Earlier this summer, Evanescence kicked off a co-headline tour with Lindsey Stirling; see the list of tour dates here.
We spoke with Lee about the tour, Stirling and opening act Cellogram, and the unique Ozzy Osbourne-Sia show-closing mashup. Lee also spoke about Evanescence‘s future plans, which includes a loose timeline to start their next album. continue reading
Amy Lee has confirmed that Evanescence will soon begin work on the follow-up to 2011’s self-titled effort. “That’s the plan,” she told Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. “The plan is for us to work on a new album next. We don’t have a timeline going on right now — we’ve been focused on [the ‘Synthesis’] tour and this whole crazy massive thing we’ve been doing. But, yeah, that’s totally the plan. You will hear from us.”
Asked if she has been collecting ideas for new Evanescence songs since the release of the band’s last record, she said: “Yeah, always. I’ve got a nice little pile that’s been building up over the years.”
Evanescence‘s latest release was 2017’s “Synthesis”, which was a reimagining of some of the band’s best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones.
In support of “Synthesis”, Evanescence — Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura — is currently in the midst of an extensive “Synthesis Live” tour of North America. Also on the bill is Lindsey Stirling, the violinist, dancer and viral video star who appears on the “Synthesis” track “Hi-Lo”. The co-headlining trek, produced by Live Nation, kicked off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Starlight Theatre and will wrap September 8 in Ridgefield, Washington at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.
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