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Interview: Amy Lee of Evanescence on inspiring legendary fanfic My Immortal

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
Interview: Amy Lee of Evanescence on inspiring legendary fanfic My Immortal

I TALKED TO AMY LEE OF EVANESCENCE ABOUT INSPIRING THE WORLD’S WORST FANFICTION

The singer of My Immortal (the song) has now read My Immortal (the fanfic)

If you mention the name “My Immortal,” you may mean one of two things. The first is the 2003 hit song from rock band Evanescence. The second is Harry Potter fanfic so transcendentally, mysteriously bad that it’s transfixed the internet for years.

The fanfic My Immortal is about a time-traveling mall-goth teenage vampire wizard (named “Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way”) who is obsessed with Evanescence and a variety of goth-inflected rock bands. She’s supposed to look like Amy Lee, Evanescence’s lead vocalist, pianist, and songwriter. And to this day, nobody is sure who wrote the story or whether they were serious.

Back in the real world, Lee and the rest of Evanescence have spent months under stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve used that time to film two music videos in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, each shot by band members and their families. The latest is a surreal video for “The Game Is Over,” a song from their upcoming album The Bitter Truth. In Lee’s words, it’s shot as a “psychological thriller,” full of imagery based on a specific fear or inner demon from each member.

These videos — filmed in living rooms, cars, and other personal spaces — give fans a new kind of look into the band members’ lives. But I was curious about a different kind of fan relationship: did the creators of “My Immortal” know about My Immortal? I spoke to Lee, and the answer is yes; in fact, it’s part of a long-running family joke. She’d never actually read it, however, until last week.

The following interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

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Amy Lee Talks ‘Wasted On You’ & New Album ‘The Bitter Truth’

Jueves, Jul 23, 2020
Amy Lee Talks ‘Wasted On You’ & New Album ‘The Bitter Truth’

Rock Sound chat via Zoom with Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee as the band release their new single ‘Wasted On You’. Amy tells us how that song came together and what it was like filming the music video on iPhones while the band stayed in quarantine. Also, we get some early details on their upcoming new album ‘The Bitter Truth’ which is due for release later in 2020. Plus, Amy tells us what she learned from the band’s incredible ‘Synthesis’ project which saw them rework classic songs like ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Bring Me To Life’ with new instrumentation and perform live with a full orchestra.

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Evanescence is Working With Multiple Producers

Miércoles, Ene 22, 2020
Evanescence is Working With Multiple Producers

In the interview for CoS Amy Lee confirmed that they will work with more than one producer, including “Evanescence” producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Evanescence mastermind Amy Lee gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss covering Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” for Gears of War 5. Lee talks about the mystery of Stevie Nicks, the influence of Beth Gibbons from Portishead, and the differences in writing for gaming versus film soundtracks. The “Bring Me To Life” singer then gives us clues into their next album, which is currently in production. Lee says it’s the summation of everything they’ve done so far with plenty of new moments. The band is working with multiple producers to center in on different styles and hope to begin releasing singles sooner than later.

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Evanescence star Amy Lee ‘blown away’ by Scottish fanbase after 20 years of touring the world

Viernes, Ene 3, 2020
Evanescence star Amy Lee ‘blown away’ by Scottish fanbase after 20 years of touring the world

Evanescence star Amy Lee admits she is still blown away by her fanbase in Scotland after nearly 20 years of touring the world.

The rocker, 37, will return to her favourite country next year alongside fellow big-hitters Within Temptation as part of a blockbuster partnership.

And the “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal” singer admits she still gets goosebumps any time she gets on a Scottish stage.

Amy says: “It is the coolest. The atmosphere is always awesome and we are blown away by it.

“It doesn’t matter how often it happens, it always comes as a surprise.

“It’s a gift that we get to travel all over the place and visit places like Scotland where I might have never had the chance to go had it not been for Evanescence.

“I like to experience another country and culture, eat their food, then get on stage.

“The extra gift is them knowing our music when we perform and knowing we have touched them in some way.

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Amy Lee talks about next US dates in 2019 and new music with Evanescence

Jueves, Dic 20, 2018
Amy Lee talks about next US dates in 2019 and new music with Evanescence

Evanescence playing in MMRBQ 2019

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’s Amy Lee Reveals Personal Turmoil Behind Success of Fallen

Viernes, Oct 19, 2018
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Reveals Personal Turmoil Behind Success of Fallen

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’s Synthesis is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

You can read the full interview in this week’s Kerrang!, on sale now.

Kerrang 20 October 2018

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