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THE MOST TRAGIC LOSSES THAT CHANGED AMY LEE

Amy Lee didn’t dream of being a rock star as a young girl. Her earliest musical influences came from the classical world. She was fascinated by her grandmother’s piano playing and the film “Amadeus,” and she dreamed of one day being either a classical composer or scoring films, as she told Kerrang!. Even when she discovered grunge and heavy metal as a teenager and started down the path to becoming the leader of Evanescence, Lee made connections between heavy metal and the classical writers she knew.

Still, she made the transition into rock and grunge, though she didn’t at first think of herself as a singer. Vocal performance was initially only an outlet for her poetry. For her poems, Lee drew on a darker muse than a classic film or her grandmother’s talents. When she was only 6 years old, Lee’s younger sister Bonnie died of an illness that left her physicians baffled. Lee was close to her sister and was devastated by losing her, but she didn’t want to compound her parents’ grief by showing her feelings. Poetry, and later music, became her outlet.

Lee carried that early sense of loss into her career with Evanescence. She’s identified two songs, “Hello” from the album “Fallen” and “Like You” from “The Open Door” as being about her sister. She’s also come close to tears discussing her sister in interviews and long declined to share her name, out of concern it would upset her parents or lead overcurious fans to encroach on her sister’s grave.

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Echoes From the Void Issue #2

World Evanescence Day

19 years ago Fallen was released. Happy World Evanescence Day!

How Amy Lee brought her powerful vocals to life

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has one of the most powerful voices in music. But it took a long time for her to feel comfortable using it.

“I’ve got to be honest, that came after I’d been doing it for a while,” she tells EW. “I was pretty insecure in the beginning; I always felt like I wasn’t that good. I started playing music with people in what eventually turned into a band when I was 13, and I was singing only because it was the vehicle for the poetry I used to write.”

Lee laughs as she reflects on being a “wannabe dramatic 11-, 12-, 13-year-old” who poured all of her emotions into those poems — along with her original dream of becoming the next Mozart. “I wanted to write genius symphonic opuses and impress everyone with my skills that I didn’t have,” she says. “I was kind of halfway down the path of realizing that that would be an extreme challenge when grunge hit and I started playing with boys in bands.”

Yet she credits joining choir in junior high as a major factor in her becoming a singer, a role she initially saw as “blending in” rather than standing out. It wasn’t until she realized how much people liked her voice that she gained the necessary confidence to bare her soul on her own. “The more I did it, the more positive attention I received,” she says, adding with a chuckle, “Ugh that feels so weird and insecure to say it that way! I don’t feel that way now.” [READ MORE]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Better Without You Official Lyrics

18 years of Fallen: The album that made Evanescence superstars

It sold 17 million copies and scooped two GRAMMY awards, but it was the personal impact that Fallen made on the band’s fans that positioned Evanescence above the alt.rock pack, elevating the Arkansas gang to superstardom. On the 18th anniversary of the record’s release, we’ve handed the keys of Kerrang! over to The Noise Cartel publicist Donnay Clancy, to tell just one of those 17 million stories and explain what made Fallen so special… [READ MORE]

100 Greatest Songs of the Century

The 100 greatest songs of the century so far, and the stories behind them. The new issue of Metal Hammer is on sale tomorrow – starring Evanescence, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Korn, Babymetal, Ghost, System Of A Down, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Within Temptation and many more. Get your copy online tomorrow from tinyurl.com/GetHammer!

New Single Drops This Friday!

Evanescence have posted on there twitter about their new single Better Without You that will release this Friday! Check out what they said below.

OUR NEW SINGLE Better Without You drops this Friday. We were going to post a :30 second clip but then decided it would be more fun to make you work for it! Solve the puzzle at the LINK IN BIO to hear the clip. Everyone who solves it gets a free ringtone and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to be the first fan in the world to hear the entire new song + a private Q&A with Amy Lee for you and a guest. Winner to be chosen on Tuesday @ 6pm ET. https://puzzle.evanescence.com

Everyone who solves it gets a free ringtone and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to be the first fan in the world to hear the entire new song + a private Q&A with Amy Lee for you and a guest. Winner to be chosen on Tuesday @ 6pm ET.

The Bitter Truth Limited Edition!

New #TheBitterTruth Limited Edition.

This exclusive REVOLVER Magazine bundle includes The Bitter Truth box set (which includes a special double CD, cassette, journal and print), single Black VINYL LP and an autographed hand-numbed print by Amy Lee herself!

EVANESCENCE – 'THE BITTER TRUTH' LIMITED-EDITION BUNDLE WITH AUTOGRAPHED PRINT – ONLY 500 AVAILABLE