MTV News recently spoke to former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody about his departure from the group and his upcoming solo album. Asked how he felt about the split with time away to gain perspective, Moody responded, “I have a lot more peace about it, even more than the day I left. … I still feel it was the right decision because Evanescence has carried on, and they’ve had great success since me. So I know for a fact I made the right choice. If I stayed, I think Amy and I would have destroyed it because we just weren’t heading in the same direction; we were pulling it in two different directions. It was bad.” The full story and video at MTV.com has since been removed.