Although Evanescence had local radio support in Little Rock, singer Amy Lee tells Anastasia Pantsios of the Cleveland Plain Dealer the band didn’t plan for success. “[Guitarist Ben Moody] and I started writing music together when we were very young – 13 and 14. We weren’t trying really hard to get a record deal for a very long time,” she says. “We’d play maybe two shows a year just for fun. We’d hire people for a show at a time. Basically, we’d make enough money to pay for the musicians we’d hire for the show. But we were just a studio band for a long time, just writing and recording.” Cleveland.com has since removed the article.
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