Ben Moody tells the Houston Chronicle that despite the similarities, the band is not Evanescence 2.0. “We never intended to give that impression. But it’s the entire lineup, minus the singer. It’s obvious that there are going to be a fu**ing ton of comparisons,” he conceded. “We would be naive to think that we would escape that. I just came into this world with something to do. And this is it.”
Amy Lee spoke with Billboard about Evanescence’s upcoming album, a follow-up to 2006’s ‘The Open Door’. “It wouldn’t be an Evanescence album if it didn’t sound somewhat like Evanescence,” Lee said. “I feel like our band has always had programming and inspirations from Bjork and Depeche Mode and Massive Attack and that kind of thing. It’s not like we’re making one of those records; it’s just, like, that is playing a bigger role in the sound of Evanescence this time. Those little nuances and hints come in in ways that are cool. The sound that we’re going for as a group is to fuse synthetic instruments with organic instruments and create something that sounds like a whole new place. It just sounds larger than life.” Read more, including Amy’s thoughts on her former bandmates forming We Are The Fallen, here.
Meanwhile, Amy posted a brief clip from the studio on her Twitter (@amyLeeEV), since removed.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Ra Ra Riot, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.
Amy Lee of Evanescence, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.
Blues Traveler, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Tuesday.
Kings of Leon, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
O.A.R., who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Scars on Broadway, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
Secondhand Serenade, who visits ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Tuesday.
Ashley Hamilton, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Coheed and Cambria, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Thursday.
Evanescence took part in a Nissan Live Sets performance at the Fox Studio lot in Los Angeles on November 12th. Watch the band perform ‘The Only One’, ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’, ‘Imaginary’, ‘Missing’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Good Enough’, ‘Your Star’, and ‘Understanding’, as well as a fan Q&A at YouTube.
Evanescence singer Amy Lee spoke with Fox News Channel’s Anita Vogel about the band being able to avoid the sophomore slump with ‘The Open Door’, all while resisting the urge to copy the sound on their smash debut ‘Fallen’. “We took chances and got creative with it, and did things that I didn’t think I could maybe do before. Just did a lot of experimentation and abandoned the formula. I think that it made for a much better, much more interesting, much more mature record.” Lee added that “work is a little more fun” bringing her husband Josh Hartzler along on tour.
Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Evanescence performed on the opening night of their 2007 ‘Open Door’ tour at the University of Miami BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida on Tuesday (October 23). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Evanescence singer Amy Lee visited ‘The Sauce’ at fuse Studios in New York City the other day, where she talked about filming the ‘Good Enough’ video in Hungary and the process behind torching the home in the clip. Amy then performed ‘Lithium’. Watch the interview and performance at YouTube.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Evanescence, who perform on ‘The View’ and ‘The Sauce’ on Monday and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday
Thrice, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Monday
Ghostland Observatory, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday
Cobra Starship, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Tuesday
Mute Math, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Wednesday
Band of Horses, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday
Spoon, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Thursday
They Might Be Giants, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday
‘Celebrity Rap Superstar’ castoff Sebastian Bach, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday
Evanescence singer Amy Lee visited the Star 98.7 FM studio in Los Angeles to talk about the band’s new single ‘Good Enough’. Amy talked about getting married four months ago, finding little time for songwriting on tour, a rumor she’s going to be on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, favorite movies, and what to expect for the band’s show at the Greek Theater on November 10th.
Audio at akamai.net has since been removed.