Camille Dodero of Spin.com recently conducted an interview with Evanescence singer Amy Lee. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Spin.com: One of your biggest hits is Call Me When You’re Sober Do you drink?
Amy: I wouldn’t say I’m a drunk or anything. When I was young and we were first out there, there was more of that. I think I badly needed the ?release because everything was crazy. But I’ve calmed down a lot.
Spin.com: You have such a serious public persona. Does that create any misconceptions about you?
Amy: I don’t think it’s a misconception because the music is serious. When I’m posing for a photo shoot, I’m not going to be sticking my tongue out with my eyes crossed. My looks fit the music. Me in real life is a much broader spectrum. I’m the goofball. I’m the person cracking people up.
Spin.com: But isn’t Evanescence also a part of “real life?”
Amy: It’s hard to describe. It’s like a play of my own life. It all came from a very personal and honest place inside me. But at the same time, it’s just a picture of extremes. So in quote-unquote real life, I ?don’t have to do that. If I just wear some flip-flops and a shirt and ?wanna go seeThe Hangover with friends, that’s totally normal and ?fun. But I wouldn’t do that in an Evanescence video.
Spin.com: Can you remember the last time you had a conversation with [former Evanescence guitarist] Ben Moody?
Amy: Oh, we don’t talk. We don’t have a relationship. I don’t remember the last time.
Spin.com: He posted a halfhearted apology online in 2010. I was wondering if that made you think about giving him a call.
Amy: [Sighs] I don’t want to say why, but no, I didn’t respond. I think we’re probably both better off not being in each other’s lives.
Read the entire interview at SPIN.com.
The new album Evanescence was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Veelvet Revolver, Death Angel, Trivium). The cover artwork for Evanescence ‘s forthcoming third, self-titled album can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 11 via Wind-Up Records.
Evanescence played its first concert in almost two years on August 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The group performed four new songs from its upcoming self-titled third album, including first single What You Want, which opened the show.Watch 2 live video’s here.
A five-year drought ended for Evanescence fans on August 8 when the band performed its What You Want live on MTV, with the song also heading to rock radio and iTunes at the same time.
Evanescence will kick off a 15-city North American run on October 10 in Oakland, California.
Upcoming European Tourdates:
11/7: Manchester, UK
11/8: Glasgow, UK
11/10: Plymouth, UK
11/12: Leeds, UK
11/13: Birmingham, UK
11/17: Offenbach, Germany
11/18: Dusseldorf, Germany
11/20: Berlin, Germany
11/21: Munich, Germany
‘Evanescence’ to play ‘Rock in Rio’ September 2011 (may 2011)