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It's Halloween again, and that means it's the first anniversary of our website!
It's been a year since we started this and we could have never imagined that we might achieve so much in this short time and become such a big success! It is really amazing how much we've grown, and it's all because of you!
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Want to know more about Evanescence's leading lady Amy Lee? Amy sat down to answer some of your questions and tell you more about her music. Read on to see what she has to say then check out the tour dates HERE to see when you can see Amy Lee in a town near you. Also, make sure to follow Amy on Twitter HERE.
1. Who do you consider to be your greatest musical influences?
Michael Jackson, Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, Mozart, Beethoven, Danny Elfman, Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode, Janis Joplin, Alanis Morrisette, Radiohead, Garbage, Soundgarden, Massive Attack, Nirvana, Neil Young, Portishead, Tori Amos. I could keep going but I'll stop ;)
2. Why did you pick piano and how did you get started playing?
I saw the movie Amadeus when I was 8 or 9 years old and was completely enthralled. I knew I wanted desperately to make music, for a living, for life, for sure. I begged for piano lessons and took pride in being able to play more and more advanced pieces. It's funny, at first I was kind of frustrated and hard on myself because it wasn't sounding like it did in the movie- I wasn't a crazy genius who could just pick a whole song out by ear after hearing it only once and I don't have perfect pitch like Mozart- WTF! It actually takes WORK?? Haha. So I worked. It was worth it.
3. What's your latest art or fashion project?
I guess my latest art project is my new stage outfit that I designed for this tour. It's a skirt made of flags, representing all of the countries we've been so honored to play in the last year on tour. I was flying home from Europe a few months ago and thinking about how every night on stage in other countries, it's so emotional when we bring out the country's flag. It means so much to them and to us, that we've made it so far. So I thought, what if I could have ALL of the countries represented at once, and show them how much we appreciate and love them all on this last part of the tour? It's my way of showing my gratitude.
4. What are your must haves from home when you are out on the road?
Vicks Vapo-Rub, GLITTER, one perfect pair of all-purpose boots, throat coat tea bags, my lucky Michael Jackson T-shirt, and Beth Wilson!
5. What song do you wish you had written?
Without You' by Pete Ham and Tom Evans. Not only is it one of my favorite songs (especially the Mariah Carey version!), it's been covered by 180 artists and has touched an infinite number of people. Such soul.
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"...I think in a lot of ways, being a female, I’ve used it to work to my advantage..."
Recently nominated for an MTV EMA in the ‘Best World Stage’ category, Grammy award winning band Evanescence have sold over 23 million records worldwide, and with their last single clocking up more than 8.5 million views on YouTube, it’s clear to see that this kick-ass quintet who epitomise rock success despite being a band with blurred lines around their genre, are still very much speaking to their millions of fans worldwide.
Having spent the summer playing European shows to sold out crowds, Evanescence are also set to play a UK Arena tour, which will mark their first visit since the success of their self titled Billboard number one album Evanescence back in November 2011.
Renowned for their pure and orchestral rock arrangements, as well as the hauntingly beautiful vocal component from their lead singer, they truly are deserving of their cult following and lasting respect from the industry as a whole.
As designed by nature, AltSounds had the opportunity to speak with the perpetually beautiful and equally captivating lead singer, Amy Lee...
AltSounds: Amongst others, you cite artists such as Björk, Tori Amos, plumb and Danny Elfman as your musical influences, but then also Mozart…
Amy Lee: To me it’s just about getting a feeling across. I mean when I hear Björk's music its very symphonic and passionate as well, I hear a lot of similarities. You know, for me it’s not too much of a stretch to what our music is.
AltSounds: You’re a classically trained pianist by design, when did you make the decision to convert and use your love of music in such an alternative and demonstrative way?
Amy Lee: It wasn’t so much a decision. Ever since I can remember; I have been overflowing with love for music. I love music. I’m into all types of art, I love animation and film and paintings and music and food and all types of things, but it’s music for me more than anything, it’s just my passion. And I remember, when I was very young I saw the movie Amadeus and got so inspired. It was sort of a big moment from me where I felt I saw my life’s path. In some type of way, I knew I wanted to make music and as one of my first few inspirations – because it was so epic and full of passion and drama. I think that it makes a lot of sense in many ways that this was the direction we went in. we went to a very passionate, epic, almost symphonic place because of that original Mozart inspiration. Later on, you know my inspirations? It’s like I love classical and I took classical but just because I loved it and I wanted to get inside it. But then I fell in love with grunge.
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