Today marks our second anniversary! It's been 2 years since we started our website and a lot has happened during that time. We know that we're not very active lately, but that's how it goes when your favourite band is on hiatus.
Hope you're all still with us and we promise you that we'll keep updating you with the latest news from the Evanescence universe!
Have fun dressing up, and getting scared! Don't eat too many sweets though.
We wish you a very spooky and fun Halloween. Stay safe!
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"Legends and Lyrics", the television show we've worked so incredibly hard on, is coming back to television in 2014! We will be broadcast in the U.S. on PBS and will be distributed by the BBC Worldwide for international broadcast through out Europe, Australia, and other regions. We were blessed to be part of the show in the role of Talent Supervisor and some huge things are going on behind the scenes to make this finally happen.
Friends in the entertainment industry, if we've spoken about your artist appearing as a "Legend" or a "Rising Star", please reach back out to me or I will be in touch with you! If your a singer/songwriter or have a band and I took you to Nashville or showcased before, please reach back out to me as we start to plan things out.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
A statement from the show's owners...
"As a long overdue update to our wonderful fans and supporters, shortly after the airing of Season 1, our production company suffered a tragic set back. Creator, Director, and resident “Big Idea Dreamer”, Will Mitchell, was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. As you might expect, following that, there were moments of uncertainty as to the future of our show. We here at Legends & Lyrics were all deeply impacted by this news, both personally and professionally. But as a testament to Will’s vision, love, and respect for the art of songwriting, we are happy to announce we are adding to our production team and hope to be back on the air in 2014 with our much anticipated Season 2. We appreciate all the fans of the series and hope you feel that it is worth the wait.
We will once again be broadcasting through American Public Television in Full HD. And in addition, we are being distributed by BBC Worldwide for international broadcast.
We thank you for your patience and support during our absence.
What’s happening guys and gals? Will Hunt here. I’m excited to be writing a blog for Modern Drummer, as I grew up with this magazine (my subscription was always a stocking stuffer for me when I was a kid), and have always been a fan.
I wanted to share a bit of what’s been happening with me as of late. 2010 found me recording We All Bleed with Crossfade and Order of the Black with my buds in Black Label Society. I also got the opportunity to tour with BLS for a bit before getting back in the studio with Evanescence in early 2011. Getting to play with your favorite guitar player does not suck!
2011 and 2013 were spent doing the Evanescence album and a very extensive world tour, which was awesome. Some highlights from those years include scoring the first number-one album of my career, playing in Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, playing in crazy cool places like Beirut, Lebanon, selling out Wembley Arena in London, and spending a week in Morocco. (My wife was able to come on this excursion, which was really cool.)
I get asked a lot about the future of Evanescence, and here’s what I can tell you. I’d like to think we will get back together at some point and do another album and tour. I miss those guys and gal; they’re my friends, and we make great music together. Right now, I’m very much enjoying my time in Device. We are a band in the truest sense, and we will be doing another album and tour at some point—it’s not just a one-off. Will there be an Evanescence album and/or tour before that happens? I don’t know. I’m just taking it one day at a time.
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Evanescence‘s Amy Lee has become an idol for countless hopeful female singers, songwriters and pianists worldwide.
The American songstress became rock’s most influential female with the release of the Evanescence breakthrough album ‘Fallen’ in 2003. Her performances on ‘Bring Me to Life,’ ‘My Immortal,’ ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’ and more hits have kept her in the limelight for a decade, with her gothic beauty and unmistakable talent rallying up a cult fan base rivaling almost any active musician today. After completing a heavy 2012 tour schedule, Lee is currently taking a bit of a break to “figure things out.”
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"They threw us out of the office. They said, 'A chick and a piano? Are you kidding? On rock radio?'"
According to Wind-up Records president Ed Vetri, that's what a radio programmer said back in 2003 when Wind-up knocked on the station's door to solicit airplay for a new band. It indeed had a chick and a piano. The woman was Amy Lee, singer of Arkansas rock band Evanescence. The song was "Bring Me To Life," which first appeared on the soundtrack to the Ben Affleck/Jennifer Garner movie "Daredevil." The rest is history.
The PD's name? Vetri politely wouldn't say. But to be fair, Evanescence was nothing like the bands then dominating the rock channels. Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit merged rap and rock. Mudvayne and System of a Down sounded jerky and chaotic. Korn, Slipknot and Staind were down-tuned and morbid. That was one reason Lee's mezzo-soprano broke through the ocean of testosterone: a melodic counterpoint was overdue. Female rock fans also appreciated having someone of their own gender to look up to — an anti-thesis to pop entertainers who co-wrote her music and didn't rely on Auto-Tune.
Evanescence dodged the alleged curse of the best new artist grammy (the band won it in 2004) by selling 7.7 million copies of its Wind-up debut, Fallen, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was propelled by "Bring Me to Life" and follow-up hits "Going Under," "Everybody's Fool" and "My Immortal." The monstrous success still had a price: conflict between Lee and co-songwriter/guitarist Ben Moody resulted in his abrupt resignation while Evanescence toured in support of Fallen. The rest of the band that was together at the time of the album's release — bassist Will Boyd, guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray — later exited, the latter two under bitter circumstances. And Lee later admitted she considered calling it a day after completing touring for sophomore album The Open Door.
Ten years on, while Lee continues with Evanescence, Fallen has aged gracefully. It's easy to hear why the band was among the class of rock groups that went multiplatinum at the turn of the millennium. Its formidable combination of power and melody was more than enough of a foundation to withstand the trends of its time.
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