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Evanescence News

Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'I'd like to do something not driven by loud guitars'

The singer speaks about her hopes for making music outside of Evanescence

  • Sep 20, 2012

Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'I'm not sure what we'll do next'

Singer tells NME that the Arkansas rockers are planning another long break after their UK tour

  • Sep 19, 2012

Evanescence targeted by online hackers Anonymous over child pornography allegations

The allegations have come out after Lib Dem MP John Hemming made a statement to parliament

  • Sep 4, 2012

Tickets for Evanescence's UK arena tour onsale today

Amy Lee and co will play four shows in November

  • Jul 20, 2012

Evanescence announce UK arena tour – ticket details

Amy Lee and co will play four shows in November

  • Jul 17, 2012

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Evanescence Music Videos

The Other Side (Lyrics) Play Video

The Other Side (Lyrics)

Watch the official The Other Side (Lyrics) video by Evanescence in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Lost in Paradise (Lyrics Video) Play Video

Lost in Paradise (Lyrics Video)

Watch the official Lost in Paradise (Lyrics Video) video by Evanescence in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

My Heart Is Broken (Video) Play Video

My Heart Is Broken (Video)

Watch the official My Heart Is Broken (Video) video by Evanescence in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

What You Want (Video) Play Video

What You Want (Video)

Evanescence official music video for the track What You Want (Video). The first single from their self titled 3rd studio album Evanescence, The music video for What You Want was shot in a warehouse in Brooklyn in...

Taking Over Me (Video) (Live in Europe) Play Video

Taking Over Me (Video) (Live in Europe)

Evanescence give one of their best performances to date in this live video recording of their track 'Taking Over Me'.

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Evanescence Biography

Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards and seven nominations, as well as scoring No. 6 in CBS's "Top Bestselling Albums of the Last 10 Years" (2008). A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than five million copies.

The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. Billboard ranked Evanescence No. 71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.

Announced in June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, released on October 11, 2011. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 127,000 copies in sales. The album also debuted at No. 1 on four other different Billboard charts; the Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums, and the Hard Rock Albums charts. The first single, "What You Want", was released on August 9, 2011. The second single, "My Heart Is Broken", was sent to radio stations in October 31, 2011. The band spent 2012 on tour in promotion of their new album with other bands including The Pretty Reckless and Fair to Midland.

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