Guitarist and drummer leave
Two members of Evanescence have exited the band, leading to speculation about the future of the group.
According to guitarist John LeCompt he was fired from the band. He also said drummer Rocky Gray had quit.
LeCompt said: “I’m done and I’m pretty upset about it.(Singer) Amy (Lee) called and fired me today. There’s absolutely no loyalty in this band.”
The guitarist said he was putting all his energy in his new band with Gray called Machina.
A posting on his blog he wrote: “Around 3:30 pm yesterday I recieved a call on my cell from Amy. This call wasn’t from a friend who appreciated me but from an enemy who was prepared to hurt me and my family. Without any warning or negotiotiations for my future, I was fired for no good reason. We have not always seen eye to eye on everything, but who does?
“Our common goal was always the same. To make Evanescence the best rock band it could ever be. I have always given blood, sweat and tears to make that happen but apparently that is not enough. I have now become just another of the people fallen by the wayside on the revolving door of her life. It’s funny how many of us there are now. I guess it’s good for lyrical content, though. Maybe I will be among the blessed to have a song written about me, too. Maybe the song will be ‘Call Me When You’re Broke’.”
In 2003 guitarist Ben Moody left and in July 2006 bassist Will Boyd left the group, reports LA‘s Daily News