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Evanescence With Amy Lee
Amy Lee and Ben Moody (the band's first and former guitarist) founded Evanescence in 1998, but unfortunately, the only surviving member of the initial band is Amy Lee.
Throughout the years, the band has lost Ben Moody (guitarist) in 2003, Will Boyd (bass) in 2006, Rocky Gray (drums) in 2007, as well as 4 other band members.
They have had a tough time with keeping band members, but that hasn't hurt the band's music or sales, by any means. I find that the latest CD that the band has released is much better than the second, and definitely has a different appeal than the first.
Currently, the band consists of Amy Lee (vocals, piano and keyboard), Kerry Balsamo (guitar), and Tim McCord (bass).
Fun Fact: You may not know this, but when the band was promoting their fist CD, it was promoted in Christian stores. But since Ben Moody has left the band, Amy Lee is trying to get the band's image away from Christian rock, but they still rank top with Christian listeners.
Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence
Below is a quick summary of the three CD titles that Evanescence has produced since the start of the band.
The band released their first CD, Fallen, in 2003 by Wind- Up Records. The CD was top on the Top Billboards List for weeks even months. The CD stayed on the top 10 list for 43 weeks, the top 200 for 104 weeks, and the top 50 for well over a year.
The album is a six- time platinum CD, and is probably the most famous and listend to CDs of Evanescence. I mean, over 10 million copies were sold worldwide, with well over 6 million of those copies being sold in the United States alone.
The most famous titles on the Fallen CD include the singles Bring Me to Life and My Immortal. Going Under and Everybody's Fool were second of the CD's top singles.
Anywhere But Home was released by the band in 2004. The CD was an enhanced CD so it features footage from their concert in Paris and behind the scene excerpts, but even still it was nowhere near the hit as Fallen was.
Some of the top songs, not singles, from this CD included Breathe No More and Farther Away. The song, Missing, actually became an international single in Spain, but as far as I know, nowhere else.
The Open Door was released in 2006. This third CD released by the band was by far much bigger than the second CD. The Open Door sold nearly 450,000 in the United States in the first week alone, not the mention CD sales from Paris, Canada, Australia, England, and Spain.
The Open Door CD seemed to be a little different than the others, as Amy Lee wanted to get a little creative with the music and lyrics. This certainly didn't hurt the CD or the band's sales.
The band certainly gained their popularity back and have gone on several tours in regards to this CD. In 2007, the band toured with Stone Sour, Shihad, and Chevelle. They, also sang alongside great artists as a part of the Argentinan Festival Quilmes Rock in 2007.
I'd say by far the most popular single that arose from this last, most current CD has been Call Me When Your Sober, which was written for Amy Lee's Seether boyfriend, or ex- boyfriend (I forget if they were together when she wrote and released the song).
Evanescence- You (Amy Lee solo)
Amy Lee Goes a Little Solo
Amy Lee is an American singer/ songwriter and pianist. She was the co- founder of Evanescence, which has proved to be a Grammy Award winning band. Without Amy Lee, there would be no band. (Personal opinion that is.)
But, that doesn't mean that she's not spread her wings a bit.
I mean, Amy Lee has produced two of her own solo CDs. She produced Inside The Outside in 1999 and Use Me in 2004.
Not only that, but she has also sang along side Seether, when they produced Broken in 2004.
Amy Lee has also done a few solo guest appearances and events.
I think that Amy Lee will always be remembered for her voice and beauty with the Evanescence band, but that doesn't mean that she can't work on a few of her own projects here and there.