EVANESCENCE In 'Healthier' Place With New Members

July 11, 2007

Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports: EVANESCENCE leader Amy Lee says recent lineup changes have made things "more fun" and "a lot healthier" for the band — which bodes well for its jaunt on the upcoming Family Values Tour.

Lee, who in May replaced drummer Rocky Gray and guitarist John LeCompt with Will Hunt and Troy McLawhorn, both from the group DARK NEW DAY, told reporters today (July 11) that "when we're up there now we're having a lot of fun, and I think when you're on stage and you're in a rock band playing in front of 10,000 people you should be having fun.

"Troy and Will are both very passionate and creative. It's given the show the ability to grow and evolve. We're changing things more often now and getting more creative with the set. It's really given the band the kick start it needed."

Lee says she "can definitely see writing" with Hunt and McLawhorn in the future but isn't yet ready to commit to any specific direction for EVANESCENCE's next album. "I just don't want to get in the way of what they want to do with DARK NEW DAY," Lee notes. "I actually admire and respect that band. I think they're music is really great."

Read the entire article at Billboard.com.

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