EVANESCENCE Singer: 'My Looks Fit The Music'

September 15, 2011

Camille Dodero of SPIN.com recently conducted an interview with EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

SPIN.com: One of your biggest hits is "Call Me When You're Sober". Do you drink?

Amy: I wouldn't say I'm a drunk or anything. When I was young and we were first out there, there was more of that. I think I badly needed the ?release because everything was crazy. But I've calmed down a lot.

SPIN.com: You have such a serious public persona. Does that create any misconceptions about you?

Amy: I don't think it's a misconception because the music is serious. When I'm posing for a photo shoot, I'm not going to be sticking my tongue out with my eyes crossed. My looks fit the music. Me in real life is a much broader spectrum. I'm the goofball. I'm the person cracking people up.

SPIN.com: But isn't EVANESCENCE also a part of "real life?"

Amy: It's hard to describe. It's like a play of my own life. It all came from a very personal and honest place inside me. But at the same time, it's just a picture of extremes. So in quote-unquote real life, I ?don't have to do that. If I just wear some flip-flops and a shirt and ?wanna go see "The Hangover" with friends, that's totally normal and ?fun. But I wouldn't do that in an EVANESCENCE video.

SPIN.com: Can you remember the last time you had a conversation with [former EVANESCENCE guitarist] Ben Moody?

Amy: Oh, we don't talk. We don't have a relationship. I don't remember the last time.

SPIN.com: He posted a halfhearted apology online in 2010. I was wondering if that made you think about giving him a call.

Amy: [Sighs] I don't want to say why, but no, I didn't respond. I think we're probably both better off not being in each other's lives.

Read the entire interview at SPIN.com.

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).