EVANESCENCE Singer: We Are Not A Christian Band

June 20, 2003

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has rejected recent media reports labelling the group a "Christian band". "We do have Christian imagery on our album, but the only song with a religious theme is Tourniquet'," she told Metal Hammer magazine. "It was originally written by our drummer, Rocky Gray, for his old band [SOUL EMBRACED], who were a Christian rock band. But one night we decided to cover it live and everyone seemed to really like it, so when it came to doing [our album] 'Fallen', we though it would make a nice addition. We rewrote it and I came up with a whole new vocal melody to make it sound like EVANESCENCE. But even though it's a Christian song, no Christian book stores or record stores would stock it because it's about suicide!"

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