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Mostly Credited As: Evanescence
Date Of Birth: 1995
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas


Evanescence was founded by former member Ben Moody and Amy Lee at an Arkansan youth camp, when Moody heard Lee playing Meat Loaf’s, “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” on the piano. After discovering they both had passions for Björk and Jimi Hendrix, the two began to write songs together. Due to a lack of funding and a band, the two were unable to perform their songs live. However, somehow word got out and their songs got onto local music charts, and demand for a show increased. They quickly became one of the most well-known bands in the area.

Any work before their album Fallen is for the most part, unknown. The band’s self-titled EP only had about 100 copies made, and the next one, entitled Sound Asleep, only had 50 copies made. Only 2500 copies of Origin were made. Lee says that these are not so much albums as they are collaborations of early runs of demos.

Evanescence’s first major album, entitled Fallen, has sold 12 million copies, spent a whole year in the Billboard Top 50, and been certified 6x Platinum.

In October of 2003, in the middle of a European tour, guitarist Ben Lee left the band, saying the reason was creative differences. Since then, Lee has admitted that it was nearly a relief that Moody left, and Moody had confessed recently that he suffers from bipolar disorder, and had kicked a drug addiction he had while with the band.

Their live album, Anywhere but Home, was released in 2004. Its features include footage of the band signing autographs, warming up, and their live performance from Paris. It also features previously unreleased songs.

Evanescence’s newest album is slated to hit stores October of 2006.

  • Amy Lee - vocals and piano
  • John LeCompt - guitar
  • Rocky Gray - drums
  • William Boyd - bass
  • Terry Balsamo - guitar

Former Members
  • Ben Moody - lead guitar [left October 2003]
  • David Hodges - keyboards [left December 2002]

  • The Open Door [October 3 2006]
  • Fallen [March 2003]

  • Evanescence [1998]
  • Sound Asleep [1999]
  • Origin [2000]

Live albums
  • Anywhere but Home [2004]

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Double-Vision Theater Presents: The Lady with Incredible Ta-Ta-Ta-Tas 02x44: (Feb/02/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Daniel Radcliffe, Vanessa Hudgens, Evanescence 20x16: (Feb/01/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Ryan, Evanescence 16x24: (Oct/18/2007) As Themselves 
  Sandra Bullock, Andy Richter, Evanescence 15x111: (Mar/13/2007) As Themselves 
  James Woods, Kristanna Loken, Evanescence 11x244: (Jul/08/2003) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The View (1997) 
  Hillary Clinton, Evanescence 11x30: (Oct/15/2007) As Themselves 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Rosie Perez, Jensen Ackles, Evanescence 05x41: (Mar/14/2007) As Themselves 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Will Smith, Evanescence 14x63: (Dec/14/2006) As Themselves 
  Stupid Pet Tricks, Tim Robbins, Evanescence 11x100: (Feb/26/2004) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Dennis Miller, Rachael Ray, Evanescence 14x11: (Oct/02/2006) As Themselves 

Teen Choice Awards (1999) 
  The 5th Annual Teen Choice Awards 05x01: (Aug/06/2003) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
Featured Songs

Without a Trace Songs:
Exposure + bring me to life 
WWE Pay-Per-View Songs:
No Way Out 2003 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada + Bring Me to Life 
Bionic Woman Songs:
Faceoff + Going Under 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Songs:
Fallen Idols + Good Enough 
Smallville Songs:
Memoria + My Immortal 
Moonlight Songs:
No Such Thing As Vampires + My Immortal 
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"Bring Me To Life" won the band a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

The band has made it clear that they are not a Christian band, which is what many originally thought.

Formerly known as Childish Intentions and Stricken before settling on the name Evanescence

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