Evanescence‘s self-titled third album, out Oct. 11, arrives five years after their last effort and captures a hard-fought journey for the hard-rock maestros. After scoring hits like “Bring Me to Life,” “Going Under” and “Call Me When You’re Sober” on their first two albums, the group became trapped in a hiatus that saw multiple lineup changes and nearly ended in the band’s permanent split. Fortunately, Evanescence rebooted and returned with a more complete sound for “Evanescence,” which they’ll support with a fall U.S. trek.
Frontwoman Amy Lee stopped by Billboard on Oct. 11 to celebrate the album release, open up about the band’s struggles and forecast Evanescence’s future. She even answered fan questions live on camera. Watch the live Q&A again, split into five parts below.
Part 1: New Album, Break From Music, Turning 30
Part 2: First Single “What You Want,” New Album
Part 3: New Song “Never Go Back,” Back-Up Careers, Songwriting
Part 4: “My Heart Is Broken,” Personal Discovery, Amy As Sex Symbol
Part 5: “Lost in Paradise,” Changes in Music Biz, Social Media
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