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Amy Lee

Amy Lee on stage
Background information
Birth name Amy Lynn Lee
Born December 13, 1981 (1981-12-13) (age 28)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Alternative metal
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments Vocals, piano, organ,[1] guitar, harp[2]
Years active 1995–present
Labels Wind-up
Associated acts Evanescence
Website www.Evanescence.com
Notable instruments
Baldwin Piano
.Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981), better known as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist.^ Amy Lynn Lee è disponibile in italiano.

^ She was born on December 13, 1981 in Riverside, CA, is an American singer, songwriter and pianist.
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^ Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee, born December 13, 1981 in Riverside, California) is the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence .

.She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence.^ Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee, born December 13, 1981 in Riverside, California) is the co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence .

.Her influences range from classical musicians such as Mozart to modern artists like Björk, Tori Amos, Danny Elfman[3] and Plumb.^ Her influences range from classical musicians such as Mozart to modern artists like Björk , Tori Amos , Danny Elfman , 3 and Plumb .

^ She has mentioned Bjrk, Tori Amos, Soundgarden, Danny Elfman, Nine Inch Nails and Portishead as some of her favorite and most influential artists.
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^ Some of her influences include Björk , Portishead (Beth Gibbons), SoundGarden, Nirvana, KoRn, Carole King, Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, Tori Amos, Plumb, Mozart, and Hardcore .

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Amy .Lee was born to parents John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill.^ Amy Lynn Lee was born on December 13, 1981 to John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill.

^ She was born to parents John Lee and Sara Cargil.
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^ Amy Lee was born to parents John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill.

.She has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Carrie and Lori.^ She has a brother named Robbie and two sisters, Carrie and Lori.
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^ She has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Carrie and Laurie.
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^ She has a brother named Robbie and two sisters, Carrie and...
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.Lee had a younger sister who died in 1987 at the age of three from an unidentified illness.^ She had a third sister, who died in 1987 from an unidentified illness.
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^ Lee had a third sister, who died in 1987 at the age of three from an undisclosed illness, who is known to be the inspiration for a few very personal songs.

[5] .The song "Hello" from Fallen has been reported to have been written for her late sister, as well as the song "Like You" from The Open Door.^ The song "Hello" from Fallen has been reported to have been written for her late sister, as well as the song "Like You" from The Open Door .

^ Anywhere but Home The Open Door Fallen (Evanescence album) Origin (Evanescence album) 2000s music groups .
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^ Main article: Evanescence discography Fallen (2003) The Open Door (2006) Collaborations and other songs .

[6] .Lee took classical piano lessons for nine years.^ Lee took classical piano lessons for nine years.

.Her family moved to many places, including Florida and Illinois,[7] and eventually settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Evanescence started.^ They moved from California to Florida to Illinois, and then finally to Arkansas.
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^ Little Rock, Arkansas on January 22, 1980.
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^ Cristina Scabbia Angela Gossow Tarja Turunen People from Little Rock, Arkansas .
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.She briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University to study music theory and composition and later dropped out to focus on Evanescence.^ She briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University to study music theory and composition, but later dropped out to focus on Evanescence.

^ Attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee .

[8]
.In an interview on AOL Music, Lee said that the first songs she remembered writing were called "Eternity of the Remorse" and "A Single Tear". The first was written when she was eleven years old and wanted to become a classical composer, and the second was for an assignment when she was in the eighth grade.^ The song was also released as the first single from the album.

^ The first was written when she was eleven years old and wanted to become a classical composer, and the second was for an assignment when she was in the eighth grade.

^ In an interview on AOL Music , Lee said that the first songs she remembered writing were called "Eternity of the Remorse" and "A Single Tear".

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Engagement and marriage

.Lee revealed during the live broadcast of MuchMusic's January 9, 2007 episode of Live @ Much that she had become engaged the previous evening.^ The two were engaged on January 8th, 2007, and Amy made the first official announcement on January 9th.

.She later confirmed on EvThreads.com that Josh Hartzler, a therapist and long-time friend, proposed to her.^ She currently is married to a long time friend, Josh Hartzler , who is a 29-year-old therapist.

[10] .She noted in an interview that the songs "Good Enough" and "Bring Me to Life" were inspired by him.^ She noted in an interview that the songs "Good Enough" and "Bring Me To Life" were inspired by him.

^ During an October 2008 interview for Spin.com , Lee noted that she was writing new songs, possibly for a solo album project.

^ Bring Me to Life " · " Going Under " · " My Immortal " · " Everybody's Fool " · "Imaginary" · "Missing" · " Call Me When You're Sober " · " Lithium " · " Sweet Sacrifice " · " Good Enough " · "Weight of the World" .

[11] .The couple married on May 6, 2007, and honeymooned near The Bahamas.^ The couple were married on May 6, 2007, and honeymooned near The Bahamas .

[12] She has posted on EvThreads that she is "now officially Mrs. Amy Hartzler."[13]

Evanescence

Lee at the 2007 Scream Awards

Founding

.Lee co-founded the band with guitarist Ben Moody.^ Lee co-founded the band with guitarist Ben Moody .

^ Ex- Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo replaced Moody in the band, both on guitar and as Lee's writing partner.

^ She noted that Evanescence guitarist Terry Balsamo and bassist Tim McCord are still with the band, but that she found touring to be monotonous.

.The two met at a youth camp after Moody heard Lee playing Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" on the piano.^ The two met at a youth camp after Moody heard Lee playing Meat Loaf 's " I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) " on the piano .

^ Ben Moody discovered Amy Lee’s voice in summer camp in 1994 when she performed a few lines of Meatloaf’s "I'd Do Anything For Love."

[14] .Within a month, the pair were playing acoustic sets at Arkansas book stores and coffee houses,[15] and they eventually recorded two EPs, Evanescence EP (1998) and Sound Asleep EP (1999), selling them at various local venues.^ He is present on the albums ''Evanescence EP'', ''Sound Asleep EP'', ''Origin'', and the band's major label debut, ''Fallen''.
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.In 2000, Evanescence recorded the longer EP Origin.^ In 2000, Evanescence recorded the longer EP Origin .

^ He is present on the albums ''Evanescence EP'', ''Sound Asleep EP'', ''Origin'', and the band's major label debut, ''Fallen''.
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^ Evanescence EP · Sound Asleep EP · Origin · Mystary EP .

.This demo contains three songs from the debut album Fallen and was written by Lee and Moody: "Whisper", "Imaginary" and "My Immortal". Whereas "Whisper" and "Imaginary" were altered before being included on Fallen, "My Immortal" is virtually unchanged.^ This demo contains three songs from the debut album Fallen and was written by Lee and Moody: " Whisper ", " Imaginary " and " My Immortal ".

^ Whereas "Whisper" and "Imaginary" were altered before being included on Fallen , "My Immortal" is virtually unchanged.

^ A later band version of "My Immortal" was made available for download for those who had bought an official version of Fallen through their web site, but required that a CD checker program also be downloaded for verification before it would play.

.A later band version of "My Immortal" was made available for download for those who had bought an official version of Fallen through their web site, but required that a CD checker program also be downloaded for verification before it would play.^ It was the night a man climbed through my bedroom window and attacked my family after we had fallen asleep watching TV in the living room.

^ She is a notable Baldwin Piano user, though she used to play Kurzweil keyboards while performing My Immortal live the time when the band was still starting out Performed a cover of Sally's Song, a song featured on the Nightmare Revisited Soundtrack.

[16] .The band version was included on later copies of Fallen, notably the Brazilian, Bolivian, and Argentine editions.^ The band version was included on later copies of Fallen , notably the Brazilian, Bolivian, and Argentine editions.

^ A later band version of "My Immortal" was made available for download for those who had bought an official version of Fallen through their web site, but required that a CD checker program also be downloaded for verification before it would play.

.On October 22, 2003, Moody left the band citing "creative differences". In an interview several months later, Amy said: "...we'd gotten to a point that if something didn't change, we wouldn't have been able to make a second record". She also said "We're finally a real band, not just Ben and I and a few others thrown together".[15] Ex-Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo replaced Moody in the band, both on guitar and as Lee's writing partner.^ Ex- Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo replaced Moody in the band, both on guitar and as Lee's writing partner.

^ In an interview several months later, Amy said: "...we'd gotten to a point that if something didn't change, we wouldn't have been able to make a second record".

^ She also said "We're finally a real band, not just Ben and I and a few others thrown together".

Lawsuit

On December 1, 2005, former Evanescence manager Dennis Rider filed a US$10 million lawsuit against Lee for breach of contract. .The suit claims Rider was prematurely and unjustly terminated from his position as manager of Evanescence, just one album into a three-record deal.^ The suit claims Rider was prematurely and unjustly terminated from his position as manager of Evanescence, just one album into a three-record deal.

^ On December 1, 2005, former Evanescence manager Dennis Rider filed a US$ 10 million lawsuit against Lee for breach of contract .

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.In return, Lee filed a counter-suit against Rider for "'breach of fiduciary duty,' sexual assault and battery, professional negligence and currency conversion, among other claims."^ In return, Lee filed a counter-suit against Rider for "'breach of fiduciary duty,' sexual assault and battery, professional negligence and currency conversion, among other claims."

^ The suit claims Rider was prematurely and unjustly terminated from his position as manager of Evanescence, just one album into a three-record deal.

^ On December 1, 2005, former Evanescence manager Dennis Rider filed a US$ 10 million lawsuit against Lee for breach of contract .

.The suit also claims Rider "neglected Lee's career and business and has focused his efforts on having extramarital affairs, hiding them from his wife, becoming intoxicated during business meetings, physically abusing women and boasting about it, making repeated unwelcome sexual advances toward Lee, receiving fees in excess of what was provided for in his management agreement and using Lee's corporate credit card to purchase gifts for his mistress."^ The suit also claims Rider "neglected Lee's career and business and has focused his efforts on having extramarital affairs, hiding them from his wife, becoming intoxicated during business meetings, physically abusing women and boasting about it, making repeated unwelcome sexual advances toward Lee, receiving fees in excess of what was provided for in his management agreement and using Lee's corporate credit card to purchase gifts for his mistress."

^ In return, Lee filed a counter-suit against Rider for "'breach of fiduciary duty,' sexual assault and battery, professional negligence and currency conversion, among other claims."

^ Lee revealed during the live broadcast of MuchMusic's January 9, 2007 episode of Live @ Much that she had become engaged the previous evening.

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Rider's attorney, Bert Deixler, claimed in a statement that since Rider became the group's manager in 2002, he had fully performed all of the duties and obligations owed by the firm under the management agreement, and that he had always conducted himself by the highest professional standards.[11][17]

Solo album

.During an October 2008 interview for Spin.com, Lee noted that she was writing new songs, possibly for a solo album project.^ During an October 2008 interview for Spin.com , Lee noted that she was writing new songs, possibly for a solo album project.

^ She noted in an interview that the songs "Good Enough" and "Bring Me To Life" were inspired by him.

^ Biography 1.1 Early life 1.2 Engagement and marriage 2 Evanescence 2.1 Founding 2.2 Lawsuit 3 Solo album 4 Appearance 5 Other projects 6 Discography 6.1 Evanescence 6.2 Collaborations and other songs 7 References 8 External links .

.Citing influences in folk and Celtic music, she says her current writings feel like she is going back to her "really old" roots.^ Citing influences in folk and Celtic music , she says her current writings feel like she is going back to her "really old" roots.

^ I knew that this wasn’t going to be good and I fought back tears and emotion so I could hear what he was saying.

^ (I am going to use first names here, it just feels more real that way.

.She gave no potential release date, but said of her reason for this new direction, "I need to show that I'm more than a one trick pony."^ No release date or other casting decisions have been announced.

[18]
.Lee stated during an October 2008 interview with The Gauntlet that she did not know whether or not she would begin a solo career, saying that she was "at a point where I don't know what is next."^ In an interview with The Gauntlet on October 23, 2008, Lee stated that she did not know whether or not she would begin a solo career, saying that she was "at a point where I don't know what is next."

^ She reiterated that she was currently writing songs, just that she did not know for what purpose they would serve.

^ During an October 2008 interview for Spin.com , Lee noted that she was writing new songs, possibly for a solo album project.

.She noted that Evanescence was still together as a band but that she found touring to be monotonous.^ She noted that Evanescence guitarist Terry Balsamo and bassist Tim McCord are still with the band, but that she found touring to be monotonous.

.She reiterated that she was continuing to write songs, though she did not yet know what purpose they would serve.^ How else would we know how important they are to us?” Death teaches us to stop taking life for granted.

[19]
.Lee and Evanescence are currently working on a third studio album set for release in August or September 2010.[20] In a Spin interview in March 2010, Lee stated that she was "in a very different creative space then" regarding her previous work on new material, and that while she wrote some songs that were good, nothing from those efforts would be included in the new Evanescence album.^ The song was also released as the first single from the album.

^ "Interview with Evanescence singer Amy Lee" .

^ While there was some speculation that one of the supposed songs had been cut and used in several tracks of The Open Door , Lee stated this was not true except for part of it being used to segue into the last track of the album, " Good Enough ".

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Appearance

Lee performing at an Evanescence concert in São Paulo, Brazil
.Lee has a recognizable fashion style, marked by her occasional use of Gothic make-up and taste for Victorian-styled clothing.^ Lee performing at an Evanescence concert in São Paulo , Brazil Lee has a recognizable fashion style, marked by her occasional use of Gothic make-up and taste for Victorian -styled clothing.

^ Her clothing style is quirky and marked by her frequent use of not-so-goth clothes (she stated in an interview with AOL that she was wearing "something floral").

^ Lee has no trademark style with the "Faux Gothic".

[22] .She also designs many of her own clothes, including those worn in the music video for "Going Under", the dress she wore at the 2004 Grammy awards, and the dress worn for the cover of The Open Door.^ She also designs many of her own clothes, including those worn in the music video for " Going Under ", the dress she wore at the 2004 Grammy awards , and the dress worn for the cover of The Open Door .

^ She also designs many of her own clothes, including those worn in the music video for Going Under and the dress she wore at the 2004 Grammy awards.

^ Lee at the 2003 Billboard Awards In 2004, Lee claimed to be working on music for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , but that the music was rejected by the studio for being "too dark and epic."

After she designed it she chose Japanese designer H. Naoto to make it for her.[23] .In concerts, she often wears a corset-top and fishnets, as well as long skirts and knee-high boots.^ In concerts, she often wears a corset-top and fishnets , as well as long skirts and knee-high boots.

.She at one point had a piercing on her left eyebrow, which is visible on the cover of Fallen.^ She at one point had a piercing on her left eyebrow, which is visible on the cover of Fallen .

.She has stated on a number of occasions that she would never flash her breasts or engage in other publicity stunts that would draw attention to herself.^ She has stated on a number of occasions that she would never flash her breasts or engage in other publicity stunts that would draw attention to herself.

In fact, in the music video for "Everybody's Fool", she aimed to mock such artists by suggesting that celebrities who use sex to appeal to an audience are, in fact, merely peddling "lies" (the unifying theme of the music video). .Many fans praise Lee for her refusal to emulate other celebrities by using sex appeal in her music.^ Many fans praise Lee for her refusal to emulate other celebrities by using sex appeal in her music.

^ In fact, in the music video for " Everybody's Fool ", she aimed to mock such artists by suggesting that celebrities who use sex to appeal to an audience are, in fact, merely peddling "lies" (the unifying theme of the music video).

[24]
.In 2006, Blender listed Lee as one of the hottest women in rock alongside such singers as Joan Jett, Courtney Love and Liz Phair.^ In 2006, Blender listed Lee as one of the hottest women in rock alongside such singers as Joan Jett , Courtney Love and Liz Phair .

^ "Hottest Women of...Rock!"

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Other projects

.In 2000, Lee sang guest vocals on two of former Evanescence keyboardist David Hodges' songs: "Breathe" (The Summit Church: Summit Worship) and the unreleased "Fall Into You".[26] She performed backup vocals for "Missing You", a song on Big Dismal's 2003 debut album Believe, and sang backup vocals on two songs with 'supergroup' The Damning Well, though her vocals were taken off the final release due to record label issues.^ She performed backup vocals for "Missing You", a song on Big Dismal 's 2003 debut album Believe , and sang backup vocals on two songs with 'supergroup' The Damning Well , though her vocals were taken off the final release due to record label issues.

^ In 2000, Lee sang guest vocals on two of former Evanescence keyboardist David Hodges ' songs: "Breathe" ( The Summit Church: Summit Worship ) and the unreleased "Fall Into You".

^ On December 1, 2005, former Evanescence manager Dennis Rider filed a US$ 10 million lawsuit against Lee for breach of contract .

[27] .Lee later performed a duet with her then-boyfriend Shaun Morgan on the track "Broken" for Seether's 2004 album Disclaimer II.^ Lee later performed a duet with her then-boyfriend Shaun Morgan on the track " Broken " for Seether 's 2004 album Disclaimer II .

^ The making of the Broken music video by Seether, featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence....
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^ Broken by Seether and Amy Lee (Evanescence).
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.The song was also featured as part of the soundtrack for the 2004 film The Punisher.^ The song was also featured as part of the soundtrack for the 2004 film The Punisher .

Lee at the 2003 Billboard Awards
.In 2004, Lee claimed to be working on music for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but that the music was rejected by the studio for being "too dark and epic."^ Lee at the 2003 Billboard Awards In 2004, Lee claimed to be working on music for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , but that the music was rejected by the studio for being "too dark and epic."

However, the producers of Narnia stated that Lee was never asked to compose any music for the film, whose score was written by Harry Gregson-Williams, and that "No Evanescence music was planned for the soundtrack."[28][29] While there was some speculation that one of the supposed songs had been cut and used in several tracks of The Open Door, Lee stated this was not true except for part of it being used to segue into the last track of the album, "Good Enough".[30]
.Lee became the American Chairperson for Out of the Shadows in 2006. This organization is an international foundation with the goal of providing education about epilepsy.^ Lee became the American Chairperson for Out of the Shadows in 2006.

^ This organization is an international foundation with the goal of providing education about epilepsy .

^ Evanescence.com - Official U.S. website Out of the Shadows - The Amy Lee Fund for Epilepsy .

.Lee's younger brother, Robby, was previously diagnosed with this condition.^ Lee's younger brother, Robby, was previously diagnosed with this condition.

[31] .The singer also made a brief guest appearance in the music video for Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" in late 2006.[32] As each celebrity featured in the shoot was allowed to choose what they would be doing for the video, Lee chose to appear laying flowers on a grave.^ Time of course allows you perspective and I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone who had to listen to me talk incessantly about that damn novel.

^ With lead singer Amy Lee leaving Evanescence to pursue a new path, fans wondered what the rest of the band would do.
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Her scene was recorded at Trinity Church in Manhattan, during which she wore a black velvet coat that previously belonged to Tim Burton.[11]
In February 2007, MTV released MTV Unplugged: Korn to television and radio, in which Lee is featured during the song "Freak on a Leash". The song was also released as the first single from the album. .In November 2007, VH1 produced a mockumentary in the style of Behind the Music, titled Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story, to promote the video game Rock Band.^ In November 2007, VH1 produced a mockumentary in the style of Behind the Music , titled Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story , to promote the video game Rock Band .

^ "Megadeth's Mustaine, Evanescence's Lee Featured In 'Rock Band Commeth' Mockumentary" .

.Lee was one of the celebrity cameos featured on the show.^ Lee was one of the celebrity cameos featured on the show.

^ For the reason behind this new direction, Lee states, "I need to show that I'm more than a one trick pony.

^ As each celebrity featured in the shoot was allowed to choose what they would be doing for the video, Lee chose to appear laying flowers on a grave.

[33]
In June 2008, the National Music Publishers' Association presented Lee with their 2008 Songwriter Icon Award, which "recognizes outstanding songwriters for their personal achievement".[34]
.For Walt Disney Records' September 2008 release of Nightmare Revisited, Lee sang a remake of "Sally's Song". The album contains new material and covers of songs from the original Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.^ The album contains new material and covers of songs from the original Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack .

^ For Walt Disney Records ' September 2008 release of Nightmare Revisited , Lee sang a remake of "Sally's Song".

^ The song was also released as the first single from the album.

[35][36] .Lee performed live renditions of "Sally's Song" during the October 17 Nightmare Before Christmas re-release premiere in Hollywood, California, and for an October 13 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.^ Lee performed live renditions of "Sally's Song" during the October 17 Nightmare Before Christmas re-release premiere in Hollywood, California , and for an October 13 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno .

^ Lee revealed during the live broadcast of MuchMusic's January 9, 2007 episode of Live @ Much that she had become engaged the previous evening.

^ The album contains new material and covers of songs from the original Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack .

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Discography

Lee performing at an Evanescence concert in Miami, Florida in 2007

Evanescence

Collaborations and other songs

Year Artist Song Release
2000 David Hodges feat. Amy Lee "Breathe" The Summit Church: Summit Worship
"Fall Into You" Unreleased
2003 .Big Dismal feat.^ Big Dismal feat.

Amy Lee
"Missing You" Believe
2004 Seether feat. Amy Lee "Broken" Disclaimer II
The Punisher: The Album
2007 Korn feat. Amy Lee "Freak on a Leash" MTV Unplugged: Korn
2008 Amy Lee "Sally's Song" Nightmare Revisited

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Amy Lee
File:Evanescence
Amy Lee at concert in São Paulo, Brazil
Background information
Birth name Amy Lynn Lee
Also known as Amy Hartzler
Born December 13, 1981 (1981-12-13) (age 29)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Rock, Alternative Metal
Occupations Singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Wind-up
Associated acts Evanescence
Website Evanescence.com
Notable instruments
Baldwin Piano

Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981) best known as Amy Lee, is an American singer and songwriter, and the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band Evanescence. She is also a classically-trained pianist and she often composes the bands' music.

Lee was discovered by Ben Moody, who is the other co-founder of Evanescence, in 1994 when she performed a song in summer camp. She sometimes designs her own clothes and likes Victorian styled clothing. Lee is the spokesperson of the Epilepsy Foundation and started a campaign called "Out of the Shadows".

Lee was inspired by many artists from classical artists such as Mozart to modern artists like Björk, Tori Amos, Danny Elfman and Plumb. She is the only original band member who is still in the band. In 2008, she won the Icon Award as songwriter of the year.

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Life

Amy Lee was born in Riverside, California to John Lee and Sara Cargill. Her family moved to many places and finally settled in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has two sisters, Carrie and Lori, and one brother, Robby. She had a third sister who died 1987. Lee wrote the songs "Hello" and "Like You" for her late sister. She is mostly of Scottish and English heritage.

Lee went to Pulaski Academy and graduated in 2000. She then went to Middle Tennessee State University for a short while. Amy was the president of her highschool choir. She wrote the song "Listen to the Rain" and sang it with the choir. She also took piano lessons for nine years. The first song Lee had written was when she was eleven years old, when she wanted to become a classical composer.

Lee is married to Josh Hartzler, a therapist and long time friend of Amy's. They got married on May 6, 2007.

Evanescence

Lee met Ben Moody in a youth summer camp in 1994. She was singing a song while playing on the piano when Moody met her. The pair first started playing acoustic songs in bookstores and coffeehouses, then they made two EPs. In 2000, they made the Origin EP, which was longer than the first two.

In 2003, Evanescence released their first album, Fallen, which became very successful. The band won two Grammy Awards for Fallen. Some songs from Origin were also included in the album.

Ben Moody left the band on October 22, 2003, because of "creative differences". He was replaced by Terry Balsamo, who helped write most of the songs for Evanescecne's second album, The Open Door.

Image

Many fans admire Lee because she does not use sex appeal in her music. The song "Everybody's Fool" and its video were made to mock artists who use sex appeal.

Style and fashion

[[File:|Amy Lee at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards|left|thumb|150px]] In public events, Lee often wears Victorian or styled clothes. Some of her clothes are inspired by Gothic fashion. She sometimes designs her outfits, like the red dress in the music video for "Going Under". She chose Japanese designer H. Naoto to make her clothes after she designed them. Lee used to have a piercing on her left eyebrow, which can be clearly seen on the cover of "Fallen". In her music videos she often uses torn styled clothing.

Lee mentioned in an interview with AOL that her image is different from when she is on stage and explained that what she wears on stage is to complete the image.

Voice

Lee is known for her usage of choir like notes, especially in "The Open Door". Lee is classified as a soprano, with a vocal range of 4 E3-E7. Her highest recorded note on Evanescence albums is a C#6 in the song "Weight of the World" and live is E6, from The Open Door.The note high in live is E6 and E7 in Mtv Diary program.

Other Projects

Lee worked with other artists, including David Hodges, who used to be a member of Evanescence. The singer performed a duet with Shaun Morgan of Seether on the track "Broken (Seether song)". She also performed "Freak on a Leash" live with Korn. She also had a guest appearance in the music video for Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down", and chose to appear laying flowers on a grave.

Lee covered songs like Korn's "Thoughtless". She also recorded a cover of "Sally's Song" for "Nightmare Revisited".

She is the current American Chairperson for the Out of the Shadows foundation.


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