Guitarist leaves Evanescence

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    crawlin_fan

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    This story just broke over here in the UK and I didn't see it up so...

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    EVANESCENCE face an uncertain future following the shock walkout of their guitarist.

    It has emerged that founder member Ben Moody walked out of the band’s world tour on October 24 in Berlin. He immediately flew home and did not give a reason for his departure, according to MTV.

    Furious singer Amy Lee told Rocksound magazine: "You don’t do that to your band. You wouldn’t do that to your friends or your family. You don’t do that to anyone."

    The band are ploughing on with their European tour, and are expected to honour their US dates, which begin later this month. Second guitarist John LeCompt is filling in Moody’s parts.

    Lee and Moody formed Evanescence together in the late ‘90s. This year they scored a worldwide smash with breakthrough single ‘Bring Me To Life’.

    -NME.com

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    The story is also being reported on the Rolling Stone website as well as on the BBC website (and other music sites).

    Oh dear, any thoughts of what happens to the band now?
     
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    PauletteEMLPGC

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    Well that sucks. But oh well. Guitarists seem to be leaving a lot lately.
     
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    damm, will evanesence ever be the same :'(

    can someone get a pic, i dont really know which one he is
     
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    That sucks. I hope they find a different guitarist.
     
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    Mark

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    Wow, that's a shock. :eek: Ben was awesome. I hope his replacement is just as good, unless Paul keeps on doing his parts.
     
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    OH MY FU*KING GOD!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE GUITARISTS TODAY!?!?
    Now what is it? 4 bands?

    P.O.D.
    AAF
    LimP Bizkit
    Evanescence

    What the fu*k!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    Out of all the members of Evanescence, I never liked Ben at all. He was too cocky. Too be honest, I'm glad he's gone. Just like I was glad when Marcos was booted out of P.O.D.
     
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    Yes, he was very cocky, but he was also a great guitarist. And even if you don't like a certain guitarist it's still kinda sad when the creator of the band leaves it.
     
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    I heard this all last night on Mtv News. I was shocked. :mellow:
     
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    Well, looks like Ben was evanescent :D

    Go look it up in a dictionary ;)
     
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    Anthony.

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    What's happening with guitarists :eek: .

    Anyway I hope for everyone who bought tickets for the show here (I know some people who did) the show will go on :D .
     
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    Heh, I guess the rumors were true then.
     
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    I know, that sucks, I recieved an URGENT email this morning!
    Ben is a bit dumb because I am going to see them in January
     
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    I'm thinking Evanescence will go down hill from now on, because lead guitarists do a lot more than just play guitar, they write a majority of the music, some times even the singing parts, I personally think Evanescence sound awful anyway, but they can't have been very close if their guitarists leaves without warning, oh well.
    At least we know Brad isn't going anywhere soon.
     
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    lol... that's a great one! :lol:
     
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    Whisper_Angel your signature is streaching the forum tables, could you please change the image :)
     
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    The hell is wrong with Ben?! I can't believe it... He might have been cocky, but damn, that's a real piss off... Evanescence has come a long way, why would you trash it all now?! I'd be glad to be in a band where the lead vocals are a female, and they've made it big... I mean worldwide, where everyone knows your name big. That's really sad... I hope Ben explains himself about this, I'd really like to know what went wrong. I thought Ben and Amy were best of friends, and it seemed like the band was all together :mellow:.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Methybrea

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    That's extremely shocking. Although I am not a huge Evanescence fan, Ben shouldn't have left the band so abrubtly or without explaining himself. They had A LOT of potential, hopefully they can get a guitarist that can replace him!
     
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    In my opinion I don't think it will matter. I always saw Evanescence as a band who kinda just "goes away" after their few hits.
     
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    looks like ben moody couldn't do his duty ^_^.
     

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