Post by Rarkphoenix on Dec 2, 2016 10:27:12 GMT -6
Short interview with Amy about The Open Door in this month's Kerrang! magazine. Sorry about the scan quality (my scanner's pretty cheap/old). I'll type it up here later if anybody's struggling to read it.
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It's just only Ben who left the band because of "creative control" not with Will Boyd. I find that line very misleading (a bit) for me. :/
Agreed. It's why I'm so torn on my opinion of Kerrang! On the one side they're one of the few UK magazines that gives Evanescence continued exposure (and always seems to present them in a positive light). On the flip side, they rarely do their research on certain bands. Their emphasis is usually on up and coming 'scene' bands, but because it's a general 'rock' magazine they like to throw in your Metallicas, ACDCs and Iron Maidens from time to time as a nod to older/more traditional subscribers. I'm actually pretty surprised they remembered or acknowledged the 10 Year Anniversary at all. I get the impression that somebody in the Kerrang! camp stumbled across the news one day and said "we've got to have an interview with Amy" followed by somebody with probably-not-a-lot-of-interest in Evanescence hurriedly putting together a brief synopsis with a tight deadline looming. We've all been there. Deadline's approaching fast, you've got a hundred and one essays/articles to write up and you figure you can probably remember enough basic facts to wing it.
"I hear myself singing for freedom, and standing up for myself instead of being a broken little girl sitting in the corner, crying about how hard life is" this is exactly why this album is my favorite from EV! this is how I see it: Fallen is the scene where Amy falls from the building in BMTL while The Open Door and Evanescence is the scene in What you Want when Amy runs then jumps off the bridge on her own will then gets up and stands up fiercely, it's like a following scene or an answer to what happens to that helpless lost girl from their first single, it's why I've grown to love and appreciate the video of WYW except for the last scene where the band drown themselves :/
On the one side they're one of the few UK magazines that gives Evanescence continued exposure (and always seems to present them in a positive light).
I feel like Kerrang is the only publication that still regularly gives exposure to Ev, so I'm very grateful for that and can excuse the mistake. And they've come a long way in their opinion of Amy. They used to always portray her as a bitch.
Why are they interviewing Amy about a ten year old album? Nothing against the interview itself, I just find this a little strange.
The have a small column in each issue for album Q&A and considering it's TOD's 10th anniversary it's nice to see them give Amy and Ev some more exposure. Also, keep in mind that a BIGGER interview with Amy Lee is coming in an upcoming issue of Kerrang! (not the next one since the cover is already out and doesn't say anything about Ev, but maybe in 2-3 weeks)
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