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  • Black Sheep Hit: "Bring Me to Life" is their most famous song by far, yet it's different from all their other songs as it's the only one to feature male vocals. (Unless we count "Lies" from their Origin era, or the unreleased track "Before the Dawn".)
  • Creator Backlash: Amy Lee is not fond of doing "My Immortal" live.
    • Or the music video for "Everybody's Fool."
    • To a lesser extent she wasn't happy about the male vocals for "Bring Me To Life" at first, but has since become used to it. It's worth noting that after 2007 when John Lecompt left, none of the guitarists sing Paul's lines anymore. The reworked version also leaves his lines out.
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  • Creator Breakdown: "Hello" and "Like You" were inspired by the death of Amy Lee's little sister, who's name is not provided out of respect, when she was just a child and have never been performed live for her fans.
  • Development Hell: The band's 3rd album was supposed to be released Autumn 2010. Due to genuine creativity problems with what it was going to sound like the original Electronic / Folk influences were erased to a point and recording company issues.
    • Amy has stated since that the self titled album only features 3 songs from the original submitted album, and its sound was mostly born out of anger over their work being wasted. Now that they've left Wind Up, Amy says they might release it independently.
  • Executive Meddling: "Bring Me to Life", at least the released version, was due to this. It was originally titled "Wake Me Up Inside" and only had Amy singing. Paul McCoy of 12 Stones was only added to the song at the very last minute; Evanescence and 12 Stones were labelmates at the time, and the label wanted to cash in on the Nu Metal phenomenon and avoid the Girl-Show Ghetto. In 2017, Evanescence released a version without McCoy's vocals.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: In a 2003 radio interview, Amy and Moody basically gave fans free reign to do so for their pre-"Fallen" material, in response to a question regarding the insane prices physical copies of the older records were fetching on eBay. They made it clear that they didn't see a dime of any of that money, since the records were no longer being sold officially, and so it wasn't worth the hassle for fans to buy them if they could just be downloaded for free. Some of these older records were later re-released for limited-edition vinyl boxsets, though fansites continue to allow for download links to be posted.
  • Recycled Script: The intro for Even in Death uses a sample from White Zombie's Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls. This was recycled for Snow White Queen, but slower and with a lower pitch.
  • What Could Have Been: ThatVideoMakingKid's Youtube account features lyric videos for nearly every version of nearly all of Evanescence's songs, including the original demo versions of many of the band's older songs, such as "Haunted" and "Imaginary."
    • "Lacrymosa" was original written to be a part of the movie soundtrack of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but Disney rejected the song on the basis that it was "too dark."
    • Before Evanescence became their band name, other names considered were Childish Intentions, Stricken, Halo Machine and For the Fallen. Amy said also that her brother suggested The Suffocating Wolves, while her sister wanted The Levitating Penguins.


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