Lee Returns From Honeymoon To Attack Ex-guitarist
LATEST: EVANESCENCE singer AMY LEE has confirmed she's a married woman in a new posting on the band's website.
Reports earlier this month (May07) suggested the rocker had exchanged vows with her therapist fiance Josh Hartzler, and now Lee is gushing about her new name and happiness.
She writes, "I am now officially Mrs. Amy Hartzler! Josh and I are married, and it is the most incredible thing to happen in my life so far."
Lee also addresses reports she fired drummer Rocky Gray and guitarist John LeCompt, explaining that LeCompt, in particular, took advantage of the fact the singer was on honeymoon to attack her on his MySpace.com blog.
The singer states, "When I said that John and Rocky both made it clear they were ready to move on, I meant it. They were very vocal about the fact that they didn't really care about Evanescence at all and just stayed around for the money.
"I knowingly let this negative energy grow within my band for a very long time because I was afraid of the appearance of falling apart when in reality trying to hold on to these guys is what was holding us back.
"I treated both John and Rocky with nothing but kindness and respect, and I got nothing but jealousy and resentment in return."
Lee adds, "One little false fact that's been bugging me in the press about this - Rocky didn't quit. He never talked to me or our management at all... but he did tell most of the crew and the rest of the band that he planned to quit during the two weeks off after our shows in South Africa, during which I was getting married and would have no time to replace him.
"Fortunately, many of those people care about this project and came and warned me, so we were able to replace him in time to continue the tour as scheduled."
LeCompt and Gray have since been replaced by Dark New Day stars Will Hunt and Troy MCLawhorn.