Amy Lee praised as “trailblazer for women in music” by Nita Strauss

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Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss recently praised Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee for her overall contributions to rock ‘n roll.

The comments come after Strauss joined Evanescence to perform “Disappear” at Epicenter Festival this year.

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“It was a dream,” Strauss said. “Amy Lee and Evanescence, she was a real trailblazer for women in music. And for me to get to stand on stage with her, and of course, the amazing band, Troy McLawhorn and Jen Majura, an amazing guitar attack, and Will Hunt on drums. It was an awesome experience.”

You can see some videos of the performance below.

She also discussed balancing her solo career with her role in Alice Cooper.

“I actually don’t have more than a week off until the end of November. And we’re in May,” she said. “I’ve been living on the road most of my life, so you get used to it. There’s a Walmart everywhere.”

You can watch the full interview with Metal Nexus below.

Alice Cooper will tour with support from Halestorm starting next month. You can see all of the dates down below.

Dates:

07/17 — Allentown, PA @ PPL Center^
07/19 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion^
07/20 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre^
07/21 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/23 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center^
07/25 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/26 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^
07/28 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre^
07/29 — Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center^
07/31 — Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^

08/01 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
08/04 — Nashville, TN @ The Opry House^
08/07 — Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC^
08/08 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts^
08/10 — Portland, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row^
08/11 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
08/13 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live^
08/15 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
08/16 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
08/31 — Grand Island, NE @ Ramblin Man Fair #

# Festival date
^ Alice Cooper, Motionless In White

More Evanescence news

We will never not jam out whenever we hear the classic banger “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence.

Even if we’re alone listening to the song, that doesn’t mean we won’t sing both Amy Lee and Paul McCoy’s parts in the song.

And apparently, we’re not alone. One Twitter user uploaded a clip of someone using the Snapchat gender-swapping filter to make it even more hilarious.

Honestly, we can’t stop laughing.

In other Evanescence news, Lee recently discussed the band’s forthcoming album and when fans can expect it.

Previously, the band has discussed spending much of 2019 focusing on new music, but never had a specific timeline in place.

The new album will be a follow up to the band’s 2011 self-titled record. Lee spoke to SiriusXM’s Grant Random about new music.

“This is sort of a creation year for us,” Lee said. “We’re playing a few festivals and some headlining shows — a little bit, but not too heavy. And in the time in between, getting together and starting the writing process for a new album.”

She also said that fans will have new music by “hopefully next year.”

“We’re just gonna get together and see what happens this month, and start doing that more regularly until we feel like we’re ready to do it,” Lee said.

You can see the full video of the interview below.


Lee has previously spoken out about the new record. According to an interview with 93.3 WMMR Rocks! in December, she says the band are all on board to return to their roots.

“We all really wanna do it,” Lee says. “And it’s not one of those things where it’s like, ‘Someday, maybe we’ll do something again.’ Everybody’s on board, and we’re getting together to do a few shows next year in [the self-titled] style–partially because I think it’ll be good for us to get back to that root, just get back to playing Evanescence-style rock ’n’ roll and just jive together again.”

The band has several tour dates both in the U.S. and abroad this year. You can check those out below and grab tickets here.

U.S. dates:

07/18 – Cadott, WI @ Rock FEst
07/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Festival

Europe dates:

09/01 – Aarburg, CH @ Riverside Open Air Festival
09/02 – Verona, IT @ Arena di Verona Open Air Festival
09/04 – Pilsen, CZ @ DEPO 2015
09/05 – Brno, CZ @ Výstaviště
09/07 – Trnava, SK @ Stadion Antona Malatinskeho
09/08 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena
09/11 – Sofia, BG @ Arena Armeec
09/13 – Istanbul, TR @ Volkswagen Arena
09/15 – Bucharest, RO @ Arenele Romane Theatre
09/18 – Minsk, BY @ Sports Palace
09/20 – Kiev, UA @ Stereo Plaza
09/22 – Voronezh, RU @ Grad Grand Hall
09/24 – Moscow, RU @ Crocus City Hall
09/26 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Yubi Arena

What do you think of Strauss’s statements about Lee and the band? Sound off in the comments down below!

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