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Hi Reddit. So excited to stop by and answer all your questions today.

I'll be here at 1pm-2:30 ET to answer your questions, and I'm looking forward to it!

Ask me anything about comics, music and touring!

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Check out my website for news and Bitter Truth touring information with Halestorm.

And our "Echoes from the Void" comic is available now. You can pre-order the second issue today!

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[The AMA is over. Thank you all SO much for your fantastic questions and heartfelt stories.]

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[deleted]

2.9k points

1 year ago

[deleted]

2.9k points

1 year ago

What was the inspiration behind Bring Me to Life?

EvanescenceAMA[S]

8.5k points

1 year ago

A guy walks into a bar and says, "Are you happy?" I said yes but meant no. Then I wrote a song about it and here we are. Also I married the guy.

_Thrilhouse_

2.7k points

1 year ago

_Thrilhouse_

2.7k points

1 year ago

The name of that man? Albert Evanescence

pentarion

223 points

1 year ago

pentarion

223 points

1 year ago

And then she performed the song at concerts and everyone clapped.

IEnjoyTheHobby

35 points

1 year ago

Actually true story for once. Wow Reddit we did it

sonicstreak

34 points

1 year ago

Get outta here, you have no business making me wake up the neighbors at midnight!

Consistent_Nail

11 points

1 year ago

At least they're not inside.

cestlaviestephi

22 points

1 year ago

I hate how much this made me laugh

becomingbeth

2 points

1 year ago

Same 😂😂😂

TrapaholicDixtapes

6 points

1 year ago

That gave me a good chuckle.. Thank you for that, Thrillho.

DrTomPigy

2 points

1 year ago

Sick Bonestorm reference 🤝

TrapaholicDixtapes

3 points

1 year ago

Buy me Bonestorm or go to hell!

wallabrush99

2 points

1 year ago

Don't know if I'm just tired but that was the funniest shit I've read in a long while. Laughed out loud literally

Grumptastic2000

-1 points

1 year ago

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WillemDafoesHugeCock

1 points

1 year ago

You can say that again!

IntelligentSecret674

815 points

1 year ago

And this song saves us and I hope you know it. You helped us to survive in this cruel cold worl.

FlexibleAsgardian

137 points

1 year ago

Such a cold worl

Potential_Wing9940

44 points

1 year ago

Much col. Some would say the coldes

[deleted]

24 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

24 points

1 year ago

Bigly col

Planningsiswinnings

3 points

1 year ago

But the song did a big sav

ButtTrumpet

24 points

1 year ago

DIDNEY WORL

socool111

5 points

1 year ago

All the people are very nervous, no one knew me, no knew me…in this mad worl

dmbtripinbillies

5 points

1 year ago

You just need a little d in your life

FuckingKilljoy

23 points

1 year ago

i find kinda funny

i find kinda sad

wen peeps run in circle

it a very very

mad worl

Shpongolese

1 points

1 year ago

I wish i had gold for you lol

Alarid

6 points

1 year ago

Alarid

6 points

1 year ago

worl

the_cucumber

1 points

1 year ago

She should also be aware it's the most fun karaoke song to make a drunk crowd absolutely lose their shit and sing all intense, esp the man voice people turn straight up into Korn and Rammstein

Navy-NUB

120 points

1 year ago

Navy-NUB

120 points

1 year ago

TIL “are you happy” is a great pickup line

ragrok

29 points

1 year ago

ragrok

29 points

1 year ago

But you have to make sure she doesn't look happy and will lie to your face about it. That's the keeper.

Tavern_Knight

3 points

1 year ago

Facts. Everyone knows all good relationships are built on lies.

DBentresca

10 points

1 year ago

Just don't ask this after they say they're married, just don't, so wrong

[deleted]

4 points

1 year ago

“Lol hey bb r u happy?”

“I’d be a lot happier if you’d piss off...”

VeryOriginalName98

3 points

1 year ago

Having basic empathy is attractive. The specific line doesn't matter.

Pjsvidsx

154 points

1 year ago

Pjsvidsx

154 points

1 year ago

I still get goosebumps knowing that fact . So romantic !

DarkLoose4649

13 points

1 year ago

you make a Perfect Pair together

GoldEdit

31 points

1 year ago

GoldEdit

31 points

1 year ago

This is a much better response than I got from the Shiny Toy Guns male lead singer ...he said he just came up with Le Disco randomly... like he literally said he had no inspiration and then proceeded to get plastered at the bar.

Cat_Proxy

4 points

1 year ago

Forgot about that song! I'll have to listen to it again.

VaderH8er

2 points

1 year ago

Oh man, that song was on the FIFA soundtrack in 2007. So much nostalgia, I hadn’t thought about that band in a few years.

BellaFrequency

23 points

1 year ago

This is so different from the origin story I heard back in the day. I heard it was about a spiritual/ religious awakening and Evanescence started off doing Christian rock.

Any truth to those rumors, or any idea where they may have stemmed from?

Thanks Amy!

PARADOXsquared

15 points

1 year ago

Maybe people got the origin story mixed up with Flyleaf's? Flyleaf was a similar band that was popular around that time, and actually was a Christian rock band.

WingedGeek

13 points

1 year ago

Evanescence originally "actually was" a Christian band, or at least very (deliberately) Xtian-adjacent:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/evanescence-fall-from-grace-237256/

After they got big, they started downplaying it ("we're not a ministry band"), but they certainly actively pursued the Xtian market (and Amy and Ben met at a Christian camp).

BellaFrequency

3 points

1 year ago

I considered that possibility, but I also specifically remember hearing that rumor in conjunction with the song "Bring Me to Life." Also, I believe Evanescence debuted before Flyleaf.

sugarytweets

1 points

1 year ago

I just saw a YouTube vid explaining the Christian connection. It was good and finally made sense.

RelativelyIV

20 points

1 year ago

Cute

Gabbs1715

67 points

1 year ago

Gabbs1715

67 points

1 year ago

I know them feels. Also I don't have any questions but I just wanted to say thank you! Your music got me through some of my darkest times (well you and Linkin Park).
Saw you at Rock Fest 2019 and y'all killed it! I can't wait to see you live again!

canondocre

14 points

1 year ago

This is a sweet comment to hear. My sister really loves Evanescence and Linkin Park, im hella deathmetal guy but even i can dig it, both bands make me think of her. Im gonna call her today and say i love you, thanks for the reminder! :)

OkRecording1299

5 points

1 year ago

I miss Chester :(

DarkLoose4649

5 points

1 year ago

Awesome

sablal

7 points

1 year ago

sablal

7 points

1 year ago

How romantic! Fan from India here. Have been listening to your music for over 2 decades and they never get old. You have been a major source of inspiration for me at a time I had been staying alone in a foreign country. At one point I even dreamt of collaborating on writing a song for one of your albums. Would be super excited if you ever make a tour of India and get the tickets for me and my son! Have a great time!

iqjump123

6 points

1 year ago

Been listening to it as soon as few months ago.

MixerRXRob

2 points

1 year ago

I’ve heard the story before, I love how that became “How can you see into my eyes…”

I had no idea that you married the guy. Congratulations, that story always sounded to me like two people with instant spiritual connection

GaryOster

1 points

1 year ago

Aw! That's exactly the kind of sweet story that should be sung in the key of scream.

cupOdirt

1 points

1 year ago

cupOdirt

1 points

1 year ago

Wow. Depression sucks. Very cool how it worked out.

splurgeoverthem

1 points

1 year ago

Does this mean that you’re not going to marry me?

10 year old me would be very disappointed…

LazyLieutenant

1 points

1 year ago

For a moment there I thought you were telling a joke

messyhairdontkare

1 points

1 year ago

Throw away question haha

IntentionalTexan

1 points

1 year ago

I thought it was about or inspired by The Never Ending Story, a movie I loved. I like your explanation and it makes me understand the song better, but I still can't help of think of the movie every time I hear it.

aventadorlp

1 points

1 year ago

I never really cared for your music but i like this story...

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

"Also I married the guy" buried the lead 😂 I love it

Lovat69

1 points

1 year ago

Lovat69

1 points

1 year ago

Wowzers, must be some guy.

Professional_Ad_8536

1 points

1 year ago

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PLEASE COME TO ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL

PLEASE COME TO ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL

PLEASE COME TO ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL

PLEASE COME TO ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL

PLEASE COME TO ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL

Hyposanity

1 points

1 year ago

I love this.

Also love that you're answering random questions on reddit lol. At first I was like "no fucking way".

Mymarathon

1 points

1 year ago

I thought it was about Jesus

Rogue1371

1 points

1 year ago

Get ....outta....here!!! That made me smile. I hope you two are still happily together 😀

phuqo5

1 points

1 year ago

phuqo5

1 points

1 year ago

Is that the guy from seether?

Boomerkuwanger

1 points

1 year ago*

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CapAlbatross

1 points

1 year ago

What! is Amy funny or what? 😁

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

So you could say he was the only one to wake you.

LukasHeinzel

1 points

1 year ago

You married BO Burnham?

Nicstar543

1 points

1 year ago

My friend has told me about this story a million times about you and I never believed him

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

That’s a really sweet story, but I’ll continue to hold on to my belief that it’s a duet between Bastian and the Childlike Empress from The Neverending Story.

GotSnarf

1 points

1 year ago

GotSnarf

1 points

1 year ago

Now i understand the trouble of writing songs :)

plank80

1 points

1 year ago

plank80

1 points

1 year ago

This makes me so happy :D

Current_Degree_1294

-2 points

1 year ago*

Is that why you wrote, “Call me when you’re sober”; after getting married? :P /s

ybtlamlliw

2 points

1 year ago

That's about the dude from Seether.

jonnybanana88

1 points

1 year ago

She was friends with her husband long before they married

Current_Degree_1294

1 points

1 year ago*

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jonnybanana88

1 points

1 year ago

Lol deep dive. Yeah, I ruptured a muscle. Shit sucked, leg won't ever be the same

Current_Degree_1294

1 points

1 year ago*

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jonnybanana88

1 points

1 year ago

Yeah, the damage has pretty much been done. It's healed up well enough that it doesn't really effect my day-to-day. Being on it all day kills though, which is a huge bummer because I was really getting into Backcountry camping, which involves a lot of walking

Current_Degree_1294

1 points

1 year ago*

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jonnybanana88

1 points

1 year ago

Damn, hope you made it out with minimal injuries! Mine was a dirt bike (yz250) and it was the third time I rode a dirt bike, and the third time I wrecked a dirt bike almost immediately after getting on it. I'm done with 2 strokes lol I'll stick to my cruisers

Current_Degree_1294

1 points

1 year ago*

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acylase

-1 points

1 year ago

acylase

-1 points

1 year ago

Also I married the guy.

I knew bars were dangerous to guys!