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Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording private albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards. A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than six million copies.

The line-up of the band has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. In June 2009, it was announced on the Evanescence website that the band was working on new material for a third studio album. Billboard ranked Evanescence #71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.

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Ben Robert Moody (born January 22, 1981, in Little Rock, Arkansas, US) is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He is best known as co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence from 1995 to October 2003. Since leaving Evanescence, Moody has collaborated with an array of performers vocally, instrumentally, and as a writer. He is now a member of We Are the Fallen.


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Fallen is the debut studio album by American rock band Evanescence. It was released through Wind-up Records on March 4, 2003. The album is the band's most successful album to date, with more than 7 million copies sold in the United States, and over 17 million copies worldwide. This album also earned the band five nominations at the 46th Grammy Awards; Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me to Life", and Best New Artist. The band went on to win Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance.

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"Everybody's Fool" is a song by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on June 7, 2004, as the fourth single from their debut album, Fallen. It was written by band members Amy Lee and Ben Moody, and according to Lee, is about celebrities who strip and sell their bodies.


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Amy Lee of Evanescence in Maquinária Festival, occurred in November 8 2009 at Chácara do Jóquei, São Paulo, Brazil.


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