Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist BEN MOODY: 'I Heard A Voice That Said You Got To Leave'

EVANESCENCE won "Best New Artist" and "Best Hard Rock Performance" at Sunday's Grammys, months after co-founders Amy Lee and Ben Moody parted ways.

Their first reunion since breaking up in the middle of EVANESCENCE's European tour was onstage Sunday — and it wasn't a happy one, according to the Associated Press.

"We didn't really say anything," Lee, the group's lead singer, told reporters backstage. "We just said congratulations. It was kind of strange."

Moody, sporting long hair, a goatee and silver cane with a skull's head, said he had grown increasingly unhappy being a part of EVANESCENCE, which he created with Lee when they were at a summer camp together.

"Amy and I spent eight years together, and spent that time at a very early age. By the time we became 22 and 23 we were just entirely different people," the group's former lead guitarist said. "One day I just heard a voice that said you got to leave."


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