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Below is our complete Evanescence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Golden Gods Heavy Metal Curators Interviewed

Jamie of Hardrockchick.com interviewed the curators of the Golden Gods' History of Heavy Metal exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA. You can watch the interview below.

She also spoke with a number of artists on the black carpet about items they have featured in the GRAMMY Museum's History of Heavy Metal exhibit (or what of theirs should be in there). Interviews include: Machine Head, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Ministry, Motorhead, Hatebreed, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Dethklok, Adrenaline Mob, Evanescence, and Korn.

HardRockChick's GRAMMY Museum Black Carpet Interviews:

More interviews from the black carpet are also available from Metal Injection here.

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Sonisphere Knebworth Is Cancelled

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have announced that they have had to cancel this years event, which was set to feature headline performances from KISS, Faith No More and Queen + Adam Lambert, amongst others. The statement from the organisers reads as follows:

"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

"Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect. More...

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Visions Of Atlantis To Play Novarock Fest

Austria's Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Novarock Festival:

"Visions of Atlantis is confirmed for the NOVAROCK FESTIVAL 2012 which will take place on the Pannonia FieldsII in Nickelsdorf/Austria from 8th until 10th of June 2012 and feature a monster billing including Metallica, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Nightwish, Evanescence and many many more!

"Soon we will announce more dates for 2012 and details on our upcoming album ETHERA! So, stay tuned friends!!! Yours, VoA-family"

More information on the festival and acquiring tickets can be found at this location. Visions of Atlantis also recently posted studio footage online from the band's time working on the "Ethera" album, which can be viewed here.

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Fair To Midland Cancels European Tour

Season of Mist Records has announced that Fair To Midland is canceling the band's previously announced November tour opening for Evanescence in Europe. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"After 7 amazing years of playing with Fair To Midland, our bassist Jon Dicken has decided it was time for him to move on. We appreciate his hard work and dedication to the band, we love him, and wish him the best in all his future endeavors.

"Moving forward, we are excited to continue touring and making music. However, this has unfortunately resulted in the cancellation of our European dates in November. We want to send our sincerest apologies to our European friends and fans. We will be regrouping in the following weeks and in the mean time thank you all for your patience, understanding and support at this time."

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Rival Sons Kick off Evanescence Tour

Earache Recording artist Rival Sons kick began its North American tour with Evanescence yesterday at the Fox Theater in Oakland California.

The California blue-rock group will spend three weeks on the road, and then return to Europe for a headlining tour.

"We're stoked to be touring across America and into Canada this October with Evanescence," remarks Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday. Holiday continues, "Very happy to be invited by them. Between Evanescence, Pretty Reckless and us, the bill is pretty well diversified and will definitely give us the chance to play to a new demographic of rock fans, which we're always thriving for. We've also been so busy in Europe for most of this year, this tour will give us the opportunity to bring our rock 'n' roll back to fans we've been missing here in the States."

"We will return to Europe immediately at the end of this tour, so if you want to catch us in the USA, this will probably be your last chance in 2011! Rest assured, we will definitely be back in 2012... Super duper, mega full-force!"

Rival Sons' tour dates are as follows:

w/ Evanescence
Oct. 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
Oct. 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
Oct. 15 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
Oct. 18 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens
Oct. 19 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
Oct. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
Oct. 24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Oct. 28 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Oct. 30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat, House of Blues
Nov. 01 - New York, NY - Terminal 5

Headline Tour:
Nov. 04 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 05 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Nov. 06 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Nov. 07 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Nov. 10 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
Nov. 12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Nov. 15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumphuset
Nov. 16 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
Nov. 17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Strand
Nov. 19 - Turku, Finland - Vegas Night Club
Nov. 20 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
Nov. 21 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
Nov. 22 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Cafe
Nov. 24 - Warsaw, Poland - Powieksenie
Nov. 25 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
Nov. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Nov. 27 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Nov. 29 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Nov. 30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
Dec. 01 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 02 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Schuur
Dec. 03 - Reggio Emilia, Italy - Corallo
Dec. 05 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl

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System Of A Down Added To Rock In Rio 2011

Reunited nu-metal act System of a Down has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming Rock In Rio festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between September 23 - October 2, 2011 in Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include;

METALLICA
MOTÖRHEAD
SLIPKNOT
SEPULTURA
GUNS N' ROSES
ANGRA
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
EVANESCENCE

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New Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

My condolences to PS3 metal fans looking for a Rock Band fix, as the new releases coming February 9th see very little in the way of heavy music on the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition continues to have the metal selection expand again this week, however. For anyone who has been following the most recent metal additions to Rock Band, it should come as no surprise that Amberian Dawn and Kataklysm are both continuing their invasion of the game. Also new this week comes tracks from No Bragging Rights, After the Burial, Devin Townsend, Emery, and Cloudscape.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the genres outside of metal, is as follows:

Kid Liberty - "Coolguy Deluxe!"
No Bragging Rights - "Ode to Logan"
The Night Life - "Holiday"
Amberian Dawn - "My Wings Are My Eyes"
After the Burial - "Aspiration"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO (2x Bass Pedal)"
Emery - "Butcher's Mouth"
Lnk. Ken Kardashian - "The December Experience"
BulletProof Messenger - "Arm Yourself"
Chaotrope - "Pandemonium"
Chaotrope - "Betrayed"
New West - "Bend"
These Three Poisons - "Light Up The Eyes"
Akira the Don - "Steven Wells (He Was the Greatest)"
Zakk Tremblay - "Plátanos Con Sangre"
The Moth Complex - "You Don't Know"
Lettuce - "Last Suppit"
Cauldron - "All or Nothing"
Admiral of Black - "Bitten by the Rattlesnake"
Sideburn - "Live To Rock"
Big Light - "Triceratops"
Common Anomaly - "Hate To Say"
With Life in Mind - "King of Frauds"
Felsen - "Radios Tweaking"
Felsen - "Two Utensils in One"
Arena - "Volver a Nacer"
Rockapella - "Bang"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World (2x Bass Pedal)"
Lucid Grey - "Barricades"
Robby Suavé - "Around the World"
Kylie D. Hart - "Firehouse Bar"
Sam Morrison Band - "I Gotta Ride 2010"
Rotary Downs - "Bullet on a String"
Rotary Downs - "Promised Land"
Studebakerbrown - "Couch Sitting Rattlesnake"
MC Frontalot - "Hassle: The Dorkening"
MC Frontalot - "Bizarro Genius Baby"
Alternative Deficit Disorder - "Pylo the Pylon"
Soulive - "Too Much"
Cloudscape - "Mind Diary"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit"
Kutless - "Strong Tower"
Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain"
Jacob Chaney - "Cluster #2 (RB2 Version)
Jonathan Coulton - "Big Bad World One"
Bright Midnight - "For the Strange" More...

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New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...

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We Are The Fallen Readies First Single and Tour

Universal Republic Records' We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, "Bury Me Alive," exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen.

The group is already preparing to give fans a live taste of the reportoire fueling their upcoming Universal Republic debut album, due out later in the year - hitting the road in support of Finnish rock stalwarts H.I.M. The extensive, 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 27th, hurtling through multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago IL, on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA, on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th.

Guitarist Ben Moody has been publicly crediting the group's unique chemistry as the driving force behind We Are The Fallen, describing Carly Smithson's role as a "true partner," and a key component to We Are The Fallen's overall sound. Moody left the platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, "Fallen," spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide, and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen completes her dream - after exiting American Idol - of becoming a creative force in a "vital" band environment. Carly Smithson was a sixth place finisher during Season 7 of the television series American Idol.

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Ex-Evanescence's Members Form We Are The Fallen

Billboard.com reports: Ben Moody predicts that his just-unveiled new band, We Are The Fallen, will enjoy a peaceful co-existence rather than mortal combat with his old group, Evanescence.

"We wish them the best," Moody, who co-founded Evanescence with singer Amy Lee in 1995 and left the band 2003 after co-writing its multi-platinum debut, "Fallen," tells Billboard.com. He formed We Are The Fallen earlier this year with original Evanescence members John LeCompt on guitar and Rocky Gray on drums, adding bassist Marty O'Brien and "American Idol" Season 7 finalist Carly Smithson on vocals.

We Are The Fallen has released its first song, "Bury Me Alive," on its official web site, WeAreTheFallen.com. Rather than bring out an album, Moody says the group plans to release new material sporadically via the Internet; another track is due out in September before the quintet hits the road and then the band will release two songs every eight weeks. Moody says We Are The Fallen is considering a terrestrial CD for 2010 that may contain extended versions of the songs as well as orchestral interludes and perhaps even live recordings and footage from the tour.

Besides its new material, We Are The Fallen does plan to play songs from "Fallen" on tour; the group even played that album's "Going Under" at a press conference on Monday in Los Angeles.

You can also hear the band's new song on their MySpace player here.

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Korn Posts New Studio Footage Online

Korn has posted a behind the scenes look at the band recording the song "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" online. You can check it out below.

The song comes from the forthcoming album, "Nightmare Revisited" which is another collection of songs from the movie "A Nightmare Before Christmas" performed by popular artists.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Devotchka- Overture
2. Danny Elfman- Opening
3. Marilyn Manson- This Is Halloween
4. All American Rejects- Jack's Lament
5. Amina- Dr. Finkelstein/In The Forest
6. Flyleaf- What's This?
7. Polyphonic Spree- Town Meeting Song
8. The Vitamin String Quartet- Jack and Sally Montage
9. Sparklehorse- Jack's Obsession
10. Korn- Kidnap The Sandy Claws
11. Rise Against- Making Christmas
12. Yoshida Brothers- Nabbed
13. Tiger Army- Oogie Boogie's Song
14. Amy Lee- Sally's Song
15. RJD2- Christmas Eve Montage
16. Plain White T's- Poor Jack
17. Datarock- To The Rescue
18. Finale/Reprise- Shiny Toy Guns
19. Danny Elfman- Closing
20. The Album Leaf- End Title
21. Rodrigo Y Gabriela- Oogie Boogie's Song More...

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Believer Reveals More Album Details

Believer vocalist/guitarist Kurt Bachman has posted the following update:

"Hi everyone. Please forgive my blogging absence. Everything is going great with the record. We just recorded some amazing guest guitar solos from Joe Rico (SACRIFICE) and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE) with some other guests on the way (not too many though). We hope to also have some label info and a release date to you very soon, so stand-by...

"Thanks again to all of you who are talking this up and keeping the buzz alive. Also, thank you for your patience. We just want it to sound amazing when you finally hear it!"

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Amy Lee Says She's Not Working With Metallica

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has shot down rumors that she will be collaborating with METALLICA on a song for the legendary heavy metal band's forthcoming ninth studio album, tentatively due this fall.

A couple of unsubstantiated reports involving Lee and METALLICA have been making the rounds on the Internet, including that she will appear on a new version of the band's classic track "Fade to Black" and that she will be featured on a brand new METALLICA song called "Last Life". However, according to Amy, neither one of them holds any water.

"I am NOT going to be collaborating with METALICA," Lee wrote in an online posting. "I have absolutely no idea where this rumor came from, but it is not true."

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Soul Embraced Post New Song Online

SOUL EMBRACED, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based band featuring ex-EVANESCENCE drummer William "Rocky" Gray, has posted a new song, entitled "A Curtain Of Deceit," on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off SOUL EMBRACED's first studio album since 2003, "Dead Alive", due on April 29 through Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Barry Poynter (LIVING SACRIFICE, ZAO) and was mixed by HATE ETERNAL/former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, SIX FEET UNDER, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD).

"Dead Alive" track listing:

01. To End It All
02. Breaking Point
03. A Curtain Of Deceit
04. The Devil's Reflection
05. Everything Reminds Me Of You
06. Le Fin Absolue Du Monde
07. Crawl
08. Into Darkness
09. Judas I've Become
10. Blood Stained Nevada
11. Kill This
12. In Memory
13. Dead Alive

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Dark New Day Post New Song Online

DARK NEW DAY — the band featuring Clint Lowery (guitar; ex-KORN touring member, SEVENDUST) Troy McLawhorn (guitar; EVANESCENCE, ex-DOUBLE DRIVE), Clint's brother Corey Lowery (bass; ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) Brett Hestla (vocals; ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) and Will Hunt (drums; EVANESCENCE, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) — has posted a new song, entitled "Goodbye", on the group's MySpace page. The track is set to appear on DARK NEW DAY's long-awaited second album, due later in the year.

In other news, DARK NEW DAY drummer Will Hunt has shot down reports that the group has called it quits following an apparent disagreement with the band's record label, Warner Bros., over the new album's release. "We are not broken up!" he writes on the band's MySpace blog. "DARK NEW DAY will continue as long as we want it too, and as long as people like you share the passion of this music we make! Thank you all again so much for the love! Good things coming very soon, stay tuned." More...

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Soul Embraced Announce Tour Dates

SOUL EMBRACED, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based band featuring ex-EVANESCENCE drummer William "Rocky" Gray, has scheduled the following dates:

April 05 - Little Rock, AR - Vinos (w/ LIVING SACRIFICE, RWAKE, ASHES OF AUGUSTINE)
April 10 - Tulsa, OK - The Pinkeye
April 11 - Okmulgee, OK - The Aim
April 12 - Wichita, KS - Eagles Lodge
April 13 - Plano, TX - Rock Steady
April 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Underground
April 17 - Mission, TX - Smokin Aces

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Evanescence Singer Issues End-Of-Tour Update

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has posted the following message on the band's official message board, EvThreads:

"You have all been so wonderful to me, and to all of us. It is absolutely true that this tour would have ended long ago if it weren't for all of the fans."

"I don't know if you realize how hard it is to successfully tour these days, but many people are being forced to cancel their tours. We, because of you, are one of the very lucky and fortunate few who have never been in that position. You have come to see us play, most of you multiple times, and some of you have traveled extremely long distances to see the show. The fact that we are a rock band, over a year after our album's release, finishing out on an arena tour is nothing short of a miracle."

"There have been thrilling and beautiful times in the past year, and also some painful, hard times. In the end I know it was all for good, and I am completely grateful that everything happened the way it did. More...

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Rock And Metal Featured In Grammy Nominations

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 10th, 2008.

Nominees of interest include:

* Best Hard Rock Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.):
- 'Sweet Sacrifice' - EVANESCENCE. Track from: The Open Door [Wind-up Records, LLC]
- 'The Pretender' - FOO FIGHTERS. Track from: Foo Fighters [Roswell/RCA Records]
- 'I Don't Wanna Stop' - OZZY OSBOURNE. Track from: Black Rain [Epic]
- 'Sick, Sick, Sick' - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. Track from: Era Vulgaris [Interscope Recods]
- 'The Pot' - TOOL. Track from: 10,000 Days [Volcano]

* Best Metal Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
- 'Nothing Left' - AS I LAY DYING. Track from: An Ocean Between Us [Metal Blade Records]
- 'Never Ending Hill' - KING DIAMOND. Track from: Give Me Your Soul...Please [Metal Blade Records]
- 'Aesthetics Of Hate' - MACHINE HEAD. Track from: The Blackening [Roadrunner Records]
- 'Redemption' - SHADOWS FALL. Track from: Threads Of Life [Atlantic]
- 'Final Six' - SLAYER. Track from: Christ Illusion [American Recording/Columbia]

* Best Rock Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)
- 'The Ecstasy Of Gold' - METALLICA. Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone [Sony Classical]
- 'Malignant Narcissism' - RUSH. Track from: Snakes & Arrows [Anthem/Atlantic]
- 'Always With Me, Always With You' - JOE SATRIANI. Track from: Satriani Live! [Epic/Red Ink]
- 'Once Upon A Time In The West' - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Track from: We All Love Ennio Morricone [Sony Classical]
- 'The Attitude Song' - STEVE VAI. Track from: Sound Theories Vol. I & II [Epic/Red Ink]

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Evanescence Cancel Denver Concert

According to 9News.com, the EVANESCENCE concert scheduled for Sunday night (November 25) at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado was canceled because of some sick band members.

9NEWS entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery has learned two members of the tour were taken to Porter Hospital with flu-like symptoms. Kirk says "many others" involved with the show were also complaining of flu-like symptoms but were not hospitalized. The two taken to the hospital were treated and then released a few hours later.

A source close to the tour tells Kirk with so many people on a tour bus, it's not uncommon for an illness to spread.

Ironically the opening act for the tour is the band SICK PUPPIES.

The show will not be rescheduled. Refunds will be available where you bought your tickets.

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Maryland Couple End Evanescence Lawsuit

According to the Pine Bluff Commercial, a western Maryland couple is ending their lawsuit alleging Wal-Mart deceived customers by selling a copy of the album "Anywhere But Home" by the rock group EVANESCENCE, containing explicit lyrics without parental advisory labels.

An attorney for Trevin and Melanie Skeens, of Brownsville, says the couple won't stop a Washington County Circuit Court judge from dismissing their complaint for lack of activity on Thursday.

The couple sued the Arkansas-based retailer in 2004, alleging Wal-Mart sold them a copy of "Anywhere But Home" knowing it contained explicit language. The couple said they bought the CD at Wal-Mart for their daughter's 13th birthday because they believed the company didn't sell uncensored recordings without warning labels.

The decision comes nearly 22 months after a judge refused to certify the complaint as a class action, which would have allowed anyone who bought the recording in Maryland potentially eligible for compensation.

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