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Evanescence Co-Founder Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, Planning Solo Album

EVANESCENCE co-founder Ben Moody recently spoke to RollingStone.com about his upcoming solo album, tentatively due this fall.

"It's a rock record, but it's a lot more organic than stuff I've done in the past," says Moody. "When it's heavy, it's straight-ahead heavy."

Moody is producing the album, with Jay Baumgarder (PAPA ROACH) co-producing a handful of tracks, and he's recruited GODHEAD's Jason Miller to play guitar and sing lead vocals on a few tracks. Drummer Lance Garvin (LIVING SACRIFICE), bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, METHODS OF MAYHEM) and guitarist Michael "Fish" Herring (PRINCE, CHRISTINA AGUILERA) round out the lineup.

Several of the fifteen songs Moody has demoed for his solo effort are about the turmoil he has gone through the past few years, "having to come to grips with my own anger and self-hatred and things that I tried to pin on EVANESCENCE." Moody, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, confesses, "It goes much deeper than anything that came from being in a band."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. RollMonkey writes:

A dude named Moody is diagnosed with bipolar? That's f***in' rich.

# Jul 13, 2005 @ 10:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

LOL. I didn't even think of that when I posted it...

# Jul 13, 2005 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BLACKDOG writes:

I should not lagh but uhh....

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4. angrystoner writes:

evanecence sucks and has no place here

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 3:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. death to trends writes:

Awesome! Evanescense is a f***ing sweet a$$ metal band!!!!!!!!..........pffffffffff

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. fuckhole writes:

people with bipolar r p***ies anyways

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

yeah, indeed a far cry from metal aren't they.....But some people honestly think Evanescence can get "too heavy"....I've heard this in person....(tears hair out, sighs and shrugs).

As for Moody himself I don't think the public at large would even be familiar with him if he hadn't left Evanescence when they were taking off......And then having the singer from Godhead doing your vocals.....thats just odd, to each his own I guess.

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8. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, not alot of people know who he is.

I wish people did, only because he was the brains behind Evanescence. It wasn't Amy Lee. Sure, she wrote the songs, but who was the one who put them together?

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Well now she can cherry pick producers and songwritters....Not to mention she has Terry Balsamo now and he helped Cold assemble a great number of their songs.....

Evanescence probably won't suffer too much from his departure, because the media said he was p***ed about the label forcing the bands hand on trimming songs and getting the "Linkin Park guitar sound".

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ....mehh.... writes:

I read somewhere that Ben said he didn't even know there was going to be a solo album until Avril Lavigne told him he had no choice.Pretty wierd.

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