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Evanescence Bassist William Boyd Departs

According to MTV.com, Evanescence bassist William Boyd apparently left the band last month. Frontwoman Amy Lee broke the news to the band's fans late Thursday in a post to the Evanescence online message board. "A few weeks ago, Will decided to leave the band," she wrote. "He said that he just can't go through with another huge tour right now, and wants to stay a little closer to his family instead."

Lee said that touring "is hard you kind of have to sacrifice your life for it. So we can all understand." She added that Evanescence "love Will very much," and that they collectively wish him "nothing but happiness in everything he does. We've been playing music together since I was in junior high. I miss him already."

Lee also assured fans that the departure won't affect the band's schedule. Evanescence's forthcoming album, The Open Door, will still be in stores October 3, and the band's to-be-announced touring plans will not be derailed.

Boyd's departure is the second in recent years for the band. In 2003, one of the founding members, lead guitarist and principal songwriter Ben Moody, exited midway through Evanescence's European tour. Moody was immediately replaced on the road by former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo, who suffered a stroke caused by a torn neck artery eight months ago. He was made a permanent band fixture in 2004.

A spokesperson for the band's label confirmed Boyd's departure Friday morning (July 14).

Source: MTV.com

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1. Amy Lee is Jesus writes:

In case anyone's wondering, Amy did not actually make any reference to even finding a replacement for Will, much less liken it to "an annoyance." Taking negative creative freedom = bad journalism. The full text can be viewed at Evboard.com.

And dear haters: stop being jealous. Go watch her acoustic performances on Youtube and you'll change your mind about how she "can't sing." <;3.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coco writes:

AAWWWWWWWWWWWW SHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTT
first moody who was great, and now this a$$hole, hope this doesn't completely change the original sounds of evansence.

although i personally think terry(former cold guitarist) who i haven't really never heard him play in evansecene may probably be better than ben moody.

yeah i think thye will sound different but even better.

maybe it doesn't matter if will boyd left the band cuz evanescene has already finshed with their new album.

F-UCK YOU BOYD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rulin kmadd writes:

Jesus fukkin christ you sound a like an 8 year old that needs
their ritalin. Lay off the Krylon already.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

OK, "annoyance" probably carries some stronger connotations than neccesary. But it's not like they are NOT going to have to search for a bassist in a hurry before touring, so I don't think it's much to get upset over.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coco writes:

awwwwwwww it da fa**ot who picks guys in san fransisco and prefer them to put their c***s in your ass.

yo why your breath smells like d***? don't talk to me when your breath smell like d***.

wanna smell mine? good right it smell like bad cuz of to much p***y eating.

i don know why you always houndin me and botherin me but plz to avoid all this p***y sh** leave me alone man, i wasn't even talkin sh** here.

leave staright men alone(like me not you.)

hahahahahahahhahahahahhahhahhahahahahhahahahahahahahaha

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. coco writes:

yo db, what do you mean with annoyance?

it dat one of their new singles in open door? you like evanescene right?

they got me into rock music to begin with. you could say like the gate to what i listen today. of course i listen to linkin park, seether, p.o.d in the first days since i got into this genre(havin recently abandoned rap and hip hop)

alot of us start with rap (those around my age) but then we hear someone like nirvana, alice in chains, metallica. we get to where we are today to better sh** we call true metal.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KORNDOGG writes:

COCO, YOU CRACK ME UP SON!
YOUR f***EN KOOL!
I HAD NO IDEA COLDS FORMER GUITAREST WAS WITH THEM NOW, WOW THATS A MIND f***!
I MAY HAVE TO START LISTENING TO THEM!

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. coco writes:

i know yo hahahahahahahahahahaha...........

dat why i love this site. but alas........................

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. coco writes:

everyone has to admit, it ppl like me, korndogg, lorlor and others dat keep this site alive.

if it weren't for us this site will be as borin as blabbermouth. dat is why this site is for. it a social site where we voice our opinions and defend our bands.

i know we go of topic once in a while. but since this is chattin and bein part of social life it how debates and conflicts broke out.

but on-topic i think the new evans album is gonna kick ass.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

I dont think this band ever intended to blow up the way it did....Only the record label people wanted this kind of exposure.

Lots of rock/metal...hell even pop-sounding acts want a warm insular fan base that pays the bills (100.000-600,000 fans maybe)...but lots of these people arent looking to be on 60 minutes or Rolling Stone and it f***s with their head....Bigger fan base also equals more touring...So I can see why it would suck, but if I were that bassist....and I know skill wise I -could- be him, I would have stuck with it....

I dunno I'm not him, he's probably got a lifetimes worth of funds to live on already, lucky f***er.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. skribb writes:

If it weren't for the fact that you guys post metal news more often than not, I would leave this site for f***ing GOOD. God you even got this piece of news from MTV for f***'S SAKE. Cut the crap already.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KORNDOGG writes:

IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN LEAVE YOU VAGINA!

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

f***ing deal with it Skribb.

This isn't a band I would cover either, but some fans of real metal like this band and some even associate this band with other (real) metal acts.

Besides bands that straddle the line between rock-pop-metal-garbage ---always---- bring the best conversations, flame wars and inter-post shoving matches. It gets like highschool without that sh**ty bell and twice the childishness.....s'fun.

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KORNDOGG writes:

I COULDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER^^^^^^^

# Jul 14, 2006 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. kale writes:

anyone that refers to this sh**ty band as "true metal" is a f***ing douche.

# Jul 15, 2006 @ 6:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rising end writes:

^^^well i dont think anyone would refer to them as that (sh** i hope not!) , but for your standard fare radio act, they aren't too bad. i still would not pay to go see them or anything like that though.

# Jul 15, 2006 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. rulin kmadd writes:

Hey H.O.E who's "da fa**ot"? The one that listens to real
metal or the greenwich village retard that listens to this
top 40 bullshiit. That's what i thought.

# Jul 15, 2006 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm not the biggest fan of this band and R.M. is probably right when he say's they never expected to be this big.Fame and fortune bring's alot with it.Just because you might want that life does not mean it's everything it's cracked up to be.Just think If you were some big celebrity.You've been on tour or makeing a movie & have been gone for so many month's or in the case of certaine band's upward of a year.You finally come home and all you want is to relax and hang with your friends family your kid your girl what ever.But because your famous it's not that simple.people are alway's watching popperatzi whatever.Fans that want your autograph,the drunken idiot that want's to talk to you while your at the urinal.Just because we all may want that life & it looks like a sh** load of fun.That does not mean it's perfect.I wish him well.......

Now that saide. I would just like to say LACUNA COIL IS BETTER !!!!!!!!!!

# Jul 15, 2006 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Death_metalhead_13 writes:

Skribb is a b****, not that I support mtv, but if you're going to b**** about where people get the news go make your own site, you're so f***ing godlike, and that's really gay that ben moody left, I had no idea, I don't think evanescence will ever sound the same, maybe it will be for the better, but it's sad the original band is falling apart.

# Jul 16, 2006 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Derrick writes:

GOD D^$^@ this band is over-rated!!

# Jul 17, 2006 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. GHoST writes:

i like EVANESCENCE band's and i want stay play music

# Jul 18, 2006 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Stephen writes:

No comment I have ever read on this site has ever made me truely, physically laugh.

But then I read post 21...

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
23. coco writes:

hahaha.............

by da way dat h.o.e think is wack, rulin.

but it seems dat your more than just illiterated and can read, fag. i said greenwich, conn was blown by a storm, but i never said i was in greenwich, sh**face.

i'm from new york. stupid ass. get it n.y!

have you ever heard of new york no i don't think you even know da gov of california, sh**face.

sh**face?................

hmmmmmmmmmmmm i ponder...................

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. coco writes:

hahhahahhahhahahahahhahha

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. coco writes:

evanscene owns yer c***lovin lil ass.

and leave me alon for once, i had enough of your homosexual stalking. it kind of creepin me out how i just go to a news thread to talk about music i like and then you come along and put me in into more trouble.

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. rulin kmadd writes:

the only fag i know is mrs hooked on ebonics aka your dumb nu-metal loving retarded a$$ along
with your fanboy kornfagg. Both of you are clueless it's just goes to show that you are nothing
but a trendy fence rider that used to be a east coast wigger now your posing a metal head
but you listen to queerass sh** like this and korn do the world a favor and jump in front of
a moving subway train and save the world a bit of precious oxygen. Douchebag.

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. coco writes:

f***in a$$hole hahahaha HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

hahahahhahaha.........yer da most retarted fecal matter i ever came across. (but thank god in da internet not personal...........for i will be consume into da modern sh**ten world dat this world has to offer, with rulin being courtesy of everythin dat has brought this world into chaos, courtesy of you and yer kind)

ppl can listen to anythin they want, you mallcore lovin p***y. i like al type of sh** and there is nothin wrong with it. maybe your mom like to listen to dat country sh** since she is a caucasian white honkey as you have claimed yourslef and your family to be.

i don't go around tryin to get a cool image by likin da dominatin genre in rock n roll ONLY. meanin heavy metal.

what i'm tryin to say is i'm not narrow-minded like your clit.

you bother me like you have a clit so therefore you must have got a clit.

but dat must not offend since you know dat with your usual ranting gay knowledge of boy george and elton john, and your usual stupid "hooked on ebonics" (which is da same borin old sh** dat has led me to kick your a$$ several times leavin your once human-mind to sh**) you will prove yourself an symbol of homosexuality in desolation HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA...............yo i'm crackin bro ha-HAAAA

oh shiiiiiiiiit hahahahhaha...............

i'll be posting here and talk about my music and nothin dat you or any other c***sucker can say about my bands will change da fact they are cool. so give it up.............

because your struggle to get a c*** is in vain....................

i like nu-metal and heavy metal just da same, they are both united by rock n roll anyways.

soooooooooooooooooooo.......................

excuse me for i have a life to attend to.

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. stricken4ever98 writes:

coco, do you pay any attention to the note at the bottom of the post you coment box. "Please Note: These comments are moderated." OMG!
Going back to the topic, Evanescence blows!

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. kev74d writes:

Never cared for this band. They are not a "Metal" band. But, I hope the bass player finds a good home someplace and gets to use his talents in a more rewarding way. BLEED BLACK LABEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jul 19, 2006 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. rulin kmadd writes:

see your moronic postings are proof that inbredding should
be outlawed here in the states esp. New York. Cause DATS
THA WAY IT IS! Dumb wigger spick.

# Jul 20, 2006 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. kat writes:

this is hillarious to read.

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Deathmetal_head writes:

who cares

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