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Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Dislikes 'American Idol'

Launch Radio Networks reports: EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee admitted to MTV.com earlier this week that she recently watched "American Idol" after a friend of hers recorded contestant Gina Glocksen performing the EVANESCENCE hit "Call Me When You're Sober". But Lee told Launch that she is generally not a fan of shows like "American Idol" and "Rock Star". "I know there's a lot of shows out there where it's like, 'You pick who's gonna be the next singer of...'or whatever," she said. "It's hilarious and depressing. It honestly is the most depressing thing ever, because labels just don't have faith in their musicians. They just don't have faith in artists. Nobody knows what the industry is doing right now and it's just, like, up in the air, so it's like, 'Well, let's just let the fans call in and decide.'I don't know, I think it's just frustrating."

Lee did tell MTV.com that she didn't think Glocksen did a "bad job" with "Sober", but added, "It's such a surreal thing watching other people perform your songs in the first place, but people that you don't even know on TV doing 'American Idol' and Paula Abdul commenting on it is just a whole other thing."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Maikeru writes:

How is this news worthy or even remotely interesting?

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Thrash banger writes:

Reminds me of a story about the keddle and the pot......

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. mist writes:

Who care what the light bulb head has to say!!!!!! Beside why is the name EVANESCENCE on this sight.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

i agree with her..IDOL sux a$$...its fake and the so called idols are weak a$$es when it comes to making music..

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dead_beat writes:

this is not news everyone knows IDOL is as stupid a$$ show

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SexBloodandMetal writes:

It just annoys me when American Idol judges consider that song to be 'heavy music'..

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. blakscorpion21 writes:

AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is gay.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zMETALlica writes:

I find it funny that people are trying to sing something that is done by a someone who can't sing well to begin with

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ...Just Another Number... writes:

I had to read this just out of pure curiosity and I really have to say... if she said "like" one more time in that quote I was gonna choke someone. "Like totally, I dunno... like yeah" Maybe she doesn't like American Idol because they denied her a spot on it like they did Josey Scott. He went on there and they shot him all to hell I heard ^_^

And by the way, nice call Thrash Banger haha

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Ostracised writes:

American Idol is a reflection of American pop music: fake and cookie cutter. You don't need any real talent, all you need is a hairdresser and a "vintage" wardrobe. As long as you sound like everything else on the radio you'll make it, and if you don't you'll get ProToolsed until you do.

Now Playing:"The Blessed Hellride" from BLS

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. SexBloodandMetal writes:

zMETALlica, you mean like flyleaf covering Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit'? Cuz I agree with that. Well actually thats like someone who can't sing getting covered by an even worse singer.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

pot kettle black

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. KristoFFer writes:

how is this any news? thats pretty lame to even mention that. who cares if she likes idol or not. most fans of metal hate the show anyway, so whoe gives? its dumb and a waste of online space. wat happened to real news?

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dmasa writes:

THIS JUST IN ...AMY LEE ALSO DOES NOT LIKE WARM MILK!!!!!

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Diamond Oz writes:

Make the contestants sing Deicide! I don't even like Deicide but it would at least be more entertaining to hear a decent enough band complain about it.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Diamond Oz writes:

WHAT!!!??? WARM MILK ROCKS!!!

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. living dead grrl writes:

american idol is so fake the judges are so f***in gay they think that metal is aworshiping the devil omg why bother sing on that show its stoopid

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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