Jen Majura On Getting Fired From Evanescence: “I’m Still In Shock”

During a recent appearance on The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund’s “Coffee With Ola,” Jen Majura further opened up about her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist says she is “still in shock” about the whole situation.

Majura said the following:

“I believe, honestly, it’s three weeks now since I got the news, and I’m still in this blurry, oblivious momentum. I guess I’m still in shock, kind of, because after being married six years, all of a sudden you’re divorced.

You know me, I always try to find the positive in a situation, so every day, step by step — I’m not doing great yet — but every day I find little tiny things that I’m, like, ‘Oh, actually, this is good.'”

She continued when asked how she received the news:

“Honestly, I was cleaning my apartment, and I got the phone call. And first of all, I was, like, ‘Is this a bad joke?’ And I remember, after I got the news, I hung up, and I have this hallway in between my studio and my living room, and I just lay there on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what that was, and literally looking over to my suitcase that I had already started packing, because I was two weeks from going out on the road until pretty much the end of the year.”

She also revealed that she has already been offered roles in other projects:

“I would like to consider [some of these other offers], but not now, not yet. Because I feel like it would be not a nice move if I played the okay person when I’m still processing. I’m not ready to jump into the next marriage right now.

To be really honest, what I wanna do right now is, first of all, focus on me and my music again. Because what I realize is that you, when you… It’s difficult to say… I feel like I lost a little bit of my music inside of me during these past years, because… What I right now do, what I right now want to do is I wanna reconnect with myself and feel and hear and play my music again. And who knows? The plan is, so far — you heard it here first — I’m gonna write my third solo album.”

Majura also added:

“I’m hurt. I’m hurt and still in this blurry confusion of what just happened. I’m getting there. Like I said, it would be wrong of me if I would play the ‘hey, I’m totally okay’ Jen. It’s tough. And like I said, I’m still not great. But I’m getting there every day with tiny little things that make life beautiful.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence’s Amy Lee And Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart Share Video For Cover Of The Everly Brothers’ “Love Hurts”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart have joined forces for a cover of The Everly Brothers’ “Love Hurts.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Stewart commented:

“My collaboration with Amy happened by chance, but turned into a magical adventure. She’s a creative force and we work so well together. We quickly realized our version sounded nothing like the original but once we started, we couldn’t stop!”

Lee added:

“A few weeks back Dave Stewart called and asked if I wanted to collaborate on the iconic Everly Brothers song ‘Love Hurts.’ We clicked like magic and obsessed over it until it became this crazy new thing. I’m beyond excited about our new friendship and our new track.”

Watch Footage From Evanescence’s First Show With New Lineup

Last night (June 5), Evanescence took the stage in Athens, Greece for their first show with Tim McCord on guitar and Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) on bass. You can see fan-filmed footage from that concert below. As previously reported, Anzai was recruited as the band’s new bassist after McCord shifted to guitar following the departure of Jen Majura.

Korn, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2022 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma on September 2-4 and it will feature the following: Korn, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, In This Moment, Skillet, Underoath, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, The HU, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Bad Omens, Palaye Royale, Dorothy, Suicidal Tendencies, Lit, Sleep Token, Fire From The Gods, Quiet Riot, Caned By Nod, Doro, Dana Dentata, Dropout Kings, John Harvie, Fan Halen, Count’s 77, Enuff Z’Nuff, One Night Stand, Widow 7, Firststryke, Pulse, The Normandys, Wildstreet, Like Before, Even In Death, Sin Of Saints, American Maid, Dead Fervor, Hiller Hearts, McQueen Street, The Midnight Devils, Paralandra, and Eternal Frequency.

Muse To Replace Foo Fighters At 2022 Aftershock Festival

Muse have been added to this year’s Aftershock festival. The band will be replacing Foo Fighters, who cancelled all of their shows following the tragic death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, Poorstacy, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.

October 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, Jinjer, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Eva Under Fire, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

Evanescence Bassist Tim McCord Switches To Guitar, Band Recruit Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) As New Bassist

Evanescence bassist Tim McCord will now be taking on guitar duties for the band following the departure of Jen Majura. Furthermore, the group have also welcomed Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) to the band as their new bassist.

Evanescence issued the following statement:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share.

Introducing our new guitarist…

TIM MCCORD!!

After 16 years in the band as our rock solid bass player, Tim is taking a turn on his original instrument. Spoiler alert- he’s great at it.

And on bass, it is our extreme pleasure to welcome the incredibly talented Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies! We’ve been friends and fans for years, and the time has finally come to join forces.

Emma will be pulling double duty as we have some shows with Sick Puppies coming up soon, so get ready for that! We are all very excited to bring this new formation to the stage for the first time in Athens on June 5. See you soon!”

Singer Amy Lee also commented:

“Making positive change in your life (and band) can be really hard. Some choices we make, some are made for us. But who we are in the end is how we handle whatever comes our way. Today is a big day in my band. Taking another step forward with my brothers who have been beside me for 15+ years, and welcoming in a beautiful friend we are so excited to share the stage with…. I’m happy. You never know whats around the corner, but when something is right you know it’s right. And this feels so right. Welcome Emma! Love all you guys.”

Jen Majura On Her Departure From Evanescence: “None Of This Was My Decision”

Jen Majura has officially commented on her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist said the following:

“I feel the need to address that none of this was my decision! I have no hard feelings against anybody and I wish Evanescence all the best. I am allowed to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful.”

Evanescence Part Ways With Guitarist Jen Majura

Evanescence have parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura. The band issued the following statement:

“It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways. We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next! We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together. We are hard at work rehearsing for our upcoming tour and will have some exciting news about the new lineup coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.”

Opening Acts Revealed For Upcoming Korn & Evanescence Tour

The opening acts have been revealed for Korn and Evanescence’s upcoming U.S. tour. They include: Helmet, Palaye Royale, P.O.D., Jeris Johnson, and Dana Dentata.

Tour Dates:

With Helmet & Jeris Johnson:

08/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Palaye Royale & Jeris Johnson:

08/26 Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
08/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach

With Palaye Royale & Dana Dentata:

08/31 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/01 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amp
09/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

With P.O.D. & Dana Dentata:

09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amp
09/10 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
09/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/15 Auburn, WA – White River Amp
09/16 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amp

Korn & Evanescence Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Korn and Evanescence have announced a summer U.S. tour. Special guests will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
08/31 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/01 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/04 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/10 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
09/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/15 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/16 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Korn’s Jonathan Davis commented:

“We’re looking forward to going on tour this summer and bringing our friends Evanescence out. Whenever Amy [Lee] comes to one of our shows, I always love seeing her on the side of the stage watching the whole set and rocking out. We’re gonna have a great time on this tour, and we can’t wait to see you there.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“I fell hard into Korn’s music in high school. It was an inspiration during the formation of my own band. The chances we’ve had to play together over the years are special, a part of our history. They remain one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. It’s an honor and a thrill to go out with our friends again, our first full tour together since ’07. We’re all really looking forward to this.”