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Amy Lee: I Can’t Knock Out a Horse With One Punch

Amy Lee of Evanescence
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As Evanescence fans anticipate the band’s upcoming self-titled album, which drops Oct. 11 via Wind-Up Records, frontwoman Amy Lee answers some very bizarre fan-submitted questions in a new Metal Hammer magazine video feature.

In the video segment, Amy Lee was also forced to answer such random fan-submitted questions as “Would you rather swap your hands for wooden spoons or lobster claws?” and “Can you knock out a horse with one punch?”

To the latter question, Lee responded, “No … horses are very strong. I think a horse would probably whoop my ass if it wanted to.”

She was asked a couple of serious questions, too, like how it feels to be an inspiration to female singers. “It’s really cool actually,” responded Lee. “I think it’s a really really cool thing that I’m able to touch people. I think that’s kind of what, as an artist is the most satisfying, is feeling like you said something that somebody felt and understood in a way beyond just the words.”

Lee and company first started recording the new disc last year with producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band) but Wind-up Records allegedly rejected that venture because the project had more of an electronic and dance vibe to it.

She started over in order to produce an album that had a more traditional Evanescence sound. The forthcoming release, ‘Evanescence,’ was recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Trivium) at Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

Evanescence will embark on a North American tour which starts in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 10. In the meantime, find out if Lee prefers lobster claws or wooden spoons for hands in the video segment below:

Watch Amy Lee Answer Fans’ Questions via Metal Hammer

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