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No, AMY LEE Is Not LINKIN PARK’s New Singer


Rumors of Linkin Park continuing on with a female singer began earlier this month when Orgy frontman Jay Gordon made a comment about it in an interview with Wired In The Empire. In the interview, Gordon said: “Very, very cool guys and obviously a great band. They’ve been around a long time and they’re still going for it. It’s going to be tough without Chester [Bennington], but we’ll see. I hear they got a girl singer now. That’s what I heard.”

Gordon then walked back his comment, saying: “Don’t quote me on that. I’m not sure who the singer is going to be, but I heard it was gonna be female. They might just try to move on like that. That ought to be interesting.”

While Linkin Park hasn’t addressed the matter at all, fans began speculating who the new vocalist might be (if there even is one). And while nothing concrete has surfaced, Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee assured everyone in a new interview with iHeart Radio that it’s not her.

“That is an incredible compliment,” said Lee after being told she was a pick among fans. “I have not heard that. No, I have not been contacted or anything like that. But [I’m a] huge fan feel like our worlds, our fanbases are a lot of the same people.”

She continued: “That’s really sweet. We never… Well, did we play shows [together]? I don’t know if [both Evanescence and Linkin Park] were on a festival together or whatever. We met. We were in the studio at the same time. When we were making ‘Fallen’, I just briefly got to have a conversation or two with Chester. He was really sweet.

“But no, it’s not true. But that’s awesome. They should ask me about that. I don’t have a ton of free time, but I might do it part time.”

So who knows if Linkin Park is actually coming back with a new vocalist and who the new vocalist might be. But it seems that Lee isn’t a part of things.

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