Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt said Friday he’s been fired from the band, and he also said drummer Rocky Gray has quit, so things aren’t looking good for the multi-platinum, two-time Grammy winning alternative rock act, one of the biggest bands in the world — but apparantly shrinking by the second.
“I’m done, and I’m pretty upset about it,” LeCompt said, calling from Little Rock, Ark., the band’s home town. “(Singer) Amy Lee called and fired me today. There’s absolutely no loyalty in this band.”
Evanescence, touring in support of its second major release “The Open Door,” is on a short break after returning from South Africa. The group has two dates scheduled later this month before plans to tour Europe, beginning in Paris on May 25.
A phone message to the press office at Wind-Up Records in New York seeking comment was not immediately returned.
LeCompt, 34, said he and Gray, 32, plan to pour all their energy into a new band, Machina, managed by Chris Long (Crossfade). Gray wasn’t available for comment.
“Machina is an incredible band — it’s rock and roll,” LeCompt said.