‘It has become so much about personalities’: Amy Lee + Jonathan Davis Speak To The ‘New Generation’ Of Artists

Jonathan Davis: Korn Facebook / Amy Lee: Evanescence Facebook
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Today kicks off the North American tour featuring Korn and Evanescence! With this tour in mind, both band singers, being Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Evanescence’s Amy Lee, had a conversation with one another (via Interview Magazine).

While the two discuss their history together and a plethora of other topics, they eventually end up talking about the “new generation” of artists/music. Things start off with Davis talking about discovering Evanescence’s music and how he was blown away by Amy Lee’s talent. He then goes on to say how he enjoys talent, but that “It seems like music has moved on to a place where it doesn’t matter about talent.”

Per Jonathan and Amy’s conversation via Interview Magazine, this is everything the two had to say regarding the subject:

Davis: I’m totally into talent. It seems like music has moved on to a place where it doesn’t matter about talent. It’s about how talented the engineer is at faking everything.

Lee: And it has become so much about personalities too, right? I feel like that’s like the new generation. It’s more about a personality than the actual song. I’ve seen their Instagram but like, what is their music? What does that mean to you? But I don’t want to be the old person complaining…

Davis: I know. I am old now.

Lee: We’re purists. We’re allowed to say it.

Davis: In the long run, it’s cool because everybody’s enjoying music. That’s all that matters.

Lee: There’s still a lot of good stuff out there. The world of rock, especially heavy rock, has just grown and expanded a whole bunch. And I am really excited about what is happening with our tour with all the different openers instead of one. It ended up being this rad combination of cool things.

What are your thoughts on what Amy Lee and Jonathan Davis have to say about the new generation of music/artists? Do you think there’s an issue with “personality” being marketed alongside one’s creativity?

Below we have included all the upcoming dates and locations associated with the North American Korn and Evanescence tour. Get tickets here.

  • 8/16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    8/18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    8/20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    8/21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
    8/23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
    8/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
    8/26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    8/27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
    8/28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
    8/31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
    9/1 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    9/4 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    9/6 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
    9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    9/10 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
    9/13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    9/15 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
    9/16 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

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