Chart-topping rock bands The Pretty Reckless and Evanescence are both back with new albums, Death by Rock and Roll and The Bitter Truth, respectively. In celebration of the two releases, frontwomen Taylor Momsen and Amy Lee came together via Zoom to discuss their new LPs and much more for the new Consequence artist-on-artist interview series “Peer 2 Peer”.
The Pretty Reckless unleashed Death by Rock and Roll on February 12th, featuring the No. 1 hit title track, the current Top 5 single “And So It Went” (featuring Tom Morello), and the deeply personal “25”. Among the other standouts on the LP is “Only Love Can Save Me Now”, a song featuring Soundgarden members Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil.
Meanwhile, Evanescence’s The Bitter Truth has just arrived, marking the band’s first LP of new material in nearly 10 years. Prior to its release, a steady stream of singles were unleashed over the past year — including the hard-rocking “Wasted on You” and the empowering anthem “Use My Voice”, which features guest vocals from Momsen, Lzzy Hale, and others.
Upon logging on for the Zoom chat, the two singers caught up on their personal lives, with Momsen checking in from Maine, and Lee at her new home in Nashville. The two bands had toured together roughly 10 years ago, around the same time Evanescence released their last proper studio album.
As both rockers were long-time New Yorkers, it turns out that Taylor shipped Amy some New York pizza, for which the Evanescence singer was supremely grateful.
The pair also talked about overcoming loss over the past few years. Taylor was deeply affected by the deaths of The Pretty Reckless producer Kato Khandwala in 2018 and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in 2017. The Pretty Reckless were opening for Soundgarden on tour at the time of Cornell’s tragic passing.
With both albums now out in the world, watch Taylor Momsen and Amy Lee engage in a thought-provoking conversation about their new music, life during the pandemic, and much more in the video above. Note: Amy’s internet connection was a bit choppy, resulting in her video freezing throughout, but her audio is loud and clear.
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