As many of you may (not) know, Evanescence was nominated for a Grammy (Best Hard Rock Performance) for their third single off The Open Door, "Sweet Sacrifice."
Amy Lee ("SnowWhite") typed:
Subject: making sweet sacrifice
Body: HI everybody. There have been some false claims in a few articles I've seen recently, and I just want to set things straight.
Making a record takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of heart. When Terry and I found out that Sweet Sacrifice was nominated for "best hard rock performance," we were giddy with excitement to see something we'd created fly so high. You all know that Terry suffered a stroke right after tracking the guitars for The Open Door, and how much strength he's had to have to overcome the effects its had on his performance. This is part of the reason the nomination was so touching to us. This award is for those who performed on the track, and I want to give credit where credit is due. Terry composed and performed ALL of the guitars on this song, Will played bass, Rocky played drums, and I sang vocals. Wind-up records made an error when they listed the performers on the album back in 2006, and now that error is being taken advantage of. You are the fans, you deserve to know who you're listening to, and Terry deserves full recognition for his performance. ...
The aforementioned error that is being "taken advantage of" is the fact that John LeCompt, guitarist for Evanescence for many-a-year, was invited to the Grammys for his work on the album, regardless of the fact that his current band member status reads "terminated".
Word on the street says that John LeCompt will be seated next to Amy Lee at the awards ceremony.
Many hope he arrives clad in an "I'm With Stupid ---->" T-shirt.
Source: EvThreads' Post