Amy Lee Slams Gene Simmons For Calling Female-Fronted Rock A 'Genre'
By Katrina Nattress
July 13, 2021
In that same article where he said that, he says something more offensive. He totally called being a woman in rock, like a female rock band, a 'genre.' They’re making cool things, but, you know, for 'the female genre.' Everything else you ever say, I’m done listening to you," the Evanescence singer said during a round-table discussion with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen and In This Moment's Maria Brink. "And I think that’s part of the massive problem. Eventually, the way that we fix this is that those people will no longer be involved in this community, and the young generation and trailblazers like all of yourselves will continue to support this message of: 'Fuck it, don’t ‘female-front’ me.' That’s not a genre."
Evanescence and Halestorm hit the road together this Fall. Check out a full list of tour dates below.
Evanescence and Halestorm tour dates
Fri, Nov 5 - Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun, Nov 7 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
Tues, Nov 9 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
Fri, Nov 12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Chelsea
Sat, Nov 13 - San Diego, CA - San Diego State University - Viejas Arena
Mon, Nov 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat, Nov 20 - Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena
Thu, Dec 2 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
Sun, Dec 5 - Saint Louis, MO - Saint Louis University - Chaifetz Arena
Sat, Dec 11 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
Sun, Dec 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank Center
Tue, Dec 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh - Petersen Events Center
Wed, Dec 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Fri, Dec 17 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sat, Dec 18 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center