When we ask Evanescence‘s Amy Lee if she’s ready to take over Rhapsody’s Twitter account tonight, she lets out a rather evil laugh, leading us to wonder just what wicked plans she has in mind for the social stream. Tonight, at 9 p.m. EST, we’ll find out, as Lee will take to Rhapsody’s Twitter in order to answer fan questions.
This isn’t the first time Rhapsody has relinquished its account to a musician — in March, Civil Twilight became the first guinea pig.
Evanescence — who is currently touring in support of their self-titled album — takes up the reins in mere hours. “Twitter is something that I use all the time on my own,” Lee says. “Rhapsody is awesome — it’s the music source of the future, so it’s definitely cool to be able to pair up with them and just have a big platform to reach our fans and talk to them and answer questions.”
According to Lee, Twitter is really one of the only social media tools she personally uses. She doesn’t have a Facebook, never had a MySpace, but she joined Twitter in 2009 because she liked how easy it was to share her work with fans.
“As we were making the record, as we were doing the photo shoot for the record — everything we’re doing that I know fans would be interested in — it’s cool to just take a picture on my phone and quickly upload it to Twitter,” she says.
Lee isn’t that much of a follower when it comes to the microblogging site; she mostly uses it to talk to fans, an experience she finds much more interesting than your average interview. “They’re aware of the same five questions that we’ve been asked a million times,” she says. “They’re going to ask the cool, more interesting in-depth ones.”
When asked who she would like to see do a Twitter takeover next, Lee cites an interest in hearing from the likes of Bjork and Tori Amos — as well as expresses disdain for label- or management-run accounts. “I’d love it if some of those older artists would have their own Twitter accounts and just tweet stuff — show us what’s going on their lives,” she says.
Lee isn’t the first artist to use Twitter as a kind of virtual Town Hall — Madonna recently joined Twitter to answer questions about her new album, for one — but fans of the band will likely be delighted by the singer’s 140-character candor.
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