Evanescence star Amy Lee has slammed her ex-boyfriend and former bandmate Ben Moody for "ripping off" other musicians for their big-selling FALLEN album.
Lee accuses guitarist Moody of plagiarising existing songs for their debut LP and hopes fans will appreciate her new album for its originality.
Moody left the group in 2003 and was replaced by TERRY BALSAMO.
She says, "I hope that people respect me because we have come back with this second album and it has so much more to offer.
"It does show that we are talented and not some one hit wonders.
"I think we just needed a guitar player who could make his own guitar riffs instead of ripping everyone else's off.