Evanescence's Amy Lee isn't Linkin Park's new singer, but is open to a 'part-time' gig

Amy Lee has denied being Linkin Park's new bandleader.



Amy Lee has not been recruited to be the next Linkin Park singer
Amy Lee has not been recruited to be the next Linkin Park singer

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has denied she is Linkin Park's new singer - but would be up for a "part-time" gig with them.

The 'Bring Me To Life' hitmaker has been rumoured to be replacing late frontman Chester Bennington - who tragically died by suicide in 2017 - in the 'Numb' group, and although she has poured cold water on the speculation, Amy would love them to get in touch if they would have her on a "part-time” basis.

She told Canada’s iHeart Radio: “That is an incredible compliment. I have not heard that. No, I have not been contacted or anything like that. But [I’m a] huge fan feel like our worlds, our fanbases are a lot of the same people.”

Amy insisted: “No, it’s not true. But that’s awesome. They should ask me about that. I don’t have a ton of free time, but I might do it part time.”

Orgy frontman Jay Gordon recently said his words were taken "out of context" when it was reported that he had suggested the nu-metal group had recruited a female vocalist.

He told the 'Wired in the Empire' show on KCAL 96.7: “Don’t quote me on that. I’m not sure who the singer is going to be, but I heard it was gonna be female. They might just try to move on like that. That ought to be interesting.”

Jay later clarified: "I know nothing about any of that. People sure do love to take my words out of context. I love those guys and wish them the best.”

Linkin Park have largely been on a break since October 2017’s ‘Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington’ tribute concert.

They released the unreleased song ‘Lost’ in February 2023 for the 20th anniversary of the band’s 2003 album ‘Meteora’, and a second single, 'Fighting Myself', followed.

Earlier this year, they put out the 'One More Light' outtake, 'Friendly Fire', and their greatest hits album,' Papercuts', arrived just two weeks ago.