Former Seether Guitarist Rejoins Evanescence
Former Seether guitarist Troy McLawhorn has returned to the band he split with in 2008. Evanescence announced that McLawhorn was officially back in the group.
According to NME, McLawhorn will contribute to Evanescence’s new album, which is currently in the recording process. The guitarist toured with Evanescence from 2007-2008 and joined Wingstock 2011 headliner Seether afterwards.
It was announced last month that McLawhorn quit Seether because he wanted to pursue other creative endeavors, but he later changed his tune and said animosity with one of the other members caused the split. All signs point to Seether frontman Shaun Morgan judging by some of his recent Twitter posts.
“Interesting news about our old guitarist,” tweeted Morgan. “Can anyone guess? No, he’s not coming back. He went to another band. Little anti-Shaun club. Any more guesses? It’s Troy. Can anyone guess who he’s back with? Hmmmmm? So, good f___ luck to Amy Lee and Troy. They deserve each other. Wankers!”
I know Morgan is from South Africa, but calling people wankers does not sound like a compliment. For those of you that may have forgotten, Morgan and Evanescence singer Amy Lee dated for two years, recorded the hit single “Broken”, and went through a not-so-happy break up. Lee wrote the Evanescence single “Call Me When You’re Sober” about Morgan’s alcohol abuse.
Judging from Seether’s recent performance on Lopez Tonight, becoming a trio hasn’t hurt the band at all. See for yourself below. Seether will invade Free Beer and Hot Wings’ Wingstock 2011, along with Hinder, Sick Puppies and Wayland, June 11 at Fifth Third Ballpark. Tickets are on sale now at the Fifth Third Ballpark box office and WGRDWingstock.com.