Amy Lee (Evanescence)

Evanescence singer Amy Lee says the only time she ever got starstruck was when she met her idol, Bjork, at a Japanese music festival. Bjork was the headliner the night before Evanescence played.

It was the first time for me to see her perform, it was raining, and she was amazing and I cried the whole time. And MTV in Japan is insane, so MTV has a video camera
on me the whole time watching Björk’s performance and they’re not taping her performance, they’re taping my face watching her perform. It was really funny. So I’m,
like, sobbing. You get to where you just ignore the camera, but it was weird.

Afterward, Lee met Björk in her dressing room and got an invitation to share some bubbly.

She’s like, ’Why don’t you stay and have some champagne ?’. And all the people in the room were looking at us. And I looked at the champagne and my eyes started getting stingy. And I was just like, ’Nah, actually, I have to get up really early. I better go.’ And I only talked to her for less than a minute because I knew I was about to cry. I could have killed myself after. But I knew I couldn’t stay.

The Sun, 25 january 2004