David Hodges, ex-Evanescence, Signs to Reprise Records

Singer and songwriter David Hodges, formerly of multi-platinum rock band EVANESCENCE, has signed a solo deal with Reprise Records. The Little Rock, AR, native is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut studio album for the label.

As one-third of EVANESCENCE, Hodges co-wrote such hits as “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal” from the band’s debut Fallen, which has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. He also won two Grammy Awards — for “Best New Artist” and “Best Hard Rock Performance” — in 2004 for his work with the band.

Hodges is the first artist signed to Reprise by multi-platinum songwriter and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, who is a Senior Vice President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records. The pair originally met as songwriters, penning a number of tunes together in 2007.   DioGuardi called Hodges shortly after hearing some new songs Hodges had been writing. “She said, ‘You should be the one singing these songs,’” Hodges recalls. “I definitely have scars from other artist projects that haven’t turned out the way I had hoped, but there’s something that keeps drawing me back to being an artist and not just a writer.”

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