Taylor Momsen Calls Opening For Evanescence ‘Surreal’

Pretty Reckless singer tells MTV News, 'Evanescence was one of the first shows I ever went to.'

For Taylor Momsen, sharing the stage with href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/evanescence/artist.jhtml">Evanescence is “surreal.”

“Evanescence was one of the first shows I ever went to,” the singer and former “Gossip Girl” actress told MTV News last week, right before her band, the Pretty Reckless, opened for Evanescence at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

“I’m a big fan of Evanescence, so it’s really exciting to be opening for them,” she told us.

The accolades went both ways: Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee had nothing but nice things to say about the young rocker.

“She’s got a great voice; she’s real sweet,” Lee said with a smile, laughing that being one of Momsen’s first concerts makes her feel “old, but very, very flattered.”

The 18-year-old Momsen has been on tour since her band’s debut album, Light Me Up, was released last year. “We’ve been touring a lot overseas lately, so it’s definitely a lot of fun to be back in the States,” she told us.

Describing her band’s performance style, Momsen revealed, “We never really have a set list. We kind of go up and play whatever and work it out onstage. It keeps it exciting that it’s different every night.”

As far as writing material for a second album, she said, “We’re always writing. We’re just figuring out now how to write on the road, which is definitely a different type of process.”

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