Will "Science" Hunt

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William Barry Hunt, also known as Will "Science" Hunt (not to be confused with Evanescence drummer Will Hunt) is noted for collaborating with Amy on Sally's Song and helping co-write the band's third album. He is an American percussionist,[1][2] recording producer,[1][2] programmer,[2][3] and songwriter.[4] He has a studio in Fort Worth, Texas.[4]


The Age of Information

Exquisite-kfind.png See also: [[The Age of Information]]

"Science" was a member of The Age of Information, a band formerly known as Trading Yesterday, which was originally founded on 2002. The singer of the band is David Hodges, former member of Evanescence. Before breaking up with the band, he released with the band on September 2007 the six-track EP titled Everything is Broken.


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In 2009 and early 2010, "Science" co-wrote most of Evanescence's third album with Amy Lee in New York and Texas, and he co-produced the album with Steve Lillywhite.[2] Amy said this about "Science":

Vin1.jpg The sounds and influence he brings to the table — programming outer-space awesome sounds you can't even recognize. I went through a phase where I didn't know if it was solo time, or go write score music, or what. And then once we wrote together, I realized this is totally Evanescence.[2] Vin2.jpg

She said that they were going to do a "two-drummer thing. Basically Thing 1 and Thing 2 — we're gonna have figure out some kind of plan for just knowing who's who."[2] She also said in an interview with Spin.com that "the songwriting and sound is inspired by a lot of our mutual loves -- Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, and music with a lot of programming and sounds that feel larger than life."[4] In the same interview, when asked how did Amy get a second guy in the band called Will Hunt, she said this:

Vin1.jpg Well, part of getting back to Evanescence was the new Will Hunt. I met this Will -- I call him Will "Science" Hunt because he does a lot of programming and beats -- when we recorded "Sally's Song" for Nightmare Revisited.[4] Vin2.jpg

Songs released with the self-titled album that he co-wrote with the band are Made of Stone, Sick, End of the Dream, Swimming Home and Secret Door. Amy said in a radio interview on August 2011 that "Science" ultimately did not join the band:

Vin1.jpg Interviewer: Do you have two guys in the band, same name?

Amy: No. Nope, that didn't happen.
Interviewer: Did you used to, didn't you have, like, Will Hunt and...?
Amy: Right, right. There was a minute, I worked and wrote with this other guy named, who is also named Will Hunt, not my drummer. So that got a little confusing. He's awesome. But, um, he's not in the band.
Interviewer: I didn't know if you had a thing, where, like, you only worked with people named Will Hunt or something...
Amy: *laughs* Yeah, that was really confusing for a minute. Yes, I know.[5]



Amy Lee

"Science" produced and helped Amy Lee compose the cover songs "Sally's Song" for the album Nightmare Revisited and "Halfway Down the Stairs" for the album Muppets: The Green Album. He is credited for the drums in Sally's Song, producing Halfway Down the Stairs and the programming in both songs.

David Hodges

David Hodges released an EP titled The Rising on 2008. "Science", along with David, produced the EP and he is also credited for the drums and programming.

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Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Graff, Gary (March 26, 2010). "Evanescence Recording New Album, Plots Summer Tour" - Billboard
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Weingarten, Christopher R (March 2, 2010). "Evanescence Go Electro As Lee Has 'Fun With Music' on Next LP" - Rolling Stone
  3. Goodman, William (April 13 2011). "Amy Lee Talks Evanescence's Comeback LP" - Spin.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Goodman, William (March 5, 2010). "Exclusive: Amy Lee on the New Evanescence Album" - Spin.com
  5. Listen to the radio interview on YouTube