Ben Moody (Ben Robert Moody III) was born on January 22, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, and is best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Evanescence from 1998 to October 2003.
Since leaving Evanescence, Moody has collaborated with an array of performers, both vocally and as a writer.
Beginning in 2004, Moody began collaborating with a variety of artists, working in multiple disciplines. That year, he co-wrote the track "Nobody's Home" for Avril Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin, and wrote and recorded the track "The End Has Come" with Jason Miller and Jason Jones for The Punisher Soundtrack.
He then wrote with David Hodges, Kelly Clarkson and others for Clarkson's second album, Breakaway, working on the songs "Because of You" and "Addicted".
In early 2005, Moody played lead guitar for the song "Forever in Our Hearts", the 'song for tsunami relief' made exclusively for iTunes.
He collaborated with singer Anastacia on the song "Everything Burns", which is featured on her album Pieces of a Dream and the Fantastic Four soundtrack. Moody then assisted Lindsay Lohan on her album A Little More Personal (Raw) and worked with Bo Bice on the song "My World" (a cover from SR-71) for his debut album The Real Thing.
In April 2006, Moody began working on the debut album of Billings, Montana singer-songwriter Hana Pestle, co-producing and co-writing alongside Michael "Fish" Herring, and contributing vocals and instrumentals to the CD.
He later produced the Godhead album The Shadow Line with Julian Beeston, and again collaborated with David Hodges on American Idol Chris Daughtry's debut album Daughtry for the song "What About Now".http://www.benmoody.com/