Ben Robert Moody III, born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 22, 1981. From 1996 to October 2003, he was the lead guitarist for rock band Evanescence, a band that he formed while in high school with Amy Lee. He is present on the albums Evanescence EP, Sound Asleep EP, Origin, and the band's major label debut, Fallen.
Moody worked on the track "Nobody's Home" on Avril Lavigne's sophomore record, Under My Skin, and wrote and recorded the track "The End Has Come" for The Punisher film soundtrack. He also collaborated with David Hodges, and Kelly Clarkson on Clarkson's most recent album, Breakaway. Moody and Hodges helped co-write Clarkson's single "Because of You" and "Addicted." He has also collaborated with Lindsay Lohan on her recent album A Little More Personal (Raw), as well as produced the song "My World" (a cover from SR-71) on Bo Bice's debut CD "The Real Thing". Moody is currently working on a feature film with his startup movie company Makeshift Films. He also made a brief cameo as a zombie in Resident Evil: Apocalypse