NEWSWEEK: Avril Lavigne on Hilary Duff's Comment That Avril Should Appreciate Her Fans More: 'Who The Hell Cares What She Has To Say About My Fans?...Hilary Duff's Such a Goody-Goody, Such a Mommy's Girl'

Wrote All The Songs, Melodies On Upcoming Album;

'There Was No Way I Was Gonna Write Songs And Send Them To People To Rewrite

Them Like I Did Last Time,' Lavigne Says



Mar 14, 2004, 00:00 ET from Newsweek

    NEW YORK, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer Avril Lavigne says after her hit
 debut album in 2002, she read that she was supposedly mad at her fans for
 dressing like her, she tells Newsweek. "They quoted Hilary Duff saying, 'Avril
 needs to appreciate her fans more and blah, blah, blah, blah.' I'm like,
 excuse me? First off, it's not even true. I never said that. And second, who
 the hell cares what she has to say about my fans? Whatever. Hilary Duff's such
 a goody-goody, such a mommy's girl."
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040314/NYSU002 )
     When Contributing Editor Lorraine Ali asks Lavigne if she's ever met Duff,
 she slinks down on the couch and mumbles "no." Then, in a mocking sugarcoated
 voice, she says, "But I'm sure she's really nice and really sweet. I'm sure
 she's all smiles."
     Ali talks to Lavigne during her promotional tour for her second album,
 "Under My Skin," due out May 25. The 19-year-old singer wrote the words and
 melodies for the album rather than handing over her raw ideas to hitmakers The
 Matrix, the songwriting team largely responsible for her last CD. Lavigne's
 new songs are rougher and darker than the bright, addictive pop of  "Let Go,"
 while her voice, which is quite emotive and believable now, has lost some of
 its girly high pitch. "It's a more serious album in ways," Lavigne tells Ali
 in the March 22 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 15).  "I wrote
 a song about my grandpa called 'Slipped Away.' He died when I was on tour.
 It's the first death I ever experienced. I never had any problems singing a
 song before, but every time I tried, it just wasn't right. My voice wouldn't
 have enough emotion in it. One night I finally did it in one take. I was
 shaking inside. As soon as I was done, I stepped away from the mike and
 started bawling."
     Lavigne did not let her record company, Arista, hear any music until she
 had written and recorded it her way. "There was no way I was gonna write songs
 and send them to people to rewrite them like I did last time," she says. "I
 need to feel I'm doing this on my own."
 
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SOURCE Newsweek
    NEW YORK, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer Avril Lavigne says after her hit
 debut album in 2002, she read that she was supposedly mad at her fans for
 dressing like her, she tells Newsweek. "They quoted Hilary Duff saying, 'Avril
 needs to appreciate her fans more and blah, blah, blah, blah.' I'm like,
 excuse me? First off, it's not even true. I never said that. And second, who
 the hell cares what she has to say about my fans? Whatever. Hilary Duff's such
 a goody-goody, such a mommy's girl."
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040314/NYSU002 )
     When Contributing Editor Lorraine Ali asks Lavigne if she's ever met Duff,
 she slinks down on the couch and mumbles "no." Then, in a mocking sugarcoated
 voice, she says, "But I'm sure she's really nice and really sweet. I'm sure
 she's all smiles."
     Ali talks to Lavigne during her promotional tour for her second album,
 "Under My Skin," due out May 25. The 19-year-old singer wrote the words and
 melodies for the album rather than handing over her raw ideas to hitmakers The
 Matrix, the songwriting team largely responsible for her last CD. Lavigne's
 new songs are rougher and darker than the bright, addictive pop of  "Let Go,"
 while her voice, which is quite emotive and believable now, has lost some of
 its girly high pitch. "It's a more serious album in ways," Lavigne tells Ali
 in the March 22 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 15).  "I wrote
 a song about my grandpa called 'Slipped Away.' He died when I was on tour.
 It's the first death I ever experienced. I never had any problems singing a
 song before, but every time I tried, it just wasn't right. My voice wouldn't
 have enough emotion in it. One night I finally did it in one take. I was
 shaking inside. As soon as I was done, I stepped away from the mike and
 started bawling."
     Lavigne did not let her record company, Arista, hear any music until she
 had written and recorded it her way. "There was no way I was gonna write songs
 and send them to people to rewrite them like I did last time," she says. "I
 need to feel I'm doing this on my own."
 
          (Read Newsweek's news releases at www.Newsweek.com on MSNBC.
                     Click "Pressroom" at bottom of page.)
 
 SOURCE  Newsweek