Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayer, *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Nelly and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs will be on hand to read off the nominations for the 45th annual Grammy Awards at a January 7th Madison Square Garden press conference. The show will be broadcast live from the NYC venue on CBS Sunday, February 23, at 8 PM.
Grohl And Hawkins Lambast Avril’s ‘Sk8er Boi’
December 14, 2002 – Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins aren’t impressed with Avril Lavigne’s ‘Sk8er Boi’. After hearing the track, Grohl asked, “Is this Bon Jovi? Don’t tell us. Is Pat Benatar back?” Hawkins added, “I’m sorry – I hate high school lyrics like this. It grosses me out to picture some 50-year-old A&R dude in a limo with her, like [puts arm around imaginary girl] ‘This is gonna be huge, baby. The kids are gonna love this.’ It’s like, God! Go right for the fu**in’ mallrats!”