Avril Lavigne Outshines Michelle Branch And Vanessa Carlton

Joan Anderman of the Boston Globe reviewed the 23d annual KISS Concert on Saturday at the Tweeter Center. Anderman says that Avril Lavigne “outshone contemporaries Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton (both of whom seemed like deer caught in the headlights of a massive tour bus) with a pocketful of original, bristling pop tunes.” In the end, Shakira’s “surprisingly warm stage presence” wasn’t enough to keep fans from filing out of the show.

Has Her Head Screwed On Straight

June 2, 2002 – Steve Morse of the Boston Globe spoke with Vanessa who played last night’s KISS concert at the Tweeter Center. “This has definitely been a journey,” Carlton says. “I take it one day at a time. And I’m never surprised when things don’t go my way. I have my head screwed on straight.” Part of that journey was getting turned down left and right by record labels before finally landing with A&M three years ago. “The labels kept saying, ‘We’re in the middle of a Britney Spears storm, so why should we sign you?'”

Vanessa Carlton Gets Phoned By Rick Dees

May 24, 2002 – Rick Dees called Vanessa from her apartment in New York. Vanessa says pals Jen or Nicole will look after her apartment while she’s on tour. Carlton says everyone in her building hears her play because the walls are pretty thin. Vanessa joked that she almost gets hit by a car every time she goes to London, and she’s headed back there soon. Rick and Ellen K. talked about how she should dress for the station’s Wango Tango concert. Carlton was excited about Kelly Osbourne and Ozzy being at the bash. Vanessa says her favorite artists are Pink Floyd, Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, but she’s a sucker for a great song.

Upcoming Vanessa Carlton TV Appearances

May 19, 2002 – Here are some upcoming Vanessa upcoming television appearances in which she’ll perform:

The View (ABC) May 23rd
The Early Show (CBS) June 11th
The Rosie O’Donnell Show (syndicated), June 21st
Check you local listings for stations and times. Also, the Rosie shows after this Wednesday have been pre-taped into June.

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One thought on “Avril Lavigne Outshines Michelle Branch And Vanessa Carlton

  1. Corey Groves says:

    I just wanted to say that Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton should be the ones outshining Avril Lavigne because in my personal opinion, I think that they are a lot more talented and their music sounds a lot better than Avril’s music does. Michelle plays the acoustic guitar and Vanessa plays the piano a lot better than Avril can. I have Michelle’s, “Spirit Room” album and, “Hotel Paper” album and I also have Vanessa’s, “Be Not Nobody” album and, “Heroes & Theives” album as well. They have a lot more class than Avril does because they don’t flip the bird and spit on the paparazzi while they are drunk. They can sing a lot better than Avril can and they don’t curse and scream in any of their songs. Avril is a poser who says and thinks that she is a, “Rock chick” and a, “Skater chick” who sings and writes Rock music. All 3 of them are Pop music artists who sings and writes Pop music. Michelle and Vanessa writes better songs and they both deserve to have a lot more fame because they have worked so hard to get where they are at today. End of story.

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