Avril Lavigne spoke with Rolling Stone magazine about how she shot down Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst after hanging out at a the Metallica tribute concert. She said, “[Backstage at a Metallica tribute] I mentioned to Fred that I was hungry – like, ‘I want an In-N-Out burger’. He had someone go out and get me a whole box of them, with fries. I was like [sarcastically], ‘Yeah!’ Then he took a private jet out to one of my shows, expecting me to bang him. He was disappointed that I wouldn’t even go near him [laughs]. He was a little pissed that I went to my room alone that night.”
Avril Lavigne Adds Another No. 1 Album
June 2, 2004 – Billboard reports that following a No. 1 debut in the United Kingdom, Avril bowed on top of the U.S. pop albums chart with her sophomore effort ‘Under My Skin’, according to Nielsen SoundScan data issued Wednesday. The Arista/RCA Records set sold 381,500 copies in the week ended May 30, ending the eight-week reign of Usher’s ‘Confessions’, which fell to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, also behind the new Slipknot album ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’.
Avril Lavigne Overcomes Shyness
June 2, 2004 – Avril says she’s getting used to all the personal questions she gets asked on the promotional circuit for ‘Under My Skin’, the followup to her hit ‘Let Go’. “I actually am shy,” she said in an interview with CTV’s Canada AM. “I get put up in front of strangers all day long, and I have to sit and talk about myself — like we’re currently doing right now — and not only that, you have like three, four cameras on you … It’s very bizarre, it’s weird. So it took a little while for me to get used to it and used to opening up to the people that were interviewing me.” The interview video at ctv.ca has since been removed.