Contributed anonymously: Avril Lavigne was at MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto today to tape an interview with Matte Babel for the premier of her ‘Nobody’s Home’ video. She talked about Evan’s departure from the band, her cover of ‘Song 2’ by Blur on the Bonez Tour, and offered her thoughts on a ton of other artists including JoJo, Lindsay Lohan, and Usher. She also put on a stunning solo acoustic performance of ‘Nobody’s Home’.
Avril Lavigne Covers ‘Song 2’
October 14, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Avril has added a cover of Blur’s ‘Song 2’ to her Bonez Tour 2004 – Eyes set list. During the song Avril plays the drums while David from Simple Plan takes over the vocals.
Simple Plan’s Chuck On ‘Abnormally Cheery’ Avril
October 12, 2004 – Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan phoned into KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle to talk with Jackie & Bender about their gig at the station’s Jingle Ball Bash 7 on December 5th. The drummer was in Scotland with Avril Lavigne, where the band is opening up for Lavigne. They joked a bit about how “abnormally cheery” Avril was in their earlier interview, and Chuck said it was because she’s been hanging out with them lately. The interview has since been removed from kiss1061.com.
Avril Lavigne Chats With Jackie & Bender
October 11, 2004 – Avril phoned into the Jackie & Bender show in KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle from Scotland to talk about her upcoming gig at the station’s Jingle Bell Bash on December 5th. Avril, noticeably more cheery than in interviews promoting her previous album ‘Let Go’, talked about her appearance in Maxim, and justified the photo spread. She talked about how her look has evolved as she has become an adult. Avril says she wants a little dog like Jessica Simpson has, but not one like Paris Hilton’s Tinkerbell. The interview has since been removed from kiss1061.com.
Avril Lavigne Never Gets Stage Fright
October 5, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Teen People had a backstage pass with Avril on school plays, her worst concert, and ‘My Happy Ending’. “In Dublin, I found out that my grandpa had passed away two hours before the show. That was really hard. I wrote a song that’s on my new record about him called ‘Slipped Away’. I never, ever, ever get stage fright. It’s funny, because just a couple weeks ago, I went in front of 10, 000 people to play my first show in nine months, and I was like, ‘Why am I not nervous? Why am I so calm?’ I did theatre outside of school. I was in ‘Godspell’ and ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’. It’s so funny- I never talk about that. As for ‘My Happy Ending’, of course it really did happen. Every song on my record is true. Going through breakups hurts, but they’re good, because they make you stronger.”
Avril Lavigne Damages Trailer At Maxim Bash
October 3, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports that organizers behind a recent concert to promote the Maxim magazine music issue were upset to get a $600 bill for the damage headlining act Avril did to the trailer she used. According to the invoice, a cabinet, picture frame and wardrobe were broken, smashed beer bottles were strewn throughout the van, and “beer [was] spilled all over the floor and cushions and dashboard.” The singer’s rep said, “There were a lot of people going in and out of those trailers that day.”