Avril Lavigne answered fan’s questions on Entertainment Weekly, including whether she’d get anymore piercings. Avril responded, “I was gonna get one on my lip, but I decided not to because I think it would get in the way of kissing a guy. Plus, I’m thinking, Okay, when I’m 40 I don’t want this huge hole in my lip. I would never do my tongue. Never. Maybe one day I’ll get a tatoo, but I don’t think I will because I always change my mind. I had so many tattoo ideas and I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s go do this now’, but then I’m like, ‘Wait, be safe, think about it for a year and see if you still want it.’ Then like two months later I’m like, ‘Oh my God I’m so glad I didn’t do it!'” Check out the rest of her answers here.
My Week On The Avril Lavigne E-Team
September 13, 2002 – Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork Media shared his experience as part of the Avril Lavigne online e-team, an experience he concluded was anything but positive. Dahlen explains, “One day I was skimming through [Avril Lavigne’s] website (because, um, I’m a rock critic, and I have to keep up on this stuff) and I found a weird ad: ‘Join the official Avril eTeam!’ Lavigne’s handlers have hired a company called the Hype Council to start a grassroots marketing effort: they’re getting fans to sign up and spread the word about Avril, online. It’s the same concept as a street team, where a label gets kids to blanket the city with posters and bumper stickers to promote a show or a record release. Street teams are a time-honored way to get free labor out of dedicated fans. But eTeams are more efficient, more powerful– and just as cheap.”