By repeated requests of radio listeners, we repeat the publication of photographs Avril Lavigne from the July issue of MAXIM for 2008. And we also repeat the text. So do not be surprised that in an interview Avril believes that she is 23 years old.
Three platinum discs and 35 million copies turned Avril Lavigne from a little malicious girl who liked to spit in the paparazzi, into a 23-year-old beauty who still likes to spit in the paparazzi.
She walks barefoot through a photo studio, in a black bustier and silver skirt, a 152 cm Canadian girl who started singing at the age of seven, and signed a contract at sixteen and was nominated for eight Grammys, including the Breakthrough nomination of the year”. And all this before she was allowed to vote and buy spirits. Six years have passed since the album “Let Go”, a super-bestseller of 2002 (the first place among women), and since then, Avril has changed a lot. She sold more than 35 million CDs, starting with 18 million copies of her debut album, 12 million albums “Under My Skin” and 5 million copies of the latest CD – “The Best Damn Thing”, which combines both frenzied energy and a more relaxed , Sophisticated style. The album made its debut in the first place on the Billboard chart.
And now she has a world tour, named with the characteristic self-confidence “The Best Damn Tour” (“The most fucking tour”), and very little time for the interview. Avril surprised the world in 2005, when there was little time for interviews. Avril surprised the world in 2005 when she married the soloist of Sum 41 from Canada Derek Whibley. Apart from the fact that she was only twenty-one at the time, absolutely everyone was shocked that the former princess of pop-punk, who started her career with the song “Sk8er Boi” and dressed like an ordinary girl, did not hesitate to arrange a wedding with a veil, white dress and cream Cake.
Despite the frenzied popularity, not everything in her life went perfectly. Last summer Avril sued musicians from the rock band of the Rubinoos from the far 70s who claimed that her song “Girlfriend” was suspiciously similar to their song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (as a result, the parties reached an agreement outside the court). In 2006, a former employee of Lavin, in an interview with Performing Songwriter Magazine, said that Avril did not know how to write songs, but later abandoned her statement. And in 2004, a psycho was arrested for persecuting the singer.
A few minutes after the end of the photo session, Avril is already dressed in her usual clothes: plaid pants, a black shirt and shiny shoes with heels. She sits on a giant black leather sofa, bending her legs under her, and talking about each of her little tattoos. She has seven of them, including an asterisk, which was the logo of her first album, and the letter D in the heart on the brush, since Weebly has the same letter as A. She is excited by the tour and at the same time she wants to go home and make a homemade tomato soup for her husband. She smiles and says: “Come on, let’s!” And we decided to find out everything that is possible.
So far everything that I have ever done is coolest. I have three albums at heart, and people know most of my songs. It’s nice when giant stadiums sing along in different countries. The album cover color is pink, so I’m playing on a pink piano, and behind it is a pink set of drums. During the last interview for MAXIM, you claimed that you love strong drinks. Are you still so entertained?
Yes, I’m happy to hang out like this. But now I fell in love with wine. I signed up for a special list, and they send me wine, which is not sold in stores. I’m now a wine girl.
I was innocent. I did not understand that every interview and photo session would be forever. And still, if you say something about someone known, from this immediately inflame a sensation. I said something about Britney Spears, and then everyone said that I’m anti-Britney and that I hate her. Always pull out the words from the context.
What is the strangest rumor you heard about yourself?
I’m just a target in this regard. Lying about me was walking much more than the truth, and very often I was exposed completely miserable. And one story just made me mad. I performed at a street concert in Vancouver, when the street was snowing to the knee. Apparently, I came on the scene an hour later, but I did not even know about it. I just waited for the signal. I perfectly sang the concert – on the street, in the cold. And the crowd was just great. And the next day the whole Internet was written: “Avril came on the scene an hour later and made the fans angry!” I, in general, was in a light shock. I just worked hard, and the whole crowd was singing along!
At school, I was also told that I was pregnant. And the class in the third. Now you understand the level of those who spread such rumors. But some stars like to be on everyone’s lips?
Yeah. Some Hollywood girls – I will not call names – the paparazzi are concerned. They call them or go to famous cafes, so that they are noticed and all the day after they were dragged. I, for one, do not go shopping in Los Angeles. It’s so vulgar! I would feel like a fool. And it would be a shame. What do you say about Britney?
She’s the hardest. I feel sorry for her. How can she even think among all these flashes? When I’m being persecuted, it’s impossible to concentrate. And she can not even walk peacefully to the car.
The Paparazzi are the ugliest people in the world?
Yes, and all of them are nasty old men. They approach me and ask: “Avril, what did you do today?” And I said to them: “But I’ll tell you about it!”
Yes, I became calmer. I’m not a tabloid girl. And since I do not get involved in scandals, they start to invent. You see, I’m a strong man. I know that I like what I do not like. I just can not win.
I’m not kissing anyone. And do not lie. People may think that I’m a bitch, but I have to protect my image. You were recently included in the list of the most ill-dressed celebrities. Does not enrage?
Oh no. I get to these lists all the time.
At the presentation of my album, I put on a huge pink dress in the style of the eighties, and all the journalists mocked him. But I felt the coolest. Is there something good about being married to a rock star?
We have one style of life. Hours in the recording studio, for several months on tour … And he certainly does not sit at home, does not wait and does not worry in anticipation of my return.
Who has more psychotic fans?
I have. I get all the idiots. Many posters “Avril, marry me!”. Some imagine a tattoo with my face or my copy. Some women told me that they called their daughters after me.
Is there any advice for readers?
Yes! Do not be cynical and vulgar when you meet a girl. It is better to stand out to others, say something witty. And the tact is bigger: I personally am already tired of rude people.