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Avril Gets Personal

Finally finished with her world tour behind her multi-platinum 2002 debut Let Go, Avril Lavigne is turning her attention to her next studio album.

“I think I’ve really come along in my songwriting,” Lavigne says. “I really believe in myself, and I’m going to make a record that really comes from inside, from my feelings. I’ve had time to grow and become a better writer, a better guitar player, and I’ve learned more about studio work.”

While Lavigne works on her next batch of songs, fans will be able to fill the time with her live CD and DVD, My World, due out September 29th. The DVD promises footage from her world tour, plus backstage and on-the-road shenanigans with her band and openers like Canadian pop-punk acts Gob and Simple Plan. “We do a lot of skateboarding and scooter-ing around in the venues,” she says. “I felt like I was back in high school.”

As for the big-screen treatment of Lavigne’s hit single, “Sk8er Boi,” which is being developed by Paramount, the eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter is keeping her distance, despite the fact that the Matrix, the song’s co-writers, have signed on as consultants. “The movie has nothing to do with me,” Lavigne says. “I don’t have any say in it. And no, I won’t be in it.”

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