Avril Lavigne & The Neptunes Readying DVDs

By | September 22, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Avril Lavigne and the Neptunes are going to each release a DVD later this year, under a deal Arista Records has made with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Lavigne’s DVD is of a live concert, and the Neptunes are releasing a straight-to-DVD movie.

Lavigne’s My World is her first live concert DVD, and it features behind the scenes footage, five music videos, and a bonus six song CD. The concert was filmed in Buffalo on May 18, the closing night of her five-week North American Try To Shut Me Up tour. Performances include “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m With You,” “Losing Grip,” as well as the bonus clip “Knocking On Heaven’s Door.” Lavigne’s DVD will be released on November 4.

The Neptunes’ direct-to-DVD movie is titled the Neptunes Present: Dude We’re Going To Rio!, and stars Pharrell Williams. It was filmed on location in New York City and Rio de Janeiro, and follows a quest by Williams to find a “mystery Rio poster-girl beauty.” It features cameos by Busta Rhymes and others. The movie features music from the duo’s new album, the Neptunes Present… Clones. The Neptunes DVD is due December 9.

Neptunes Present: Dude We’re Going To Rio! also contains a never-before-seen N.E.R.D. performance of “Rock Star.”