Now that pop music has been peppered with so many Avril clones, these days Lavigne is acting out her best Green Day, Bob Dylan and Metallica impressions.
Lavigne’s covers of songs by those artists appear on the bonus audio disc that comes with “My World,” the singer’s first DVD, due November 4, according to an Arista Records spokesperson. Green Day’s “Basket Case” was a staple of her live set, while her version of Metallica’s “Fuel” was performed at the mtvICON tribute to the metal band in May. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” recorded while on tour in London, appeared on the War Child: Hope various-artists benefit album in April.
Live versions of “Unwanted” and “Sk8er Boi,” both recorded in Dublin, and the studio cut “Why,” the B-side to an import single, round out the audio CD.
“My World” also includes more than an hour of concert footage culled from the last show of her North American Try to Shut Me Up Tour on May 18 in Buffalo, New York, and the videos for the singles “Complicated,” “Losing Grip,” “Sk8er Boi” and “I’m With You,” as well as “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” A 40-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the tour is also featured.
Lavigne is currently in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to last year’s Let Go. The new, as-yet-untitled effort is expected in the spring.
So far Lavigne, who co-wrote all of Let Go’s tracks with four different songwriting parties, has only collaborated with Cliff Magness, who assisted the singer with “Complicated,” “Mobile,” “Unwanted,” “Too Much to Ask” and “My World.”