It was special because it was my first award, and because I had always watched the award shows and seen people up there winning awards, and then I would go up to my bedroom and pretend I had won one. I always thought about what it would be like…and then when I was walking up there to accept my first award, I was like Wow, I can't believe this is happening. But what's awesome is when I go on tour and see all the fans. In the end, there were no baggy bondage pants, ironic metal T-shirts or "Imperial Death March" strolls down the aisle.
After being linked to her former guitarist, Jesse Colburn, and her current guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld, she's reportedly found love with Sum 41 singer, Deryck Whibley (although she has never publicly admitted to being romantically involved with any of them). Cosmo: Would you say that most of your songs are about guys you've dated? They're about what I'm experiencing with the whole dating thing, but I've really only dated two guys in the past four years.
It's easiest to write songs when I'm either really in love or really mad at a guy.
When I'm going through something that has a big impact on my life, it's much easier to sing. To be completely, one hundred percent honest and to always be talking about whatever is on your mind. C: Would you say you're less of a tomboy than you used to be?
C: What's something that guys do that really pisses you off? Even if you cheat, you should tell the other person. I would never cheat, but if someone I was dating cheated on me, I'd want to know. A: I've actually always been girlie, but now I'm more girlie—especially in terms of the amount of time it takes me to get ready in the morning and how much I like shopping and clothes now.
My microphone went boom in my face, and I was like "Ahhh! And I won't finish until the end of September or October.
" It threw me back, and I had this big bump on my nose. I'm a workaholic though.…I'll make another record right after [the tour ends]."I'm gonna ask you to stop/ Thought I liked you a lot/But I'm really upset/Get out of my head/Get off of my bed." Have you done anything like that? I've had a guy ask me to come back to his room with him or whatever after the first night, and I was like "No! But I'm not even looking anymore, so I don't really care. A: Yeah…I know that the best way to ever deal with anything is always just to walk away and ignore it. C: What's something mortifying that's happened to you lately? I made my record, released it, and traveled the world.A: Yesterday I was shooting my video, and I was headbanging the whole time. Then I made another record and released it, and now I'm touring.I have makeup over it, but it was all swollen up and it still hurts. It sucks that it happened in front of everyone, but at the same time, it was really funny. C: When was the moment you finally felt like you'd really made it as a singer?A: Winning my first award, my MTV music award [for Best New Artist in 2002].The daughter of a phone-company employee and a stay-at-home mom, Avril grew up in quaint, rural Napanee, Ontario, Canada, where she managed to beat the small-town boredom by doing two things: playing ice hockey with her older brother and singing her heart out around town.