As Avril Lavigne gets ready for the November 5 release of her self-titled fifth studio album, we took the opportunity to talk to her about her relationship with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger.
The two began dating during the making of the album -- Kroeger co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks and duets on "Let Me Go" -- and subsequently got engaged, marrying on July 1 in France. And Lavigne tells us it all began in the studio:
“My manager, Larry Rudolph, put us together. It was his idea; he just asked if I thought I'd want to work with him (Kroeger), and I said, 'Yeah, sure, actually that would be really cool. So we got together with David Hodges; so the three of us were writing, and we called ourselves The Tripod. The first song we wrote was called 'Let Me Go,' and that song, it's the duet that I have with Chad, so he sings the second verse. It's kind of like a breakup song. Later on, when we were actually together, we both thought it was kind of weird; we're together and our duet is a breakup song. So we rewrote the last chorus to put a twist on the song so we came together and we found each other. So therefore the song is about love and our, the journey of love in a lifetime...We both wanted to kind of put that twist on the song, so we're together in the end."
Lavigne, who was married to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley from 2006-2009, has released two singles so far from "Avril Lavigne," "Here's To Never Growing Up" and "Rock N Roll."
She plans to play radio station-sponsored concerts during the holiday season and then tour in earnest during 2014.