Avril Lavigne is very, very pissed off at her record label
Canadian pop-rocker Avril Lavigne finished recording her fourth album a year ago, yet it still hasn’t been released, and now the expletive-adoring singer is pissed. Lavigne says the follow-up to her 2007 album The Best Damn Thing has been so slow going because of delays by her record label, RCA. In a letter to her fans, the 26-year-old tore into RCA.
“For the first time I experienced a bunch of bureaucratic BS…People do their best work when they are doing what they want, love and is natural for them, not when you are forcing them to be something that they are not,” she wrote. “From the beginning of my career my message has always been to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Follow your heart.”
She also mentioned that the album’s first single, “What the Hell,” will be released in January, but RCA has yet to set a release date for the entire album. Oh, RCA: why do you have to go and make things so complicated? Judging by some of Lavigne’s past behaviour, “bureaucratic BS” is her version of playing nice. RCA best get that album out or risk suffering the wrath of a truly miffed rock diva. Just ask Deryck Whibley.
• Avril slams label in letter to fans [Toronto Sun]
• Avril Lavigne’s New Album Was Delayed Due to ‘Bureaucratic BS’ [AceShowBiz]
5 thoughts on “Avril Lavigne is very, very pissed off at her record label”
I guess the bad singing and lyrics will not make up for this record. I’m sure they’re going to can the whole thing. Her career is certainly over with the record label.
Avril wanted to make a more down to earth acoustic driven album with a more mature tone, but RCA wanted more radio friendly songs, so they going to compromise. Regardless of what anyone says there is no denying Avril does indeed have a good voice, and her career is far from over, every album Avril has released has gone platinum and two of her three albums Avril was the best selling female albums those years, on the other one was the second best selling album by a female too. It would be a retarded business move for RCA to stop this fourth album and even more retarded to drop Avril from the label since she is clearly one of their best selling artists.
I agree with Karde. It would be a very stupid move on the part of RCA to drop Avril as an artist, but it sounds like by what she is saying, if they don’t release her latest album soon, for whatever reason, she just might have to decide to drop them as her record label–it might be a smart move on her part! All the best to her. I think she’s great!
I like the previous Avril more,but I still look forward to her new album.I think her singing career is going down because of her lack in composing hitting songs.I love her Let Go
I’m not exactly looking forward to it (Due to hip-pop-rock not being much of my style), but I’ll definetly buy it (And hopefully, the single, if it isn’t released on crappy iTunes and iTunes only) to review it. Head Set is ultimately my favorite song. (It’s a B-Side.)
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