A decade into her career, 27-year-old pop rocker Avril Lavigne is embracing her emotional multiples. Her new album 'Goodbye Lullaby' shows off both sides of Lavigne: the adult version who's gone through the changes of a marriage and divorce, and the kid of 'Sk8ter Boi' and 'Girlfriend' who still, as she puts it, wants to just have fun and say 'What the Hell.'
When Lavigne visited AOL to tape her Sessions appearance, we got a mix of both, with versions of 'What the Hell' and 'Girlfriend,' as well as 'Smile' and 'My Happy Ending.' She also gave us a chance to see her quieter side, stripping the songs down to their basics, playing a couple with just her guitarists. Avril talked about overcoming shyness by fist-pumping on stage, how the success of her first album has been carried with her through her career and why she's having more fun than ever.
"I've been inspired by all different types of music and different artists. I just listen to such a wide range and as a performer, being on stage over the years, because I'm a very shy person and not that talkative, I really had to learn how to be a real performer." -- Avril Lavigne