Not long ago, a number of popular music sites began reporting that Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne had recorded a duet with her new husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. The couple remained quiet on the topic, but this morning that gossip was confirmed when a new single, titled “Let Me Go,” found its way online. You can stream the track at the end of this post.
Things have been a little rocky for Avril Lavigne in recent years. The twenty-something has been dealing with a divorce and a somewhat stalled music career. “Let Me Go” finds Avril attempting to shake off the shackles of her past in favor of a fresh start, and the results are actually not uninteresting. Kroeger’s appearance is very subdued, so that’s something.
There are already rumors that additional collaborative songs between Lavigne and Kroeger exist, but at this time no information confirming such talk has been released. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Let Me Go.” (more…)
As breaking news of the day goes, it’s not exactly groundbreaking. Still, there it was, in multiple variations, splattered across the online pages of E!, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly (which called it a hair break-over), People magazine and so many other websites devoted, in large and small part, to such trivialities. You’d think Samson had risen from the dead and taken up guitar.
But wait! Shouldn’t Delilah ” I mean, Katy Perry ” have been the star of this life (and a new ˜do)-after-love story? Traditionally, the celebrity tabloids and gossip websites pursue female celebrities about whom they date, whom they marry, whom they divorce, to search for baby bumps, and fashion dos and don’ts. Guys generally get in only when they’re dating one of them. (Why do you think Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, who once went from long to short without causing so much as a media ripple and is now engaged to Avril Lavigne, is suddenly “newsworthy”?)
By those standards, John Mayer must be some kind of publicity-baiting genius. In the last several years, he’s made himself as much of a tabloid fixture as an A-list starlet by dating a succession of them: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and most recently, Katy Perry, his pop-star paramour of a few months. (more…)