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Q and A With Avril Lavigne

The singer-songwriter talks about her music, her healthy habits, and her efforts to help those with multiple sclerosis.


What disease or condition would you most like to see eradicated in your lifetime, and why?

Cancer. Cancer comes in so many forms and has such a high rate of mortality. Just an awful disease that continues to cause so many deaths.

When do you find yourself reaching for your guitar to write a new song: when you're happy or when you're sad? Why?

Inspiration for songs can come in many forms, either something I am personally experiencing or something those closest to me are going through. I write songs all the time and don't really have a pattern of timing; just when the moment hits me. 

When it comes to being creative, are you a morning person or a night person?

Like most musicians, I am very much a night person. Especially when I am on the road, after a show I tend to be up for hours, just amped by the crowd. 

What music do you listen to when you work out? Can you give us a sneak peek at your playlist?

I tend to listen to a wide variety of music depending on the mood. Sometimes I like jazz. Other times it's Coldplay or Sinatra. I listen to a lot of Rat Pack music.

Reviewed on February 01, 2012

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