(Yahoo!) - Gossip Girl headline grabber Taylor Momsen isn’t the only pop star to join forces with industrial metal bad boy Marilyn Manson. Avril Lavigne told Billboard that her fifth album will include a collaboration with Manson called “Bad Girl.”
The yet-untitled album is scheduled for release this summer and Lavigne said it will be “really diverse,” featuring “pop-rock tunes” and “piano ballads with orchestras.” There will also be a song called “Hello Kitty,” which Lavigne said “sounds like nothing I’ve done before.”
The duet with Manson may illustrate the far end of Lavigne’s sonic spectrum, but the first single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up” (released Monday), is far more mainstream -- reminiscent of Lavigne’s upbeat commercial rock hits such as 2002’s “Sk8er Boi.” Lavigne wrote the song with her fiancé, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
At the end of last year, Lavigne released a cover of Nickelback’s smash “How You Remind Me,” which will be featured in the soundtrack to the anime movie One Piece Film Z.
Lavigne's follow-up to 2011's Goodbye Lullabye will be her first album for Epic Records, following her departure from RCA.
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