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Old 01-07-03, 05:48 PM
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Earth to Avril, Earth to Avril: your 15 minutes are up

http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Enter...0107_1971.html

Lavigne Mispronounces David Bowie's Name

Zowie! Teenage Rocker Avril Lavigne Has Trouble Pronouncing David Bowie's Name

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Jan. 7
Ground control to Avril Lavigne: It's David Bowie, like doughy not Bowie, like Howie.

That's how the 18-year-old Canadian singer pronounced the veteran rock star's name when the Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday.

Lavigne was helping announce the nominees for best male rock vocal performance at Madison Square Garden when she made the gaffe, pronouncing Bowie's name like "Howie."

When an Associated Press reporter told her afterward that she'd flubbed Bowie's name, Lavigne said: "Oops! I knew that was going to happen, I knew I was going to pronounce someone's name wrong."

Lavigne that's pronounced luh-VEEN received five Grammy nominations of her own, including best new artist and song of the year for her hit "Complicated." She tied seven other artists who received a leading five Grammy nominations, including veterans Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow.

Bowie, who turns 56 on Wednesday, was nominated for the song "Slow Burn." He won a Grammy in 1984 for his long-form video, "David Bowie."

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Of course, to be "rock musician" these days you don't need to know anything about "actual rock music," you just turn on MTV and TRL teaches you everything.
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She's 18.... look at her age and look at the type of music she plays... I assume she grew up listening to Nirvana and Green Day. Who cares if she doesn't know Bowie? It's not like "Major Tom" or "Young Americans" would've been an influence on her rock anyway.
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Old 01-07-03, 07:23 PM
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This is like when they gave that EX MTV JOCK (the red head who was on there waaaaay tooo long?) crap for thinking Jazz Musician THELONIOUS MONK was called "THE LONLIEST MONK".
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Old 01-07-03, 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by GuessWho
She's 18.... look at her age and look at the type of music she plays... I assume she grew up listening to Nirvana and Green Day. Who cares if she doesn't know Bowie? It's not like "Major Tom" or "Young Americans" would've been an influence on her rock anyway.
I'm 18 and I love Nirvana, early Green Day, and BO-WIE.

I know that you aren't trying to say that all 18 year olds are like that fake piece of junk (or at least I hope not)

We aren't all like that.
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Old 01-07-03, 08:29 PM
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Who cares if she is 18, unless she has hasn't taken her eyes off herself and her music in 18 years, she would know who Davie Bowie is..

I think we all know that music didn't take 18 years
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Old 01-07-03, 09:21 PM
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Well, it is possible, that she got nervous, since she was announcing names live on TV at 7 in the morning. I doubt that's easy, so a slip-up might happen.

It would have been nice if she apologized or something. Then again, she's probably used to having her last time mispronounced all the time.
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Old 01-07-03, 09:38 PM
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Who cares if she pronounced the name wrong? David Bowie isn't somebody I would just assume that all people would have just heard about. Tho I do think her manager or somebody should have gone over the list with her first to make sure she had the names right.
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Old 01-07-03, 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by GuessWho
She's 18.... look at her age and look at the type of music she plays... I assume she grew up listening to Nirvana and Green Day. Who cares if she doesn't know Bowie? It's not like "Major Tom" or "Young Americans" would've been an influence on her rock anyway.
I wasn't aware that bowie sang a song entitled "Major Tom", i wonder if its about the same person in "Space Oddity."
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Old 01-07-03, 09:43 PM
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Ha! Remember the VMA's where Sir Paul called Lauren Hill Lawrence Hill instead. Ha.

Paul can get away with that though.
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Originally posted by KnightLerxst
Ha! Remember the VMA's where Sir Paul called Lauren Hill Lawrence Hill instead. Ha.

Paul can get away with that though.
Actually, that was Mister Bowie who did that.

And Major Tom was a song by Peter Schilling. I think you mean "Space Oddity" referring to Bowie songs.

As for Avril Bodean, or whoever she is...she's Canadian. We can't expect her to know very much. *ducks*
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I hope the person giving out her nomination calls her April Lasagna.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
Actually, that was Mister Bowie who did that.

Actually it was the Liverpuddlian himself, it wasn't Bowie.
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Old 01-07-03, 11:24 PM
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I just can't believe she actually got nominated for anything.
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Old 01-07-03, 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by BenFolds
I wasn't aware that bowie sang a song entitled "Major Tom", i wonder if its about the same person in "Space Oddity."
I was thinking the same thing.
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Originally posted by BenFolds
I wasn't aware that bowie sang a song entitled "Major Tom", i wonder if its about the same person in "Space Oddity."
You guys know what band sings "Teenage Wasteland"?
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Craig Kilborn was just joking about this with Kaley Cuoco [That hot 17 year old blonde from 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter].

For the record, she got it right...
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I knew of David Bowie and how to pronounce his name before I was 10 years old. For an adult in the music industry (she is 18 and therefore an adult) it's absolutely unacceptable.

Of course, this is the same chick who gets pissed off if you call her a pop singer and considers herself punk.
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Originally posted by Virex
You guys know what band sings "Teenage Wasteland"?
I'm going to guess that you are probably referring to "Baba 'O Reilly" by The Who.
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I'm going to guess that you are probably referring to "Baba 'O Reilly" by The Who.
I think your sarcasm dectector is broken...
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Old 01-08-03, 12:41 PM
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Ground control to Avril Lavigne: It's David Bowie, like doughy not Bowie, like Howie.
As a Brit, and a longtime fan of Bowie, the pronunciation I've used (and heard used) has always been Bowie like Howie.
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If she grew up on Nirvana, then she would have known that they did an Bowie cover on MTV Unplugged : "The Man Who Sold The World".
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Originally posted by Bri.
As a Brit, and a longtime fan of Bowie, the pronunciation I've used (and heard used) has always been Bowie like Howie.
You're not fooling anybody Avril...

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David Bowie is probably pleased as punch about her mistake. He's getting WAY more publicity out of the mistake than the grammy nomination alone.
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Did anyone see the interview on CBS Moning News with Avril, Nelly and Ashanti? Avril was rolling her eyes and fiddling with her hair when someone else was asked a question. She acted like a spoiled 12 year old. Young or not there's no excuse for behavior like that on national television; I just wanted to smack her!
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