Avril Lavigne is already halfway through the process of recording her next album - even though she has been on tour for months and hasn't set foot in a studio.

The Canadian has started recording new tunes on her home cell phone while she's on tour, and then putting the tunes together when she returns home.

She explains, "I'm constantly thinking of stuff - in the bus, my hotel room. Sometimes I'll just come up with a guitar part. Every once in a while, I'll come up with a melody, and I'll throw it down on my cell phone.

"If I'm out and don't have a tape recorder, and I have a song in my head, I just call my cell phone and record it."

29/11/2004 21:31