Pop star Hilary Duff kept the details of recording her new album away from record executives because she thought they would disapprove of her collaboration with punk boyfriend Joel Madden.

The GOOD CHARLOTTE star and his brother BENJI wrote a handful of tracks for Duff to record for their DEAD EXECUTIVES label and they agreed to produce three of them on her new album.

Duff tells MTV NEWS, "I actually didn't tell anyone from my label that I was recording with them. They knew I needed some new songs and wanted a totally different sound, so they went into the studio and did some stuff and then Joel brought it to me and said, 'You gotta check this out. You'll like it.'"

"Being in the studio with people you're close with makes a world of difference when you're recording and being creative."

19/07/2005 02:49