Avril Lavigne is getting ready to debut her 'What the Hell' single on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest' -- a performance that will also mark the beginning of a highly visible year for the Canadian rocker, who recently celebrated Christmas with boyfriend Brody Jenner and the Kardashian clan.

'What the Hell' is "a really fun, upbeat party song, so it worked out really well to play it for the first time on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve," she tells PopEater.

She also says, "I want to get a little shiny, so I'm wearing a silver dress with spiky shoes."

"The song is more reminiscent of some of my old pop rock stuff," adds Lavigne, whose fourth studio album, 'Goodbye Lullaby,' will be released March 8. "The rest of the album is more stripped down, deeper. All the songs are very emotional. The other albums I've done, the songs are all over the place. This is the most consistent album all the way through."