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Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte is a pop-rock/pop-punk band formed in 1996. They have had many singles, some of their more popular songs being "The Anthem," "Girls and Boys," and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." They took their band name from a children's book, written by Carol Beach York. Their most recent hits have been "Predictable", "I Just Wanna Live", and " We Believe" on their new album, "The Chronicles of Life and Death". The band is fronted by twin brothers Benji and Joel Madden, born in Waldorf, Maryland. Despite personally claiming to be a punk band, many critics deride the band for its pop-oriented sound and the band's following which mostly consists of teenage females. Thus the band is often categorized as pop punk or pop-rock.

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Band members

Biography

Frontmen Joel and Benji Madden grew up in the town of Waldorf, Maryland in a lower middle-class family. They were born in 1979, on March 11. They started the band in 1996 when they recruited childhood friends Paul Thomas (bass) and Aaron Escolopio (drums). They soon moved to Annapolis and met Billy Martin through a mutual interest in the band Silverchair.

After releasing an EP, entitled Another EP, in 1999, Good Charlotte released their first self-titled album, which was not a huge commercial success. 2002's The Young And The Hopeless was much more popular, and marked the bands emergence into mainstream music.

Aaron was the drummer in their debut album, Good Charlotte, before leaving the band in early 2001 to join the band Wakefield with his brother, Ryan. He was replaced with Dusty, who was just a temporary drummer and had left the band before the recording of their second album, The Young & the Hopeless. As a result, veteran professional studio drummer Josh Freese plays for that album.

In 2004, frontmen Benji and Joel Madden were on Punk'd after they were both tricked by Ashton Kutcher for this incident which they saw their Range Rover crashed on top of Volvo while being towed.

Chris Wilson was the band's drummer for their third album, The Chronicles of Life and Death. In May 2005, he left for personal health reasons[1] (http://www.representgoodcharlotte.com/whatsup.html).

Dean Butterworth, who has previously played with Morrissey, is filling in as the band's current temporary drummer.

Discography

Albums

Singles

From Good Charlotte:

  • "Little Things"
  • "Motivation Proclamation"
  • "The Click"
  • "Festival Song"

From The Young and the Hopeless:

  • "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (2002) #20 US, #8 UK (2003 release)
  • "Girls and Boys" (2003) #48 US, #6 UK
  • "The Anthem" (2003) #43 US, #10 UK
  • "The Young and the Hopeless"/"Hold On" (2003) #63 US, #34 UK

From The Chronicles of Life and Death:

  • "Predictable" (2004) #12 UK
  • "I Just Wanna Live" (2005) #51 US, #9 UK
  • "The Chronicles of Life and Death" (2005) #30 UK
  • "We Believe" (2005)

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International Fansites Links

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