Good Charlotte is:

Joel Madden(vocals)
Benji Madden(guitar/vocals)
Paul Thomas(bass)
Billy Martin(guitar)
Chris Wilson(drums)

Identical twins Benji(guitarist/singer) and Joel(lead singer) Madden were born March 11th, 1979. The two grew up with their mother, father, older brother Josh, and younger sister Sarah. The twins (who are Christian) grew up in a strict house hold. Their brother had introduced them to rock music, but in the beginning, their mother was very strict about 'punk' music and had restricted her children to Christian music. Once, after finding a poster of a punk band on their bedroom wall, Benji and Joel's mom quicky tore it down. But that didn't stop them... At the age of 16, their father walked out on Christmas eve, leaving the family deep in financial problems and homeless for a while. The family struggled with money and housing for quite a while. Their anger against their father inspired and encouraged the twins to start writing songs and making music. Benji learned guitar, and Joel went into vocals. After graduating from highschool, their mother presented two plane tickets to California to them as gifts. The two then set off to pursue their goals. Pretty soon, the twins were getting recognized and got friends Paul Thomas(bassist) and Billy Martin(guitarist) to join in. Once the band was complete, the foursome took the name 'Good Charlotte' from a children's book. Soon after, Good Charlotte was signed and they recorded the epic and last year recorded their second cd; the young and the hopeless. They have written songs about suicide('hold on'), being yourself and not giving a shit about what others say('the anthem'), relationships('boys and girls', 'my bloody valentine', and 'say anything'), and even one about Benji's dog (cashdogg) "wondering". They've created these songs with so much talent while adding a little humor into them and their music videos.

Good Charlotte currently have 3 albums.

If you didn't buy the cd 'The Young and The Hopeless', here's the letter that Benji wrote inside:
"so it's 2 am july 27 2002, and we're driving thru the middle of nowhere on our way to a show in chicago. i haven't showered in a week, i'm running on no sleep, i miss cashdogg and some kid at the show today asked me "why i even call myself punk". these may sound like complaints but actually i'm really happy. i am listening to this record, yea i'll admit it I listen to our records and i am thinking how crazy all this is. 3 years ago i was stockin shelves at target living on ramen noodles and crashing at Billy's house. now i'm on tour. 4 kids from nowhere. we made another record and i feel just as excited as i did the first time. i say this all the time, but i mean it, if this all stopped yesterday i would still feel like the luckiest guy alive. i remember going into my room after school writing letters to record labels saying "you can sign us now for cheaper" and sending out demos. i laugh about it now but back then i was so serious. you know we dreamed about this all day every day and i gotta say it feels just like we thought it would. our goals may have changed. i'll admit, it's not about being famous or making millions of dollars anymore. yeah, i used to day dream about that, being broke gets old quick, but now i have sorta seen how it all works and i don't want to be the biggest band in the world i want to make music with paul and billy and joel. that's all. i want to tour. i want to be good to my friends. i want to take care of my family. i want to meet kids at shows. that's real to me. i see some bands and i get frustrated for them. it's easy to get lost in the whirlwind of all of this but i realize we all have to learn on our own, we are still learning. we have made our share of mistakes. we have done some cheesy stuff. but it's good to look back and laugh at how young we were. i see a lot of bands worrying about credibility and all of that and i guess i have realized it only comes with time if we are still here in ten years maybe we will be credible. til then we just gotta do what we want to do, make music. tour. provide for our families. you know i used to fist fight every guy i came across that told me i wasn't punk. lars asked me one night "are you gonna fight the world?" he was right, i was pretty stupid. it made me realize we are what we are and no one can change that. i guess we have done a lot of growing up since the last record. we started this when we were 16. its the only thing i ever had. its probably the only thing i ever will have.. i just feel lucky. we are four kids in a rock band from waldorf. we're no better than any other band out there and we know it. so thanx for getting our record and being part of this. thanx for giving us a chance to do what we love. thanx for making this real.
see ya at the show
benj
good charlotte
the young and the hopeless"
by Riot Girl May 14, 2005
A band that isn't full of posers. The band good charlotte the twins of Benji and Jule and Billy, Paul, and Dean. They aren't posers. Emotional is a real song about the Maden brother's father that left them and they're mom and sister. They are real. I love them I've been listening to them since I was 6 years old. Hold on is the best song about why you shouldn't comunit suicide. They talk bout real music. Don't bash on them!
Guy: Hey what music are you listening to?
Me: Good Charlotte
Guy: ohh...they are good whats this song
Me: Hold on. I love this song so much!
by <3emosuiaid<3 May 11, 2011
A good band that is not neccessarily meant only for 13 year olds. It is good and despite trevor lancasters opinion other peoples taste isnt always bad.
Trevor lancaster: Good Charlotte r 4 14 yaer olds.

Erik: I, long with others, believe that they are a unique band that is not only for younger audience.
by Lol Trevor is silly February 26, 2011
a band from my hometown (Waldorf)/Joel was a good person and used to go out with my best friends sister until he sold out for Hilary Duff, they HAD good music when the lived here but now they suck.
Good Charlotte was awsome when they played at MBP in their hometown, but now theyre just sell outs.
by Bri. June 22, 2006
1. a band that was good for one cd but then totally blew after that

2. a big waste of talent
Good Charlotte- wow we have alot of talent. lets waste it!!
by re co July 22, 2005
So I've been reading what people have to say about this band on here while randomly searching about and I just have to say are you people kidding me? It's music get over it, you don't have to like them, I used to like them but my tastes changed but that doesn't mean they suck. I mean honestly "posers"? What are you a bunch of idiotic children? Really? It's freaking music, people like all sorts of music. Just because you don't like them or the genre does not mean they're bad.

Grow up, people like what they like, get over it. And PLEASE stop using the word poser. It makes you all look like moronic children. I have the feeling most of you actually are children. Music is music, enjoy what you like, leave other people to enjoy what they like. Damn.
"I like Good Charlotte."

"Well I'm glad you like them."

Seriously people get over yourselves.
by WowFun77 October 05, 2013
it's just a band that plays pop rock... people, get over it. why do you care so much about a band who you say suck? so what if they are on mtv and in hot topic? you say you dont watch mtv and you dont shop at hot topic(cause too many "preppy" kids and "poseurs" watch and shop there), so it's not supposed to bother you right? i just think you are kids who need to get a life...so what if it's not your type of music, it doesnt mean it sucks...ever heard of beauty is in the eye of the beholder? same thing goes for music.

you guys are sooo immature....grow up
other bands like good charlotte include:
simple plan
new found glory
fall out boy
my chemical romance
and many others....
by a chick named stephanie April 24, 2006
A bunch of pooftas who wear too much make up (not that any amount is acceptable for men) and shot into stardom becuase of their long-term subscription to Cocmopolitan.
Jess: Good Charlotte are so sexy!
Caz: Hallucinating again.... *Whacks her over the head with the phone book*
by Cazisgreat October 09, 2005

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