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Encyclopedia > Benji Madden
Benji Madden
Birth name Benjamin Levi Combs
Also known as Benji, Benj, Kid Vicious
Born March 11, 1979 (1979-03-11) (age 29)[1]
Origin Waldorf, Maryland, U.S.
Genre(s) Pop punk, Punk rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, backup vocalist
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Epic Records, Daylight Records
Website www.goodcharlotte.com

Benjamin Levi Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Daylight Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History Daylight was founded by David Massey in late 2000 as an Epic Records Group label, and has subsequently signed and helped to develop a broad array of artists, in the process achieving global sales in excess of... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... This article is about the band. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Benji Madden was born in a working class Irish-American family. He has an identical twin brother, Joel Madden, who sings lead in Good Charlotte. He has an older brother named Josh, who helps design their clothes, and a younger sister, Sarah, who is in a band called Her Daily Obsession. Madden attended La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. When Madden was 15 years old, his father left the family, causing them financial hardship. Madden took up various odd jobs as a teenager to help with the family's bills. While in his early 20's, Madden changed his last name from Combs, his father's name, to his mother's maiden name, Madden. Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... This article is about the band. ... For other places with the same name, see La Plata (disambiguation). ...


Other projects

In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Benji and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Joel. Not Another Teen Movie is a USA comedy film released in 2001 by Columbia Pictures. ... This article is about the band. ... For the Madonna song, see Material Girl. ...


Madden started a clothing line called MADE Clothing along with his brothers Joel and Josh. The line is now defunct. In early 2006 MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective. The line is owned by himself, his brothers Joel Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman. It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Fails to meet WP:COMPANY guidelines for notability. ... DCMA Collective is an American clothing company owned by Joel and Benji Madden from the band Good Charlotte their brother, Josh Madden, and their friend Tal Cooperman. ... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ...


Alongside playing in Good Charlotte, Benji along with his brother Joel Madden is also a part of the experimental hip hop group and producers Dead Executives Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ...


Personal life

Benji and his brother Joel both became vegetarians under the influence of fellow band mate Billy Martin. As of '03, Benji has taken a stricter vow on his eating habits by adapting to a vegan lifestyle. Benji is currently living in Glendale, California. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... For other people known by this name, see Billy Martin (disambiguation). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ...


In January 2008, media outlets reported that Madden and his long-time girlfriend and fiancée, Sophie Monk had split up.[2] In response to recent rumors that the couple had broken up, Good Charlotte's rep told Us Weekly: "Benji Madden and Sophie Monk are together and very happy." [3] However, on February 12, 2008 it was officially announced by Monk's Sydney agent, Yoon Kim, that "Sophie and Benji have officially split. The decision was mutual and they remain amicable."[4] Sophie Charlene Akland Monk (born December 14, 1979) is an Australian pop singer, actress and occasional model. ... This article is about the band. ... Us Weekly (a. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shortly after his engagement with Sophie Monk ended, Benji Madden has been dating Paris Hilton, well-known best friend of Nicole Richie, who is living with Benji's brother, Joel. Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ...



Madden is an avid collector of gothic dolls. He showed off his vast collection on an episode of MTV Cribs. Look up Gothic, goth, Goth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The old MTV Cribs logo MTV Cribs is a reality television program on MTV that features tours of the houses and mansions of celebrities. ...


Featured Guest appearances

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2007 "Tightly Wound" MxPx Secret Weapon (album)
2007 "Sex Without Love" Ben Lee Ripe (album)
2003 "Jaded (These Years)" Mest Mest (album)
2002 "January" Goldfinger (band) Open Your Eyes (Goldfinger album)

MxPx is a Punk band that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. ... Special Edition cover Secret Weapon is MxPxs eighth full-length studio album, which was released on July 17, 2007. ... Benjamin Michael Lee (born September 11, 1978 in Sydney, Australia) is a ARIA Award winning Jewish Australian musician and actor. ... Ripe is the sixth album by Australian musician Ben Lee, and is set to be released in 2007. ... Mest was a pop punk band from Blue Island, Illinois. ... Mest is the self-titled album by punk band Mest. ... For other uses, see Goldfinger. ... Open Your Eyes is the fourth official album by Goldfinger. ...

Other appearances

Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... Fall Back Down is a song by punk band Rancid from their 2003 album Indestructible. ... MxPx is a Punk band that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. ... Before Everthing & After is the 2003 release from MxPx, Released on A&M Records. ... Benjamin Michael Lee (born September 11, 1978 in Sydney, Australia) is a ARIA Award winning Jewish Australian musician and actor. ... Ripe is the sixth album by Australian musician Ben Lee, and is set to be released in 2007. ... The X-Ecutioners are a group of hip hop DJs/turntablists from New York. ...

References

  1. ^ Good Charlotte Biography. allmusic.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  2. ^ Sophie Monk nad Benji Madden split up. News.com.au (7 January 2008). Retrieved on 13 January 2008.
  3. ^ Monk and Madden deny split. News.com.au (8 January 2008). Retrieved on 13 January 2008.
  4. ^ www.news.com.au

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External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... This article is about the band. ... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... For other people known by this name, see Billy Martin (disambiguation). ... For the porn star, see Paul Thomas (porn star). ... Dean Deano Butterworth (born September 26, 1976) is a professional drummer. ... Aaron Escolopio is the current drummer of the band Wakefield. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Singles from Good Charlotte Released: March 2001 Released: August 2001 Released: 2001 (video only) Released: 2001 Good Charlotte is the name of the self-titled debut album by Good Charlotte. ... The Young and the Hopeless is the second album by Good Charlotte, released on October 1, 2002. ... The Chronicles of Life and Death is the third studio album by Good Charlotte. ... Singles from Good Morning Revival Released: January 2007 Released: February 2007 (Unreleased in the USA and Canada) Released: May 2007 Released: October 2007 Good Morning Revival is the fourth album by Good Charlotte and the follow up to the 2004 release The Chronicles of Life and Death. ... GC EP is an EP released by Good Charlotte in 2000 before their debut album, Good Charlotte, was released. ... Bootlegs is a live album by Good Charlotte. ... Little Things is the first single by rock band, Good Charlotte released in 2001. ... Motivation Proclamation is the second single taken from Good Charlottes self-titled debut album Good Charlotte. ... Festival Song is a single by rock band Good Charlotte, released in 2001. ... Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous is the first single taken from Good Charlottes second studio album The Young and the Hopeless. ... The Anthem is a single by rock band Good Charlotte released in 2003 from their The Young And The Hopeless album. ... Girls & Boys is the third single taken from Good Charlottes second studio album The Young and the Hopeless. ... This article is about the song. ... Hold On is a song by the band Good Charlotte. ... Predictable is a single by rock band, Good Charlotte released in 2004. ... I Just Wanna Live is the second single from Good Charlottes third studio album, The Chronicles of Life and Death. ... The Chronicles of Life and Death is a single by rock band Good Charlotte, released in 2005. ... We Believe is the fourth single from Good Charlottes third studio album The Chronicles of Life and Death. ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... Alternative cover Japanese version front cover Keep Your Hands off My Girl is a song by the pop punk band, Good Charlotte. ... Dance Floor Anthem (I Dont Want to Be in Love), also known as Dance Floor Anthem, is a song by Good Charlotte on their fourth album, Good Morning Revival (2007). ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... Riot Girl is a song by Good Charlotte. ... S.O.S. is a song by Good Charlotte. ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... Broken Hearts Parade is a song by Good Charlotte off of their 2007 album, Good Morning Revival. ... Video Collection is a DVD released by Good Charlotte in 2003, about a year after The Young and the Hopeless album was released. ... Good Charlotte Live at Brixton Academy is a live DVD released by the band Good Charlotte at the peak of their popularity after the release of their fame album The Young and the Hopeless and the completion of the 500 day tour in support of this album. ... Fast Future Generation is a rockumentary DVD featuring Good Charlotte on tour in Japan. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Daylight Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History Daylight was founded by David Massey in late 2000 as an Epic Records Group label, and has subsequently signed and helped to develop a broad array of artists, in the process achieving global sales in excess of... This is the discography of pop punk band Good Charlotte. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Fails to meet WP:COMPANY guidelines for notability. ... DCMA Collective is an American clothing company owned by Joel and Benji Madden from the band Good Charlotte their brother, Josh Madden, and their friend Tal Cooperman. ... DC Flag Records is a record label owned and run by Joel and Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte. ... Level 27 Clothing (sometimes typeset as LeVeL 27 Clothing to fit the logo) is an American clothing company founded in 2001 and owned by Billy Martin from the band Good Charlotte and his best friend Steve Sievers. ...

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Benji Madden Bio - Benji Madden Biography - Benji Madden Stories (815 words)
Benji Madden was born Benjamin Levi Combs in Waldorf/Naptown, MD. He has a twin brother, Joel Rueben Combs, he has another brother named Josh, and a sister named Sarah.
Benji Madden has brown eyes and is 5'7".His Favourite t.v show is the Simpsons and Saturday night live.
Benji: (joking that his brother Joel's and Paris's dogs are dating) There were lots of babies around and everyone brought their dogs and they were all dressed up.
Benji Madden - Music on FoxyTunes Planet (353 words)
Benjamin Levi "Benji" Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte.
Benji was often blamed for Joel's misbehavior because he was known as a troublemaker.
Benji has many piercings and tattoos, some of which are of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary from the Bible.
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