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Good Charlotte
From left to right: Paul Thomas, Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Dean Butterworth, and Billy Martin.
From left to right: Paul Thomas, Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Dean Butterworth, and Billy Martin.
Background information
Also known as GC
Origin Waldorf, Maryland, USA
Genre(s) Pop punk
Years active 1996 - Present
Label(s) Sony BMG/Epic/Daylight
Website Official GC Site
Members
Joel Madden
Benji Madden
Billy Martin
Paul Thomas
Dean Butterworth
Former members
Aaron Escolopio
Chris Wilson

Good Charlotte is an American pop punk band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. They took their name from the children's book called "Good Charlotte: The Girls Of Good Day Orphanage," written by Carol Beach York.
The band has released four albums in total, most notably 2002's multi-platinum seller The Young and the Hopeless, which spawned the singles, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous", "The Anthem", and "Girls & Boys". Their newest album, Good Morning Revival, was released on March 19, 2007 in Europe and on March 27, 2007 in North America and the rest of the world.
The members of the band are the identical twin brothers Joel (lead vocals) and Benji Madden (lead guitar and backing vocals), Billy Martin (rhythm guitar and keyboards), Paul Thomas (bass guitar) and Dean Butterworth (drums and percussion). 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. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 52 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... 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... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... 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... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... Benjamin Levi Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of 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. ... 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... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... Carol Beach York is an author of juvenile novels. ... The Young and the Hopeless is the second album by Good Charlotte, released on October 1, 2002. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is about the television series. ... 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. ... 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. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... North American redirects here. ... Fraternal twin boys in the tub The term twin most notably refers to two individuals (or one of two individuals) who have shared the same uterus (womb) and usually, but not necessarily, born on the same day. ... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Benjamin Levi Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... 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. ... For other people known by this name, see Billy Martin (disambiguation). ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... An electronic keyboard. ... For the porn star, see Paul Thomas (porn star). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Dean Deano Butterworth (born September 26, 1976) is a professional drummer. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

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History

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The Young and the Hopeless (2002-2003)

2002's "The Young and the Hopeless" marked the band's emergence into mainstream popularity. Their breakthrough single, titled "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous", topped both pop and rock charts around the globe. Singles that followed from that album include "The Anthem", "Girls & Boys", "The Young and the Hopeless" and "Hold On". They thanked many other pop bands for their influences for this album, including Sum 41, NOFX and Green Day. The Young and the Hopeless is the second album by Good Charlotte, released on October 1, 2002. ... This article is about the song. ... Hold On is a song by the band Good Charlotte. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ...


The album eventually went on to receive triple platinum certification (3 million copies sold) from the RIAA. During the course of the album's success, Good Charlotte landed appearances on Saturday Night Live, CNN, and The Today Show, the covers of Rolling Stone and Alternative Press magazines, and were also featured in The New York Times. They also became popular on MTV, where their music videos were played in heavy rotation on both MTV and MTV2. "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" received the "Viewers Choice Award" at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. The RIAA Logo. ... SNL redirects here. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Alternative Press (or commonly referred to on the website and in the magazine as AP) is a music magazine based in Cleveland, Ohio which primarily focuses on pop rock, post-hardcore, indie rock, ska, hardcore and rock music and their attendant subgenres, providing readers with band interviews and photos, information... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2003 NEW YORK CITY VIDEO OF THE YEAR Missy Elliot - Work it Justin Timberlake - Cry me a river Eminem - Lose yourself Johnny Cash - Hurt 50 Cent - In da club Best Male Eminem - Lose yourself Johnny Cash - Hurt Justin Timberlake - Cry me a river John Mayer - Your...


The band hired multiple temporary drummers during the recording, release and touring of "The Young and the Hopeless" due to former drummer, Aaron Escolopio, leaving the band before the release of "The Young and the Hopeless" to join his brothers band, Wakefield. In 2003, the band added Chris Wilson as a permanent drummer, who was introduced to the band from mutual friends in the band The Used. Also in 2003, the band made a cameo appearance in the King Gordy video for "Nightmares". Aaron Escolopio is the current drummer of the band Wakefield. ... It has been suggested that Aaron Escolopio be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. ... Waverly W. Alford II (born November 17, 1971), better known by his stage name King Gordy, is an American rapper. ...


The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004-2006)

Good Charlotte's third album, The Chronicles of Life and Death, was released in 2004. The album received mixed reactions from both the music press and Good Charlotte's fanbase. The album has been widely considered a departure from their previous two albums, mixing new elements such as strings, synths, and more mature lyrical topics into Good Charlotte's youthful power pop sound. Singles released from the album include the two hits "Predictable" and "I Just Wanna Live", as well as "The Chronicles of Life and Death" and "We Believe". The only single from The Chronicles of Life and Death which managed to chart upon the U.S. Hot 100 was the hit "I Just Wanna Live". All of the singles released from the album went top 30 in the UK, except for "We Believe". The Chronicles of Life and Death is the third studio album by Good Charlotte. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... 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. ...


In May 2005, after much speculation from fans, it was officially confirmed that Chris Wilson had left the band citing personal health reasons. Benji also told Kerrang! magazine that, for him, "Chris leaving the band was the worst part of 2005". Chris now plays drums in the pop rock band The Summer Obsession. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... The Summer Obsession is a pop punk band from Jacksonville, Florida, United States. ...


On Good Charlotte's tour, "Noise to the World Tour", performing with Simple Plan and Relient K, the band recruited Dean Butterworth, who had previously played for Morrissey, as the band's temporary drummer. Later, in March 2007, Butterworth was confirmed as the band's permanent drummer. This article is about the French Canadian rock band. ... This article is about the Christian rock band. ... Dean Deano Butterworth (born September 26, 1976) is a professional drummer. ... For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ...


Benji Madden has claimed in interviews that he feels this record was not as successful as the previous record due to it being "too selfish." Benjamin Levi Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. ...


Good Morning Revival (2007-Present)

Good Morning Revival is the fourth album by Good Charlotte and the follow up to 2004's The Chronicles of Life and Death. It was officially released in March 2007, with the precise date varying by country.
Good Morning Revival debuted in the top 10 of thirteen countries worldwide including the U.S., giving the band some of their highest international chart positions thus far. At midnight, on January 23 2007, the forthcoming record was made available for pre-order on iTunes. When pre-ordered, the single, "The River" was downloaded immediately, while the rest of the album was queued to be downloaded on the released date. Pre-ordering on iTunes also provided the exclusive bonus acoustic version of the aforementioned single. 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. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ...


The first single from the album, "The River", featuring Avenged Sevenfold's lead singer, M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates, appeared online on January 4, 2007 and was released as the first single from the album in North America. The music video for "The River" was added to UK music channels Kerrang! and Scuzz on the April 13, 2007, making the second single released from the album in the UK. The song charted at #108. "Keep Your Hands off My Girl" was released as the first single in the UK and Australia. "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl" charted on the UK Singles Chart at #36 the first week of release through download sales and then climbed to #23 when released in stores. The second single released in North America was "Dance Floor Anthem", with which the band had scored a surprise hit, making it onto eleven different Billboard charts and peaking at #2 in Australia. The "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl" video was recently certified gold by MTV International. It was played 3,000 times on over 4 continents during the first half of 2007. On January 1, 2008, Good Charlotte was featured on Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade on MTV, as they were the second performance of the new year and performed their hit "Dance Floor Anthem". This article is about the Good Charlotte song. ... For the self-titled album, see Avenged Sevenfold (album). ... ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ... Synyster Gates born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Kerrang! TV is a digital television station owned by EMAP, which is loosely connected to the EMAP owned magazine, Kerrang!. As of 2005, all of its programme content is music videos, the majority of which is open scheduled, for text requests from their playlist. ... Scuzz is a British music television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Dance Floor anthem is reportadly going to be the 3rd official single from Good charlottes new Good Morning Revival Album, although no further information is known as of yet. ... MTV International or also know as (Music Television International) and MTVI is the International Version Of MTV. Is also an Internet network based around the world. ...


The band made multiple U.S. and international TV appearances in support of the album. First, Good Charlotte appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 9 2007, the Outdoor Stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 11, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 27. Joel and Benji Madden, Good Charlotte's lead singer and guitarist respectively, co-hosted the Australian MTV Video Music Awards with Fergie on April 29 2007 where the band also won the "Viewers Choice Australia" award for "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl". In August 2007, the band embarked on Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveShow tour, as Timberlake's opening act. Good Charlotte supported Timberlake throughout his second leg North American dates. They were present for the August 16, 2007 show in Madison Square Garden, which was taped for a HBO broadcast. May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The MTV Australia Video Music Awards started in 2005 and is Australias first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts. ... For other uses, see Fergie. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... FutureSex/LoveShow is Justin Timberlakes 2007 world tour in support of the album FutureSex/LoveSounds. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


Activism

Good Charlotte has been actively supporting PETA's animal rights campaigns. Members of the group recorded a track, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous", on PETA's Liberation CD and appeared at PETA's 25th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards Show.[1] Group members have also demonstrated against KFC’s treatment of chickens. Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... A man holds a monkey with a limb missing by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ...


The twins have also posed for the YouthAIDS Aldo "Aldo Fights AIDS" dog tag campaign. They stand side by side, eyes shut, on the "See No Evil?" dog-tag packaging. Joel holds his hands in prayer, whereas Benji's face is contorted and angry and his hand is in a fist. Aldo may refer to: Aldo (shoes), a worldwide chain of shoe stores (heels and boots) founded by Aldo Bensadoun in Montreal, QC in 1972. ...


Good Charlotte also supports the fight against AIDS, as shown in the design of a t-shirt designed by the bands guitarist, Billy Martin, for the H&M Fashion Against AIDS campaign[2]. The t-shirt displays a couple under an umbrella, protecting both of themselves, as a metaphor for using protection. For other people known by this name, see Billy Martin (disambiguation). ... For the former railroad, see Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. ...


Discography

This is the discography of pop punk band Good Charlotte. ... 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. ...

Awards

Main article: List of Good Charlotte awards

Band members

Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Levi Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... For other people known by this name, see Billy Martin (disambiguation). ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... An electronic keyboard. ... For the porn star, see Paul Thomas (porn star). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Dean Deano Butterworth (born September 26, 1976) is a professional drummer. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

Former members

Aaron Escolopio is the current drummer of the band Wakefield. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ...

Temporary members

Dusty Brill is a professional drummer who briefly played with pop-punk rock band Good Charlotte. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Aaron Escolopio is the current drummer of the band Wakefield. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with New Found Glory. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...

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Good Charlotte Joel Madden: vocals * Benji Madden: guitars, vocals Billy Martin: guitars, keyboards * Paul Thomas: bass * Chris Wilson: drums After millions got to know The Young and the Hopeless, Good Charlotte is back with a remarkably self-assured and provocative new collection, dubbed The Chronicles of Life and Death.
In Good Charlotte, the fans had a band that they could believe in, a band that warranted their allegiance, a band that would always be honest and true and committed to the ideals that brought them into the spotlight in the first place.
Good Charlotte also took the opportunity to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities, including contributed guest vocals to records by Mest and N.E.R.D, continuing their Level 27 and Made clothing labels and launching a toy line.
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