Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland, that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and back-up vocalist Benji Madden, bass guitarist Paul Thomas, and rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin. Their latest drummer and percussionist is Dean Butterworth, who has been a member of the band since 2005. The band has released five studio albums: Good Charlotte (2000), The Young and the Hopeless (2002), The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004), Good Morning Revival (2007), and Cardiology (2010) as well as two compilations: Greatest Remixes (2008) and Greatest Hits (2010).
Asked in December 2011 if there will be a sixth Good Charlotte album, Joel Madden replied, "We're a little itchy. We said we're not going to make another record until we mean it. And so, we're waiting for it to come and it will...Good Charlotte, it's more than a band though, we'll always be together." In an interview with The Gunz Show, bassist Paul Thomas revealed that Good Charlotte may not begin recording a new album until 2013.