It would be easy to look at their accolades (more than 11 million albums sold to fans around the world) and assume success has come naturally for GOOD CHARLOTTE. But from their earliest days as teenagers who formed the band in 1996 in garages in small-town Waldorf, Maryland, through the massive worldwide popularity of Top 10-charting albums The Young and the Hopeless, The Chronicles of Life and Death and Good Morning Revival and hit singles “The Anthem,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and “I Just Wanna Live,” the quintet have truly earned every achievement that’s come their way.
Good Charlotte formed in Waldorf, Maryland 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 seven 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), Youth Authority (2016), and Generation Rx (2018) as well as two compilations: Greatest Remixes (2008) and Greatest Hits (2010).