Formed in the mid-90s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles “Little Things” and “Festival Song”. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-platinum albums including The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. “We had grown up inside the band and it was all we knew,” Benji says. “We all needed to step away to find out who we were outside of it as well as do some growing personally.”
The drive resurfaced in 2014 and Benji and Joel credit the young Australian pop- punk group 5 Seconds Of Summer for re-igniting the Good Charlotte spark. Working with 5SOS reminded the brothers of how much fun they’d had with their own band--and in 2015, the timing felt right. In November 2015, Good Charlotte released a video for the song “Makeshift Love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000s. Now, after the release of their new album “Youth Authority” on MDDN July 15th, 2016, a run of U.K. shows in August and a U.S tour last fall, Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.