Over the past five years, twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden have been relatively quiet when it came to their multi-platinum selling band Good Charlotte. In 2015, the timing fi-nally felt right to breathe new life into the band. They called up bassist Paul Thomas, guitarist/keyboardist Billy Martin, and drummer Dean Butterworth toget the band back together, at least for a limited run. Good Charlotte, after all, hasn’t putoutan album since 2010’s Cardiology. The Madden brothers were busy with their MDDN company and The Madden Brothers side project while the other guys were off pursuing other cre-ative endeavors. “Wehad grown up inside the band,” Benji says. “We felt we needed to take a step away to find out who we were outside of the band, and do some growing personally.”Good Charlotte has always been their baby. Founded in Waldorf, Maryland circa 1996,it took them to a level of fame they never could have predicted. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles “Little Things”and“Festival Song,”but2002’s The Young and the Hopeless catapulted their brand of pop-punk into the strato-sphere, making them oneof the biggest bands of the new millennium. Highlighted bythe single “Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous,” that album sold almost 5 million cop-ies and set them on a path to superstardom.