Good Charlotte, a rock band led by identical twins Benji and Joel Madden formed in their hometown Waldorf, Maryland. At the age of sixteen, Benji and Joel attended a Beastie Boys concert that inspired them to form their own band "The Benji, Joel and Brian Band" with a childhood friend. After a failed first attempt at creating a band, the Madden brothers formed a new band, Good Charlotte, in 1995.
With Joel as the lead vocalist and Benji as rhythm guitar and backup vocals, these two have remained the core of Good Charlotte over the past decade. They released their first album entitled "Good Charlotte" in 2000. Their most famous singles "The Anthem" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" earned the band numerous nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards in addition to other nominations at the TMF awards.
Joel Madden is married to Nicole Richie.
Good Charlotte was the Prom Band in the movie, "Not Another Teen Movie."