Los Angeles – Good Charlotte are making a comeback.
The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famoushitmakers – who have been on hiatus since 2011 – announced on Twitter on Tuesday that they have got back together, prompting the hashtag #WelcomeBackGC to trend worldwide.
And the group also teased a new song, Makeshift Love on Alternative Press, marking their first new music since 2010 album Cardiology.
Speaking about the decision to reform, Benji Madden admitted he and his bandmates – bassist Paul Thomas, guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin, and drummer Dean Butterworth – agreed with his twin brother, frontman Joel Madden, to wait until they “genuinely” had something to say.
He told Spill magazine: “Good Charlotte was incredibly special to us. Five years ago, we shut down the website, the merch store, the entire band … That was our way of taking it back and making it ours again.
“We all decided we would wait until we felt genuine about saying something to the world again.”
The group released five albums before going on hiatus.
Here are 5 of our favourite GC hits to welcome them back:
1. “This is the anthem throw all your hands up…”
2. “Lifestyles of the rich and the famous, they’re always complainin’…”
3. “Hold on, if you feel like letting go. Hold on, it gets better than you know…”
4. “These are the chronicles of life and death and everything between.”
5. “Girls don’t like boys, girls like cars and money”