Good Charlotte tease some big for Friday

Is the Good Charlotte wait almost over? If we are to believe the band’s latest social media post, then the answer is yes. On Monday (May 21), the Baltimore-founded group took to Instagram once again to unleashed another teaser. This time, the band posted a ten second clip which features some footage flickering between a black screen and their ever-present steel-blue skull. At the end of the snippet, the numbers “05/25/18” appear on the screen cautioning fans that some answers will be given this Friday, May 25, 2018. Watch the Instagram video here.

The new clip comes after weeks of the five-piece posting random clips on their social media accounts. The teasers began with the band posting old press photos of themselves with the same steel-blue skull from the current video covering their faces. Then, last week, they did the same thing, but on other artists’ album covers. Those albums include Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind, Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, The Fugees’ The Score, Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skylines, and Kenny G’s Breathless. Like all of their other similar posts, these did not have any caption or explanation attached.

While we may not get any answers until the end of the week, fans are hoping that this is the band’s way of announcing new music. Good Charlotte officially returned from their hiatus in 2016 with the release of their sixth studio album, Youth Authority. Since the album’s release in July of 2016, the band has been touring behind it on and off for the past two years. In that time, they’ve headlined a slew of tours as well as performed on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea last year.

Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Good Charlotte revisit comeback shows in ‘Life Changes’


Good Charlotte’s comeback album, Youth Authority has now been out for over a month, much to the delight of their fans and longtime listeners. Since its release in July, the band has announced several pieces of good news including an upcoming fall tour. On Wednesday (Sept. 7), the Maryland-founded band revealed even more good news when they premiered the music video for their latest single, “Life Changes.”

The video consists of live footage of the band that was primarily filmed during their busy year on the road promoting the new tunes. In addition to live footage of them performing, there are behind-the-scenes clips of the guys meeting their fans, hanging with their families, warming up, and even celebrating a birthday. Watch the video for “Life Changes” below.

“Life Changes” is featured on Good Charlotte’s recently released album, Youth Authority. The new album was released in mid-July, landing at the number 23 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number four spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. Youth Authority‘s release came eight months after the band officially announced the end of their four-year hiatus. In support of the group’s sixth studio album, they announced in August plans to hit the road this fall.

The “Youth Authority” tour is set to kick off on Oct. 23 at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA and wrap up on Nov. 23 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. The Story So Far and Big Jesus will join Good Charlotte for the entire tour while Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, and Hit the Lights will take turns performing on selected dates. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Good Charlotte honor their fans in ‘Life Can’t Get Much Better’ video


As we get closer to the release date for Good Charlotte’s upcoming new record, the band just keeps on giving their fans goodies. On Monday (June 13), the Maryland-based band released another new song from their impending new record, Youth Authority. The lyric video for the new tune, “Life Can’t Get Much Better,” pays homage to the group’s dedicated fans. Making its official debut on Fuse, the video features snapshots of the guys and their fans spanning across years and locations around the world.

“Our success through the years in Good Charlotte has been all about the fans, and this song feels like it really captures the vibe,” guitarist Benji Madden told Fuse. The lyric video for “Life Can’t Get Much Better” can be seen below.

“Life Can’t Get Much Better” will be featured on the pop-punk band’s much-anticipated sixth studio album due out on July 15. Including the new song, the band has released a total of four tracks from the upcoming album. “Makeshift Love,” “Life Changes,” and “40 Oz. Dream” have all previously been released with the latter’s music video making its grand, Last Man on Earth debut last week. Prior to premiering the music video for “40 Oz. Dream,” the band had teased that a lot more Good Charlotte-centric news would be revealed in the upcoming weeks. We can only assume that the new song was part of that long list of good news we have to look forward to.

Good Charlotte are the last band on Earth in ’40 Oz. Dream’


With just a month left until the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album, Good Charlotte is making sure that you don’t forget. On Thursday (June 9), the California pop-punkers released the music video for the record’s lead single, “40 Oz. Dream.” Taking major inspiration from the Will Forte-starring show, The Last Man on Earth, the clip finds the band in the middle of the desert realizing they are truly the “last band on Earth.” The music video follows the group as the head to Los Angeles for the “last show on Earth.”

As they make their way to the city of angels in an old-school RV, we find them acting like a bunch of teenagers pouring beer into an inflatable pool, bowling in the parking lot of a convenience store, riding in grocery carts, playing poker (and losing) to some soccer balls, and more. Even though the band members are full-fledged adults, it’s nice to see that they haven’t lost their teenage mentality. Watch the video for “40 Oz. Dream” here.

“40 Oz. Dream” is featured on Good Charlotte’s upcoming new album, Youth Authority. Youth Authority is set to be released on July 15 through the Madden brothers’ record label, MDDN and in conjunction with Kobalt. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website which comes with instant downloads of “Makeshift Love,” “Life Changes,” and of course, “40 Oz. Dream.”

At the moment, the band have been really mum about what other news they have up their sleeves, just telling fans to keep an eye out because some more information will be revealed with time. Even though they performed a handful of shows earlier this year and currently have a short stint on the Vans Warped Tour, we have yet to get a formal tour. Maybe that’s one of the many surprises they’re teasing? Or maybe we’re just hoping too much.

Good Charlotte go through ‘Life Changes’ on new track


It’s been about a month since Good Charlotte released the second official single off of their upcoming new album, Youth Authority. The track, “40 Oz. Dream,” was the follow-up to “Makeshift Love” which made its grand debut in late 2015. After having fans wait a little bit between tracks, Good Charlotte has now unleashed another new song. On Thursday (May 12), the Baltimore-based band premiered the audio for their new single, “Life Changes.” “Life Changes” is the opening track on the group’s sixth studio album set to be released later this summer. Listen to the “Life Changes” audio below.

“Life Changes” will join previously released tracks “40 Oz. Dream” and “Makeshift Love” on Good Charlotte’s highly-anticipated new record, Youth AuthorityYouth Authority is set to be released on July 15 through the Madden brother’s record label, MDDN and in conjunction with Kobalt. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website. Beginning tomorrow, those who pre-order the new record will receive instant downloads of “Life Changes,” “40 Oz. Dream,” and “Makeshift Love.”

While the five-piece have been performing sporadic shows since they announced their reunion, it was announced that they will be headlining the last couple of weeks of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. The complete list of the dates they will perform at can be found over on Warped Tour’s website. Youth Authority is the follow-up to Good Charlotte’s 2010 release, Cardiology.

Good Charlotte serve us a ’40 Oz. Dream’ with new song


It might be a new week, but the Good Charlotte news keeps on coming. On Monday (April 4), the Maryland-founded band headed over to Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show to premiere a brand new song off of their highly anticipated new record. The new song is titled “40 Oz. Dream” and finds the band paying homage to the “old-school” MTV days.

While the song made its debut on Lowe’s internet radio show, the band headed over to Rolling Stone to exclusively premiere the music video. The music video was directed by Benji and Joel Madden’s brother Josh. The video, according to Josh, draws inspiration from artist/writer Shea Serrano’s pop-culture-friendly coloring book for adults (kind of explains the band’s teasing clips from last week).

“I’m a big fan of Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and when the guys played me this song, it was the first thing I thought about — I started drawing right away,” explained Josh. “The whole idea of being young, watching MTV after school and seeing Snoop Dogg’s ‘What’s My Name?’ video made me think of being a kid. The influence Dre and Snoop have on us has always been pretty strong — those guys are serious about what they do, but they also showed us what a good time looks like.”

“For us ’40 Oz. Dream’ was the perfect song to kick off our new album,” Benji told Rolling Stone. “It’s got all the sarcasm and humor we’ve always loved, and lots of affection for the past and present. As a band that formed in 1996, it’s a fun moment to be welcomed back so warmly. We’re very happy to have found our place in 2016.”

“40 Oz.Dream” can currently be streamed here while the band’s chat with Rolling Stone can be read here. “40 Oz. Dream” will join “Makeshift Love” on Good Charlotte’s sixth studio album, Youth AuthorityYouth Authority is set to be released on July 15. In a perfect case of timing, the record will be released a couple of days before the group begins their stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.

Good Charlotte officially name new album


It might be April Fools’ Day, but we don’t think Good Charlotte is messing around with their fans. Earlier this week, the Maryland-based band announced the release date for their much-anticipated new album which came after months of teasing. Even though the band had given an exact date for the complete album;s debut, the band had withheld its title. On Friday (April 1), the pop-punk dudes announced the title of that new album.

Heading to PAPER Magazine, the five-piece confirmed that the new record will be titled Youth Authority. In addition to the name of the album, the group also released the cover art for their sixth studio record. The cover art was created as a collaboration between the band and artist Brian Montuori, who specializes in eye-popping collage work.

According to Benji Madden, the covert art “uses pieces of real GC history — including old show flyers and pictures — and combining them with his own paintings, Brian came up with an incredible piece of imagery that we all love. We share an affection for a scene, many bands, and we both come from a world where great album covers, fanzines, and old show flyers ruled. This album cover really strikes chord in all of us.”

Check out the cover art for Youth Authority below.


As previously reported, Youth Authority will be released on July 15, just in time for Good Charlotte’s long-awaited return to the Vans Warped Tour. Youth Authority marks the group’s first new album 2010’s Cardiology; the last record they released before embarking on their five-year hiatus.