talked with Good Charlotte
. Looks like a new album is coming next year.
There's a running trope in pop-punk, one of the teen desire to leave your hometown and everyone in it behind. For Benji and Joel, that was real, because suburban Waldorf, Maryland, was dangerous. "Our dad had taken off at that point," says Benji. " It was a broken home. No matter what anyone says, in your formative years, it affects you. It's easy to look back and say that, but then, we just poured ourselves into the band. We didn't leave home until we graduated high school, but when we did, we genuinely left. We went out into the world with 50 bucks, backpacks and acoustic guitars. The first apartment...