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Punk pop became a lucrative commodity in the late 90s, as countless skaters decided to put down their boards and pick up instruments in the hope of enjoying the commercial success achieved by bands such as Green Day and Blink-182. The Waldorf, Maryland, USA-based quintet, Good Charlotte, is just one of a countless stream of similarly styled bands, using the same chord patterns and vocal inflections. The bands leaders are twin brothers, vocalist Joel Madden (11 March 1979, Waldorf, Maryland, USA) and guitarist Benji Madden (b. Benjamin Levi Madden, 11 March 1979, Waldorf, Maryland, USA), who began writing songs together at the age of 16. Influenced by bands such as Rancid and Green Day, the duo cut a demo tape, and upon their high school graduation in 1997, relocated to Berkeley, California, to try to follow in the footsteps of their heroes Green Day. Things did not exactly work out that way, and the twins returned to Maryland and completed Good...