It’s been almost four years since the pop-punk band Good Charlotte announced their hiatus, leaving fans to wonder when, if ever, the band would reemerge. Well it is beginning to look like that day may be closer than previously thought. Beginning earlier this spring, Good Charlotte’s frontman Joel Madden began using Instagram to drop what some of his followers thought were to hints a reunion with Madden’s fellow bandmates. A photo of the band from almost twenty years ago, followed by the caption “19 years of #GoodCharlotte today. Time to make a record,” another photo, with a caption that simply stated, “We are Back at it again…,” and last but not least some graffiti in the form of a Good Charlotte logo with the caption, “The signs are everywhere.” While fans could only hope and speculate, today they have something a little more viable to chew on; a new song by Waka Flocka Flame, featuring Good Charlotte. While none of the members have released any official statements, this may be the reunion fans have been waiting for. The song, “Game On” which was produced by KoOoLkOjAk, includes audio effects from the film Pixels into the rock rap mashup and is meant to be the theme song for the movie.
While this is the first Good Charlotte release in quite a few years that is not to say the band’s members haven’t kept busy. Under the moniker The Madden Brothers, Benji and Joel Madden have released both a studio album and a mixtape as well as worked on several other artists’ albums, such as 5 Seconds of Summer, Sean Kingston, and Kalin and Myles. Guitarist Billy Martin has both authored and illustrated several graphic novels and will be appearing at Comic Con stops in North Carolina as well as San Diego. Drummer Dean Butterworth is currently touring with Sugar Ray and bassist Paul Thomas is attending University of California, Berkeley. Thomas is also producer and bass player of the band Seeking Empire.
Pixels is due out late July and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Ashley Benson, Sean Bean, and Peter Dinklage. The movie trailer was released in mid-March of this year and received over three million views in twenty-four hours, beating out Sony’s biggest record which was previously held by The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
FDRMX Eyes: Hailing from Austin, Texas, Black Books made their music video for “Favorite Place” with stop-motion, featuring a rainbow collection of colored thread. The vibrant spools of thread flash before the camera. Check it out here: