Waldorf, Maryland natives Joel Madden and Benji Madden became intrested in making a band after seeing a 1995 Beastie Boys concert. Two weeks later with their high school buddies Paul and Aaron (who's no longer in the band.)they formed the band. In 1998, Good Charlotte moved to Annapolis to get in on the music scene. The band worked low paying jobs to make rent while they played bars, clubs and parties. Billy joined the Good Charlotte line-up and record labels started to take notice. Good Charlotte eventually signed with Epic.
It looks like their dream came true.