If Joel and Benji Madden have their way, Good Charlotte will be able to mark the tenth anniversary of their first album with the long-delayed and long-awaited release of their new one, "Cardiology," the brothers told Billboard.com in a recent video interview in Los Angeles.
"We made [the] record almost to completion," Joel says of the fraught recording process. "Then we started listening to the rough mixes... and we were just so disappointed in ourselves."
Instead of shrugging it off and releasing what they felt was subpar music, Joel says they decided to throw out almost all of the album they'd made and start over in Vancouver last year. "We started fresh in a lot of ways, and beyond just musically" he says.
Fans who can't wait for the new album, can check out the band on the road as part of the Bamboozle Road Show starting May 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and winding up in Baton Rouge, La. on July 3.
"The boys are back," Madden says. "It feels really good."