The Madden brothers also front a production team called Dead Executives.
In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation.
But one attendee stood out: a trained elephant was spotted being led into the Los Angeles estate of Richie’s father, music superstar Lionel Richie, where two tents were set up for the ceremony on a warm evening.
They released the record "Greetings from California" on September 16, 2014.
They took the name Good Charlotte from the children's book, Good Charlotte: Girls of the Good Day Orphanage, by Carol Beach York.
In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom.
He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji.
He also had a guest appearance in the hit Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band, in which he joined the band for a performance.
In 1995, at the age of 16, Joel Madden, his brother Benji, and a friend started their own band.