- Benji Madden
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Benji Madden
Alias = Benji, Benj, Kid Vicious
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Benjamin Levi Combs
Born = Birth date and age|1979|03|11 [cite web |title=Good Charlotte Biography|work=
allmusic.com|date=2007 |url=http://wc05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hxfwxqqkldde~T1 |accessdate=2007-08-31]
Waldorf, Maryland, U.S.
Guitarist, backup vocalist
Pop punk, Punk rock
Years_active = 1996–present
Epic Records, Daylight Records
Benjamin Levi Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on
March 11, 1979) is the guitaristand backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte.
Benjamin "Benji" Madden was born in Waldorf, Maryland USA to a working class Irish-American family. He has an identical twin brother,
Joel Madden, who sings lead in Good Charlotte. He has an older brother named Josh, who helps design their clothing line, and a younger sister, Sarah, who was in a band called Her Daily Obsession. Madden attended La Plata High Schoolin La Plata, Maryland. When Madden was fifteen years old, his father left the family, causing them financial hardship. Madden took up various odd jobs as a teenager to help with the family's bills. While in his early twenties, Madden changed his last name from Combs, his father's name, to his mother's maiden name, Madden.
In the 2001 film
Not Another Teen Movie, Benji and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom and in the 2006 film Material Girlswith his brother Joel.
Madden started a clothing line called
MADE Clothingalong with his brothers Joel and Josh. The line is now defunct. In early 2006, MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective. The line is owned by himself, his brothers Joel Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman. A DCMA Collectiveshop was opened in Los Angeles, California, on March 15th of 2008.
Alongside playing in Good Charlotte, Benji as well as his brother
Joel Maddenare also a part of the experimental hip hop group and producers of the Dead Executives.
Benji is currently living in
In January 2008, media outlets reported that Madden and his long-time girlfriend and fiancée,
Sophie Monkhad split up. [cite web
title= Sophie Monk nad Benji Madden split up
accessdaymonth= 13 January
publisher= News.com.au] In response to recent rumors that the couple had broken up,
Good Charlotte's rep told Us Weekly: "Benji Madden and Sophie Monk are together and very happy." However, on February 12, 2008it was officially announced by Monk's Sydney agent, Yoon Kim, that "Sophie and Benji have officially split. The decision was mutual and they remain amicable." [ [http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23206355-5012974,00.html www.news.com.au] ]
Shortly after his engagement with Sophie Monk ended, he started dating
Paris Hilton; her best friend, Nicole Richieis dating Benji's twin brother Joel Madden.
Madden is an avid collector of
Living Dead Dolls. He showed off his vast collection on an episode of MTV Cribs.
Featured Guest appearances
Fall Back Down" music video
MxPx's, "It's Alright", from the " Before Everything & After" album
*MxPx's, "On The Outs", from the "Before Everything & After" album
Ben Lee's, "Sex Without Love", from the "Ripe" album
*Good Charlotte feat.
X-ecutioners- "Let's Go"
*imdb name|id=1010691|name=Benji Madden
* [http://www.dcmacollective.com DCMA Collective] (Benji's clothing line)
* [http://www.goodcharlotte.com Official Good Charlotte Website]
* [http://www.goodcharlotte.com www.goodcharlotte.com]
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