Episode 001: Joel Madden
Hello, and welcome to the very first episode of the Voice & Verse Podcast. This week, I’m pleased to welcome my buddy Joel Madden to the show. Joel is best known as the singer of (and half of the songwriting duo behind) multi-platinum rock band Good Charlotte.
These days, he’s staying busy as a songwriter and producer, working with newer acts like Emblem3, 5 Seconds of Summer and Krewella. He and his brother Benji are also hard at work on a new album from their band the Madden Brothers. I caught up with Joel to talk about the genesis of “The Anthem,” how writing with new artists stretches him creatively and what song he considers to be the gold standard in terms of songwriting. As always, you can subscribe to the podcast here, ensuring you don’t miss an episode of the stories behind your favorite songs. (38:34)