Episode 001: Joel Madden

Joel Madden Portrait Shoot

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)

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One response to “Episode 001: Joel Madden”

  1. netty says:

    Thank you so much, I really enjoyed this podcast. I love the informality, and the genuine feel . I enjoy hearing joel, and I would love to hear you interview both brothers- together. I really liked that you probed, but never dominated the interview,I also liked that you are obviously a fan of their craft, but it never felt sycophantic.

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