Formed in the mid-'90s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group's 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles "Little Things" and "Festival Song". Then in 2002, the band's breakthrough success of The Young And The Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-plantinum albums including The Chronicles Of Life And Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release of Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. "We had grown up inside of the band and it was all we knew," guitarist Benji Madden says. "We all needed to step away to find out who we were outside of it as well as do some growing personally."
The drive resurfaced in 2014, after working with the Australian pop-punk group 5 Seconds Of Summer reminded Benji and brother and vocalist Joel how much fun they'd had intheir own band. In 2016 they released a new album Youth Authority and toured aroudn the world throughout 2016 and 2017. After writing a collection of songs for their next release, the band realized that the subjet matter had taken a serious turn. The songs on GENERATION RX cover a range of deeply personal subjects, with an underling theme touching on the disconnection and hopelessness that seems to be prevalent with youth these days. The song "Actual Pain", about the opioid addiction crisis, was inspired by the death of rapper Lil Peep.
• Vinyl LP
• Gatefold cover with embossed title
• Limited time download card
1. Generation Rx
2. Self Help
4. Actual Pain
6. Cold Song
7. Leech (feat. Sam Carter)
8. Better Demons
9. California (The Way I Say I Love You)