multi-platinum musician, guitarist & background vocalist for Good Charlotte, co-founder & CEO of artist management firm MDDN
Benji is best known as the lead guitarist in his band Good Charlotte. GC have sold over 10 million records to date, penned countless mainstream radio hits such as “The Anthem,” “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous” and “Hold On” and shared the stage with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Third Eye Blind. Benji and twin brother Joel have also toured as The Madden Brothers and released their debut album “Greetings from California” in September 2014, debuting at #1 on the Australian album charts. In early 2016 Joel and Benji relaunched their band Good Charlotte and have toured every year since.
Benji is a multi-faceted musical talent – he and his brother alongside Jason ‘Jay E’ Epperson, work as a production team called DEAD EXECUTIVES – where they record, produce and songwriter for artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer (released albums in 2018, 2015 & 2013), J- Kwon, Three 6 Mafia and Young Dre The Truth. In 2016, the brothers founded artist management company MDDN to manage artists, songwriters & producers and currently rep over 20 bands/artists including massive UK pop star Jessie J. He recently toured worldwide with Good Charlotte in 2019 while also running their robust management company, MDDN. They founded live streaming platform Veeps in 2017, and sold it to Live Nation in January 2021.
In 2012 Benji served as a mentor on the #1 show in Australia, THE VOICE, on which his brother Joel Madden was a judge. The show reached millions of viewers with its debut, trumping ratings belonging to the previous debuts of both The X FACTOR and AMERICAN IDOL, holding steady at about 2.5 million viewers per episode. In 2015 Benji returned as a coach to THE VOICE Australia as a duo with Joel.
Benji, along with Joel, were on the entertainment council for the Feeding America Charity campaign and have helped provide more than 26 million meals to those in need. In January 2015, Benji married movie star Cameron Diaz and in January 2020, they welcomed their first child, a ‘really cute’ baby girl, named Raddix.