The guitar is one of the world’s most popular and beloved musical instrument. It is certainly a very important instrument in American music that spans multiple genres from country to R&B to hip-hop. It is arguably the greatest instrument ever invented, so its best players throughout history are honored by several notable magazines, such as Rolling Stone. Benji Madden is one of his accomplished players. He is the guitarist and producer of popular band Good Charlotte and a member of family rock band The Madden Brothers. Who is Benji Madden? Learn more about him by reading below.
Who is Benji Madden?
The guitar may only have six strings but the ability to manipulate those strings to the delight of millions is capable of elevating a person to cult status with huge financial rewards and that’s what Benji Madden directed. It’s a skill he’s learned since he was 16 years old.
Madden was born Benjamin Levi Combs to parents Roger Combs and Robin Madden on March 11, 1979. He was born in Waldorf, Maryland in half of twins born to his parents. He has an older brother named Josh and a younger sister named Sarah. For the first 16 years of his life, things went smoothly until his father left his mother, Robin Madden, to raise his four children.
With the hard work of his mother, Benji Madden continued to manage to finish high school. He graduated from high school in La Plata with his siblings with whom he developed a closer relationship through their collective experience of abandonment. He developed an affinity for the guitar and started playing at the age of 16, using the little product he had to support his mother.
The close relationship between him and his siblings paid off when Joel Madden and his twin brother formed a band called Good Charlotte in 1996, when he was just 17 years old. The band started with the two brothers and eventually grew to include bassist Paul Thomas, keyboard player Billy Martin, and drummer Dean Butterworth. Benji became the band’s frontman as a songwriter, vocalist, and producer.
The band released their debut album, Gentille Charlotte in 2000. Since their debut album, the band has released seven studio albums. As the band’s songwriter, Benji lent his talents to artists such as Hilary Duff, with whom he helped produce his 2005 album Most Wanted. He also worked as a backup vocalist for Sean Kingston, Chamillionaire, Berzerk and a few others. Benji Madden’s diverse musical interests have also led him to collaborate with artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Wiz Khalifa and a few others.
He and his brother Joel also formed a two-man band called The Madden Brother, formed in 2014. The band has released one album to date, a 2014 album titled Greetings from California. They also have a mixtape, Volume Preview, released in 2011. Outside of their band, the two brothers have worked as coaches on The Voice Kids Australia and the adult version, The Voice Australia.
From his music, Benji Madden also proved to be a capable fighter having fought and defeated Riki Rachtman in a fight event hosted by professional MMA fighter, Jason Ellis. He is also an entrepreneur who launched a clothing line, Made Clothing. Although the initial iteration of the company failed, the company was named DCMA Collective and is under the leadership of his older brother, Josh. Benji also runs an artist management company named MDDN.
Who is his wife – Cameron Diaz? Everything you need to know about her
Like a thief in the night, Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz announced their marriage on January 5, 2015. As the world fell asleep knowing that Cameron and Benji were in a relationship that began in May 2014 after Madden separated from her fiancée, Sophie Monk, the world had woken up. news of their wedding on January 5. It was a simple ceremony that took place at their Beverly Hills home.
Cameron Diaz, the wife of Benji Madden, is an outstanding actress, known for several popular films such as The Mask, There’s Something About Mary and others. She is one of the highest-grossing movie stars in the world with a box office success of over $7 billion.