"We wrote with Louis and Liam; we did some songs that never made it out – they're somewhere in the lost tapes"
Pop-punk ain’t dead. In fact, noughties heroes Good Charlotte are back with brand new album ‘Generation RX’, which finds them fired up and ready to recapture the sugar-coated punk spirit that made us fall in love with their 2002 mega-hit ‘Lifestyle of the Rich & Famous’. The album comes just two years after ‘Youth Authority’, the record that ended their four-year break from the spotlight. Given that they’re clearly firing on all cylinders, we sat them down to take part in NME’s Show & Tell franchise, where we show your favourite pop stars pictures of things and they tell us what they think.
I’m sure there’s more to it than that. On second thoughts – no, that really is it. We showed the guys a pizza – because they dressed up as fast-food in the video for the single ‘I Just Wanna Live’. They also talked about the vault of as-yet unreleased tracks they recorded with One Direction (“We wrote with Louis and Liam; we did some songs that never made it out – they’re somewhere in the lost tapes, so we’ll be on a boxset a few years down the line”). Touchingly, they also discussed the legacy of Lil Peep, whose memorial they performed at. Overall: good dudes.