Along with the love of teen girls comes the ire of punk diehards, who take umbrage at the Good Charlotte’s commercial sound and teenybopper audience. “It’s tough, when you have young fans, for people who are older to take you seriously,” frontman Joel Madden tells the Cleveland Scene. “But at some point, you can’t care about that; you have to play music because you love music, not because you want critics to like your band. We don’t pay attention to that stuff. We just play music that we love, for people who also love it. Anyone is invited into that, and anyone who doesn’t like it and doesn’t want to be involved — we’re not offended.” Clevescene.com has since removed the article.
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