Good Charlotte have announced plans to take an extended break from the band while pursuing other outlets. 

“We're stepping away from the grind of making records and touring for a minute, just to have fun and be creative like we were when we were 15,” guitarist Benji Madden told Rolling Stone.

Benji and his twin brother Joel have already announced a new project in the form of a mixtape, Before The Fame: The Madden Brothers. Set for an October 1 release, it will showcase the brothers collaborating with a variety of artists.

“We're already having a blast in our studio with all these new artists making music just for fun. And the mixtape's free, they're going to get it for free, there's no quota we're trying to fill, there's no machine we're trying to fuel, we just want to make music with new artists and god bless EMI, they let us do what we want,” said Joel Madden.