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Good Charlotte Singer, Soundwave Festival Organizer Get in Twitter War

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Thanks to the miracle of digital media and Twitter, band and concert promoters/organizers can battle publicly and air their dirty laundry, dragging fans right smack dab into the middle of the drama. That’s just what Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden and Soundwave Festival organizer AJ Maddah did.

Well, it was more like Maddah attacked Madden, who responded once and then deleted it (see it here), only responding again after picking up that dinosaur device known as the phone to call Maddah and hash it out after Maddah’s torrent of 140-character assaults.

In the interim, though, Maddah took aim at Good Charlotte’s twins –Joel and his guitarist brother Benji- for their treatment of fans and the fact that they went from PETA supporters to KFC endorsers. Ouch.

It started when Maddah posted a link to Music Feeds’ petition, “Get the Madden Brothers Out of Australia.”

Fans came to their defense, even though Maddah said they were “money-grubbing cunts with zero principles and disdain for their fans.” Yikes.

The trash talk eventually made it to Joel’s feed. His reply? “I don’t mind you hating on us but Encouraging other people to hate us? Keep talking shit brother it suits you.”

Maddah went off, hurling insult after insult, even saying that Madden made fun of an overweight fan. His dislike for the brothers and the band dates back to the 2004 Soundwave, which the band played. We’re not quite sure what that’s all about, but it’s now water under the bridge.

After all this drama, the two spoke on the phone and righted the punk rock ship. Joel even said that they squashed the beef out of respect, talking for the first time in 10 years.

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