Rhythm UK tour recommendation: Good Charlotte

Rhythm blew away the office cobwebs this week and headed to Bristol to catch Dean Butterworth and the Good Charlotte boys headline the Academy and it's safe to say we were impressed!

Despite the fact that most of the band's headlines have been filled by stories of Paris Hilton joining boyfriend (and GC guitarist) Benji Madden on tour, the set was energetic, full of hits and there was even a cracking drum solo courtesy of Mr Butterworth!

Rhythm caught up with Dean after the show and he commented on how much fun he is having playing with the band. He is now an official member and will be heading into the studio later in the year to write a follow-up album to last years Good Morning Revival. Dean also appears on Goldfinger's latest record Hello Destiny.

If you find yourself free over the next few nights the band finish up their UK tour in Norwich, London and Sheffield respectively.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.