Joel Madden: “It’s Hard To Be Away” From Family

Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden loves making music, but he admits it can be tough when his day job takes him away from his fiancee Nicole Richie and their kids Harlow, 2 1/2, and Sparrow, 1.

“It’s hard to be away. It’s the first time I ever questioned what I did because sometimes you miss moments and you’re like, ‘Is this worth it?,’” Joel said during an interview on Fuse’s A Different Spin.

Some of the moments that the doting dad is afraid to miss?

“First word. First step. When [Sparrow] was born I was like, ‘I’m going to be honest with you.’ I was holding him for the first time [and I said], ‘I’m going to miss some birthdays.’”

Joel’s kids have inspired his music – Good Charlotte’s latest album Cardiology includes a song he wrote just for Harlow.

“She loves it! She calls and says, ‘That’s my song.’” Joel says. “I just wrote it one night and it was really simple, on the piano. Then [Benji] heard it and said, ‘Let’s put it on the record.’ When I sing it to her, I just sing it to her. But when I wrote it, it was to piano.”

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