The Good Charlotte guitarist finds he's the one itching for ice cream at 1 a.m. – not wife Linzi

By Jessica Herndon
November 30, 2008 04:15 PM
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Now settling into the surprising news he’s a dad-to-be, Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin says he’s more than ready to take on those midnight craving runs for wife Linzi.

There’s only one problem: she hasn’t had any.

“I keep telling my wife, ‘Can I go get you something weird?'” says the musician, whose band released its latest Greatest Remixes album Nov. 25. “I want to eat ice cream at 1 o’clock in the morning. [The other] night she saw a commercial for chocolate chip cookies and I was like, ‘Please send me to get them.’ But she just said, ‘We’ll get them tomorrow.'”

With the baby’s birth just nine weeks away Martin is only getting more excited. “We start Lamaze classes after Thanksgiving and the Alice In Wonderland nursery is ready to go.”

Though they know the sex of the baby, they’ve decided to keep it quiet, only telling “family and friends.” And they’ve tackled what Martin calls “the hardest part” – picking out a name.

Adding his own painting expertise to the baby’s space the guitarist has penned, “a bunch of water color paintings that are framed. In addition to writing and illustrating a children’s book, which will be out next year, Martin says he’ll opt for reading the baby classics like Good Night Moon, Doctor Seuss, and anything illustrated by his “favorite artist” Gris Grimly.