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By Harris Cohen, Special to The Post and Courier
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Selling millions of records over the last 15 years and having three Grammy nominations have made Goo Goo Dolls founder and singer/guitarist John Rzeznik feel very lucky. "We wouldn't be given the chance now that we had 20 years ago," he says. "Record companies simply don't know what to do. They're singles driven and don't have the patience to let talented musicians develop," Rzeznik exclaimed. He feels very fortunate having had the opportunity of two to three albums to develop and refine their style that led to their success. With this success and the band touring for two years straight, it did not feel the need to rush an album out to stay in front of people. "It is important to love life between albums and to discover and to experience real stuff to write about," Rzeznik said.

The band originally intended to release its new CD, "Something For the Rest of Us," last fall but Rzeznik said, "I'm a perfectionist and we simply weren't satisfied with the final mixes from the first go-round."

Rzeznik said he loves the South, and Charleston in particular, "The city is so beautiful, the vibe so cool, and the type of energy is so different and genuine than L.A. or my hometown, Buffalo."

Source: http://www.charlestonscene.com/news/2010/apr/22/goo-goo-dolls-looking-forward-to-performing-in/
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