INTERVIEW
6 months ago
Thirty years ago, the Goo Goo Dolls rolled out of Buffalo with their self-titled debut album playing gritty, punk-flavored rock that favored energy over craft. Much has changed during the past three decades. Over the course of 11 studio albums the Goos have evolved into a polished group with a pil [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
As most musicians around long enough to remember the era before streaming music - also known as the 1990s - understand the challenges of simply staying in the minds of listeners. But for Grammy Award-nominated, platinum selling rock veterans Goo Goo Dolls, radio stalwarts and road warriors with a r [...]
BLOG
6 months ago
Heyhey In Rockers and Welcome once again to The Lobby, a monthly opportunity for me to review the last 30 days of my life and share them with you the In Rock Readers as we have been doing for the past decade here in these pages. This is a pretty unique month for me I must say, aside from the usual m [...]
BLOG
6 months ago
Heyhey In Rockers and Welcome once again to The Lobby, a monthly opportunity for me to review the last 30 days of my life and share them with you the In Rock Readers as we have been doing for the past decade here in these pages. This is a pretty unique month for me I must say, aside from the usual m [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have sold more than 12 million albums. The band — as led by vocalist/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik and bassist/sometimes-vocalist Robby Takac — has scored more than a dozen Top 10 hits, and the group’s 2016 release, Boxes, was yet another Bill [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
The Goo Goo Dolls still look back fondly at the kid who danced on stage with the band on Independence Day years ago. After slugging it out on the club circuit for a decade, the Goo Goo Dolls almost called it quits just before the straightforward rock band hit sonic paydirt. “[Vocalist-guitarist] [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
Although Goo Goo Dolls bassist and singer Robby Takac says there is now much less booze on the tour bus than there used to be, he fondly recalls how an even more famous rocker once redefined what it meant to be “sober.” “We walk into Keith [Richards]’ dressing room, and they had a whole bun [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is currently touring the country, but his greatest pride and joy is back at home. Back in December, the singer became a dad for the first time at age 51 when his wife gave birth to their daughter, Liliana. While she’s too young to join him on the tour bus ju [...]
INTERVIEW
6 months ago
Goo Goo Dolls kick off their Long Way Home tour with Phillip Phillips tonight in Mountainview, California.   Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik says when it comes to writing a set list, there's only one hard-and-fast rule -- "You gotta play all the hits." "There's, like, 12 or 13 songs [...]
INTERVIEW
7 months ago
Robby Takac can’t believe he is still making music after 31 years as the bassist/vocalist in the Goo Goo Dolls. Spending summers hitting the road with frontman John Rzeznik and drummer/Phoenix native Craig Macintyre is fulfilling. “It’s just amazing to me that people are still excited about i [...]