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Mike Malinin
(Goo Goo Dolls)

Tell us about the most unusual piece of fan mail you ever received.
"I once received a letter from a woman who had apparently met me at an in-store performance. She stated that she had seen a psychic and found out that she had been my lover in a past life."

Except for the 1990s, what other time in history do you wish you existed, and where?
"Medieval Scotland - So I could find out if the French princess that William Wallace slept with was really that hot! (Braveheart reference, in case you didn't get it)."

Do you think record companies should provide health insurance for their musicians, even if they pass the cost on to the fans who buy the records?
"They should provide health insurance, but they shouldn't increase any product costs as their profit margin is already so damn high!"

What song do you wish you had written?
"Surrender' by Cheap Trick."

What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done while sloppy drunk?
"I don't remember. Isn't that the point of being sloppy drunk?"

They're recording their next album, and have a new song on the upcoming City of Angels soundtrack. But the only reason we put the Goo Goo Dolls in here is we like the word "goo."

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