Goo Goo Dolls was formed in 1986 in the city of Buffalo,
New York. The American band
consists of John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takac (vocals,
bass guitar) and George Tutuska (drums, percussion) now Mike
Malinin (drums, percussion). Takac and Tutuska are school friends.
Tutsuka left the band and Mike Malinin joined as replacement.
The band released their first album, “Goo Goo Dolls” in 1987. The band
released its second album, “Jed”,
in 1989 after moving to Los Angeles.
The third album, “Hold Me Up”, released in 1990, the next two releases (“Superstar
Carwash” and “A Boy Named Goo”) of the band refined the carrier of Goo Goo
Dolls, these two releases that landed the band their first hit song with
"Name" in 1995. Two million copies of “A Boy Named Goo” sell, the
band toured around the world for their new success. Commercial success came
through hit song "Name".
In 1998 the band proved that they are not one hit wonder by write a song for
the City of Angels soundtrack,
and the song was "Iris" and was also included on the band's
sixth album “Dizzy Up The Girl”. The song “Iris" remains on top of the
billboard charts, and 18 weeks on number 1 position. This was just the
beginning. “Dizzy Up The Girl” also contained the hits "Slide",
"Black Balloon" and "Broadway," all of which were top ten
hits on the Billboard charts. The next two years touring all around the world. The
band builds a loyal following that most bands can only dream. “Gutterflower”
was release in 2002, which included such hits as "Here Is Gone", "Sympathy"
and “Big Machine”. On July 4, 2004,
the band performed a free concert in their hometown of Buffalo,
continuing through a deluge of rain that can be seen on the DVD released later
that year. In 2006 “Let Live In” was released, which featured "Better
Days" and a chart-topping cover of Supertramp's "Give A Little
Bit". The band has list of achievements in which 4 Grammy nominations, 13
consecutive top 10 multi-format hit songs, and over 10 million albums sold. John
Rzeznik has also received the Hal David Starlight Songwriter Award.
New album is combined with great songs such as "Sweetest Lie,"
"One Night", and "Soldier." John Rzeznik writes song about the
issues that have become part of many people's everyday lives. "I wanted
some of the material on this album to address the disillusionment of the
difficult period we live in; I wanted to give a voice to the emotional
uncertainty that often accompanies hard times. So many people are struggling to
keep it together through troublesome economic conditions and two wars that seem
to have no end in sight. These everyday people, the ones who bear the brunt of
these burdens, that's who I want to speak to."
John Rzeznik and Robby Takac playing music together for last
24th years. The drummer Mike Malinin Joined for the past 15 years, the Goo Goo
Dolls will be start concert in support of their ninth studio album, “Something for
the Rest of Us”.