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Goo Goo Dolls is among the most popular rock bands of America. The band was formed in 1985 by two fast friends Robby Takac and George Tutuska, natives of Buffalo. They saw Johnny Rzeznik performing with a band “The Beaumonts” and offered him to join them. Thus the band was formed.
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The trio initially named the band “Sex Maggots” but later on changed it because a recording company refused to take them up. “Goo Goo Dolls” came from an ad in the magazine and was selected in quite haste. Writing and playing their own songs, the trio stepped into the world of music. In their beginning years, they were heavily criticized to have been copying the band “The Replacements” and that their content wasn’t very original. Their very first self-titled album was released in 1987. ‘Goo Goo Dolls’ hit the college music in 1990 with their album “Hold Me Up”. Although still criticized as very much “Replacements” inspired, the album still managed to take the band up another level.
Goo Goo Dolls music was refined and matured in the next two albums; “Superstar Carwash” and “The Boy Named Goo”. “Superstar Carwash” is labeled as the band’s first real “artistic” breakthrough. Even thought it was quite a success at the time, the band wasn’t still satisfied with their work and its outcome. All of this changed with the release of their album “The Boy Named Goo” in 1995. This platinum selling album had one of the band’s blockbuster tracks “Name”. “Name” was played over and over again on radio channels across L.A. where fans were never really having enough of it. Unfortunately, by that time the band had broken up with George Tutuska and he wasn’t able to be a part of the fame. Since then he has been replaced by Mike Malinin.
Things started to turn around for Goo Goo Dolls when they claimed that Metal Blades haven’t paid them any royalty. This legal battle ended with a settlement between both parties that brought the band in contact with Warner Brothers. In 1998, Rzeznik was asked to write a song for Nicholas Cage’s hit movie “City of Angels”. Rzeznik, going through a tiring and heavy writers block eventually forced himself in writing, his efforts ending up on the paper as: “Iris”. The shocking result of his writers block was Iris staying on the Billboard charts for about a year, and sticking to #1 for record breaking 18 weeks! Iris is perhaps the band’s most famous hit ever; in fact it is more like the band’s trademark. The same song got Rzeznik on the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008. Iris is that sort of “evergreen” song that has remained a favorite of the fans throughout the decade.
In the middle of all the stardom that was the outcome of “Iris”, the band released their album “Dizzy Up the Girl” in the same year. With the release of this album, Goo Goo Dolls finally lost the tags such as “Replacements copy” and “not-very-original-work”. This was purely a unique and hit album that finally placed them into the mainstream of the rock music. Since then, with each album Goo Goo Dolls style and music has been polished, matured and made even better. Their album “Gutterflower” was another big success with its tracks “Here is Gone” and “Sympathy.
Goo Goo Dolls have been nominated for Grammy Awards four times. 13 of their songs have continuously made it to the Top 10 charts and they have sold more than 10 million albums around the globe. Goo Goo Dolls are starting to tour around various cities and arenas with their new album “Something for the Rest of Us” in hand, ready to rock the stage for their fans. Wish to catch Iris being played and performed live? Get your Goo Goo Dolls Michelle Branch Parachute Tickets now!
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