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Goo Goo Dolls

Early in their career, the Goo Goo Dolls were frequently dismissed by critics as mere imitators of the Replacements; however, they refined and mainstreamed their sound to become one of the most popular adult alternative rock bands of the 1990s, selling millions of records to audiences largely unfamiliar with their influences. That's no knock on the band, either -- the music simply improved in craft and accessibility as the years progressed, and radio happened to be receptive to a style that, one decade earlier, would have been considered collegiate power pop. Thus, the band landed two huge hits with the acoustic ballads "Name" and "Iris," followed by a string of Top Ten singles.

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The GOO GOO DOLLS have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986.

They have had an unprecedented string of 14 Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including Name, Slide, Black Balloon, Broadway, Here Is Gone, Big Machine, Sympathy, Stay With You, Let Love In, Before It's Too Late, Jim's Theme (Treasure Planet), and Better Days, which, due to its uplifting lyrical spirit, was adopted by CNN as an music bed anthem of sorts for the news channel's Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage. Iris, from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 17 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide. Recently IRIS was also reported by Billboard magazine to be the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years.

Between the years 1987 and 2015, the band have toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy Award nominations), recorded and released 10 studio albums, a compilation, a live DVD, and Volume One of their Greatest Hits. Volume Two (a box set of rarities, Bsides, demos, videos, and concert performances) was released Summer of 2008. The Goo Goo Dolls, have appeared and performed on nearly every influential late-night talk show over the course of their career, including twenty performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and nine performances on The Late Late Show with David Letterman to date.

John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and the Goo Goo Dolls have been inducted into Guitar Center's Historic Hollywood Rock Walk. .
The Goo Goo Dolls are currently completing work on their 11th studio album due for release in 2016.

The Goo Goo Dolls are:

John Rzeznik  Guitar and Vocals

Robby Takac  Bass and Vocals

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