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Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik Joins Taylor Swift On Stage!

Last night John Rzeznik of GOO GOO DOLLS joined Taylor Swift on stage at Madison Square Garden to perform the Goos classic “Iris.” Ms. Swift has been covering the song in her live shows and jumped at the chance to perform the song live with the song’s author. Click here to view the performance.

Perez Hilton went so far as to proclaim: “Out of every cover Taylor Swift has done on this tour, we think this one just may be the best! She’s not only covering Iris, she’s playing it with the originals – the Goo Goo Dolls at Madison Square Garden!!!”

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The Goo Goo Dolls Reveal Fall 2011 Tour Dates

Having wrapped a three-month summer tour in support of their current album Something For The Rest Of Us, The Goo Goo Dolls have announced that they will continue touring through the fall, launching a new string of dates on October 12th in Milwaukee. Tickets go on-sale this week. Please visit www.googoodolls.com/tour for more information.
In other Goos news, the band’s blockbuster single “Iris” has soared to No. 1 on the U.K. iTunes chart after being performed by two finalists on the British edition of The X Factor. In addition, the band’s Greatest Hits album re-entered the chart at No. 18. “Iris” has been a steady seller in Great Britain since its original release in 1998, enjoying more than 433,000 in sales, and racking up more than 30 million views on YouTube. The song is expected to top the U.K. Singles chart this weekend, which would be its highest chart position ever.
“I love the fact that young artists are inspired to sing this song.  It opened a lot of doors for us,” says Rzeznik. “To see it hit No. 1 in the U.K. and connect with a growing new audience is cool.”
Finally, the band, which is singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin, has just recorded a brand-new song, entitled “The Best Of Me,” which will be heard on an upcoming episode of CBS’s hit remake of Hawaii Five-O, as well as on a soon-to-be released soundtrack album.

Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik on Live From Daryl’s House This Sunday, May 15.

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Goo Goo Doll’s John Rzeznik and Daryl Hall know a little something about what it takes to be a lead singer in a rock band, and they put that experience to good use on a selection from the catalog of both groups on the 42nd edition of Live From Daryl’s House. The newest installment of the Webby and MTV O Music award-winning Internet series, which last year made its broadcast debut on WGN America to impressive ratings, will debut at http://www.lfdh.com this Sunday, May 15th.

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The show brought together Hall and Rzeznik for a day-long session that included a stellar seven song set. The two collaborated on Goo Goo’s hits, “Iris” and “Slide,” both from 1998’s triple-platinum Dizzy Up the Girl, with the former also appearing on the City of Angels soundtrack album, where it spent a record-breaking 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts and was nominated for three Grammys. Daryl and John also perform a pair of songs from the Goo Goo Dolls’ 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, including “Home” and “Still Your Song.” The three Daryl Hall penned numbers featured are “Did It in a Minute,” a Top 10 hit from 1981’s Private Eyes, “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,” on 1984’s Big Bam Boom and the rare “Want To,” originally included on 1997’s Marigold Sky, a co-write with the late T-Bone Wolk.

“It was an amazing day of playing music with a legend and then sitting down for dinner afterward,” marveled Rzeznik about his appearance. “Definitely a day I will always remember.”

Says Daryl: “I love John! He’s a great singer with a quick sense of humor and to my surprise, a really professional cook. He can come over anytime and rattle those pots and pans.”

Goo Goo Dolls have remained one of the most acclaimed songwriting forces in rock music for over two decades. The Grammy-nominated, multi-format chart toppers have enjoyed a string of hits that have earned the band the all-time airplay record for “The Most Top 10 Hit Singles in History,” according to Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult Top 40 chart. Singer/songwriter John Rzeznik has been the recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and has penned a series of hits beginning in 1995 with the #1 “Name,” “Iris” and “Slide,” followed by “Black Balloon,” “Broadway,” “Here is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Better Days,” “Stay With You” and “Let Love In.” Goo Goo Dolls’ newest album, Something for the Rest of Us, debuted at # 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earning raves from such media outlets as Billboard and USA Today.

The past 18 months have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony last summer at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street.

The 41 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers Rob Thomas, Train, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Travie McCoy, Dave Stewart and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.

Goo Goo Dolls Hit The Road For Spring U.S. Tour

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Goo Goo Dolls have announced that they will hit the road for a spring U.S. tour beginning April 3rd in Oxford, Mississippi. The band is touring in support of their current albumSomething For The Rest Of Us.

Something For The Rest Of Us has spawned the hit single “Home,” which led the multi-platinum rock band to best their own record for the most Top 10 singles in the history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult Top 40 chart. The band — singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin — has notched its 14th Top 10 hit with “Home.”

The potent, melody-minded Something For The Rest Of Us, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, has earned raves from such media outlets as Billboard and USA Today, which praise the heft of Rzeznik’s songwriting as he addresses the emotional fallout from economic upheaval, war, and a 24-hour news cycle on society.

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Goo Goo Dolls New Album, "Something For The Rest of Us" Debuts at #7

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Best-selling rock band Goo Goo Dolls reaffirm their position as one of America’s most beloved rock bands with the Top 10 debut of their new studio album Something For The Rest Of Us. Released on August 31stSomething for the Rest of Usdebuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart last week. In conjunction with its release, the band performed their current single, “Home,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on September 1st.
Keeping the momentum going, the Goo Goo Dolls will also perform this evening, September 13th, on TBS’s Lopez Tonight and September 15th on the season finale of NBC’s hit showAmerica’s Got Talent, during which they’ll perform a two-song medley of “Home” plus their classic hit “Slide.”
Written and recorded over the past few years, Something For The Rest Of Us delivers another dose of great Goos’ songs such as “Sweetest Lie,” “Notbroken,” “Soldier,” and “Home.”  With his songwriting, singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik confronts some of the issues that have become part of many people’s everyday lives.
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Video for Goo Goo Dolls Single "Home" to Premiere on VH1.com on Tuesday, August 3rd

The video for “Home,” the new single from platinum selling rock band, Goo Goo Dolls, will premiere on VH1.com on Tuesday, August 3rd, followed by all other media outlets the next day. “Home,” which has been embraced by radio and is currently in the Top 15 of Hot AC and is rising. It is the first single from the Goo Goo Dolls’ upcoming ninth studio album,SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 31st

The video for “Home” will make its television premiere when the band members, singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin are introduced as guests on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown show on August 7th.
 
The band is confirmed to perform street week on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 1st
 
The track also appears on the band’s newly released EP, WAITING FOR THE REST OF IT, which is being sold at all stops on their current tour and will be released by all digital service providers on August 10th. In addition to “Home,” the EP includes three other songs from SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US: “Sweetest Lie,” “Now I Hear,” and “Still Your Song.” The EP also includes a live version of their hit “Broadway” from this past Spring’s tour dates.
 
A deluxe book edition version of SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US is currently available for pre-order exclusively atwww.googoodolls.com. This limited-edition version features exclusive photos of the band, a digital download of “Home” upon purchase, and a limited-edition lithograph, some of which have been personally signed by each member of the band. 
 
Those who purchase this release will also receive classic covers of Flesh for Lulu’s “Postcards From Paradise” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys,” plus an exclusive cover of the Kinks’ classic “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” available only on this collection. These tracks will be delivered digitally on or before August 31st.
 Something For The Rest Of Us

Goo Goo Dolls Release Exclusive Tour EP

While electrifying audiences on the road for an explosive summer tour, Goo Goo Dolls have released an exclusive Tour only EP, entitled Waiting For the Rest Of It, which is being sold at all tour stops and will be released by all digital service providers on July 20th.

The EP includes four songs from the band’s upcoming ninth studio album, Something For The Rest Of Us, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 31st. They are: “Home” (the first single already being embraced on radio), “Sweetest Lie,” “Now I Hear,” and “Still Your Song.” The EP also includes a live version of their hit “Broadway”.
Something For The Rest Of Us will also be sold as a deluxe book edition exclusively atwww.googoodolls.com. Pre-sale orders begin on July 22nd. This limited-edition book version features exclusive photos of the band, a digital download of “Home” upon purchase, and a limited-edition lithograph, some of which have been personally signed by each member of the band.

Those who purchase this release will also receive classic covers of Flesh for Lulu’s “Postcards From Paradise” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys,” plus an exclusive cover of the Kinks’ classic “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” available only on this collection. These tracks will be delivered digitally on or before 8/31/10.
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