Goo Goo Dolls is an American alternative rock band from Buffalo, New York. The group was founded in 1986 by guitarist and singer John Rzeznik, bassist and singer Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin takes on the role of drummer from 1994 to December 2013. Although mainly known thanks to the success of their single "Iris" , they are also the authors of other successful titles such as Name of the album A Boy Named Goo (1995), the titles Broadway , Black Balloon and Slide from the album Dizzy Up the Girl (1998), Dizzy Up the Girl , an album with five successful titles, then Here Is Gone , Sympathy and Big Machine < / span> from the album Gutterflower (2002). The Goo Goo Dolls are ranked 14 times in the Billboard Top 10>, and have more than 10 million albums sold worldwide.
In October 2012, Iris reached the top spot of Top 100 Pop Songs 1992- 2012 of the Billboard rankings, which also features their songs Slide , 9> up, and Name at the 24>. Their greatest success, Iris , of the soundtrack of City of Angels < / span>, spend nearly 12 straight months in the Billboard rankings, and in first place in the Hot 100 Airplay for 18 weeks. The first single from their album Something for the Rest of Us published in 2010, entitled Home , also appears in the rankings>. They publish the album, Magnetic , June 11, 2013>, and Boxes in 2016.
The band's first band consists of John Rzeznik (guitar, vocals), Robby Takac (bass, vocals) and George Tutuska (drums, percussion). At first, Rzeznik was not to sing because of his shyness. Takac and Tutuska, two old school friends, meet Rzeznik while he plays in The Beaumonts with Takac's cousin, Paul Takac. The trio is inspired by an advertisement for True Detective and choose the name of a toy, Goo Goo Doll>. John explains: "We were young, and we were a small group of amateurs who did not try to go further. We had to play in a party and we needed a name. It's the best we could find, and it's been around since. If I had a few more minutes, I will surely have found a better name. With Takac on vocals, the band released their first album, Goo Goo Dolls in 1987 to the label Mercenary Records, but reissued in 1988 by a more notorious label Celluloid Records. They play for punk bands such as SNFU, Dag Nasty, ALL, Dead Milkmen, Gang Green, Doughboys, and DRI. The band released their second album Jed in 1989>.
The band released their third album, "Hold Me Up" in 1990, with Rzeznik singing on five songs, and the single, There You Are . The Goo Goo Dolls which then appear a third album with heavy metal sounds, pop rock and punk rock. In 1991, the song I'm Awake Now is recorded for the film The End of Freddy: The Ultimate Nightmare. Superstar Car Wash , published in 1993, receives significant attention from the trade press. Their growing success and the cumulative sales are quickly replenishing the cases of Metal Blade Records. The album is partially recorded at Metalworks Studio in Mississauga, Ontario. We Are the Normal (the single for which Rzeznik asked Paul Westerberg from The Replacements to write the lyrics) is broadcast in a loop on local and independent high school radio stations, and his video is on MTV.