Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry
About Goo Goo Dolls
Sometimes you’ve got to go home to find yourself.
That’s what the Goo Goo Dolls discovered when they began writing songs for Let Love In, the band’s eighth album.
Since forming in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have evolved from a scrappy punk-influenced trio into the platinum-selling, chart-topping act behind such radio staples as “Name,” “Iris,” “Slide,” and “Here is Gone.” Along the way, founding members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac left Buffalo, N.Y. for Los Angeles, but Rzeznik soon found that L.A. isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
“I wasn’t really feeling any kind of real inspiration in Los Angeles,” he admits. “I was sitting here just beating my head against the wall trying to write songs and I wasn’t feeling inspired at all.”
The quest to rekindle his muse led Rzeznik to pack his recording gear and guitars in a U-Haul truck and drive across country to his hometown. He met his band mates Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin, and set up shop in a 100-year-old Masonic Ballroom.
“It was a really beautiful old place,” he says. “It felt really good to be back where I grew up. It’s sort of that whole getting-back-to-your-roots thing only that sounds so cliché, but there’s definitely a different kind of dramatic tension there than in L.A.”
Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 7.5 million albums, 17 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album and Daughtry’s third album Break The Spell was certified gold in 4 weeks of its release. Daughtry's new single "Waiting For Superman" is racing up the charts and new album Baptized is set for release on November 19, 2013. In addition to recording and touring the globe. Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes including an ambassadorship with DC Comics We Can Be Heroes campaign.