Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls are a rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. The band consists of Rzeznik on vocals and guitar, Takac on vocals and bass guitar, and George Tutuska on drums and percussion. Their original band name was the Sex Maggots but when a club owner booked them and requested a change of name for advertising purposes, the group picked their current name out of a True Detective ad for a toy called a Goo Goo Doll. Their debut album was self-titled and released in 1987. In 1989 the band came out with the album 'Jed' and a year later with 'Hold Me Up'. Their fourth album, 'Superstar Car Wash' came out in 1993 and 'A Boy Named Goo' was released in 1995, as their last album with Metal Blade Records. In 1998, Warner Bros. Records released their album 'Dizzy Up the Girl' with hit singles "Iris" and "Slide". In 2002 the group released 'Gutterflower' and in 2006 they released their most recent album, 'Let Love In'. The Goo Goo Dolls are set to release a new album sometime in 2008. They have released a live album recorded in Buffalo, live DVDs, and three compilation albums. The first single from their 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, "Home", extended the band's record to 14 top ten hits at the hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format).The band's newest album, Magnetic, was released on June 11, 2013.