What's New Archive - January '00

1/31/00 20:07:07 - The Goo Goo Dolls are this week's CDNOW Award Central Artists of the Week. You can download Black Balloon in Liquid Player format, and if you buy DUTG, they send you a link to a download of an acoustic version of Slide!

I've also updated the Goo Fans' Chat Directory! The new additions (some to all 3 sections) are in orange.

1/28/00 23:46:04 - One of the coolest guitar sites on the net, the Online Guitar College has named the World of Goo's tabs section one of the top 5 of the week in terms of activity! It is also one of only about 25 sites on the net to receive a 5-star rating!

1/27/00 15:41:23 - Two cool updates today! First, Ann typed up the previously mentioned Mike and Grace interview for those of you who don't have Real Audio!

Secondly, more fun with searching! If you visit the new Goo List Archive you can search or browse every post made to the goo@mailinglists.org mailing list since 9/30/99!

1/26/00 22:03:52 - The is a bit about the Goo's Sesame Street appearance on the Sesame Street website! At the bottom of the story, there is a link to a preview clip of the appearance!

1/25/00 14:42:04 - I added a script that allows you to search the World of Goo for specific information! Head on over to the World of Goo Search Page and try it!

1/24/00 19:46:12 - SonicNet has a really cool new article: "Songwriting Keeps Rzeznik's Mind Off Grammy Nod". It talks both about the band's current and future plans, so check it out!

1/22/00 22:50:54 - I haven't listened to it yet, but there is apparently a really good interview with John on Mike and Grace's celebrity interviews page. You will need Real Audio to listen to it.

1/21/00 23:58:35 - Updated the Trading Board! If you are on the board and wish to remain on it, please email me at googoodolls@musicfanclubs.org. This is one of the sections of the sites that will be getting redesigned soon.

1/20/00 23:45:01 - Added a couple of worldwide fans, Carla and Fernando, to the Goo Fans' Photo Album!

1/19/00 22:47:14 - More end of year chart news!

Thanks to Madison, Mike, Miriam, and Tessa!

1/18/00 20:12:19 - I've added a link to Rock On TV's complete Goo TV listing on the info page available above!

1/16/00 18:50:40 - Robby asked me to mention to you all that there's been alot of fake autographed stuff on e-bay lately. They're trying to keep a handle on it, but common sense should be exercised when paying large amounts of cash for stuff.

One suggestion that I (Alex) have is to look at stuff on the various sites that has been autographed by the Goo's (and confirmed as theirs). Check my site or Joe's GGD Online (www.pce.net/joejr ) - both good sources. This isn't guaranteed or anything, but it will help you identify the obvious forgeries.

Also, if you do see something that looks obviously fake or even just fishy, let someone know. Write me, or ebay, or somebody. Don't let these jerks get away with forgery.

1/15/00 21:15:29 - Cathy typed up the November '99 Performing Songwriter interview with John for us! Thanks, Cathy!

Another really cool article that Roxanne pointed me to is in Overdrive Online. It's a totally different article on the Goo Goo Dolls tour truck drivers!

1/14/00 14:51:04 - The Goo's are this week's CDNOW Rock Interview! Check it out for an interview with Robby and John!

1/13/00 22:21:45 - I realize this press release is a day old, however due to some email problems, I could not post it until now. Hope you still enjoy it!

For immediate release January 12, 2000

GRAMMY-NOMINATED GOO GOO DOLLS MAKE SESAME STREET APPEARANCE.
Performance with ELMO to Debut January 31st.

Multi-platinum recording artists and Grammy nominees the Goo Goo Dolls, will make an appearance on Sesame Street this month. The pre-taped segment debuts on January 31st and will be broadcast again on February 1st, March 13th and at other times during the year. The program airs on PBS stations throughout the United States.

Band members, Johnny Rzeznik (guitar) Robby Takac (bass) and Mike Malinin (drums) perform with Sesame Street monster Elmo on a reworked version of the group's No.1 hit "Slide." Re-titled "Pride," the new lyrics are aimed at the young viewers of Sesame Street and the various tasks they can feel proud of accomplishing ie, "You helped your mother bake a pie, you fell and didn't cry" and "When you've done the best you could, you feel really really good! You're feeling that pride!"

"Doing Sesame Street was a great experience for us" says guitarist Johnny Rzeznik. "We met our favorite muppets and had the privilege of singing with Elmo. He rocks! He's one of the best singers we've ever worked with....a real professional."

This year, the Goo Goo Dolls are nominated for a GRAMMY award for their hit song "Black Balloon" in the category of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song, written by Rzeznik, appears on the group's triple platinum album DIZZY UP THE GIRL. "Black Balloon," "Iris," and two other hits from DIZZY UP THE GIRL, "Slide" and "Dizzy" have together accumulated over 1 million plays at radio since "Iris" was initially heard on the City of Angels soundtrack in 1998. "Iris" received three GRAMMY nominations last year and was honored as "Pop Song of the Year" by the WB Radio Music Awards and "Most Performed Song from a Film" (City of Angels Soundtrack) at the BMI Awards.

The Goo Goo Dolls plan to attend the GRAMMY awards ceremony which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 23rd on CBS TV (8PM ET/PT.)

1/12/00 22:39:54 - Candice sent in some pics of John from after their Total Request Live performance! Picture: one | two | three | four

Also, if you missed the Goo spread in the recent Nylon magazine, Hayley scanned it in for us! Check out page one and page two!

1/10/00 23:38:05 - I've added a Site Map to the World of Goo! I hope this both makes your browsing easier and opens your eyes to sections of the site in which you haven't spent much time!

Confirmation! The Sesame Street episode with the Goo's will air on January 31.

1/9/00 22:11:53 - I've added the World of Goo Partners page. This page will keep track of all the sites selected as WoG partner sites. Currently there is only one page on there, but look for another addition shortly!

Erika sent in a neat interview the Goo's did with KIIS radio from the USS JFK!

1/8/00 23:37:56 - Ricardo sent in a cool review from the Fort Worth, TX (11/11)! It's always great to get reviews from long-time Goo fans who still dig it!

I have got a number of good emails about the GGD FAQ, but more input is definately needed. Please email me at googoodolls@musicfanclubs.org if you have any comments, questions, or additions of info or subjects you wished to see covered.

PBS is showing the Best of the 90's episode of Hard Rock Live. Check your local listings, because it has a vintage performace of Iris with a small orchestra, Nathan, and Dave - definately cool stuff!

1/7/00 20:45:29 - A huge 52-person update to the Goo Fans' Chat Directory, which is really taking off well! Many more new features and redesigned sections are planned for the near future, so keep checking back!

Joe H.'s great Goo Goo Dolls Online site has started a 20,000th visitor contest! The 20,000th visitor gets a copy of the 1997 "That Other Xmas CD" featuring the Goo's and Lance Diamond doing "Do You Believe in Him?" To win you must print out the front page with 20,000 on it and then email him at the address on the site. It's currently at 19,034 - so hurry!

1/6/00 22:17:55 - Added Dani and Jess and updated Elissa and Sonya in the Goo Fans' Photo Album!

According to rockontv.com, the Beverly Hills 90210 episode from April 1996 with the Goo's on it should be replaying on FX on 1/19 and 1/20. Check your local listings for exact times.

In rocknworld.com's Tops of the 90's chart, the Goo's came in at #12 for top band and had Iris (#8) and Name (#15) in the top song chart!

1/5/00 21:08:37 - Introducing the Goo Fans' Chat Directory, the place for Goo Fans on AOL/AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, and ICQ to register! Check it out and if you would like to be added, send your Name, Age, Location, Web Page, and Screen Name to me at googoodolls@musicfanclubs.org!

1/4/00 18:16:42 - For immediate release January 4, 2000

GOO GOO DOLLS' "BLACK BALLOON" NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD.

Multi-platinum recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls have received a GRAMMY award nomination for their hit song "Black Balloon," it was announced today by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. "Black Balloon" is nominated in the category of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song, written by the band's lead guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, appears on the group's triple platinum album DIZZY UP THE GIRL.

Reached while on a well-deserved vacation, the band's bassist Robby Takac said "After finishing a non-stop sixteen month tour, surviving a plane crash, performing in Times Square on New Year's Eve and finally scuba-diving in Hawaii, the GRAMMY nomination is one more highlight to a great year and we're thrilled! Gotta get back to the beach!"

"Black Balloon," currently at No. 4 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, is the fourth GRAMMY nomination for the group in their thirteen years together. Their smash hit "Iris" received three GRAMMY nominations last year and was honored as "Pop Song of the Year" by the WB Radio Music Awards and "Most Performed Song from a Film" (City of Angels Soundtrack) at the BMI Awards.

"Black Balloon," "Iris," and two other hits from DIZZY UP THE GIRL, "Slide" and "Dizzy" have together accumulated over 1 million plays at radio since "Iris" was initially heard on the City of Angels soundtrack in 1998.

The Goo Goo Dolls plan to attend the GRAMMY awards ceremony which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 23rd on CBS TV (8PM ET/PT.)

11:07:14 - Grammy nomination! The Goo's have been nominated for the following Grammy: Black Balloon in Category 15 - Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. (Up against: "Malibu" by Hole, "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Put Your Lights On" by Santana Featuring Everlast, and "Special" by Garbage)

1/3/00 20:27:52 - Aaaahhhhh, here are the rest of the Billboard End-of-year stats:
Slide: #1 Hot Adult track, #1 Top 40 Track, #2 Hot 100 Singles Airplay, #13 Hot 100 Singles
Iris: #28 Top 40 Track, #61 Hot 100 Singles Airplay
Black Balloon: #18 Track for the week of 12/25/99, #49 Hot 100 Singles Airplay, #64 Hot 100 Singles
Dizzy Up The Girl: #29 Top 200 Albums
Rob Cavallo: #16 Hot 100 Singles Producer
Goo Goo Dolls: #20 Hot 100 Singles Producer, #3 Hot 100 Singles Artists--Duo/Group, #10 Top Pop Artists, #1 Hot Adult Top 40 Artists, #1 Hot Top 40 Artists, #5 Hot 100 Singles Arists, #11 Top 200 Album Artists--Duo/Group, #31 Top 200 Album Artists! (Thanks, Kerri!)

1/2/00 16:49:31 - Quincy sent in this awesome pic of the plane she flew the Goo's on from the USS JFK to Bahrain. She says, "One of the guys on the ship took a picture of the airplane flying away from the ship, and I thought the guys would like to see the picture. They got a 54,000 pound cat shot and went from 0 to 130 knots in less than a second! I enjoyed meeting them--not a swelled head among them."

In end of year countdowns, Slide was #1 on Casey's Countdown, Dizzy Up the Girl was number 29 on Billboard's Top 100 Albums, and Slide was the #1 Adult Top 40 track!

1/1/00 03:03:23 (Greenwich Mean Time, heh) - From the World of Goo, I sincerely wish all of you the happiest and safest New Year's you could possibly have. Welcome to the new millenium! With the Goo's going in to record a new album this year (as verified during their great MTV Y2K performance of "Broadway"), it should be a great Goo year! Keep the faith while they aren't out on the road, and look forward to some great new Goo music! It means a lot to me to have each and every one of you email me and keep me informed about both the Goo's and yourselves. Take care everyone - Happy New Year!

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