What's New Archive - April '01

4/26/01 - Thanks to all of you who have hunted down the information about the new compilation CD that has just been released! Here are some links for it:

I wonder what they'll think when they're bombarded with orders from Goo fans! :)

4/25/01 - The Goos have contributed to a new compilation CD dedicated to an effort against school violence! It is a 20-track album; the contents of which are unknown, although the CD already has been released. Where to get it, I have no clue. Read the official news clipping here.

4/22/01 - The new show "The Test" that John Rzeznik is going to be on will be this FRIDAY, the 27th instead of Monday. According to the TVGuide listings, it was Monday, but according to the show's webpage, it's Friday.

Anyways, set your VCRS for Friday the 27th instead of Monday the 23rd, for 11PM Eastern Daylight Time. It should be a pretty 'revealing' show, with the questions they'll ask the celebs!

4/19/01 - New Press Release! News about EOAC and their NEXT ALBUM!! Also read this article for more information!

     For immediate release
April 20, 2001


WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000) Features Songs From Six Previously Recorded Albums and Includes An Exclusive Internet "Pass Key."

On May 29th Warner Bros. Records will release WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000) by multi-platinum recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls. Comprised of remixes of previously released recordings, the album offers up some of the group's best loved songs to new and old fans alike.

EOAC is a distinctly diverse collection of original songs from a band whose limitless musical stylings are sure to stand the test of time. Twenty-two songs were selected from the group's six critically acclaimed albums, GOO GOO DOLLS, JED, HOLD ME UP, SUPERSTAR CARWASH, A BOY NAMED GOO and DIZZY UP THE GIRL, all recorded between 1987 and 1998. Every song has been remixed and remastered and represents the Goo Goo Dolls unique flair for combining power punk guitar-driven rock with melodic pop hooks, a reputation that has established them as one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. Songs like "Girl Right Next to Me," "Burnin' Up," "Eyes Wide Open" and "Bulletproof" attest to founding members, guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac's versatility as songwriters and demonstrates how the trio, which includes drummer Mike Malinin, has evolved musically since forming in upstate New York in the mid-eighties.

Frequently performed favorites like "Two Days in February" and "Lucky Star" are highlights at Goo Goo Dolls concerts, and the audience's response to those and other previously recorded songs, encouraged the group to enter the studio to review their collected works. "Making this record was like looking at a bunch of photo albums from high school… so wild, all of these bizarre memories came rushing back," explains Takac. "It had been such a long time since we'd even gone back and listened to the early records. They’re what lead us to our current situation and we had a blast putting this one together."

The album's selections are: "I'm Addicted" (from 1987's GOO GOO DOLLS); "UpYours" (from 1989's JED); "Laughing," "Just the Way You Are," "There You Are," and "Two Days in February" (from 1991's HOLD ME UP); "Falling Down," "Lucky Star," "Cuz You're Gone," "Girl Right next to Me," "We are the Normal," "On the Lie" and "Another Second Time Around" (from 1993's SUPERSTAR CAR WASH); "Eyes Wide Open," "Naked," "Flat Top," "Ain't that Unusual" and "Burnin' Up," (from 1995's double platinum A BOY NAMED GOO); "Acoustic #3," "Bulletproof," "Amigone" and "All Eyes on Me," (from DIZZY UP THE GIRL released in1998.)

The EOAC disc will include a "pass key" allowing access to a special internet site designed for the collection. The interactive site features vintage video clips, photographs and unreleased versions of classic Goo Goo Dolls music. Visitors will also have access to EOAC postcards, expanded album credits and graphics, and exclusive EOAC merchandise.

In 1995, after years of rigorous non-stop touring, the Goo Goo Dolls released their fifth album A BOY NAMED GOO. The group received national recognition when almost a year after the album's release, they had their first major hit with "Name." When "Name" reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the band was able to perform to larger audiences, and gained much needed national exposure with performances on television programs like the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 1998, the group's compelling ballad "Iris" appeared on both the soundtrack to the film CITY of ANGELS and on the band's sixth release, DIZZY UP THE GIRL. "Iris" went on to break radio airplay records, reaching the No. 1 spot on six separate Billboard charts. To date, DIZZY UP THE GIRL has sold over four million copies worldwide. The massive success of "Iris" and four other hits from the album, "Slide," "Black Balloon," "Dizzy" and "Broadway," brought critical raves and propelled the band to stardom. "Iris," "Slide," "Dizzy," and "Black Balloon" accumulated over a million plays* at radio stations across the country, and "Iris" and "Black Balloon" garnered three GRAMMY nominations.

This past July, googoodolls.com was re-launched as the official, artist-operated band website. The group takes a hands-on approach in running the site, offering users the opportunity to communicate with band members and other fans. "The Daily Goo" features daily correspondence directly from the Goo Goo Dolls and is the inside source for news and updated information on the group. Fans can hear unreleased music and enter contest giveaways to win Goo Goo Dolls autographed band memorabilia, guitars and one of a kind items. Tee shirts, CD's, and other merchandise are also available through googoodolls.com, and the site will provide up to the minute details and information on the release of WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000.)

The Goo Goo Dolls plan to enter the studio this Summer to record their seventh album, featuring all new material. A release date has not yet been scheduled.

Visit the Goo Goo Dolls at googoodolls.com

4/16/01 - John Rzeznik is going to make an appearance on FX's new TV show called "The Test." This is the description of the show from TV Guide.com:

"In this new discussion series, celebrity guests give their opinions on such subjects as morality, hygiene and friendship, and see how their answers match up to those of people surveyed over the Internet."

John will be on the debut show of this new series, which is on FOX's sister-station FX on April 23rd at 11PM Eastern Time. Make a note on your calendar for this one! It should be an interesting show.

4/7/01 - I apologize for not announcing the winner sooner, but having the flu for 11 days is a good enough excuse, don't you think? I wouldn't wish that upon anyone.

The WINNER of the Best Goo Cover Contest, who will receive an autographed 8x10 of the Goos courtesy of Robby Takac, is Chris C. with his cover of Iris! He creatively used a saxophone as the voice part, and played the guitar part himself as well. It makes for a very soothing, relaxing piece of music. Great compilation, Chris!

If you would like to hear Chris' recording, you can download it here! Keep in mind that it's over 6MB! I couldn't compress it any smaller, even in an MP3 file. Enjoy!

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