Goo Goo Dolls
known as Sex Maggots, this modern rock band was formed
in 1986 and consisted of Johnny Rzeznik (vocals, guitar),
Robby Takac (vocals, bass), and George Tutuska. They later
changed their name to Goo Goo Dolls at the request of
a local club owner who refused to let them play otherwise.
In 1995, the group hired Mike Malinin (drums) and was
made an official member in 1998.
While they were embraced by college radio, especially
after the release of their third album, Hold Me Up (1990),
it was not until 1995, when their single "Name"
(from the album A Boy Named Goo) finally hit the airwaves.
After a lengthy legal battle with Metal Blade records
over royalties, the group moved on to Warner Brothers.
In 1998, "Iris" was released on the City of
Angels soundtrack and the Goo Goo Dolls were propelled
to stardom, as the song stayed on the Billboard charts
at number one for 18 weeks and was nominated for three
Grammys that year.
|Genre: Modern Rock
- Goo Goo Dolls (1987)
- Jed (1989)
- Hold Me Up (1990)
- Superstar Car Wash (1993)
- A Boy Named Goo (1995)
- Dizzy Up the Girl (1998 featuring Iris)
- Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce (2001)
- Gutterflower (2002)
- Live in Buffalo (2004)
- There You Are (1991)
- We Are the Normal (1993)
- Long Way Down (1995)
- Name (1996)
- Only One (1996)
- Naked (1996)
- Iris (1998)
- Dizzy (1998)
- Slide (1998)
- Black Balloon (1999)
- Broadway (2000)
- Here Is Gone (2002)
- Big Machine (2002)
- Sympathy (2003)
- Give a Little Bit (2005)
- Better Days (2005)