Fan’s Letter Inspires Song On Goo Goo Dolls’ New Album

Johnny Rzeznik
Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik talks to Hollywire about how the story of a woman he met at a meet and greet inspired their new album ‘Something for the Rest of Us’ after she told him about her husband’s war story. “I met a woman at a meet and greet, which is basically where you meet fans and stuff, and I had a 2 or 3 minute conversation with this woman and she slipped me a letter to read, and it was about how her husband had been injured in the Iraq war,” Rzeznik explained. “He was having a really hard time wanting to come home and he was feeling he wouldn’t be accepted because his life had been altered in a second. It really struck me that this is the true cost of war, and how many thousands of people’s lives have been affected in this way, so what I wanted to do is write a love letter from her to him, and say it’s time to come back.” In another clip, Johnny talked about the key to the band’s success and other topics. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Goo Goo Dolls Talk With LA’s 98.7 FM

LA’s 98.7 FM caught up with the Goo Goo Dolls recently, where the band discussed what they do when their music comes on the radio while they’re driving, how song ideas start everywhere for the band, and how it’s 100 times more difficult now in the industry for bands starting out. Watch it via YouTube below.

Goo Goo Dolls ‘Home’ Video (Web Version)

Goo Goo Dolls are out with a web version of their music video for ‘Home’, a song off the American rock band’s ninth studio album ‘Something For The Rest of Us’, out August 31st via Warner Bros. Watch the Devin Sarno directed video, featuring Claire Marie Vogel, via YouTube below.

Goo Goo Dolls Sizzle Reel

Upon the release of their ninth studio album ‘Something For The Rest Of Us’, check out the history of the Goo Goo Dolls’ musical legacy in a sizzle reel from Warner Bros. below.

Runner Runner Cover ‘Slide’ By Goo Goo Dolls

Runner Runner recently stopped by New Jersey’s 94.5 PST to perform a special acoustic live session. Check out the video to see Ryan Orgen, Peter Munters and Nick Bailey perform a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Slide’ via YouTube below. The band is planning to release their debut album sometime later this summer.

Goo Goo Dolls ‘Real’ Video

Goo Goo Dolls 'Real' music video

Goo Goo Dolls are out with the video to their new single ‘Real’, off the ‘AT&T TEAM USA Soundtrack’, out now on iTunes. Watch it via YouTube below.

Johnny Rzeznik Launches The Gibson Robot Guitar

Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls helped Gibson Guitars unveil their latest creation, the Gibson Robot Guitar at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California on December 3rd. The frontman talked about the advantages of the guitar, which allows the player to change the tuning with just a button. Watch the report at YouTube.

John Rzeznik Talks About ‘The Next Great American Band’ With Fox News

Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik talked with Fox News Channel about his new gig, being a judge on the Fox show ‘The Next Great American Band’. Johnny also revealed he writes all those ballads because his sisters “ruined his mind with Barry Manilow music” when growing up.

Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.

On TV: The Starting Line, Goo Goo Dolls, Arctic Monkeys

The Starting Line featuring Kenny Vasoli, Matt Watts, Mike Golla and Tom Gryskewicz

Rock acts on television this week include Hellogoodbye, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday; Gogol Bordello, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; The Starting Line, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Tuesday; Rilo Kiley, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Fall Out Boy bassist/spokesmodel Pete Wentz, who visits ‘The Sauce’ on Wednesday; Kings of Leon, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; Goo Goo Dolls, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday; The Honorary Title, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Thursday; Blaqk Audio, the side project of AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Thursday; Arctic Monkeys, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday; Hot Hot Heat, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Friday; Ben Kweller, who performs on ‘Last Call’ on Friday; and on Sunday, the MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances by Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters.

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