The Goo Goo Dolls played Seattle’s Key Arena Tuesday, and for the first time in 18 years Robby Takac was not onstage, instead he was dealing with a rare arm condition known as cellulitis, which has forced him off the road. “When I missed the first show, I felt like Cal Ripken, like I just blew my record,” Takac told Spencer Patterson of the Las Vegas Sun. “The hardest part of it right now is mending my brain. My arm is feeling OK, but my brain is all tweaked from sitting around on the couch and watching (expletive) TV. How do people do this all day?” Lasvegassun.com has since removed the article.
The Goo Goo Dolls performed in San Jose on Saturday (April 12) at HP Pavilion. Check out photos from Getty Images and WireImage.com.
Bon Jovi and Goo Goo Dolls were in Concert on Thursday night (February 13) in Atlanta at Philips Arena. Check out photos from the show at WireImage.com (Bon Jovi / Goo Goo Dolls).
Rock acts on talk television this week include the Goo Goo Dolls on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday. Later on Thursday, The Doors, or at least the Doors minus Jim Morrison perform on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. On Friday, look for Mudvayne to perform on Kilborn.
Saliva, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik, Linkin Park, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, and host Ozzy Osbourne were amongst those at the 30th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Monday (January 13) in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Searches for Goo Goo Dolls during the month of November on pay-per search engine Overture.com were quite strong. The veteran act received 75,973 searches for the month, while their most popular tune remained ‘Iris’, and their most popular member was by far frontman Johnny Rzeznik, even with the tough to spell name.
WireImage.com has photos from VH1′s Save the Music Foundation’s annual fundraiser, ‘Songwriters in the Round – Generations: Volume 1′ at The Bottom Line in New York City on Wednesday (November 20). On hand were Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. Check out the pictures here.
Johnny Rzeznik and his Goo Goo Dolls currently are on the third leg of their U.S. tour for their Gutterflowers album. “We did the whole hoopey doopey rock concert thing this summer, and now we’re getting down to work, just playing some rock ‘n roll,” Rzeznik tells TV Guide Online. “There’s not enough straight-out rock shows anymore. It’s either punk bands with elaborate stage shows or the choreographed dance thing with stuff blowing up and people flying around. We’re just a band playing rock songs real loud.” Tvguide.com has since removed the article.
Despite their big following right now, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is realistic in knowing that the fickle public won’t embrace them forever. “This will end,” offers Rzeznik. “Even though we don’t know when, this is going to end and I’d better fu**in’ enjoy it ? at least a little. Because if I don’t, I’m going to be one pissed off old man. It’s been a long time coming.”
The New York Post reports Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznick was spotted buying a T-shirt at the Churrascaria Plataforma merchandise shop after he was told his tank top didn’t meet the Brazilian joint’s dress code.