Several rock acts on television this week. Monday will see the Goo Goo Dolls on David Letterman and Garbage on Jay Leno. On Tuesday, look for KISS star Gene Simmons. On Thursday, David Letterman will have Jimmy Eat World as musical guests. Finally, look for No Doubt on the Tonight Show on Friday night. Check your local listings.
Christian Smith of Michigan Daily profiled the latest album from the Goo Goo Dolls that dropped yesterday. Smith said, “After shaping and changing their sound with their 1995 breakthrough ‘A Boy Named Goo’ and the multi-platinum follow-up ‘Dizzy Up The Girl,’ ‘Gutterflower’ seems like a small step backward. Full of jangly, down-tuned guitars and symbol-heavy drums, the album follows in the vein of its predecessor, blasting three-minute anthemic power pop ditties at full throttle.” Uwiretoday.com has since removed the article.
Dan Aquilante of the New York Post spoke with Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik about his distaste for phoniness. The singer said, “People come up to me all the time and say, “You’re so great.” That makes me think, how do they know I’m great? I’d rather somebody say they enjoyed a song I wrote.” The usually private Rzeznik opened up a bit on his personal life (or lack thereof) saying, “I’m not married, and I don’t have children, and I’m not involved in any serious relationship. I’m going to start working on all that soon.” The full article at nypost.com has since been removed.
Tonight the Goo Goo Dolls will perform from the Olympics, so you can catch a song or two on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (better yet watch the entire show on CBC-Canada). Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Tuesday, February 26. Carson Daly has Hoobastank February 25, Adema February 27, and Static-X on March 6. Check your local listings.
Pulse talked with Goo Goo Dolls singer Johnny Rzeznik about the songs featured in the work in progress that is their next album with Johnny revealing, “There’s a lot more experimenting going on in a lot of the tracks. The one thing I know about all the songs I was coming up with was that they were a lot heavier on the groove. The importance of the bass and drums is emphasized much more.”
Last night’s VH-1 Fashion Awards 2001 included attendees Gwen Stefani of No Doubt Sugar Ray, and Goo Goo Dolls, amongst several music acts, models, and celebs. Check out photos from the show at WireImage.com. For the WireImage.com pictures, use the left sidebar to navigate individual celebs.
WireImage.com has photos of the Goo Goo Dolls performance last night at the DiModolo/VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Pre-Party At TAO in New York City, where celebs such as Piper Perabo and Shannon Elizabeth were on hand. Check out photos from the event here.