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The Goo Goo Dolls have been closely involved with several charities over the years. Through the organization USA Harvest, millions of meals have been distributed to people in need by generous fans bringing nonperishable goods to the band's concerts over the course of more than a decade. A scholarship fund was created by the band for St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in honor of Nicholas Orrange, John Rzeznik's nephew. It is a high school with higher academic requirements. The purpose of this scholarship is to aid people who carry the grades but cannot afford the school, which is considered one of the finest college preparatory programs in the Western New York area.

Over the years the Goo Goo Dolls have also been involved with the Food Bank of Western NY and Compass House. The band has also volunteered their time to perform at events for ECHO, Light of Day, among others. They have lent a hand for causes from Autism research, to scholastic musical programs as well as participating and donating to innumerable other charities.

John Rzeznik is an ambassador for VH1's Save the Music Foundation. Robby Takac is the founder of the Music is Art Foundation.


Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed on Memorial Day 1985 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist and vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band's drummer from January 1995 until December 2013. Although renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single "Iris", they have had several other notable and popular singles including "Name" from 1995's A Boy Named Goo, "Broadway", "Black Balloon" and "Slide" from 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl, which produced a total of five successful singles, and "Here Is Gone", "Sympathy" and "Big Machine" from 2002's Gutterflower. The Goo Goo Dolls have had 14 top ten singles on various charts,and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

In October 2012, "Iris" was ranked #1 on Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart, which also featured Goo Goo Dolls hits "Slide", ranking at #9, and "Name" at #24. Their biggest hit, "Iris", from the City of Angels soundtrack (and later Dizzy up the Girl), spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. The first single from their 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, "Home", extended the band's record to 14 top ten hits at the hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format). The band's newest album, Magnetic, was released on June 11, 2013.

Their original name was The Sex Maggots. They changed it when a promoter refused to book them until they got rid of it. They got the name "Goo Goo Dolls" from an ad in True Detective magazine.
They released 4 albums before their fifth, A Boy Named Goo, became a hit in 1995. Their early albums did well on college radio and in their home town of Buffalo, New York.
Their biggest hits, "Name," "Iris" and "Slide," are ballads which are not typical of their ordinarily harder sound.
Rzeznik started living on his own when he was 15.
Goo Goo Dolls have contributed to the soundtracks of Ace Ventura II, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Tommy Boy, Batman And Robin, and City Of Angels.
Malinin replaced their previous drummer George Tutuska shortly before the just before the Boy Named Goo tour. He knew all their previous songs and was a fan before he joined the ranks.

 

90's Hits

Black Balloon
Iris
Name
Slide

Adult Hits

All That You Are
Before It's Too Late
Better Days
Home
Let Love In
Rebel Beat
Stay With You

Rock

Come to Me

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