About Goo Goo Dolls
After more than two decades as a band, nine albums, songs that have become ingrained in pop consciousness and countless concerts for millions of fans, the Goo Goo Dolls feel great about their new album, Magnetic.
"This album was really upbeat and fun," said John Rzeznik, the trio's primary singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Joy is all there in the album's 11 songs, which Rzeznik, Robby Takac and Mike Malinin recorded with Gregg Wattenberg, Rob Cavallo, John Shanks and Greg Wells. From the celebratory single "Rebel Beat" to the love-rediscovery ballad "Slow It Down," from the blue-collar anthem "Keep the Car Running" to romantic "Come to Me," Magnetic is bursting with a spirit of renewal.
"All the writing is an extension of ourselves," Rzeznik said. "It's pretty amazing to me. All these years now, we've been playing in this band together, and we still somehow manage to grow. That allows us to keep making it happen. We never denied what the situation was at the moment. Right now we're here and living this moment, and some cool things are happening in our lives."