Record Store Day 2017 | Robby Takac | Goo Goo Dolls

By: Erin Macgregor

Goo Goo Dolls bassist and longtime BB player Robby Takac spills on which records have always stuck with him and dishes out some recommendations on this Record Store Day…

Robby! Tell us, what are your favorite albums of all time?

Todd Rundgren – A Wizard A True Star
The Rolling Stones – Through The Past Darkly
Bad Brains – I Against I
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Deep Purple – Made In Japan
Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell / Sabatoge

Do you have a cool story about any of these albums that gives them a special meaning to you?

“Through The Past Darkly” was stuck in the cassette player of my Grandmother’s used car when I was a kid, it was the only thing we listened to when we drove, left an incredibly positive and undeniably indelible mark on me musically. In fact, these are all albums that have made it through my personal emotional strainer, they are still in rotation, and have never really left my world.

Could you tell us what goes into coming up with a special record day release?

In our case, this Record Store Day gave us an opportunity to revisit 6 of our early, some of them nearly forgotten, releases and put together a great box set called “Pickpockets, Petty Thieves and Tiny Victories”. It was designed by Brian Grunert who did the artwork for the Boxes album (2016). Some of these albums have never been released on vinyl, some haven’t been on vinyl in many years.

And lastly, have you got any recommendations that readers should add to their record wish list right now?

I’d say check out our new EP “You Should be Happy” which is due out in May!
Then if you still have a second, check out Pinky Doodle Poodle – “Get It On” (Tokyo, Japan), MOLICE – “5” (Tokyo, Japan), and the legendary Shonen Knife – “Adventure” (Osaka, Japan)!

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Record Store Day – Robby Takac

Goo Goo Dolls, Joan Jett, UB40 , and Daughtry Headline This Year’s Britt Music & Arts Festival

Britt Music & Arts Festival has announced its full 2017 season lineup coming to the outdoor amphitheater in scenic Jacksonville this summer — and it’s a doozy!

The 2017 season includes pop favorite Huey Lewis & The News, reggae favorite UB40, legendary rock band The Goo Goo Dolls, American Idol finalist Daughtry and Prince’s former band The Revolution.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg as Britt this year also features The Temptations & The Four Tops, The Taj Mahal & Keb Mo Band, Pink Martini, Rick Springfield, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and Stephen Stills & Judy Collins.

Britt’s Classical Music Season also takes place at the vast hillside estate of Gold Rush-area pioneer Peter Britt, where internationally-renowned artists perform every summer.

Tickets for the annual festival’s 2017 season are now on sale to Britt members and they go on sale May 12th to the general public. For more information, call (541)-773-6077 or visit

Goo Goo Dolls Headline This Year’s Britt Music & Arts Festival

Britt Fest Performances

Win a Meet & Greet to Shows on the Goo Goo Dolls’ Long Way Home Summer Tour from Absolute Goo!

Going to a show on the Goo Goo Dolls’ Long Way Home summer tour? We have your chance to win a Meet & Greet with the band! Absolute Goo will be giving away 5 Meet & Greets for every show on the summer tour. This does NOT include a ticket to the show, you must already have a ticket to enter. One entry per person, per show you are attending. The M & G is non-transferable and good for one person only, no guests. Good luck!  Click here to enter –> Meet & Greet the Goo Goo Dolls with Absolute Goo