AG UPDATE

MEET & GREET LOTTERIES FOR THE 7/18 – 7/24 GOO GOO DOLLS SHOWS ARE NOW LIVE!

Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls’ Walker MN, Tinley Park IL, Noblesville IN, Clarkson MI and Cincinnati OH shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close 31 March, 2019. Must be 18 to enter. Meet and Greet does NOT include show ticket. You MUST have a show ticket to attend the Meet and Greet. Meet and Greet is for one person only & ID must match winning name. Cannot be resold or transferred. MEET AND GREET IS WITH THE GOO GOO DOLLS ONLY AND NOT WITH OR ASSOCIATED WITH TRAIN. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

***You must include your Twitter account. We will verify that you follow @Absolutegoo on Twitter, before your entry is accepted. 
We may also use it as another way to contact you if we don’t receive a response to the confirmation email we send out to the winners.

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Festicket – Rock In Rio Add Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Goo Goo Dolls, Tenacious D, and H.E.R.

By James Kilpin

Tickets and packages for Rock In Rio 2019 will go on sale on Thursday 11 April, join our waiting list to be first to know when they do. Waiting List

Iconic Brazilian festival Rock In Rio have announced more name for their forthcoming edition, taking place in Rio de Janeiro from 27-29 September and 3-6 October.

Joining the already packed lineup are disco, funk, and soul legends Nile Rodgers & Chic, comedy rock favourites Tenacious D (aka Jack Black and Kyle Gass), one of modern R&B’s biggest rising stars H.E.R., and veteran American rockers Goo Goo Dolls.

The 2019 edition of the festival will be headlined by Drake, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, P!nk, Muse, and Imagine Dragons, with other performances from the likes of Black Eyed Peas, King Crimson, Seal, Slayer and more.

See below for what went down last time the festival took place in Brazil, back in 2017, and head to our guide for more information about the forthcoming edition.

Rock in Rio 2019

New blog entry for InRock Mag courtesy of Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac

Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby, coming to you from the snowy city of Buffalo, NY! Happy New Year to all of the In Rock Readers, you should be well into 2019 by now and I hope it’s been great so far! I spent the first part of the year in Japan visiting family in Tokyo for the holidays. I took the trip over with my daughter, Hana and my wife Miyoko, the main reason for the trip was to see my wife’s family, but we always seem to find some adventure as we spend our holidays in Japan!

We arrived at Narita from the US on the day after Christmas and made our way to the train and our room in Ueno, we’ve never stayed in Ueno before, and it’s bustling for sure! We enjoyed being in the middle of the madness that is Ueno at night, wandered down by the vendors, sights and smells of nearby Ameyoko and enjoyed some Yakitori, we got a few bags of cheap candy from our favorite vendor and tried our best to stay up until 10 to beat our jetlag which is always one of our first challenges on these trips!

While in Ueno you must stop to have a visit with the Pandas and we have never gotten a chance to see the newest of the Pandas, so after a loooooong winding line of patient zoogoers made our way into the enclosure to have a look at Xiang Xiang and his Panda Dad (I guess Panda Mom was inside having a rest). We said hi to Xiang Xiang, spent a little more time at the Zoo and then made our way over to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art to see their Edward Munch exhibit featuring 3 different versions of the legendary woodcut/painting “The Scream”!

Munch is pretty dark and macabre as an artist, (and probably as a person I would imagine), we even heard a story that he was shot in an altercation after argument in which he refused to marry his girlfriend to maintain his dark outlook on life as an inspiration for his art. My daughter found it all a bit disconcerting so we quickly made our way through the exhibit and did our best to explain to Hana the significance of being in a room with a masterpiece like “The Scream”; she wasn’t all that enthused, I’m pretty sure it was pretty similar to going through a ghost house to her (which is not high on her list of ways to spend an afternoon).

We visited with some friends over the next couple of days and on New Years Day we had a great “Osechi” lunch with my wife’s family. In a once in a lifetime experience we went to Asakusa to join the throngs of Japanese and tourists traveling to visit Senso Ji for the holiday. So many people are funneled through the Tori gates of the temple wishing to start their year with luck, happiness, health and prosperity. After holding on tight to our 7 year old we moved with the crowd to the main temple and squeezed our way up to the front and made an offering for good fortune then made our way to the festival grounds outside the temple! My friend in Tokyo was so amazed that we went on New Years Day as he has been living there for decades and never braved the crowds; I must say it was handled so well, and I’m always amazed at the ability of the Japanese culture to handle these situations in such an orderly way.

We even got to attend a “mochisuki” event with some Sumo wrestlers on New Years Day in Shiodome, I had an opportunity to pound some mocha about 15 years ago and for some reason declined the offer, I had always regretted that decision so it was good to be able to right that wrong from my past in 2019, and this time with 2 Sumo, the whole thing couldn’t have gone better !!!!

The rest of our short, weeklong trip was full of Gotcha Gotcha Machines, UFO Catchers, Curry, Ramen, Yakiniku, Sushi, Shopping, friends, family and so much more … and as always, I can’t wait for our return… and …back in the USA, Goo Goo Dolls are writing, recording and doing random shows until we tour sort tour of Mexico in May and then do a 60 city US tour in June, July and August. We’ll have a new album out for you all soon, lots of new music circulating around our camp lately, can’t wait for you all to hear it this Spring!

Have a great month and check out robbyslobby.com to get to my socials or just leave a not saying hi! See you next month here in the pages of The Mighty In Rock !!!

Peace

Robby

 

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NEW SHOW! GOO GOO DOLLS JOIN BON JOVI IN LIMA, PERU THIS OCTOBER

Translated from the original.

Bon Jovi returns to Lima after 9 years since his debut in San Marcos. The information of the concert has been filtered through the Teleticket website , where it is announced that they will play together with Goo Goo Dolls .

The appointment of Bon Jovi and Goo Goo Dolls in Lima 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 at the National Stadium as part of its tour This House Is Not For Sale , the same that takes title of the fourteenth studio album by the band Bon Jovi .

At the moment, no national production company has spoken about Bon Jovi’s concert in Lima 2019 . Soon we will have all the information about the prices of the tickets , the day that will go on sale and more.

Goo Goo Dolls and Bon Jovi in Peru

Meet & Greet Lotteries for 7/10 – 7/16 Goo Goo Dolls’ Shows Now Open!

Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls’ Alpharetta GA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC , Virginia Beach VA and Nashville, TN shows!

One entry per person per show. Entries close March 17, 2019. Must be 18 to enter. Meet and Greet does NOT include show ticket. You MUST have a show ticket to attend the Meet and Greet. Meet and Greet is for one person only & ID must match winning name. Cannot be resold or transferred. MEET AND GREET IS WITH THE GOO GOO DOLLS ONLY AND NOT WITH OR ASSOCIATED WITH TRAIN. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

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GOO GOO DOLLS BOX SET AMONG EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES FOR RECORD STORE DAY

Warner Bros. Records Announces Exclusive Vinyl Releases For 12th Anniversary of Record Store Day
by BWW News Desk

Warner Bros. Records proudly announces its exclusive slate of 2019 vinyl releases set to arrive at all participating Independent Record Stores on Saturday, April 13th-universally recognized as Record Store Day (RSD).

This year marks the 12th annual RSD, and Warner Bros. Records returns as an official sponsor. The label and its affiliates commemorate every music lover’s favorite holiday with a bevy of exclusive titles pressed exclusively into the most graceful and beloved music formats of all, vinyl! These very special releases grace the shelves at thousands of independently owned record stores in the U.S. and around the globe for a limited time and usually disappear on the day.

The Warner Bros. Records RSD exclusives for Spring 2019 can be found below:

Green Day: Woodstock 1994 Live – Black vinyl. Limited to 7,550 copies

It’s only taken 25 years for this impressive collection to surface and be pressed into glorious vinyl and be made available for the first time-ever! And just in time for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Green Day release their historic 1994 live set on single black vinyl in a four color board sleeve. You can practically hear the mud amidst the pop punk classics.

Woodstock 1994 Live track listing:

Welcome To Paradise
One Of My Lies
Chump
Longview
Basket case
When I Come Around
Burnout
F.O.D
Paper Lanterns
Shit Show
The Flaming Lips: Kings Mouth – Solid Gold vinyl. Limited to 4,000 copies

The Flaming Lips will unveil their 15th studio album King’s Mouth exclusively on Record Store Day as a 12-inch colored vinyl. This will be the only configuration of the title in the marketplace until July.

The Clash’s Mick Jones offers narration throughout in what promises to be yet another trip from the iconoclastic outfit.

Eric Clapton: One More Car One More Rider – Clear Vinyl. Limited to 3,000 copies

In a never-before-released format, Eric Clapton’s platinum-certified eighth live album One More Car One More Rider will be available on three 12-inch vinyls in a triple gatefold board jacket. This classic live collection features recordings captured during a summer 2001 two-night stand at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Goo Goo Dolls: Topography – 5 x Colored vinyl. Limited to 1,100 copies

The global vinyl debut of the albums Let Love In, Gutterflower, and Something For the Rest of Us. This five-vinyl set also includes the triple-platinum classic Dizzy Up The Girl and Magnetic. Each vinyl comes in a different color sheathed in its own slipcase.

The Gorillaz: The Fall- Green vinyl album. Limited to 5,000 copies.

The U.S. vinyl debut of Gorillaz’ fourth album, which was originally recorded on co-founder Damon Albarn’s iPad and first released in 2010 as a streaming exclusive on the band’s web site. It comes on forest green vinyl in a four color board sleeve.

Emmylou Harris: Studio Albums Collection – 5 x Black vinyl. Limited to 1,100 copies

This set of studio albums includes the classics: Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, Last Day, and White Shoes. It also contains a bonus 45-rpm single track “That Lovin’ Feeling’ Again” with Roy Orbison b/w “Mr. Sandman.”

Houndmouth: California Voodoo, Part II – 7 inch vinyl. Limited to 3,000 copies

California Voodoo, Part II is Houndmouth’s second installment of state-sponsored witchcraft featuring two unreleased songs. “Talk Of The Town” is an indie music myth. Neither the time nor the place ever seemed quite right to release the track… until now. Written by maestro Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen) and the late, great Richard Swift, Houndmouth’s version of “Talk” features synth-y bass, foot-stomping drums and fuzzy guitar riffs that linger in your head.

Accompanying the collab track is one from Houndmouth’s Shane Cody appropriately titled “Shane’s Song.” The percussion focus here is tastefully accessorized by smooth guitar licks and Cody’s falsetto. Crescendoing into a dizzying whirlwind, “Shane’s Song” takes heartbreak and makes a beautiful sound for all to enjoy.

Mastodon: Stairway To Nick John -10 inch vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hard rock juggernaut Mastodon recorded Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” to pay homage to their late longtime manager Nick John, who passed away after a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2018. As Zeppelin remained John’s favorite act, Mastodon chose the band’s opus to honor him. All proceeds benefit charity. Side A features a studio version of “Stairway To Heaven,” and Side B includes a live version. This will be permanently exclusive to RSD as a 10-inch vinyl.

My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade is Dead (Live In Mexico)

Never-before-heard in this format, My Chemical Romance releases a double vinyl in a gatefold of the gold-certified The Black Parade is Dead (Live in Mexico). The seminal live recording from their legendary Black Parade tour comes complete with a Death Certificate. Side N*E*R*D features 3 bonus tracks.

The next eight titles are part of Warner Bros. Records’ The Sound Of Movies series and represent some of the most collectable Original Motion soundtracks brought back to life dues to popular demand and featuring tracks from many WBR artists and then some.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Malcom X – Red Vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The U.S. vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the Academy® Award-nominated classic Malcom X by director Spike Lee. Featuring timeless soul from Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more, it comes on a translucent red vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – New Jack City – Silver vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The U.S. vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film New Jack City. Featuring contributions from Ice-T, Queen Latifah, and more, it comes on a silver vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – House of Wax – Coke bottle clear vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film House of Wax. Featuring The Prodigy with Juliette Lewis, Deftones, Disturbed, and more, this release arrives as two 12-inch coke bottle clear records in a single pocket board jacket with etching.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Coneheads – Yellow vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the comedy Coneheards. Featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., and more, it comes on a yellow vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers – Purple vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the franchise starting blockbuster Transformers. It comes on a purple vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers Revenge of The Fallen – Green Vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the blockbuster sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Featuring Linkin Park, it comes on a double sided green vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Transformers Dark of the Moon – Brown vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the third Transformers film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Featuring Linkin Park, Paramore, and more, it comes on a brown vinyl in a single pocket board jacket.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Howard Stern Private Parts – Blue vinyl. Limited to 1,500 copies

The global vinyl debut of the platinum-certified Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film Howard Stern Private Parts. Featuring Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, and more, this release comes with two 12-inch blue records in a single pocket board jacket with etching.

About Record Store Day:

Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), celebrating the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Warner-Bros-Records-Announces-Exclusive-Vinyl-Releases-For-12th-Anniversary-of-Record-Store-Day-20190228

Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls’ Woodlands TX, Dallas TX, West Palm Beach FL, Tampa FL and Jacksonville FL Shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close March 3, 2019. Must be 18 to enter. Meet and Greet does NOT include show ticket. You MUST have a show ticket to attend the Meet and Greet. Meet and Greet is for one person only & ID must match winning name. Cannot be resold or transferred. MEET AND GREET IS WITH THE GOO GOO DOLLS ONLY AND NOT WITH OR ASSOCIATED WITH TRAIN. Please follow the AG site on Twitter, (twitter.com/absolutegoo) to enter.

Goo Goo Dolls Meet & Greet

Latest Edition of Robby Takac’s blog for InRock Mag is up!

 

Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to a wintery edition of The Lobby coming to you from the warmth of my little house in Buffalo, NY! Happy Holidays to you all and I hope you had a great New Year celebration and all your dreams and wishes come true for 2019. As I write to you this month Christmas is in a few days, and with a 6-year-old daughter in the house, as you could imagine, it’s a pretty exciting time of year! The trees up, The Santa is on the front lawn, even have nice twinkly light s in the bushes, and we did it up right this year! We have been spending our Christmases yearly between my wife Miyoko’s hometown of Tokyo and my hometown of Buffalo, last year we spent The Holidays in Japan so this year Hana got a good old chaotic American Christmas before we make our way to Japan to celebrate New Years with my wife Miyoko’s family!

It’s been busy with real life stuff since I got back from the tour, taking care of the house, school functions and such for the last few weeks, but I spend the first half of each day working on demos for new songs for the next Goo Goo Dolls release (due out in Spring / Summer of 2019). John’s been working on new stuff for the last few months as well and we are going to be getting things together soon to sort out the details of the next release accompanied by a 60 date tour of the US w/ San Francisco’s Train and Allen Stone.

The Music is Art foundation here in Buffalo became the beneficiary of an event thrown every year here by fellow Buffalonian Billy Sheehan (MR BIG/David Lee Roth). The organization is called MOB (Musicians of Buffalo) and they gather yealy around this time to play Christmas songs, some bad ass rock tunes and celebrate with some of the local talent that began alongside Billy in the 70s and have watched Billy’s career over the years. He’s a great guy, I know that for a fact because many years ago back in the 80s all of Goo Goo Dolls equipment was stolen and without even having met me Billy heard about the theft and sent me a brand new bass guitar …. Buffalonians are like that, if you ever get a chance to visit you’ll see …. Oh and you’ll probably get to see NIAGARA FALLS TOO!

I got up onstage with MOB for the last couple of songs they played, joining them in a rousing rendition on AC/DCs YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG and closing the night out with a group chorus of SILENT NIGHT led by Billy’s wife Elisabetta.

…. In the end Billy and the MOB gang raised a bunch of money to help with Music is Arts mission in the community and had a great time with friends …. Sounds like what the holiday season is supposed to be!

OK, Christmas time’s coming at us like a freight train and as I mentioned we’re headed to Japan for the new year, and that’s when I’ll be catching up with all of my In Rock friends next, I hope you all had a great holiday and I look forward to filling you in on my goings on during my next trip to Japan!

All the Best in 2019

Peace

 

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GOO GOO DOLLS WILL PLAY THE PEPSI CENTER WTC IN MEXICO CITY ON MAY 13TH!

Venue: Pepsi Center WTC ~ Dakota s / n, Del. Benito Juarez, 03810 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Where: Mexico City
When: May 13

Tickets via TicketMaster: https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/goo-goo-dolls-mexico-distrito-federal-05-13-2019/event/1400562B93BE19F5

Presales for Scotiabank cardholders begin on February 12th, 11am local time.

Public onsales begin February 13th, 1pm local time.

More info. to come.