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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Miracle Pill debuts at #92 on Billboard 200
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:03 AM »

Does it even matter? That’s kind of what I think. I don’t think it will particularly hurt the tour cycle the record has and the band’s enthusiasm for the new material.

Bit of disappointment to see it chart so, so low. To see Magnetic (2013) #8 then 6 years later Miracle Pill #92 is a steep decline in sales. I mean Korn debuted in the top 10 this week and I’m sure Blink 182 will be #1 next week, so fanbases support records.

Thoughts anyone?

Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Why Rebel Beat?
« on: June 15, 2019, 01:51 PM »
Been browsing the recent sets the band has been doing in their supporting slot for Train and I am perplexed how this song is still in the set? They've been doing 16 songs; as you'd expect, they're all singles aside from Miracle Pill. I get the "playing all the well-known songs" but why Rebel Beat? Does anyone else find it really hollow and that it adds absolutely no momentum to the set? Plus, ya'know, it is their worst chart-performing first single they have had since A Boy Named Goo.

Better well-known songs that should be in the set ahead of Rebel Beat in my opinion:

Long Way Down
Lazy Eye
Let Love In
Before its too Late
All That You Are

So all those above (I may be missing one, possibly two) all performed better and charted higher than Rebel Beat (apart from Notbroken). And they're all such better, better songs.

Some songs will get deleted from their live catalogue forever and I'd be so gutted if Rebel Beat survived when one of the before-mentioned songs, didn't. I personally think its such a black hole in their set

Anyone agree?

So I’m flying from the U.K. to Seattle for the show on the 3rd of November, I told myself I will not look at the set and be surprised on the night but what do you know, I couldn’t resist.

But now I’m in a state of worry after I seen Think about me was dropped last night in favour of So Alive. I’ll literally be heartbroken if I don’t hear Stop The World or There You Are  :'(

I feel like it’s once in a lifetime to hear such cuts so that’s why I acted on impulse and brought flights and tickets which is a pretty crazy thing to do just for a gig.

Praying to the Goo gods ALL SSCW and Hold Me Up material remains in the set for the entire tour!

Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Laughing Music Video!!! (Official?)
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:38 PM »

What the hell. I've been a Goo Goo Dolls for 16 years and have NEVER seen this nor knew it existed! I can't believe I am only the 13th or so person to have seen this on youtube, either.

So today, I lost one of my top 3 heroes. An idol. Alongside Johnny Rzeznik and Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell has saved me and enthralled me time & time again.

You may think to yourself where are the similarities between Soundgarden and the Goo Goo Dolls, but if you listen to Chris Cornell's solo work it's all there. Euphoria Morning, Carry On, Scream and Higher Truth are all stripped back, honest and naked records in the vein of a man wearing his heart on his sleeve.

It's a very easy transition switching between the Goo Goo Dolls and Chris Cornell. Listen to a song called "Murderer of Blue Skies" or "Seasons" or "Before we Disappear" and you'll ask yourself why you weren't listening to Chris Cornell sooner.

Anyway, I've been in tears pretty much all day over his passing. He was 52 with two children and a wife but left life on a bathroom floor in a hotel room. I miss him so much already and the thought I'll never his voice live again kills me inside.

He was 52.

If you're depressed or can't see a way out, please talk to anyone. I've been talking to my brother all day because he understands my grief over Chris's passing. If you're that down stick a post on this board I'll reply.

I think what I'm getting at is that I've been a fan of the Goo Goo Dolls since 2002. John and Robby are soooo important to me and us. I sometimes get annoyed they don't play the older shit at concerts and stuff but I'd break in two if I lost either of them. Today I lost Chris Cornell and it hurts like hell.

From a broken fan of music, count your blessings and be grateful that this amazing band is still here.

Im absolutely heartbroken :(

Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Hardest/Most Rock GGD album?
« on: July 10, 2016, 02:44 PM »
Yeah, so I thought this would be a pretty interesting question, especially amongst us older Goo Goo Dolls fans. I've left the first 2 albums off, purely because they belong in a different genre, and I don't think it's fair to compare to compare balls to the walls punk to a band coming of age

Most interestingly I've always found A boy named Goo as the goo goo dolls hardest album. Which is the inspiration behind starting this topic. The production on Hold me up and especially SSCW is so slick, a boy named goo comes as somewhat of a departure from that sound. Only One is the goo goo dolls hardest song. And they released it as the first single from ABNG! With hindsight, I imagine the sway in sound was inspired by the grunge movement of the early 90's. But it's so ironic that the goo goo dolls first major hit was born from that record in the form of a ballad; Name.

Lastly, Gutterflower is deserving of a place in this poll. Big Machine is guitar heavy and raw. Truth is a whisper, what do you need and Tucked Away have bite.

What do you think?

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