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Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby, it’s been a strange, strange winter here in the US, I just returned from the desert city of Las Vegas, Nevada for a show with Goo Goo Dolls and when I landed it was one degree colder than my hometown of Buffalo, NY and it snowed for 2 days! It NEVER EVER snows in Las Vegas; I think they said it happens maybe once every 10 years, but certainly never two days in a row. It really was a unique occurrence and since I grew up in what is sometimes considered the “Hokkaido of the United States” I was instantly blamed repeatedly by our crew and the locals for bringing the unusually cold weather to the desert, although I’d bet it’s something much more scientifically complex than my inherent snowy vibes going on! Anyways, we had a great show, and had another stop in Oklahoma before returning home to spend some more time with the family before a month long studio lockout begins in Los Angeles as we finish up the new Goo Goo Dolls album (Due out this Summer)!

We’re working with a bunch of producers on this new album, Sam Hollander (Panic at the Disco, Metro Station), Derek Fuhrman (O.A.R., Great Big World), Drew Pearson (Switchfoot, Lights) and Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Bad Wolves) to name a few, we’ve been mostly coming up with ideas, writing and pulling things together for the past few months, now it’s time to make the whole thing into an actual album for you all!

Goo Goo Dolls have an incredibly busy 2019 on the books, recording in March, rehearsals in April, a tour of Mexico in May, June through September with Train across the US and we just found out September and October will be bringing us to South America for our first ever shows on that continent! Some big news that I can’t share the specifics about as of yet, but we will be sharing the details of these trips and the shows we’ll be involved in very soon!

In other news …. I recently produced a single for an amazing young band called Beach Slang; an EP called “MPLS” is comprised of a couple of covers by Minneapolis legends Paul Westerberg (Replacements) and Bob Mould (Husker Du). Both of our bands were really a product of this Minneapolis music scene and it was a pleasure getting together and combining 3 generations of appreciation for that scene in this tidy little release. The EP was put pout this month on Bridge Nine Records on limited edition colored vinyl, the first pressings already sold out! Beach Slang came to my studio in Buffalo to record with myself and engineer Jay Zubricky a few months back after performing at The Music is Art Festival held every September here in Buffalo. Truly a bunch of awesome people, who are unbelievably creative and motivated and we hope to see more of this amazing band at our place in the future.

We have our Good Charamel Records label revving up for some action this year as well as another tour and release this Fall by Osaka’s Shonen Knife who are currently in studio working on their latest release to be followed by a tour of Europe, The US and Australia at the years end. We also have a Brooklyn Sakura Matsuri appearance with The Molice, Pinky Doodle Poodle and DJ Sashimi all appearing together onstage for the annual April event in NYC. This will be the first time all 3 acts will be performing together, should be a great day!

That does it for me this month, I’ll be writing next month from the studio in Los Angeles and maybe we’ll try to give you a little taste of the actual recording process next time we meet up, a little tough to do in 700 words, but we’ve been good like that for over a decade now! Have a great month and we’ll be talking to you soon here in the pages of the Mighty In Rock!

Peace!

Robby

http://www.inrock.co.jp/inrock/new/robby.html

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 7/12 Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "You can use me anytime"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #PNCmusicpav

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Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls' Scranton PA, Canandaigua NY, Wantagh NY, Bethlehem PA and Burgettstown, PA shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close 12pm April 28, 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.

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 6/28 Rogers, AR at The Walmart Amphitheater! And this week we have something extra for you -  A PAIR OF MEET & GREETS!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "when everything feels like the movies"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #walmartamp

Our winner for Rogers, AR is Christy F. on Twitter! Congrats!

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This week, Annie and Gen recorded in front of a live audience on Discord (and we apologize to our test subjects for having to deal with us LOL). Hear all about a Runaway to Paradise cabin giveaway, our AG Ticket Tag contest, and our Podcast only 4P contest! (FYI, the pennant is a GGD one, not an AG one! lol)

https://absolutegoo.com/the-april-7-2019-ag-podcast-contests-contests-and-another-contest/

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Next show in our AG Ticket Tag contest is - 6/18 West Valley City, UT at USANA Amphitheatre!

To enter, simply Tweet or Instagram this line: "You're my sweet charade"
AND Include these 3 important hashtags: #googoodolls #agtickettag #usanaamp

Our winner for West Valley City, UT is @beach247 on Twitter! Congrats!

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*These lotteries are now closed. Winners have been notified by email. *

Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls' Saratoga Springs NY, Bethel NY, Gilford NH and Bangor ME shows!

Enter to win! One entry per person per show. Entries close April 14, 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.

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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Head over to NYS Music and vote for the Goo Goo Dolls in their March Madness!

https://nysmusic.com/2019/03/18/nys-musics-march-madness-round-1/


By Pete Mason

It’s that time of year again – sure there are a few dozen basketball games happening over the next few weeks, but its also time for NYS Music’s version of March Madness! In the past, we have looked at up and coming bands from around the state, for a friendly competition that introduces these rising artists to the NYS Music audience.

This year, we look to the past and present for our field of 64 famous New York musicians and artists from all corners of the Empire State. Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, Paul Simon, Arlo Guthrie, Cab Calloway, Billy Joel, KISS, Anthrax, Neil Diamond and Lou Reed are all included, as well as more recent artists breaking through such as Sean Rowe and Aqueous. This year’s field is also a great way to learn about some artists who hail from NY that you might not have known about. Yes, Lana Del Rey is from Lake Placid, Anthrax was formed in Queens, Rick James and Goo Goo Dolls call the Queen City of Buffalo home, Ra Ra Riot are Syracuse University graduates, and State Champs calls the Capital District home. Voting for Round 1 is open until midnight on Wednesday, March 20. You can also vote on each bracket on Twitter, and we will combine all votes together ahead of Round 2, which starts on Thursday, March 21 at Noon.



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WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED!

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.

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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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. https://www.festicket.com/festivals/rock-in-rio/2019/shop/?feature_packagesVariant=c

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.

https://www.festicket.com/magazine/news/rock-rio-add-nile-rodgers-chic-goo-goo-dolls-tenacious-d-and-her/


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Today’s podcast features an interview with Richie English, of GCR, plus Gen’s pet peeve and how YOU can send a shout out to the Goo Goo Dolls!

https://absolutegoo.com/march-13-richie-english-and-new-goo-shows/

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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


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Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls is sailing to Palma, Majorca and Tonic is headed to the Bahamas on Jon Bon Jovi’s Runaway to Paradise! Set sail with these amazing artists AND save 35% with our new silver packages. Learn more: www.runawaytoparadise.com!

https://www.facebook.com/runawaytours/videos/419551812122246/

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Congratulations to our winner, Rylie C.!

It's the middle of winter and the cold has most of us wishing for Spring, BUT, here at Absolute Goo, we want the Goo Goo Dolls to warm you up! So, we've got a contest for you! One lucky winner will get 2 tickets to the 2/16 Goo show in Tulsa, OK, a PAIR of Meet & Greets, and this awesome Goo hoodie! (You know, to keep you warm.)

All you have to do is answer 1 simple question for us - In winter 1996, the band played an outdoor show in Banff, AB, Canada. What was the name of that concert?

Send us an email at contact@absolutegoo.com with your answer as the subject line. Include your name and contact information. Contest is open from now until 11:59 pm est on January 30, 2019. Prize is nontransferable and ID at pick up must match winner info. Good luck!

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Enter to Win a Meet and Greet for the Goo Goo Dolls' Auburn WA, Ridgefield WA, Airway Heights WA, Santa Barbara CA and Phoenix AZ shows!

https://absolutegoo.com/meet-and-greet-contest/

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