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NEWS: Goo Goo Dolls confirm headline UK tour for October 2016!

Having just released their eleventh studio full-length, ‘Boxes’, New York based rockers Goo Goo Dolls have now confirmed a headline UK tour in October to help promote the record.

You can check out all dates of the tour listed below:

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NEWS: Paramore, My Chemical Romance and more to feature on Transformers 3 soundtrack!

The tracklisting for the official soundtrack for the upcoming third installment of the Transformers motion pictures, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, has been revealed, and features tracks from the likes of Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Black Veil Brides and others. You can see the full tracklist and artwork below:

01.) Linkin Park – ‘Iridescent’
02.) Paramore – ‘Monster’
03.) My Chemical Romance – ‘The Only Hope For Me Is You’
04.) Taking Back Sunday – ‘Faith’
05.) Staind – ‘The Bottom’
06.) Art Of Dying – ‘Get Thru This’
07.) Goo Goo Dolls – ‘All That You Are’
08.) Theory Of A Deadman – ‘Head Above Water’
09.) Black Veil Brides – ‘Set The World On Fire’
10.) Skillet – ‘Alive & Awake (Remix)’
11.) Mastodon – ‘Just Got Paid’ (ZZ Top cover)

The film Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon is set for release on June 29th 2011 is cinemas nationwide, with its official soundtrack released beforehand on June 14th 2011.

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ALBUM: Goo Goo Dolls – Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles

Release Date: November 19th, 2007
Label: Warner Bros.
Rating: 8/10


The Goo Goo Dolls profile

When it comes to a Greatest Hits compilation from any band, you’re to expect what is obviously a collection of songs that have been the most important points within the band’s career. The Goo Goo Dolls are no exception, planning to release two different greatest hits compilations in the space of a few months apart from one another. ‘Volume One’ is the band’s singles, and most of them are absolute stormers.

Tracks like ‘Let Love In’ and ‘Here Is Gone’ carry that traditional sound which The Goo Goo Dolls are well-known and loved for. The radio friendly and very adaptable soft alternative rock genre is one they’ve made the best of, improving each aspect of its criteria close to utmost perfection. They have their moments on display here where they’re a little more mellow than they are usually, such as with ‘Name’, which is also a new version of the original from the ‘A Boy Named Goo’ album. But by no means have they made the song any worse by slightly tampering with it.

‘Broadway’ is one sample of the more hairbrush moment songs that appears in the tracklisting. The dark undertone in the lyrics doesn’t seem to dampen this effect either, See, you’d love to run home / but you know you ain’t got one / ’cause you’re living in a world / that you’re best forgotten.” is definitely one of the more sinister offerings The Goo Goo Dolls have on their table.

Another song featured is the recent release contributed to the Transformers movie, ‘Before It’s Too Late’. From listening to the other songs on the CD you can see how the band have changed, and arguably improved their sound throughout the past 20 years they’ve been at this game. However, nothing has been able to compete with the worldwide success and popularity of ‘Iris’. A song that has been covered by other artists such as New Found Glory and Ronan Keating shows it’s true brilliance through its original creators, and leave all other attempts at such a masterpiece in the dust.

A marking point in the bands career of over 20 years making much, The Goo Goo Dolls releasing a Greatest Hits of the band’s singles was a sensible move, especially compared to acts like McFly who decide releasing a Greatest Hits compilation album after just 3 years is a brilliant idea. A showcase that there are decent musical acts still out there still going strong, but if you’ve got most of the songs present on this collection then there’s not much point in purchasing this. You’ll just be getting what’s already in your collection, with the only change being a slightly different version of ‘Name’ and a remix of ‘Feel The Silence’.

Written by Zach Redrup

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LIVE: Goo Goo Dolls @ Apollo, Manchester (11/07/2007)

Date: July 11th, 2007
Venue: Apollo, Manchester
Support: Kids In Glass Houses

Rating: 8/10


Goo Goo Dolls profile

Support act Kids In Glass Houses have just finished their set, and in a few minutes it’s time for the rock veterans to come and close this Wednesday night in style. The Goo Goo Dolls have been going for just over 20 years now, and tonight they’re playing in the Manchester Carling Apollo.

It’s just gone 9:00PM, and suddenly everything turns to black. The stage lights shoot on, change colours, and flash like there’s no tomorrow. The James Bond theme tune switches on and the band jump to the stage through the lights and smoke. The crowd is screaming their lungs out, and with a set lasting over an hour, the band have got to keep their energy up if they want to leave tonight with a pleased audience.

They seem to be focussing their set mainly on their ‘Dizzy Up The Girl’ album, playing classics like ‘Slide’ which the audience sings right back at them. Bassist Robby Takac is pacing across the stage like a crazy man, and occasionally smacking at his strings like a drum kit, really showing his passion for the music and enjoying himself as much as possible.

The Goo Goo Dolls soon surprise the audience with a song that they claim they’ve never actually never played live before tonight’s gig, ‘Acoustic #3’, a soulful and moving piece that sends a smile onto the faces of most people within the audience. A few more songs into the set, with John Rzeznik and Robby Takac changing vocal duties here and there, the band play ‘Black Balloon’ where they have something special instore for the crowd. Once the song begins, several large black balloons are released onto the standing audience, which are knocked over onto the stage one after the other.

The night is coming towards an end soon, but not before the band play one of their most popular songs – ‘Iris’. Immediately the reaction from the audience is immense. People are cheering, screaming, and applauding like their lives depend upon it. Looks of astonishment come from JohnWritten by Zach Redrup

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