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Goo Goo Dolls are an alternative rock band that formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik and bassist/vocalist Robby Takac. They are perhaps most famous for the hit "Iris," featured on the soundtrack to the 1998 film City of Angels.
*Johnny Rzeznik â€“ vocals, guitar (Founding member) *Robby Takac â€“ vocals, bass (Founding member) *Mike Malinin â€“ drums, percussion (Hired in 1995, made official member in 1998)
Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1986 by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik and bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, the Goo Goo Dolls, who were then known as the "Sex Maggots" for two days, initially consisted of the two founders and George Tutuska on drums. The band changed their name to the Goo Goo Dolls (the name was picked out from an ad in a True Detective magazine) at the request of a local club owner who refused to let them play otherwise. They were originally signed on by the short-lived indie label Mercenary Records and they released their self-titled debut album in 1986. A little over a year later, a Los Angeles performance brought the band to the attention of Metal...
|origin||Buffalo, New York|
|music genre||Alternative rock, rock music|
|current members|| Johnny Rzeznik |
|past members||George Tutuska|