June 25, 2021 – Today, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling band Goo Goo Dolls has officially released their brand-new compilation album Rarities. A retrospective collection of 20 songs spanning Goo Goo Dolls’ career from 1995 to 2007, the record is available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats via Warner Records. Listen HERE.
In celebration of the album’s release, the band also shared “Broadway (Live)”, a rare live recording of the band’s iconic hit originally captured for AOL’s[email protected] series. Listen HERE.
Rarities explores a prolific period during which the band released several chart-topping hits, ascended to mainstream stardom, and cemented their footing as one of the most influential rock bands in recent memory. The double LP features numerous tracks never before released on digital streaming platforms or any physical format, including b-sides, live songs, acoustic renditions, radio performances, international releases, and additional non-album tracks.
Rarities includes covers of the famed INXS hit “Don’t Change”, ‘Hit Or Miss’ by The Damned, ‘Nothing Can Change You’’ by Tommy Keene, acoustic versions of seminal tracks such as “Iris,” “Slide,” and “Name”, international releases including a remix of “Long Way Down” by Grammy® award-winning mixer/producer/engineer Tom Lord-Alge, and even a one-minute performance of the Major League Baseball-staple “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”, plus many other rare tracks from the vault.
With their highly anticipated thirteenth LP on the horizon, the band also recently announced North American tour dates for summer 2022, for dates and tickets visit the band’s website here.
ABOUT GOO GOO DOLLS:
Formed in Buffalo, NY in 1986 by John Rzeznik and RobbyTakac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 12 million records worldwide, the group garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 14 number one and Top 10 hits at Hot AC—“the most of any artist.” As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo (1995) went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower (2002) and Let Love In (2006) both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us (2010) and Magnetic(2013) bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, John received the prestigious “Hal David Starlight Award” in 2008.
Following a sold-out 2018 twentieth anniversary tour in celebration of Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill (Warner Records)—igniting a bold and bright new era in the process. On October 30th 2020 the band released their first-ever Christmas albumIt’s Christmas All Over.