Warner Bros. Records to Release Goo Goo Dolls Collection on May 29th

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000)

Features Songs From Six Previously Recorded Albums

And Includes an Exclusive Internet 'Pass Key'



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Warner Bros. Records

    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 29th, Warner Bros. Records will
 release WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000) by
 multi-platinum recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls.  Comprised of remixes of
 previously released recordings, the album offers up some of the group's
 best-loved songs to new and old fans alike.
     EOAC is a distinctly diverse collection of original songs from a band
 whose limitless musical stylings are sure to stand the test of time.
 Twenty-two songs were selected from the group's six critically acclaimed
 albums, GOO GOO DOLLS, JED, HOLD ME UP, SUPERSTAR CARWASH, A BOY NAMED GOO and
 DIZZY UP THE GIRL, all recorded between 1987 and 1998.  Every song has been
 remixed and remastered and represents the Goo Goo Dolls unique flair for
 combining power punk guitar-driven rock with melodic pop hooks, a reputation
 that has established them as one of the biggest success stories of the last
 decade.  Songs like "Girl Right Next to Me," "Burnin' Up," "Eyes Wide Open"
 and "Bulletproof" attest to founding members, guitarist John Rzeznik and
 bassist Robby Takac's versatility as songwriters.  It also demonstrates how
 the trio, which includes drummer Mike Malinin, has evolved musically since
 forming in upstate New York in the mid-eighties.
     Frequently performed favorites like "Two Days in February" and
 "Lucky Star" are highlights at Goo Goo Dolls concerts, and the audience's
 response to those and other previously recorded songs, encouraged the group to
 enter the studio to review their collected works.  "Making this record was
 like looking at a bunch of photo albums from high school ... so wild, all of
 these bizarre memories came rushing back," explains Takac.  "It had been such
 a long time since we'd even gone back and listened to the early records.
 They're what lead us to our current situation and we had a blast putting this
 one together."
     The EOAC disc will include a "pass key" allowing access to a special
 internet site designed for the collection.  The interactive site features
 vintage video clips, photographs and unreleased versions of classic Goo Goo
 Dolls music.  Visitors will also have access to EOAC postcards, expanded album
 credits and graphics, and exclusive EOAC merchandise.
     In 1995, after years of rigorous non-stop touring, the Goo Goo Dolls
 released their fifth album A BOY NAMED GOO.  The group received national
 recognition when almost a year after the album's release, they had their first
 major hit with "Name."  When "Name" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100
 chart, the band was able to perform to larger audiences and gained much needed
 national exposure with performances on television programs like the
 LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN and the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO.  In 1998,
 the group's compelling ballad "Iris" appeared on both the soundtrack to the
 film CITY OF ANGELS and on the band's sixth release, DIZZY UP THE GIRL.
 "Iris" went on to break radio airplay records, reaching the No. 1 spot on six
 separate Billboard charts.  To date, DIZZY UP THE GIRL has sold over four
 million copies worldwide.  The massive success of "Iris" and four other hits
 from the album, "Slide," "Black Balloon," "Dizzy" and "Broadway," brought
 critical raves and propelled the band to stardom.  "Iris," "Slide," "Dizzy,"
 and "Black Balloon" accumulated over a million plays* at radio stations across
 the country, and "Iris" and "Black Balloon" garnered three Grammy nominations.
     This past July, googoodolls.com was re-launched as the official,
 artist-operated band website.  The group takes a hands-on approach in running
 the site, offering users the opportunity to communicate with band members and
 other fans.  "The Daily Goo" features daily correspondence directly from the
 Goo Goo Dolls and is the inside source for news and updated information on the
 group.  Fans can hear unreleased music and enter contest giveaways to win
 Goo Goo Dolls autographed band memorabilia, guitars and one of a kind items.
 Tee shirts, CDs, and other merchandise are also available through
 googoodolls.com, and the site will provide up to the minute details and
 information on the release of WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART &
 COMMERCE (1987-2000).
     The Goo Goo Dolls plan to enter the studio this summer to record their
 seventh album, featuring all new material.  A release date has not yet been
 determined.
 
     * BDS
 
     For more information, contact Mary Melia Publicity, 516-536-7572, or fax,
 516-764-7330, for the Goo Goo Dolls.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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SOURCE Warner Bros. Records
    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 29th, Warner Bros. Records will
 release WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART & COMMERCE (1987-2000) by
 multi-platinum recording artists the Goo Goo Dolls.  Comprised of remixes of
 previously released recordings, the album offers up some of the group's
 best-loved songs to new and old fans alike.
     EOAC is a distinctly diverse collection of original songs from a band
 whose limitless musical stylings are sure to stand the test of time.
 Twenty-two songs were selected from the group's six critically acclaimed
 albums, GOO GOO DOLLS, JED, HOLD ME UP, SUPERSTAR CARWASH, A BOY NAMED GOO and
 DIZZY UP THE GIRL, all recorded between 1987 and 1998.  Every song has been
 remixed and remastered and represents the Goo Goo Dolls unique flair for
 combining power punk guitar-driven rock with melodic pop hooks, a reputation
 that has established them as one of the biggest success stories of the last
 decade.  Songs like "Girl Right Next to Me," "Burnin' Up," "Eyes Wide Open"
 and "Bulletproof" attest to founding members, guitarist John Rzeznik and
 bassist Robby Takac's versatility as songwriters.  It also demonstrates how
 the trio, which includes drummer Mike Malinin, has evolved musically since
 forming in upstate New York in the mid-eighties.
     Frequently performed favorites like "Two Days in February" and
 "Lucky Star" are highlights at Goo Goo Dolls concerts, and the audience's
 response to those and other previously recorded songs, encouraged the group to
 enter the studio to review their collected works.  "Making this record was
 like looking at a bunch of photo albums from high school ... so wild, all of
 these bizarre memories came rushing back," explains Takac.  "It had been such
 a long time since we'd even gone back and listened to the early records.
 They're what lead us to our current situation and we had a blast putting this
 one together."
     The EOAC disc will include a "pass key" allowing access to a special
 internet site designed for the collection.  The interactive site features
 vintage video clips, photographs and unreleased versions of classic Goo Goo
 Dolls music.  Visitors will also have access to EOAC postcards, expanded album
 credits and graphics, and exclusive EOAC merchandise.
     In 1995, after years of rigorous non-stop touring, the Goo Goo Dolls
 released their fifth album A BOY NAMED GOO.  The group received national
 recognition when almost a year after the album's release, they had their first
 major hit with "Name."  When "Name" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100
 chart, the band was able to perform to larger audiences and gained much needed
 national exposure with performances on television programs like the
 LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN and the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO.  In 1998,
 the group's compelling ballad "Iris" appeared on both the soundtrack to the
 film CITY OF ANGELS and on the band's sixth release, DIZZY UP THE GIRL.
 "Iris" went on to break radio airplay records, reaching the No. 1 spot on six
 separate Billboard charts.  To date, DIZZY UP THE GIRL has sold over four
 million copies worldwide.  The massive success of "Iris" and four other hits
 from the album, "Slide," "Black Balloon," "Dizzy" and "Broadway," brought
 critical raves and propelled the band to stardom.  "Iris," "Slide," "Dizzy,"
 and "Black Balloon" accumulated over a million plays* at radio stations across
 the country, and "Iris" and "Black Balloon" garnered three Grammy nominations.
     This past July, googoodolls.com was re-launched as the official,
 artist-operated band website.  The group takes a hands-on approach in running
 the site, offering users the opportunity to communicate with band members and
 other fans.  "The Daily Goo" features daily correspondence directly from the
 Goo Goo Dolls and is the inside source for news and updated information on the
 group.  Fans can hear unreleased music and enter contest giveaways to win
 Goo Goo Dolls autographed band memorabilia, guitars and one of a kind items.
 Tee shirts, CDs, and other merchandise are also available through
 googoodolls.com, and the site will provide up to the minute details and
 information on the release of WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT EGO, OPINION, ART &
 COMMERCE (1987-2000).
     The Goo Goo Dolls plan to enter the studio this summer to record their
 seventh album, featuring all new material.  A release date has not yet been
 determined.
 
     * BDS
 
     For more information, contact Mary Melia Publicity, 516-536-7572, or fax,
 516-764-7330, for the Goo Goo Dolls.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X06666312
 
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