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Quiz the Goo Goo Dolls

November 18th, 2010
01:07 PM ET

Responsible for some of the most memorable songs of the 1990's, American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls are still bashing out the big hits and are now out with a new album called "Something for the rest of us."

Formed in Buffalo, New York in 1986, the band is made up of vocalist John Rzeznik, bass guitarist Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin.

The trio are responsible for such songs as the 1998 hit "Iris" which was included in the Nicolas Cage movie "City of Angels."

Over the course of nearly a quarter of a century, the band have racked up more than 14 top ten singles and have sold more than 10 million albums globally.

The band is now out with their newest album and hope to repeat some of that success.

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  1. Lori Schwab

    When touring on the road, what activities help alleviate stress, bordome and homesickness? Boston

    November 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  2. kathleen sullivan

    I love all your music, but have a special attachment to the version of "Slide" you did with Elmo on Sesame Street. It was great to see you guys singing such a great song reworked for the benefit of kids, including my own.

    Did you get a lot of feedback from parents on that collaboration?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Reply
  3. Wasted1

    I've always thought of you as an improved Replacements (a compliment), How have you adapted to the singles-oriented mp3 market? Do you see a future for rock albums? Finally, since you are well beyond one-hit wonder status, how have you managed to stay focused on creativity in spite of the touring?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  4. Cathy Moore

    How has growing up in Buffalo and your continued strong ties to the city influenced your view of the world and consequently influenced your music especially on Something for the Rest of Us?

    November 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  5. Mariana Rodriguez

    I have this HUGEEEEE question in my head ! Why dont the Goo Goo Dolls do a show in Portugal? I mean..we have a lots of festivals where the Dolls can appear and do a remarkable show ! It's because of the crowd? I mean...if they have enough public to do a show of their own...but still...we have a lots of festivals...I dont understand and I need do have a clear answer you know? Thanks 🙂

    From Portugal

    November 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  6. Catrenia

    Johnny, I know you suffered from writer's block for a while. You said you were writing all the time. How did you ultimately overcome that and have you have any more serious struggles with writer's block? Oh and when you are you coming to Philiadelphia, pa?

    November 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  7. Duyen Bagwell

    I've followed you guys for a longer time...always looking forward to each release of your albums. Do you have plans to release another album. If so, will it be along the same timeline (2-3 yrs)? Appleton, WI.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  8. Animitra Kar

    Iris made me ur admirer....what is more important to u guys, performing or singing? If u r asked to dedicate one song by GooGoo Dolls to urself which one will that be?

    Animitra Kolkata(Calcutta),India

    November 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  9. Rosanne

    Hi guys!
    I was curious about the new single, NotBroken. What is will the video be about and when will it be released?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  10. Hannah Martin

    What was your favorite song (not including the new album) that was never released as a single and why was it not released?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  11. Kelly Reagan

    Goo Goo Dolls: There is only ever good buzz about you guys (as a long-time fan, I truly thank you for that)...inspiring songs, amazing lyrics, ongoing outreach to fans, giving back to the community...how do you stay grounded in all of the limelight?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  12. Kelly Reagan

    Goo Goo Dolls: There is only ever good buzz about you guys (as a long-time fan, I truly thank you for that)...inspiring songs, amazing lyrics, ongoing outreach to fans, giving back to the community...how do you stay grounded in all of the limelight? Tempe, AZ

    November 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  13. Nathalie

    Here is gone is my favorite!!! Whats the story behind this song???? Come to Costa Rica!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  14. MusicFan

    Goo Goo Dolls: Do you think this will be your last album? You all seem to have other interests, Mike has another band, Robbies into producing, and John's talking about having kids! You'd be missed!

    November 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  15. jb

    Looking forward to the Orange Bowl half-time show. Any chance of other appearances while you're in town ?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  16. Raymond Loveridge

    The new album seems to have a bend towards more current events( such as "not broken")-have you been motivated to write more about the conflicts of others lately, in contrast to writing about your own trials in life? And if so what has inspired the change? Also, thanks for all you have given to so many people over the years!

    November 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  17. Raymond Loveridge

    John and Robby-Your early successful songs seemed to be about lovers in turmoil-Then around "Iris' and continuing on with "stay with you", etc. they turn more towards never ending love-Do you think your current relationships( Robbies and Mikes marriages, Johns long term relationship) have changed your thinking as you write?

    November 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  18. Ally Hagen

    Where will you be touring in 2011? Are there any countries you've never played in but would like to?

    November 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  19. Jen Ross

    I love your songs with the uplifting lyrics that inspire hope, but I also loved "Flat Top" (released in 1995) which spoke to those disillusioned with politics. Ever get the urge to get some frustration out and go that "Flat Top" route again with a new song? (Massachusetts)

    November 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  20. Georgia Atkinson

    Will you be coming back to the Uk anytime soon?
    It's only been a couple of days since you were in Newcastle where I seen you. You guy are amazing!

    November 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  21. Renee Prideaux Nelson

    What song has had the biggest personal impact on them as a band or as an indivdual? Do they realize how much healing impact they have on people? Do they get many stories of their music helping people with medical problems?-On a personal note, I just wanted to tell them, I was blessed to see them once years ago. I am now 37, handicapped from Lupus after having our daughter, wh...ich caused me to have organ failure. I wanted them to know that many, many of thier songs have been an outlet of joy, happiness, love, pain, saddness and acceptance for me. I was wondering if they realize how much what they do affects us? Your songs have really given me hope after I suddenly lost my Dad at age 60, then was given a 10 year prognosis to live after he died 3 years ago, literally 2 weeks later. My mother is also suffering from heart disease and has a very poor prognosis. And when life felt very very lost for me, I have looked to their music and it has been VERY healing in many ways.. Including the acceptance stage. 😉 Thank you Goo Goo Dolls for all you do, so mah of your songs make me feel so many things, can you possibly know how much you do for people? 😉 Bless you, All our love -Renee, Wisconsin

    November 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  22. uche

    i am writing this message to every body , this world was created by God and beautify by God, God give every good thing in this world just for the living of every one,

    Now can you see the problem of this world today is from the muslem people, all the place and country where there is war problem is muslem country was the root of it,

    When God creat this was he did not teach us to go and kill hanh some one because of what he or her may said in mouth, there is freedom of speach , i want to advise america the world power to be very serious and careful with all the muslem people , they mind is full of evil , president mohammed gagdafia the lybia president look unto him in africa with some gang of ibb and some other norther nigerian since 52 and now after the first president of nigeria who is zik the eastern have not provide any one president and now the president come to east the muslem people want to bring problem in nigeria,

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    November 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  23. Witch

    You Guys always put on an amazing show and I know several fans who realy enjoy the outdoor venue concerts and was wondering if there are any plans to do some more in the USA, and if so... wouldn't it be a great Idea to (somewhat) document it and release it as a DVD/CD??? Just sayin'.....

    November 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  24. Ruth (from Southern California)

    Will we ever get to see any autobiographies from you guys?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  25. Ruth (from Southern California)

    Are there any professional goals you haven't achieved yet?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  26. Jean

    My favorite song on the new albumn is One Night especially
    the verse that ends with this quote "All the joy in my like I feel I've lost
    You see inside me". I was wondering if you could give some backround on this song and its meaning.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  27. Colleen Grimplin

    I have seen you many times, most recently in Latrobe, PA this past October. As always...awesome show. It was really great to leave my problems (and food donations) at the door and enjoy the show! Which leads me to my question, what inspired you to get involved with USA Harvest? Love you guys! Hope to see you in PA again soon.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  28. josefine

    Hi! Let me first say that you are the best band in the world! I really mean it..I mean your text is really good and all your songs is good=) And i also love all of you , you have a really good personality!

    My question to you is, where will you be touring in 2011? And is it true that john will have children?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  29. Karen (from Canada)

    I am such a big fan of yours and have been privileged to see you live.I was wondering with your busy schedule do you get to see much of the places you tour? If so is there anywhere in particular you would
    like to visit or perhaps see again? You guys are amazing 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  30. Blake Edwards

    Any chance of an acoustic tour?
    p.s. yours truly your biggest fan..seriously.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  31. ALexandra Lilli (CA)

    Are any of your songs inspired by dreams?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  32. Kim O'

    I'm sure the road must get old after a while; it seems like you're alway on tour. That is a GREAT thing for us fans. What are the upsides and downsides of being traveling musicians?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  33. Debbie from Long Island, NY

    How do you all spend your time when you are not busy on the road touring? Where is your favorite place to vacation?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  34. Michele Flint

    How do you keep songs like Name and Iris fresh after playing them so many times? Do you ever tire of playing those songs? Are there any older songs that you wish you still played on tour?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  35. Steve Britton

    How has the 2010 UK Tour differed from previous visits over the years?

    Norfolk UK

    November 18, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  36. Jenni Araújo

    I've been a fan of yours since, forever, and I know you have never played in LatinAmerican, so, do you have any plans to play in Central or Southamerica in th future? A festival maybe? Thanks! xxx
    Much love from Venezuela!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  37. Fallon

    If you are planning one day to tour in Europe (such as France, Germany...) ?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  38. Magnus Øverbø

    What is the worst accident you have had during your time as a band?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  39. Steve Keller

    The song "Hey Ya" helped turned my friendship into a relationship with my girlfriend. Any back story on the song? See you in Orlando on December 5th!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  40. Laura

    When listening to your greatest hits album, John, are the songs created from your journey through life.....your thoughts, your feelings..realationships .I really feel like there is a connection with all the songs.
    like you are really trying to express you feelings, there is a sadness.........is it true? ...

    November 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  41. Lily

    Can you ask John Rzeznik if the story behind the new song Notbroken is true?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  42. Mark Gilloon

    I've heard some clips of songs that you never made it to the album on your website (The Inner Machine), and it sounds amazing! Do you ever plan on releasing a B-side album of these songs that never made on the record?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  43. Ashley Fuhrman

    John, your lyrics are absolutely beautiful and even though I'm only 18, they have gotten me through so many different situations in my life. You've inspired me to start writing and I've found it to be really therapeutic. Are there any songs you've written that have been particularly emotional for you? If so, what are they and what was going on in your life when you wrote them?
    Aberdeen, South Dakota..come back to SD soon! 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  44. Dawn Gordon

    You guys are amazing.I wanted to know if you are planning on ever releasing another "live " in concert DVD.Also are you coming back to N.H. You were awesome at Hampton and Meadowbrook. (N.H.)

    November 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  45. Monica

    Why your tour are only in USA and UK ? I'm from Spain and I've been waiting for a concert in Spain for 10 years . Many thanks

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  46. Den

    Will be seeing you for the 3rd time in 6 mos (lucky me). Will you be changing up the setlist(s) for the holiday concerts coming up??

    November 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Reply
  47. Bram Klaassen

    Simple: WHEN IN HOLLAND??!!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Reply
  48. Dillan Hesseltine

    When did each one of you know that music was the thing you wanted to do for the rest of you life?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  49. Dillan Hesseltine

    It's rumored that Johnny wrote the lyrics for "Iris" in about 5 minutes and put it to music in another hour. Is this really true?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  50. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Goo Goo Dolls and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Goo Goo Dolls on the following questions:

    – Why is this popular men rock band called goO GOO DOLLS?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Goo Goo Dolls’ replies.

    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    November 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  51. Stacey Fuhrmann

    I was born and raised in Buffalo and have been following you guys since your days at the Continental! First of all, we're very proud of our Buffalo boys that have been so successful, and always showed class and generosity! Since moving to Nashville 5 years ago, I have come to appreciate "home" and your music that reflects so much of that area, and got me thru alot of homesickness in the beginning.... thank you for that! (& thnx for "Up Yours" ... played it many a morning leaving work!! hahaha) Will you guys ever consider recording in Nashville?? If so... I owe you a pierogi dinner (make them from scratch... I'm half polish / half italian) !!!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  52. Dillan Hesseltine

    When did each of you (Mike, Robby and John) know that music was the thing you wanted to do for the rest of your life?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  53. Karen

    You seem to have remained grounded despite your success. How have you been able to do this?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  54. Natalia from Tampa, FL

    What advice would you give to people who are learning to play guitar?
    (one day, i want to able to play like Johnny!! ♥)

    November 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  55. Alexandra

    Hey guys! Before I ask anything I just want to say thank you for all the great music you have put out throughout the years. You all write inspiring music and you are also very inspiring as people.

    My question is, how often do you get people walking up to you in the streets? Do you consider it a nuisance or do you appreciate the attention?

    Oslo, Norway

    November 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  56. Melissa

    Your music has inspired and helped so many, myself included...it has offered a soundtrack to my life in many ways. Thank you for making music that heals! Are they any songs or artists that you identify with or lean on when you are going through a difficult time?

    November 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  57. Melissa

    Your music has inspired and helped so many, myself included...it has offered a soundtrack to my life in many ways. Thank you for making music that heals! Are they any songs or artists that you identify with or lean on when you are going through a difficult time?
    ~Melissa, Michigan

    November 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  58. Marita Nilsson

    John, Robby and Mike really consider to go on a bigger tour in Europe, like here in Sweden, Gothenburg, I can not afford to go to London anymore. The GooGoo Dolls are a lot bigger then they belive. Something we fans can do to make it a reallity? Hugs!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  59. Jeanna Kennedy, Cody - Wyoming

    Just wondering who plays lead guitar & solo on Postcards from Paradise on the new album John Rzeznik or Brad Fernquist?

    November 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  60. Janis

    Have people remarked to Johnny that his songs create a unique and powerful healing energy? Like many others, I deal with chronic pain, and find the goo goo dolls music very healing, to both body and soul. Especially in concert, I can sense their good will and intention.
    Thank you so much!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  61. jodi renaud

    john, do you read the bible? will you ever stop smoking? love ya lots!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  62. Monika

    If another fan video was made like the one for "Home" what would you like the song to be?

    November 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  63. nicole from milwaukee

    Is the journey to become successful more rewarding than current fame? Is there more pressure now because of it?

    November 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  64. jodi renaud

    feel the silence is one of my fave songs. can u play it on dec 3 in ct at the christmas show?i love the new album so much and i looooooooove u too!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  65. Kim M

    When you guys tour for such a long time, especially out of the country how do you adjust to the time difference, etc.?

    November 18, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  66. Kim Bardes

    After making so many great accomplishments as a band through the years, you all stay so humble.. How do you do it? it is inspiring to see!
    It is one of the reasons I admire you guys so much...

    November 18, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Reply
  67. Janis

    I'm from California (I forgot to mention)

    November 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  68. Matthew LeBlanc

    When will you have your music be on rock band and why don't you have your own rock band game?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:17 am | Reply
  69. Bridget Wojahn

    On the new album, soilder has such a different sound to it, a very mature darker sound, what was your inspiration for the song?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:53 am | Reply
  70. Amanda

    When you perform a song, do you relive the experience that inspired you to write it, or in time does it just become another song?
    Amanda from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

    November 19, 2010 at 12:54 am | Reply
  71. Denise Lepkowski

    Will there be another Album? I kind of get the impression from recent interviews that this may be it???

    November 19, 2010 at 1:13 am | Reply
  72. Patti from Philly Suburbs

    John-I noticed that you wear a ring on your right pinky finger-does it represent something special for you?

    November 19, 2010 at 1:20 am | Reply
  73. Cathy (from Connecticut)

    How great does it feel when your fans show support for the organizations you put your stamp on such as, USA Harvest,
    Blessings in a Backpack, and Compass House? I see it as a small sacrifice to heed to those in need as well as a reciprocal respect for all you’ve given us through the years.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:20 am | Reply
  74. Cindy Hammel

    I have two questions: The first comes from my experience of attending every Goo concert in my area since 2002...and that is at least once a year. You never seem to have much downtime from touring... at "our" age, how in the world do you keep it up? And second, what does it feel like to know that you have had a positive influence on young musicians who are playing your songs? Thanks, your "I Love Goo" fan, Cindy – Phoenix, AZ

    November 19, 2010 at 2:38 am | Reply
  75. Jenn from carolina

    I was hoping to hear from Mike. He never says much and I would like to know a little more about the man that keeps all that fine rhythm flowing. Where are you from and how did you get mixed up with those guys that always seem to have plenty to say. Which side of the continent do you gravitate toward when you are not touring and oh, almost forgot again, Happy Birthday.
    PS, love that spill you do for Iris.

    November 19, 2010 at 3:07 am | Reply
  76. Sandy Leibson (California)

    I keep hearing and reading about the non-profit studio you guys are creating in Buffalo. I think it's the most generous gift any rock band can give. Are you accepting donations and how/where can I send a donation?

    November 19, 2010 at 3:19 am | Reply
  77. Rexanne Domcio

    I wanted to say thank you to the entire band for allowing me and 3 of my friends to spend so many great times together as we have chased you all around the country from concert to concert. We have had more good times that we could ever explain and we love your music! As for my question can you tell me if you would ever consider a small venue private concert? If so how do we inquire about arranging something like that. I was considering a benefit for a charitable cause and a chance to combine our favorite band.

    November 19, 2010 at 3:32 am | Reply
  78. KenDora from Grand Rapids, MI

    How have you guys been able to remain so low key? Very little (if any) bad press is ever released about you. How do you manage to keep your personal life so low key (ex: relationships, breakups, etc)? Does it bother you when fans approach you in public, on the streets, in restaurants, etc.?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:29 am | Reply
  79. Becky South Dakota

    You guys were amazing in Sioux Falls, SD. I love the new cd. How do you come up with lyrics and the music?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:33 am | Reply
  80. Heather

    If you could chose any other artist to work with who would it be and why?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:56 am | Reply
  81. Mikala

    You've toured America and the UK for 'Something for the Rest of Us' where are you going to tour next? and Will you come back to Australia?


    November 19, 2010 at 5:46 am | Reply
  82. GermanGoo

    While currently touring the UK, what do you enjoy most? How do you see Europe and what´s the biggest difference to the US for you?

    November 19, 2010 at 5:52 am | Reply
  83. Lana Sache

    Are you going to add another song to acoustic #3?
    I heard there is going to be another song to add on to it.

    Also, John, I love you :]
    Biggest fan ever!

    November 19, 2010 at 6:57 am | Reply
  84. Chrissy-- Horseheads, NY

    You've been around for almost 25 years now... can you see yourselves still putting out albums and touring in 10 years? Every time you guys put out a new album, I fear it's the last. If I had it my way, you'd be at it for another 25 years!

    November 19, 2010 at 7:58 am | Reply
  85. Chrissy-- Horseheads, NY

    What are your plans for touring in 2011? I have 5 shows under my belt this year and I shudder to think there won't be anymore... say there's much more to come! *begs* 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 8:01 am | Reply
  86. Chrissy-- Horseheads, NY

    So I'm working on a big project for you guys with a whole bunch of your biggest fans and we need to know what kind of competition we're up against! What are some of your most memorable/special gifts that you've received from your fans?

    November 19, 2010 at 8:13 am | Reply
  87. Chrissy-- Horseheads, NY

    Ok, I tried not to ask ANOTHER question, but I just can't stop myself! 😛 Would you ever consider doing a "B-Sides" type show?! We all love the hits, but us hardcore fans love allllll of the songs and we would LOVE to see you guys play a show with nothing but 'non-hits'!! What if I beg?? 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 8:33 am | Reply
  88. Babs - Myrtle Beach

    John, Robby, & Mike – what is you favorite song?

    November 19, 2010 at 9:28 am | Reply
  89. Carole

    Well guys, it's been a long, wonderful journey since the days when you used to beg us to come to your gigs...and bring friends, Looking back on it all, was there a moment when you said..."Shit, I think we're gonna make it"?

    November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am | Reply
  90. Kandi

    This question is for each of you:

    Q: If you could each go back a change something in your life,
    would you?
    And if so, what might that be, and how would you do things differently?
    Thanks Guys!!
    Norfolk, VA.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply
  91. Georgie

    could you please move to england and stay here please? i know we dont have much to offer but i wish i could see you play more!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  92. Sherry Wasserman

    Something For The Rest of Us sounds very free and effortless. Is this album the truest that you have been to yourselves and to the band? Will there be more harmonica in future songs? The intro to Postcards from Paradise is extraordinary, I would love to hear more of that vibe.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  93. Lorri

    Will you still be touring next summer? I especially love your summer shows!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  94. Beverly from NYC

    First comment somehow didn't get posted...went like this...

    Saw your show in Leicester, UK this week...bloody brilliant!! Such a small venue for such a big band. Introduced my other half to your music...he is now trying to buy tickets to your upcoming NYC Roseland show...which I think are sold out. Would be fab to see you in NYC as I am homesick (last home in 2006) and he's never been to NYC!

    Q...anymore shows to be added for NYC in December??

    Beverly listenening to GGD right now in very foggy Ketton

    November 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  95. John - Vandalia, IL

    You have been my favorite band since the first time I heard your songs, and I'm very glad to see you still going strong. Are you going to continue making music after this CD? And have you considered doing a song or two with someone else?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  96. Raymond Loveridge

    Tjhis question is for all three guys-I know John had the incredible honor of playing and recording with the amazing Les Paul-Is there a musician that each of you have thought about the once in a lifetime chance of jamming with-either now or someone who is gone?-For example would Mike dream of the opportunity to drum alongside Keith Moon, John Bonham-or maybe someone we aren't even familiar with who influenced his style-and the same question to Robbie and John-Thanks for years of great music-I really forward to seeing and hearing every new project the band has been involved in-you've never falied to surprise me in the decades I have been a fan!

    November 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  97. Agnieszka

    HEY, Poland love you so much, when you come to Poland? We waiting for us!!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  98. Sarah (NY)

    Will you guys be playing Nothing is Real soon? It's an amazing song with a chorus that lends itself to live shows. I ♥ Nothing is Real so much!

    November 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  99. Dana (LA)

    Who is your favorite Harry Potter character? I love Snape 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  100. Karen Riley

    Does the woman who inspired NotBroken know that you wrote a song about her and her injured soldier husband? Do you remember what part of the US she is from and what year you met her? I'd love to know what she thinks of the song, and if her husband is doing better.

    Karen from New Jersey

    November 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  101. Sue (Quebec, Canada)

    What do you think of Nothing is Real as my funeral song? Congrats for writing such an amazing song that is as haunting as Black Balloon...When will you play that sucker live?

    Where in the world is the woman who inspired Notbroken? Did she ever contact you for a cut of the royalties or to say thank you?

    November 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Reply
  102. Allison

    I was lucky enough to meet you guys last month (Oct. 11th – Sioux Falls) – something I've dreamed about for a long time as an absolute GGD fanatic! Your music has been the soundtrack of my life, and will continue to be. I can't imagine a world without the Goo Goo Dolls – my son will be 9, and he is excited to go to a concert with me some day; so please keep visiting us in SD, we love you! I'm curious whether John has a significant other...many of the songs on the new album seem to be personal expressions of new love, hope and forward looking (One Night, As I Am) and also of lost love (Still Your Song), and a longing for home (Home, Notbroken), real friends, real connections with real people (Sweetest Lie). I've always interpreted the songs as being introspective and personal, are they? How has life as a celebrity affected your ability to have meaningful relationships?

    November 20, 2010 at 3:56 am | Reply
  103. Raymond Loveridge

    John-you have an amazing way of writing-the lyrics you write are often so hauntingly beautiful and unique-how hard is it on you emotionally to go through the process? And after you or Robbie have written a song, is it a hard process to "flesh out" the rest of the sound of the song with the band together?P.S.-I met you guys at a meet-n-greet in Montana-Truly funny, classy guys-Be fun to go have a beer with someday!

    November 20, 2010 at 6:14 am | Reply
  104. Tonya

    Since you've had the opportunity to play in a ton of cities (small & large) and you had to pack up tonight and move to one of them, where would you go?

    John ..... are you able to sing the songs that you recorded for the Disney movie? I really loved them.

    November 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  105. Agnieszka

    hey, Poland loves you so much!!!You are so amaizing, when you come to Poland? We waiting for you!!!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  106. Megan Krukowski

    What are your biggest pet-peeves? And is there anything that freaks you out? (like clowns- clowns are downright disturbing. As are the flying Monkeys from "The Wizard of Oz.")

    November 21, 2010 at 4:32 am | Reply
  107. Katie Callahan

    Are you guys going to make more music videos from the new album? I know Notbroken is coming out soon but I was wondering if there will be more. I think the song Something for the Rest of Us has a really nice story and would make a really good video.

    -Katie from New York

    November 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  108. Cyndi

    What makes your new album different from your previous albums?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:32 am | Reply
  109. Dawn

    Really, I have loved your music and lyrics since i first heard you – I think it was the summer of '89 – after high school. Your lyrics and music are gripping. Time goes on, life changes because we change and grow and as I listen to "Something for the Rest of Us" I am so thankful we have not grown apart. I'm sure I'm not alone when I feel the music and the lyrics, the pain and the comfort and the knowing that I'm not alone, like you can see into my soul and know my thoughts... art in every form is just amazing in its power to evoke emotion. So, my question is (yes, this is going somewhere) have all of your songs come from your personal experiences/perspectives or do you ever sort of cast yourself to write from the perspective of others? And if you could pick one song on this album, which would be the one that is most true to your heart?

    November 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  110. Sherry Wasserman

    Is there a "CMT Crossroads" in your future? Is it something you would consider and what artist would you chose/or artist you hope would chose you, if that were the case?

    – Sherry from Myrtle Beach, SC

    November 25, 2010 at 6:12 am | Reply
  111. Malwina - Poland

    When U will finally come to Poland?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  112. Raymond Loveridge

    John-so how did the concert with KE$HA go? or has it happened yet?-the radio interviews about it made it sound like an unusual musical pairing!-Has there been a "nightmareish" pairing that you feel free to talk about-Or a dream concert you got to have come true?

    December 1, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Reply

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