Goo Goo Dolls : Behind The Music #89

Season 1 Ep 899/5/1999

A look at the Goo Goo Dolls' "overnight success" after nearly a decade of endless touring, nasty legal battles and bitter breakups. Lead singer, Johnny Rzeznik, discusses his troubled childhood, meeting bass player Robby Takac at Buffalo State University and forming the Goo Goos, firing founding member and drummer, George Tatuska, suing their first label, Metal Blade, for breach of contract, his bout with depression and finally overcoming his writer's block by penning the Goo Goo Dolls' biggest hit, "Iris." Their current album, "Dizzy Up the Girl", debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has sold over 2 million records to date. Interviews with band members John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and Mike Malinin. Also, Peter Paterno (band's attorney), Bill Berrol (label attorney), John's sisters, Robby's parents, Artie Kwitchoff (former manager), Kevin Weatherly (KROQ) and Rob Cavallo (label exec/producer).