The Goo Goo Dolls announced this week they will release their first ever greatest hits CD, "The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 – The Singles," due out Nov. 13th. Vol. 2 of the package is due out in '08, which will include new recordings, remixes, and other rarities.
The Goo Goo Dolls, one of the great American rock & roll bands of our generation have become one of the most globally respected and loved songwriting forces in popular music history. In recent months, the Buffalo natives set the all-time record for the artist with the most Top 10 hits in Hot AC Radio ever with twelve. This past week, The Goo Goo Dolls have achieved even greater heights expanding their own record which now stands at 14 successive Top 10s adding singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik’s solo track, “I’m Still Here (Jim’s Theme)” from the Treasure Planet soundtrack and their current Goo Goo Dolls hit, “Before It’s Too Late (Sam and Mikaela’s Theme)” from Transformers soundtrack.At last, The Goo Goo Dolls have gathered up their most-beloved songs and will release Volume One of a Greatest Hits package, the first-ever of their 21-year career, on November 13th, on Warner Bros. Records in a single-disc package.The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 – The Singles will include the band’s three Number One smashes — “Name,” “Iris,” and “Slide,” — as well as the Top 10s “Black Balloon,” “Dizzy,” “Broadway,” “Here is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Better Days,” “Stay With You,” and “Let Love In,” the title track from the Goos most recent album, which has been certified gold. Each single has scored across the panel at multiple radio formats. Also featured on the album is a remix of “Feel the Silence” by acclaimed mixer Michael Brauer (The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney). Also expected in early 2008 will be Greatest Hits Vol. 2, which will include new recordings, remixes, a plethora of rarities to include B-sides, some unexpected cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs and more. A DVD/MVI disc of live footage and extras will also be included in the deluxe package with a complete concert from their show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in June of 2007. The band — Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin — have been on the road since Spring of 2006, supporting Let Love In and show no signs of slowing down as they’ve just completed a string of sold-out shows in the UK.In other Goos-related news, Johnny Rzeznik has been tapped to be one of the celebrity judges on Fox TV’s newest American Idol off-shoot, THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND, airing this fall. Rzeznik, along with percussionist Shiela E., Aussie TV personality Ian Dickson and hosted by Dominic Bowden (from “New Zealand Idol”), will narrow down the list of aspiring bands who will perform in front of a live studio audience each week. The judges will have their say after the performance, but viewers will vote for the favorite bands to determine who stays in the competition. The season finale brings the ultimate battle of the bands, with the last three groups competing to secure a contract with 19 Recordings and the title of “Next Great American Band.” The series premiers Friday Oct 19 (8:00pm PST/EST) on FOX. The show will air in its regular time period on Fridays (8:00-9:00PM PSDT/EST). The track-listing for The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 – The Singles is as follows:“Let Love In”“Dizzy”“Here Is Gone”“Slide”“Name”“Stay With You”“Before It’s Too Late”“Broadway”“Feel the Silence”“Better Days”“Big Machine”“Black Balloon”“Sympathy”“Iris”