The Goo Goo Dolls will begin recording new songs for their seventh album this week in a Los Angeles studio.
Tentatively titled Gutterflowers, it is the group’s first studio album in over three years. Rob Cavallo (Dizzy Up the Girl) will handle production duties for the Warner Bros. recording, which has an estimated Fall, 2001 release date.
Songwriter’s John Rzeznik (guitar,vocals) and Robby Takac (bass, vocals), and bandmate Mike Malinin (drums) have been rehearsing the new material over the past few months and are looking forward to life in the studio.
“It’s been three years since we’ve recorded any new songs, and that’s a long time for us,” says Takac. “We really love the creative process and all that goes into recording an album’s worth of songs. As soon as we’re finished in the studio, we’ll be ready to head out on tour.”
The Goo Goo Dolls most recent venture in the studio was to remix songs for What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce (1987-2000), their twenty-two song collection released in May, 2001. Prior to that, the band toured for over two years in support of their 1998 release, Dizzy Up the Girl. With over one million plays at radio, Dizzy produced two No. 1 hits, “Iris” and “Slide,” and three Top 10 hits, “Black Balloon,” “Dizzy” and “Broadway.” To date, Dizzy Up The Girl has sold over five million copies worldwide. The Goo Goo Dolls have been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards and have received numerous songwriting and radio airplay awards from ASCAP, BMI and other distinguished music industry organizations.
Further information on Gutterflowers, including song titles, audio soundbites, special guest appearances and in-studio updates will be available on the band’s website at googoodolls.com.