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Goo Goo Dolls Wrapping Up 'Gutterflower'

The Goo Goo Dolls are in the studio putting the finishing touches on Gutterflower, their seventh album. It’s set for release in the first half of 2002. The collection is being produced by Rob Cavallo, who worked on the band’s last effort Dizzy Up The Girl.

Asked if the band feels pressure trying to follow-up the success of Dizzy Up The Girl and 1995’s A Boy Named Goo, bassist Robby Takac said, “I think certain pressures are put on ourselves, but that’s a matter of working it all out and working through all that and putting all that aside and getting your record together,” he said. “You can’t have that in your head when you’re in the studio. You have to look at the music as what it is. You can’t look at it as what it’s going to do, as how it’s going to affect sales, or anything like that. You just have to make the best song you possibly can.”

Meanwhile, America: A Tribute To Heroes arrives in stores today (December 4). It features a version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” performed by Goo Goo Dolls singer/songwriter Johnny Rzeznik and Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst.

In other Goo Goo Dolls news, Rzeznik has put his 1967 GTO for sale on eBay with the proceeds going to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, which aims to preserve music programs in school.

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