The rock band Goo Goo Dolls was formed in New York, in 1986. The current lineup includes John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. The band holds a variety of awards, including 4 ASCAP Pop Awards and a Radio Music Award. In 2008, Rzeznik was inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. The band is mostly famous for such hits as “Iris”, “Slide”, and “Better Days”.
Goo Goo Dolls proved that hard work, patience, and insistency can help even the most unlikely band to achieve popularity. The band members did tremendous work coming up with unique lyrics and special sound that took them to the top and kept them there.
At first, the band members performed at the local night clubs and called themselves The Sex Maggots. Some critics believe that the band became successful due to sticking to just one music style.
In 1987, Goo Goo Dolls released their first studio albums with the same name. The album failed to make the charts. However, the band members didn’t give up and a year later came up with a new LP Jed. The album didn’t become more successful than their first LP but received some positive reviews from the critics.