The Goo Goo Dolls formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik and bassist and vocalist Robby Takac. Since the end of 1994, Mike Malinin has been the band's drummer, a position previously held by George Tutuska. Although renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single "Iris", they have had several other notable and popular singles including "Name" from 1995's A Boy Named Goo, "Broadway", "Black Balloon" and "Slide" from 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl, an album which produced five successful singles, and "Here Is Gone", "Sympathy" and "Big Machine" from 2002's Gutterflower. The Goo Goo Dolls have had 14 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than ten million albums worldwide.
The band are set to release their tenth album ‘Magnetic’ on June 10th 2013, (“Every chorus sticks like glue” Q) a collection of 11 new songs which John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin - a lineup steady since 1995 - recorded with Gregg Wattenberg (Train), Rob Cavallo (Green Day), John Shanks (Bon Jovi) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry). From the celebratory single “Rebel Beat” to the love-rediscovery ballad “Slow It Down,” the blue-collar anthem “Keep the Car Running” to the meltingly romantic “Come to Me,” Magnetic is an album bursting with a spirit of renewal.