greatest band ever....slightly mainstream, but low-key enough that only 1 in 20 people will have heard the name, and only 1 in 150 will probably know any of the music.
vocalist/guitarist John Rzeznik
fronts the band, with amazing lyrics and wonderful, inspirational, sentimental, and completely unique songs.
bassist robby takac sometimes writes songs and lyrics, but are usually never half as good as Rzeznik's.
drummer rotates every once in awhile (don't get too attached)
most famous song, "Iris," appeared in the film City of Angels
best albums to date are Dizzy Up the Girl, Gutterflower, and Live in Buffalo
superfans tend to be completely oblivious of anything else when the goo goo dolls are mentioned, and are way in love with Goo's music and spirit.
some semi-well-known songs (besides Iris):
I'm Still Here (from Treasure Planet soundtrack)
Here is Gone
my personal favorite song of theirs at the moment is Name.
fuck, the Goo Goo Dolls are the shit. Goo has some intense emotion piled up in their music.