Goo Goo Dolls, "Something For The Rest Of Us" (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: TBD
Goo Goo Dolls originally intended their new album to be released in the fall of 2009. But a decision to push it back "led us to be pretty hyper-critical about the record," according to bassist Robby Takac. Mixing is scheduled for January, with Mark "Spike" Stent (Radiohead, Muse, U2, Dave Matthews Band) bringing his ear to the material, which the Goos recorded in Buffalo, N.Y., and Los Angeles with producer Tim Palmer. Touring member Brad Fernquist was also a regular player during the sessions, joining Takac, frontman John Rzeznik and drummer Mike Malinin. "It's the next Goo Goo Dolls record, I guess," Takac says with a laugh. "I'd like to think we've extended our arms in as many different directions as we can." The group previewed two of the new songs-a buoyant track called "The Sweetest Lie" and the earnestly melodic "As I Am"-during NBC's Christmas special "Amway Global Improv Ice" and is planning to tour extensively in support of the album this year.