One of the biggest (and our fave) bands of the ’90s is making a comeback in a big way!
I don’t know about you, but when I think of awesome ’90s music, I immediately find myself humming along to the songs of the Goo Goo Dolls! That’s why I was totally thrilled to hear that the boys would be appearing on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, with their single “All That You Are.” I was even more excited that Starwood Preferred Guests were treated to a private acoustic performance from Johnny Rzeznik at the W Hotel in NYC’s Union Square — and we got the chance to chat with the frontman!
Johnny’s performance was fabulous, but the best part was getting to chat with him. This isn’t the first time the Goo Goo Dolls have been featured in a major movie — back in 1998, their song “Iris” was featured in the movie City of Angels. While the movie was less than perfect, the soundtrack was amazing, and one of the top-selling albums of the year. Also, in 2007, their song “Before It’s Too Late” was featured in the original Transformers film. I asked Johnny what it felt like to be a part of such a huge movie again, and he told me, “It’s always excited to be tied into such a huge project. You realize that people all over the world are going to get to hear your song in a deeper context. It plays a supporting role in the film.”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens today nationwide! Johnny said that the Transformers movies are great guilty pleasures, and you can head into the theater and be “blown away for a couple of hours.” We can’t agree more. Check out the movie and the Goo Goo Dolls’ song “All That You Are” on iTunes!