The Goo Goo Dolls are a rock n' roll trio from Buffalo, New York. They formed in 1986, with the members of Robby Takac (bass, vocals, song writer), John Rzeznik (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter), and
George Tutuska (drummer). Mike Malinin took over drums after the "A Boy Named Goo" album. Their music ranges from soft acoustics, to alternative, to punk.
By 1995 they had already released several albums, but it wasn't until their hit single "Name" came out on the "A Boy Named Goo" album that they became mainstream. This pushed them into stardom, and
allowed them to be known well enough to have a song on the "City of Angels" soundtrack. The song was called "Iris", which later became a huge success. With the single helping the album it became number 15
on Billboard in October 1998. Another song on the same album, "Slide", hit the US Top 10 the following January.