Out today is Chaos In Bloom, the 13th studio set from Goo Goo Dolls. The Goos are currently out on the road through the end of September and play tonight (August 12th) at Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater.
We caught up with leader John Rzeznik, who told us this time out in the studio, he needed complete autonomy over his songs and the sound of the band: “There were couple of other guys that did production on the album, as well. But, I started the project, and I was just like, ‘Y’know, I don’t want anyone getting in the way of what I wanna do right now.’ I felt like the last few albums I did I would do, like, three songs with one producer, three songs with another producer — y’know, whatever. I can’t do a whole record with one producer, because I just, I just go nuts. And that’s how I did it and then I was just like, well, I’m at a point in my life and my career that I’m just kind of like, well, I’m just gonna do what I wanna do and I don’t want anyone’s input until I’m ready for it.”