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Armless Guitarist Gets Big Surprise! (Video)

Armless Guitarist Gets Big Surprise! (Video)
If you saw George Dennehy's performance of The Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" at a local festival earlier this summer -- or later on YouTube -- you would have known that he's something special. The 18-year-old musician was born without arms, but plays the guitar flawlessly with his feet. The video clip has since garnered nearly half a million views -- and the attention of The Goo Goo Dolls. Last week, the band invited Dennehy on stage to perform the same song with them at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The golden opportunity arrived when Mike Malinin, the band's drummer, saw Dennehy's performance on YouTube. "We sound-checked with him to make sure he knows how to play the song," Malinin told Lehigh Valley Live. "I think he knows it better than we do."

According to Huffington Post commenter Derry Miller, who attended the show at Musikfest, Dennehy performed a few songs before the main act began,
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Stars Line Up For Charity At Nautica Malibu Triathlon

September 18, 2011 marks the 25th Nautica Malibu Triathlon, one of Southern California’s most anticipated competitions. Hosting some of the world’s finest athletes, philanthropists and celebrities, this event raises money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

The triathlon event course consists of a Classic distance race that is made up of a half-mile ocean swim in the Pacific Ocean, 18-mile bike ride and four-mile run through Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

Among the stars scheduled to attend this year’s event are Rainn Wilson, Tyler Hoechlin, Jon Cryer, Natalie Morales, Tom Cavanagh, Cristian De la Fuente, David Denman, Greg Ellis, Patrick Fabian, Mark Feurstein, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Chris Harrison, Josh Hopkins, Vera Jimenez, Stana Katic, Ellie Kemper, Andy Laur, Paul Liberstein, Mike Malinin, Oscar Nunez, Eric Christian Olsen, Chris Powell, Rodney Rowland, Daniela Ruah, Chris Schauble, Jeremy Sisto, Ted Stryker, Geoff Stults, Nicole Sullivan, Ryan Sutter,
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Goo Goo Dolls hitting the road this spring

The Goo Goo Dolls have announced plans for a spring U.S. tour kicking off April 3rd in Oxford, Mississippi and wrap up in August. The tour is in support of the band.s current album .Something For The Rest Of Us.. The new album features the new hit single .Home.- which led the multi-platinum rock band to best their own record for the most Top 10 singles in the history of Billboard.s Nielsen Bds-based Adult Top 40 chart. The band . singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin . has notched its 14th Top 10 hit with .Home.. .Something For The Rest Of Us. debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and has
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Countdown To Cancun: One Blogger’s Journey To Mexico

It’s not every day that I receive the following call: “Hey Michelle, want to go to Cancun on a party plane with the Goo Goo Dolls and VH1 Top 20?” After a couple of clicks on my trusty “Common Sense Abacus,” my calculations said “Duh.” Which is how I found myself at a very festive Lax terminal for Virgin America’s inaugural flight to Cancun, Mexico. Oh, look, a totally unposed photo! Yes, I wore my finest Three’s Company kimono-sleeved top for the occasion. The terminal was bustling. VH1 Top 20 was in the midst of filming (the episode premieres this Saturday at 9 Am Est – watch it), and everyone was uh-super jazzed. Mainly because they were handing out free chorizo by the gate. But seeing as it was 9 am, I was in the mood for something less “sausage party-ish.” And I found my answer, in the form of the Terminator 5 Of Pancake Contraptions: Self.
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A Goo Goo Dolls Interview For The Rest Of Us

Perhaps borrowing from the mythical holiday Festivus, the new Goo Goo Dolls album is something for the rest of us. Literally. At the headquarters of Warner Bros, Records in Burbank, Fox All Access host Chris Leary met with all three band members — Johnny Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin — to talk about Something For The Rest Of Us and the album’s first single, Home. Along the way, we find out how they stay healthy on the road, what they find inspiring these days, and why they hope their music is a little more timeless than Disco Duck.
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Exclusive Interview: Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls)

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The Goo Goo Dolls are pumped. On the heels of completing their first studio album in almost four years, the boys from Buffalo are fist-bumping the Goo Goo nation with some fresh new tunes and a tricked-out tour. The Alternative Rock trio has taken some time out to observe, reflect, and create. Now they're taking the new songs out for a spin, and their fans could not be happier. The Dolls, after all, have a habitual fondness for the plight of the common man. Perhaps it's why they've endured for 25 years. That, along with their capacity for crafting catchy, yet relevant songs. This thinking-man's band made up of John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin, is in it for the duration -- and they're ready to rock and roll. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Goo Goo Dolls bassist/vocalist Robby Takac about the tour, the new record,
See full article at PopStar »

Exclusive Interview: Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls)

  • PopStar
The Goo Goo Dolls are pumped. On the heels of completing their first studio album in almost four years, the boys from Buffalo are fist-bumping the Goo Goo nation with some fresh new tunes and a tricked-out tour. The Alternative Rock trio has taken some time out to observe, reflect, and create. Now they're taking the new songs out for a spin, and their fans could not be happier. The Dolls, after all, have a habitual fondness for the plight of the common man. Perhaps it's why they've endured for 25 years. That, along with their capacity for crafting catchy, yet relevant songs. This thinking-man's band made up of John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin, is in it for the duration -- and they're ready to rock and roll. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Goo Goo Dolls bassist/vocalist Robby Takac about the tour, the new record,
See full article at PopStar »

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