Posted: Aug 15, 2006 8:36 am |
Edited by: Mullett
The Goo Goo Dolls were always one of my favorites just 'cause they were so dumb. With their 1st contract, they gave it to a lawyer friend to read who told them, "there's no way in Hell I'd sign this," and THEY DID ANYWAYS!
Warner Bros. gave them tour support for years & made no money offa the band what so ever. When they finally hit it big with "Iris", they went to Warner Bros. & said "We want our money." Warner crunched the numbers including what was re-coupable by the label & handed The Dolls a bill for $500,000. Sweat! The Dolls threatened to take the label to court (they should have), so the label settled with them so the band got a check in the high 6 figures. This was after they had sold 2 million copies of "A Chump Named Goo." The VH1 Behind The Music on them is really interesting.