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Drummer Mike Malinin, Goo Goo Dolls Split!


Personnel changes in rock bands are no surprise, but it hits close to home when it hits one of your own.  For the past little while, Malinin had been replaced by Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme Jr while attending to a family matter, thought to be his wife’s pregnancy. However it seems there is a lot more to the story, as over the past few days Mike's permanent departure from the band was announced, it according to Classic Rock Magazine, it was not necessarily Mike's decision.   The official Goo Goo Dolls webpage reads:

Over the past few days you may have heard through the internet that our drummer of the past 19 years, Mike Malinin will no longer be touring with the band.  It is true Mike is no longer with the band, but we wish him the best in his new journey and hope that fans and friends alike will take a minute to consider this decision was not taken lightly by anyone involved. Things happen personally and professionally that drive difficult decisions like this, but rest assured we are looking forward to continuing our 28 year journey as GGDS.  We can't wait to share more music and memories with all the fans and friends that have been such a huge part of our lives.

Happy New Year!  Goo Goo Dolls

Here's another angle from the
Vintage Vinyl News...

I'm sure we'll get Robby in studio at some point to talk about what really went down.


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01/02/2014 5:44AM
Drummer Mike Malinin, Goo Goo Dolls Split!
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01/02/2014 4:32PM
The official Goo Goo Dolls Statement.....
The official Goo Goo Dolls statement was a reiteration of what Mike had already let the fans know and what has been surmised since his announcement. The Goo Goo Dolls in my opinion have not stepped up and made an official statement which makes me question what really happened. After 19 years you split with someone who helped make you what you have been for the last 19 years? Who are the Goo Goo Dolls now? Just Mike and Robby. Have they let Korel or Brad in after all these years? Or will they let in Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. who has been with them a month? Yes, let's get Robby in here and talk about this because in the past he has never kept fans in the dark? So disappointed and not sure that I care to support their music anymore!
01/11/2014 11:52PM
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^ question to the guy above here..to quote.." After 19 years you split with someone who helped make you what you have been for the last 19 years?......So disappointed and not sure that I care to support their music anymore!" .... my question to you is where was this concern when this happened the first time to the first drummer?
06/23/2014 10:27AM
MIKE MALININ THE TRUE GLUE THAT KEPT THE GOO GOO DOLLS TOGETHER=FAMILY
MIKE NEEDS TO BE BACK HOME WITH HIS REAL FAMILY.....YEP THE GOO GOO DOLLS.......IT IS MIKE JOHNNY AND ROBBY WITH THE MUCH MUCH TALENTED KOREL AND BRAD.......HEY PEOPLE...IT IS PRETTY SIMPLE...WHAT AIN'T BROKE...DON'T FIX IT.....MIKE IS THE GLUETHAT HAS TRULY KEPT THE GOO GOO DOLL BROTHERS TOGTHER FOR OVER 19 YRS.....CYA SOON MIKE...JOHNNY AND ROBBY.....ALL THE VERY BEST LIFE HAS TO OFFER U ALL.....XOXOXO PEACE...LOVE AND HAPPINESS...
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