Video Spotlight: Best of the Goo Goo Dolls

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With radio-favorite Goo Goo Dolls playing the Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday, July 19, we thought we would check out some of their most memorable videos, including the iconic “Iris” and an adaptation of 1998’s “Slide” performed with Elmo on Sesame Street.

The Buffalo based trio is in the midst of a lengthy tour that both celebrates their 25th anniversary and supports their most recent release, 2010’s Something For The Rest Of Us.

Lead singer John Rzeznik is quoted as saying that the album addresses “the uncertainty of the times we are living in.” He cites, for example, the fourth track, “Notbroken,” which he wrote after receiving a letter from a woman whose husband was wounded in Iraq. He was paralyzed and didn’t want to come home. “He felt like he was less of the person” he was before, says Rzeznik. “She just wanted him to know that he’s still everything that she ever wanted,” and writing the song was like penning a love letter on her behalf.

Scroll down to watch some of our favorite videos.

“Notbroken” – Something For The Rest Of Us.

“Better Days” – Let Love In

“Pride” – The Goo Goo Dolls and Elmo Sing Pride

“Iris” – Dizzy Up The Girl

“Name” – A Boy Names Goo

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