Writing in the studio: "Our songwriting process has changed a lot. We're not necessarily going into a producer with a dozen songs anymore to make a full album. We're coming in with an idea that we bring to fruition in the studio and move onto the next thing. It was almost like we were grooming ourselves to get in and record a couple of songs for an EP."
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Audio snapshot: "An EP isn't necessarily representative of what a band is able to do but sometimes it makes sense to do something shorter like that. I'm not saying we're never going to do another full-length album but this was a cool step."
On the road again: "The music industry was the record business, and now it's become a touring business. We toured a lot anyway, so the change in the industry wasn't a big deal to us. There are a lot of bands that would do 35 dates a year and that would pretty much be it for them. We're used to 100 shows a year so it wasn't a big deal but we do still travel pretty hard. And I'm not 30 anymore, so that's adds another whole level to it but we're killing it still."
Want to go?
WHO: Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips
WHERE: Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights
WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2
MORE INFO: 937-228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com
ARTIST INFO: www.googoodolls.com