Muse couldn´t have made a better closure of their first 10 years in the music business than the new live cd/dvd Haarp - Live at Wembley 16-17 June 2007. The crowd is fantastic and singalong to the songs like an enthusiastic crowd on a Queen concert, the light show can be described as the best of a Genesis/Pink Floyd show and the musicianship of guitarist/pianist/singer Matthew Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard is on the same level as U2 and Rush. The setlist is made up of a majority of songs from their latest 2 albums "Absolution" (2003) and "Black holes and revelations" (2006) but the fans also gets a few explosive versions of older songs from their first 2 albums "Origin of symmetry" (2001) and "Showbiz" (1999).
The band enters the sold out stadium to the classical piece of "Dance of the knights" from Romeo and Juliet and "Close encounters of third kind", then the following 19 songs and 90 minutes is already historical - pure magic is another word I would like to use for this superb show. When the dvd closes by the tunes of "Blackout", I am completely knocked out and feels like I just had the best sex of my life.
The Goo Goo Dolls initially consisted of John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takac (vocals, bass guitar) and George Tutuska (drums, percussion). While Takac and Tutuska had been long-time friends in school, Rzeznik was playing in the band The Beaumonts, with Takac’s cousin. The three founded the band under the name "Sex Maggots". However, when a club owner booked the band, he requested they change the name, as the local newspaper could not print their current name. The trio picked the current name out of a True Detective ad for a toy called a Goo Goo Doll.