So often we read about celebrities who refuse to play or sell records to fans that support Trump. The Goo Goo Dolls are not one of those bands.
In an interview with HuffPost, lead singer Johnny Reznik said he’s tired of the political divide and hopes the band’s music will help people find common ground instead of being divisive.
“I’m standing in a room full of people. And I’m playing a song and all off a sudden pops into my head — half of this room voted for [Donald] Trump and half of this room voted for Hillary Clinton. But a hundred percent of these people are singing this song,” he said.
“I truly believe that all the similarities between all of us are greater than the differences,” he said. “And I believe the differences are being exploited and magnified to keep us off-balance. So music can be one tiny little venial component to the solution.”
He added, “For the last 20 years we’ve been traumatized, starting with 9/11, then two wars that we’re still fighting and the financial collapse, which was just pure wholesale thievery by the oligarchs of this country. I think people are getting really sick of it. And I think we’re on the cusp of a change.”