Those emotional, acoustic ballad masters known as the Goo Goo Dolls play the Bank of America Pavilion tonight, where they’ll surely tease some songs off their forthcoming ninth studio album, "Something For the Rest of Us," out at the end of August. Bassist Robby Takac recently spoke with Blast about the new material and the band’s struggle to adapt to changes in the music industry over the past two decades.

Fans attending tonight’s show might want to take advantage of the Goo Goo Dolls’ ongoing partnership with U.S.A. Harvest ( The band’s street team collects canned goods and other non-perishable food items at each show to redistribute to local food banks and shelters. And whichever fan brings the most items gets an exclusive meet and greet with the Dolls.

A word of warning — the bar has been set pretty high. A record was recently broken when more than 7,000 items were collected in a single night.

Check out Blast’s September issue for a review of the record, as well as the full interview with Takac.

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