Art Of Anarchy was founded in 2011 by Bumblefoot (Guns N 'Roses) along with twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta, John Moyer (Disturbed) and later Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots). Obviously this is a very exciting project considering the members' backgrounds and qualities. The material on the record was recorded between Bumblefoots touring with Guns N 'Roses where Weiland wrote and recorded the vocals. However the former member of the STP left the band and claimed that he was only hired as songwriter and singer. So my first thought was that this was the death knell for the band, but it was I wrong as it came out in June this year.
Stylistically, the band is somewhere between Velvet Revolver and STP though with a touch of GNR and Disturbed. So it actually sounds very much like a mixture of what the members have been involved with before, which is not totally surprising. And when it comes to quality the albums holds a good level of tracks like "Black Rain" and the single "Til The Dust Is Gone". Even "Small Batch Whiskey" should be mentioned in this cool album that you should check out if you like modern hard rock.
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.