Lenny Kravitz, Goo Goo Dolls, Garth Brooks Suit Up For “GQ” Awards

The worlds of men’s fashion and testosterone-driven music will come together next month at the 1999 “GQ” Men of the Year Awards, which will feature performances from Lenny Kravitz, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Garth Brooks.

Comedian Dennis Miller will host the awards ceremony, scheduled for New York City’s Beacon Theater on October 21, and which is being held in conjunction with “GQ” magazine’s annual Man of the Year issue, also due to hit stands in October.

The Goo Goo Dolls will take a brief detour from its tour with Tonic to play the fashionably masculine show, while the gig will come five days after Kravitz wraps his fall outing with Buckcherry and Smash Mouth on October 16 in Vancouver.

The evening may prove the most interesting for Brooks, who might choose to perform at the show in his spiffy pop guise, Chris Gaines. Brooks will release his first pop persona LP, “In the Life of Chris Gaines,” on September 28.

– David Basham