Goo Goo Dolls Rally For Gore

The Goo Goo Dolls performed at a Democratic rally for Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday night in downtown Flint, Michigan, near the University of Michigan.

The band performed to a crowd of 14,000 at the event, according to the band's publicist, who noted that the Goos and Gores (as the VP's wife, Tipper, was also in attendance) chatted about topics such as voter apathy, life on the road, and James Brown.

The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Frank A. Theis Park in Kansas City, but it was moved following the death of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, who was killed in a plane crash Monday night along with his eldest son, Roger Carnahan, and campaign aide Chris Sifford.

The relocated rally followed the final presidential election debate in St. Louis between Vice President Gore and governor George W. Bush, which took place on Tuesday. Goos John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin attended Tuesday's debate, as well as several

other events surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles last August (see "Goo Goo Dolls To Make Rounds At DNC").

The group hopes to begin work on the follow-up to its 1998 album "Dizzy Up The Girl" in the coming months.