The Goo Goo Dolls are about as far fromas Donald Trump is from reality, but, founding member Robby Takac has released a new song, “Dyin’ Tonight,” for the upcoming film Johnny Gruesome. The track is actually pretty damn good, and just as it’s not heavy metal, neither is it typical cannon fodder. It seems to have a horror vibe that straddles classic blues rock and punk. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, and it was recorded at GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York.
The film Johnny Gruesome was written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack) and stars Anthony De La Torre (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Lords of Chaos), Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Head of the Class), and singer-songwriter Aprilann (“Crown and the Girl”). The film tells the story of a murdered heavy metal rebel who returns from the grave for vengeance. Red Hill Movies, Deinstitutionalized, and JFR Productions co-produced, with Uncork’d Entertainment distributing.
Petri and Rozler also composed the score, and additional songs used in the film were created by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano, and Aprilann. The Italianos’ contributions were created for a rock CD, *Gruesome, to promote the novel on which the film is based; that CD is available separately.
Rock Hard \m/