On September 18, 2009 John appeared on the Good Day LA show for a short interview and he revealed the album title.
Something for the Rest of Us is the upcoming ninth studio album by Buffalo-based rock band, the Goo Goo Dolls. It is expected to be completed by February 2010 and to be released in late spring of 2010. The recording process took place during the spring to fall of 2009 in the GCR Audio studio in Buffalo and "the Ark" in Los Angeles, with producer Tim Palmer. A single had been originally slated to be released in November 2009 with an album release in February 2010, but the band went back into the studio in January 2010. According to lead singer and guitarist John Rzeznik, this was done to make further improvements on what they had previously thought had been a finished record. Several producers were brought in to assist on the production process, including Butch Vig, John Fields, Paul David Hager and Rob Cavallo. Something for the Rest of Us will be the third Goo Goo Dolls studio album that Cavallo has produced (Dizzy Up the Girl and Gutterflower).
According to a post on the Goo Goo Dolls' Twitter account on October 6, 2009, songs that are confirmed to be on Something for the Rest of Us will be "The Sweetest Lie" and "As I Am."
In one of the Ustream sessions, Robby revealed that the album will have 12 songs and Real is not one of them.
Something for the Rest of Us: Release Notes: Muze
Personnel: John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Robby Takac (vocals); Brad Fernquist (guitar, background vocals); Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen (violin); Lauren Chipman (viola); Richard Dodd (cello); David Palmer (piano, organ, keyboards); Korel Tunador (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Mike Malinin (drums, percussion); Ran Jackson, Andy Stochansky, Ricky Jackson (background vocals).Engineers: Chris Testa; Doug McKean; Paul Hager; Jamie Seyberth; John Fields; Billy Bush.Audio Mixer: Paul David Hager.Recording information: East West Studios; Encore Studio C; GCR Audio; Henson Studios; Inner Machine Studios; MER Studios; Ocean Way Nashville; Paramount Studios; Wishbone Studios.Photographer: Kurt Iswarienko.The Goo Goo Dolls' ninth studio album, Something for the Rest of Us finds the band exploring the intersection of mainstream pop/rock and adult contemporary balladry, with longtime producer Rob Cavallo (Dizzy Up the Girl, Gutterflower) lending his assistance.