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Robby Takac releases single made for ‘Johnny Gruesome’ soundtrack

The Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, left, and Robby Takac, during a Dec. 1, 1999 performance at Shea's. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

Goo Goo Dolls bassist and co-founder Robby Takac has released a single, “Dyin’ Tonight,” written and recorded for the soundtrack to the upcoming indie horror flick, “Johnny Gruesome.” The film is based on the novel of the same name, by Buffalo-born author and film-maker Gregory Lamberson.

Takac wrote the tune – a snarling slab of punkish power-pop – along with Buffalo stalwarts, producer Armand Petri (10,000 Maniacs, Goo Goo Dolls, Sixpence None the Richer) and multi-instrumentalist Joe Rozler. Petri and Rozler also composed the score for the film, which, according to a news release, “tells the story of a murdered heavy metal rebel who returns from the grave for vengeance.”

The song was tracked at Takac’s GCR Recording Studios in Buffalo. The single is available now through streaming and digital download platforms. The film score is available as a separate CD and digital download.

Robby Takac in Buffalo's GCR Recording Studios tracking "Dyin' Tonight." (Photo courtesy Red Hill Movies)

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