GrammysConcert Review • January 24, 2014 • The Hollywood Reporter
The youngest generation of writers on hand focused on success stories. Gavin Degraw said his first hit, "I Don’t Want to Be," was written by an angry young man, "but it doesn’t mean anything angry to me anymore. What it means is the song that paid off my college loan." The Goo Goo Dolls’ Rzeznik sang "Iris" with DeGraw and Grey but seemed slightly conflicted by its place of primacy in his catalog. "Sometimes I feel like this is the only song I’ve ever written,” Rzennik said. “You’re grateful, but you think, Could you just listen to one other friggin’ song?"