John Rzeznik
American musician
John Rzeznik
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik, also known as Johnny Rzeznik, is an American songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, frontman, and primary songwriter of the rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, of which he is a founding member and with whom he has recorded nine studio albums.
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Goo Goo Dolls Frontman John Rzeznik Marries Longtime Girlfriend
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
John Rzeznik tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Melina Gallo on Friday The pair got married at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu California after dating since 2005 Us Weekly reports Rzeznik who is currently on tour in support of the Goo Goo Dolls' 10th album Magnetic was joined at the...
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John Rzeznik, Goo Goo Dolls Frontman, Marries Melina Gallo
US Magazine - over 3 years
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik married Melina Gallo in Malibu, Calif., on Friday, July 26, his rep confirms to Us Weekly This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: John Rzeznik, Goo Goo Dolls Frontman, Marries Melina Gallo
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Goos change tune after two decades
Byron Shire News - over 3 years
AFTER more than two decades making music, Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik reveals that the trio took a different approach this time around.     
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Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its third show in three nights with co-headliners Matchbox Twenty.     
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Mike Ragogna: Magnetic: Chatting with Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, Plus Daft Punk Meets Loverboy, and Exclusives from The Rides and The Slants
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Reno-Tahoe: Goo Goo Dolls roll into Grand Sierra - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Co-founder John Rzeznik has received multiple songwriting awards, including the Hal David Starlight honor. The tour is in support of "Something for the Rest of Us," their latest album recorded over the last three years. Takac and Rzeznik are joined by
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Goo Goo Dolls, Branch electrifying at Pavilion - Your Houston News
Google News - over 5 years
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik performs with the band during a concert Sunday at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Taka performs with the band during a concert Sunday at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell
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The Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
instead we asked John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Branch and Parachute's singer Will Anderson about the influences of their upbringing. (Because who, as a 5-year-old, says, "I want to be a Doll when I grow up. Not a New York Doll. But a Goo Goo Doll
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Notes from the music beat ... - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik can't name a favorite Transformer — he defaults to the commonly known Optimus Prime. But he's certainly pleased with boffo box office showing so far for the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” film
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David Cook: This Loud Morning - American Songwriter
Google News - over 5 years
The John Rzeznik co-penned rocker “Right Here with You” is a real winner, as is the mid-tempo “We Believe,” although the latter at times sounds a bit reminiscent of previous hit “Come Back to Me.” However, “We Believe” rocks harder than “Come Back to
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Interview with Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik - Cincinnati CityBeat
Google News - over 5 years
CityBeat spoke with vocalist and lead guitarist John Rzeznik about tour life, longevity, and the future of the popular group. The band will be playing in Cincinnati at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend this Wednesday to support their latest album,
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Goo Goo Dolls roll along - Cincinnati.com
Google News - over 5 years
In a phone interview leading to the band's Cincinnati show Wednesday, Takac answered questions about releasing records and his relationship with Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik. Question: You guys had a respectable career going in the early '90s
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The Goo Goo Dolls' 25th-anniversary tour heads to Atlantic City - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Lead singer John Rzeznik says the album addresses "the uncertainty of the times we are living in." It obviously isn't the feel-good platter of 2011. But it is fiercely honest. He cites, for example, the fourth track, "Notbroken," which he wrote after
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Goo Goo Dolls draws large crowd to Muskegon Summer Celebration - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Enlarge Greg Lindstrom | The Muskegon Chronicle John Rzeznik waits for the crowd to sing back during the Goo Goo Dolls concert at Muskegon's Summer Celebration on July 7, 2011. (Muskegon Chronicle/Greg Lindstrom) Goo Goo Dolls gallery (14 photos)
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Goo Goo Dolls: Hot or not? - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
John Rzeznik • Opening acts: Parachute and Michelle Branch. Parachute is touring in support of its second album, “The Way It Was,” released in May, while Branch is promoting her upcoming album, “West Coast Time,” due in September
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Goo Goo Dolls 'Halfway Done' Writing New Album - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
John Rzeznik says he's "maybe...halfway done" with writing for the next Goo Goo Dolls album, which he says will be "very uptempo and very sort of upbeat" as opposed to 2010's "darker" "Something For the
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The Rise and Fall Of An Imaginary 100% Foolproof Pop Star - Norwich Bulletin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And by writing that last line, I totally feel like the John Rzeznik of the blogosphere. So, yeah. I'm operating under the notion from here on out (or at least until this entry is finished) that the people reading this are beautiful, intelligent girls
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David Cook's 'This Loud Morning' streaming online - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
... "but it's the most focused and complete artistic statement an Idol winner has created since Kelly Clarkson's personal My December from 2007." This Loud Morning, which includes songs David wrote with Ryan Tedder and the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik,
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영화 '트랜스포머3 Dark of the Moon' OST 국내 발매 - 경향신문
Google News - over 5 years
구구돌스의 존 르제즈닉(John Rzeznik)은 “이렇게 큰 스케일을 지닌 프로젝트에 참여한다는 것은 정말 멋진 일”이라고 소감을 전하며 “이번 싱글은 지난 해 발매했던 이후 처음으로 발표되는 새로운 곡이라 더욱 의미있다”고 전했다. 영화 트랜스포머 시리즈의 사운
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Rzeznik
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    On April 18, 2015, he participated in the Toyota Celebrity/Pro Race where he finished 12th to actor and former two-time winner of the event Alfonso Ribeiro for which he donated $5,000 to charity.
    More Details Hide Details Most of the music Rzeznik listened to while growing up was influenced by his sisters, and consisted of classic rock such as The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. The youngest of his four older sisters moved towards punk music and Rzeznik became interested in bands such as the Ramones and The Clash. Rzeznik attributes his gift for melody to listening to bands such as Kiss, Cheap Trick, The Cure and Rush in the early 1980s. Rzeznik also cites Paul Westerberg as an "obvious influence" on his music. Rzeznik is well known for his distinctive and unusual guitar tunings. Many of his newer songs, particularly the more acoustic-oriented ones, are performed with his guitars tuned to an open chord with several of the strings tuned to the same note but in different octaves. This gives the guitar a shimmery, jangly sound almost like a 12-string guitar. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the B-D-D-D-D-D tuning of his signature hit "Iris", but other examples include "Name," "Black Balloon," "Think About Me," and "Here Is Gone." Conversely, on earlier albums such as Superstar Car Wash and A Boy Named Goo, Rzeznik often utilized a conventional standard tuning.
  • 2014
    Age 48
    On March 24, 2014, Cash Cash released their new single "Lightning" which features John Rzeznik on vocals and was written by Cash Cash and Rzeznik together.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    On June 19, 2008, John Rzeznik was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was awarded the Hal David Starlight award.
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  • 2007
    Age 41
    From October to December 2007, Rzeznik was a judge alongside Sheila E. and Australian Idol judge and marketing manager Ian "Dicko" Dickson on the Fox network's The Next Great American Band.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    He started dating Melina Gallo in 2005 and married her in Malibu, California on July 26, 2013..
    More Details Hide Details Melina is due in December 2016 with their first baby. In 1985, he formed the band that became the Goo Goo Dolls with Robby Takac. Previously John had been in a band with Takac's cousin, called The Beaumonts. It is thought the band was originally called The Sex Maggots, however Rzeznik admitted this was a joke on stage one night, and he was "never actually in a band called The Sex Maggots". They got the name Goo Goo Dolls from an ad in a True Detective magazine when a concert promoter asked them. In the early days of The Goo Goo Dolls, the band performed at gigs relentlessly, with Robby as the frontman (Rzeznik gradually becoming the frontman over the next few albums, as each new album contained more songs sung by Rzeznik than the last). They were soon picked up by a small record label, Celluloid. Under Celluloid they released their first eponymous album on a $750 budget (later the re-prints would be referred to as "First Release"). This attracted the attention of a larger record label, Metal Blade, who released their next few albums. For the next few years the band toured, produced albums and held down regular jobs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 24
    Rzeznik met former model Laurie Farinacci in 1990, married her in 1993 and, in 2003,.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 15
    Rzeznik's father died on February 2, 1981 from a diabetic coma at the age of 53, when Rzeznik was 15 years old.
    More Details Hide Details On October 26, 1982, his mother died from a sudden heart attack in the family's living room at the age of 51. Having lost both of his parents, he was brought up by his four older sisters Phyllis, Fran, Gladys, and Kate, with help from their cousin John Guljas. He paid for his own apartment using Social Security Survivor Benefit checks. It was during this period and while attending McKinley Vocational High School that Rzeznik began playing the guitar. Rzeznik briefly attended Buffalo State College, dropping out after his first year. All four of Rzeznik's grandparents were born in Poland; the original pronunciation of his last name is Rzeźnik, Polish for "butcher".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on December 5, 1965.
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