Goo Goo Dolls’ Rzeznik is On the Go


NEW YORK — Johnny Rzeznik may be celebrating 25 years with the Goo Goo Dolls, but he is more excited about a host of new experiences.

The Goo Goo Dolls’ singer-songwriter headlined Wembley Stadium in England last month, and he’s started writing on the road.

Q: How is the tour going?

¬†Great. It’s sort of our last lap (for the album “Something for the Rest of Us”) before we get back in the studio for the next record. … And I’ve been doing a lot of writing on the road, which I’ve never done before, because I always thought I need to be in either one mode or the other. But I really didn’t feel like waiting another three or four years before I put another album out. … It’s been an interesting process.

Q: What was it like playing Wembley Stadium?

It was amazing and a lot of fun. But when you play in front of that many people, there’s an awful lot of stuff going on around you, and it’s almost like you’re the background music for the big show that’s going on around you. … It was almost an out-of-body experience.

Q: And “Iris” just hit No. 1 there.

Yeah, it took 12 years for it to break in the U.K. All the guys at the record company were patting each other on the back, but I’m like, “You know, some kid sang it on a TV show.”