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Goo Goo Dolls Rocked Our Tucson Subaru & Subaru Share The Love Show

We had an AWESOME time at our Tucson Subaru & Subaru Share The Love show at the Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center, Sahuarita, AZ.

Featuring performances by Goo Goo Dolls and John K.... the night was filled with amazing intimate performances for an unforgettable experience.

Missed the show? Want to relive the night? Check out all the photos and videos - https://my929.iheart.com/featured/cyndi-chris/content/2019-12-06-goo-goo-dolls-rocked-our-tucson-subaru-subaru-share-the-love-show/

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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by gaurashaktidas on December 06, 2019, 02:50 PM »
Hope it was a great one, John!
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by Mirabella on December 06, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Happy Slightly Belated Birthday John!!! I hope you had a great birthday and that you have a great holiday season as well!
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by sabresnc on December 05, 2019, 11:26 PM »
Happy happy birthday John! Thank you for providing the soundtrack to my life with precious memories of 30+ yrs of going to your shows, etc., with my friends, coworkers, sister, and now 10 yr old niece!
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by Brendattfn on December 05, 2019, 11:00 PM »
Happy of happiest Birthdays John!! Thank you all you do with your amazing songwriting! You have a way of making my world and everyone around you a much happier place!
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by mngoo on December 05, 2019, 09:12 PM »
I hope John has an Amazing 54th Birthday!! And that he's surrounded by people he loves even though he's on the road!! I'm sure the audience is loving spending his Birthday with him & hopefully someone brought him a cake   :-*

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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by DarlingBeBrave on December 05, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Happiest Birthday to John!!! Thank you for all the great music every day over the last 20+ years <3 We come see you every time you come through and it's ALWAYS the BEST time :D :D Sending lots of love and joy to you! 8) :-*
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John and I talk candidly about music, social media, Milwaukee and raising a family

By Aaron Carreno

I had the pleasure of speaking with John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, as we get ready for their return to Milwaukee Monday night for our 99.1 The Mix Mistletoe Show!

In PART ONE, John mentions some of his fondest Milwaukee memories over the years, and why the "call for connection" is so important.

PART TWO of my conversation with John centers around the loyalty his audience has developed over the years, what HE'S currently listening to, and how he's been influenced emotionally since starting a family and raising children.

Finally, John encourages all of us to think of those in need this holiday season, and the magic in music bringing people together during PART THREE of our chat.

Listen to the entire interview here - https://991themix.radio.com/blogs/aaron-carreno/interview-what-the-goo-goo-dolls-love-about-milwaukee
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Goo Goo Dolls News & Info / Re: Send Your Birthday Wishes to John Rzeznik!
« Last post by lara on December 05, 2019, 06:42 PM »
Hey, Have a Happy One!   Thanks for all the inspiring music over the years.....
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By Daniel Durchholz

When the Goo Goo Dolls played St. Louis last October, the show was part of a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s biggest-selling album, “Dizzy Up the Girl” (1998).

“That album was definitely the biggest turning point,” guitarist/vocalist and Goo Goo Dolls co-founder Johnny Rzeznik says by phone from a tour stop in Richmond, Virginia.

Hits like “Iris,” “Slide” and “Black Balloon” followed in the melodic, radio-ready style of “Name” from several years before and turned the onetime punk/thrash band (original name: the Sex Maggots) into a perennial adult-alternative success.

“We made our first record (1987’s ‘Goo Goo Dolls’) in three days,” Rzeznik says. “We thought it was a joke. We never thought anything would come of it.”

But as he and bassist/vocalist Robby Takac continued to develop and mature as artists, Rzeznik says he drew inspiration from the wide variety of artists on his playlist.

“I was listening to Suzanne Vega and the Descendents,” he says. “I loved Husker Du and the Cocteau Twins. I started to want to do something, like, maybe more legitimate and serious.”

“A Boy Named Goo” (which contained “Name”) and “Dizzy Up the Girl” were the results, and the Goos have kept up a steady stream of hits since then.

“Miracle Pill,” which was released in September, is the band’s 12th studio album and finds Rzeznik and Takac experimenting a bit — working with a variety of producers and developing a more textured, keyboard-driven sound.

“If I like it, I’m going to write it,” Rzeznik says. “If it’s got a tuba and a harmonica on it, that’s OK.”

As for the number of the producers on the album, Rzeznik says he tends to wear them out.

“I destroy producers,” he says. “I want to work 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and nobody can do that. I probably shouldn’t expect that from people, but I do.”

Still, he speaks admiringly of those who did take the plunge, especially Sam Hollander, who produced and co-wrote several songs. “He’s just from another planet,” Rzeznik says. “He’s somebody who has a completely different perspective on music.”

In addition to Hollander, notables such as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Sting) and background vocalist Tata Vega (“20 Feet From Stardom”) appear on the album.

“I just want to be around people who are so much better than me,” Rzeznik says — “who had done things that are so different than I did, and then somehow wrap all that up into the package. And in that respect, I think it worked.

“Whether it will be commercially successful or not, I don’t know. I would love it if it was, but I can’t care about that anymore.”

The title track is a metaphor for what Rzeznik sees as a major societal problem right now: the need for instant gratification.

“I want my headache to go away immediately, you know?” he says by way of explanation.

But the real problem people are facing today, he says, is loneliness. “People are lonely and more disconnected than they’ve ever been, at least in my lifetime. And this is while we’re allegedly connected to each other through the internet.

“So if I’m lonely, I’m going to make 5,000 friends on Facebook. There are all these cheap, imitation versions of intimacy and friendship and camaraderie. And I don’t think it’s healthy.”

Music, Rzeznik says, is something that can help.

“(Concerts) are one of the few things where big groups of people can get together and have a real, visceral human experience where we’re all in a room together and we’re all listening to music or dancing or whatever. I think it’s just so important.”

What Goo Goo Dolls • When 8 p.m. Sunday • Where Fox Sports Midwest Live!, Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Street • How much $35-$60 • More info 314-797-7530; eventbrite.com

https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/first-album-was-a-joke-but-goo-goo-dolls-have/article_cd230372-059e-5bc1-b6a6-63aef71450be.html
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