As the Goo Goo Dolls prepare for the 20th anniversary tour of "Dizzy Up the Girl," look back through the band's chain of events - the highs and the lows of 33 years in the music industry. George Tutuska is added on drums, the band soon drops its first moniker -- the Sex Maggotts, no less -- and takes up residence in the Continental. The band will later regret this signing decision, as battles over royalty payments will plague it throughout the '90s and require relocation to Warner Bros.
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John Rzeznik talks about the Goo Goo Dolls' 3-decade career, that time he almost quit the band, and inspiring young musicians. Goo Goo Dolls' vocalist talks to Rappler months before their Manila concert. But while their songs may be classics now, fame and success didn't come overnight — it took a few years and albums before hits like "Name," "Iris," and "Black Balloon.
Lisa Montgomery is not a people pleaser. The commanding figure formerly known as the VJ Kennedy made her mark as a polarizing presence on MTV when it was damned near impossible to ignore her. But it was exactly her unique, nonconformist ways that endeared her to a legion of viewers who marveled at the brash, bespectacled nerd confidently interacting with big-time celebrities, often while she was clad in a decidedly unsexy pair of oversized patterned PJs.
He became known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band the Goo Goo Dollsof which he is a founding member and with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums. Rzeznik's father died on February 2,from a diabetic coma at the age of 53, when Rzeznik was 15 years old. On October 26,his mother died from a sudden heart attack in the family's living room at the age of
As Rzeznik prepares to hit the road for a Goo Goo Dolls anniversary tour, he looks back at the record that changed everything for the band. This week, the Goo Goo Dolls will do something they've never done before: play their hit album "Dizzy Up the Girl" in full on stage. Yep, to mark "Dizzy's" 20th anniversary, the band is hitting the road for a a tour where they'll play all 13 tracks from the album, some of them for the first time ever.
As ofthe band has sold more than 9 million records in the US alone. The three founded the band under the name "Sex Maggots". However, when a club owner booked the band, he requested they change the name, as the local newspaper could not print their current name.
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Thirteen years ago they were three scruffy punks from Buffalo bent on drinking themselves into oblivion. Then they turned down their amps and dizzied up the girls. Today, Johnny Rzeznik will kiss about three hundred young women.