feiti Posted October 9, 2008 Share Posted October 9, 2008 Wow this man needs more attention! Anyone who's heard "Iris" knows what i'm talking about! mini bio: John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik was born to Joseph and Edith Rzeznik, the youngest of their five children. From early on in his life John found that his parents were constantly arguing due to his fathers drinking problem. His father died at the age of 55 as result of alcohol complications. As the family were trying to come to terms with the death of Joe, John's life was completely shattered just over a year later when his mother died of a sudden heart attack. At the age of 16 John had lost both of his parents and was to be raised by his four older sisters. During this time and while attending high school John's friend introduced him to a hobby which he would stick to for the rest of his life, playing the guitar. After graduating from high school John attended Buffalo State College, only to drop out after his freshman year. It was at this time that he met fellow musician Robby Tacak. Together with drummer George Tutuska the Goo Goo Dolls were born. The Goo Goo Dolls signed to Celluloid by 1985 but didn't gain any success for nine years. During this time the trio released five records and constantly toured. Also John began dating Laurie Farinacci and they married in 1993. The band's 1995 album, "A Boy Named Goo", went double platinum and after hearing their song "Name" the band were asked by music producers to write a song for the upcoming film City of Angels. This song turned out to be "Iris" their most successful hit. The song was featured on their next album "Dizzy up the Girl". The Goo Goo Dolls most recent album is "Gutterflower" released in 2003. John Rzeznik has also written and performed a song for Disney movie "Tresure Planet". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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