DFW Music News

John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls Has Come a Long Way since Manning a Hot Dog Vending Cart

Although the Goo Goo Dolls gained most of their fame via slick, syrupy ballads such as "Name" and "Iris," the band actually began life as a rather snotty punk/metal outfit way back in 1985. But after drummer Mike Malinin joined in 1995, the music of the Goo Goo Dolls became increasingly pop friendly and massively popular.

Speaking from a tour stop in Baltimore and in anticipation of Wednesday's show with Matchbox Twenty at Gexa Energy Pavilion, John Rzeznik spoke with DC9 about his band's longevity and why he doesn't understand bands that don't play the hits.

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