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Goo Goo Dolls

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Transcript of Goo Goo Dolls

Tutuska played drums from 1985 to 1994, and parted from the band only a few months before the release of their breakthrough album, A Boy Named Goo due to disputes with long-time friend and singer/guitarist John Rzeznik. In December 1994, he broke up with the band because of a non-payment dispute for his contribution to the writing of "Fallin' Down." He has subsequently received royalty checks for songs he co-wrote and recorded with the band
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Guitarist and Vocalist John Rzeznik
John Rzeznik was born on December 5, 1965. He is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and song writer. He is a founding member in which he has recorded ten studio albums. He was born in Buffalo, New York. Both of his parents were musicians. They spent time playing the clarinet and flute. John's father died from a diabetic coma at the age of fifty-five, when he was fifteen years old. His mother then died 6 months later. He was then raised by his 4 older sisters. While he was growing up, him and his older sisters would listen to classic rock, which influenced him.
Number one successful single; "Iris" (1998)
Bassist and Vocalist Robby Takac
Takac was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in the Buffalo suburb of West Seneca with his parents and younger sister. He graduated from West Seneca East Senior High School in 1982. He graduated from Medaille College with a degree in Communications, with an emphasis on Radio Broadcasting. In his college years, he played in several bands and interned and worked at a local Buffalo radio station.
In 2008, Takac was named to the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Medaille College
Initially, Takac was part of the rock band Monarch prior to joining the Beaumonts, which broke up in 1985. He met guitarist Johnny Rzeznik through the Beaumonts and together they found a drummer, George Tutuska and started the band, with Takac as the lead singer and bassist. In 1986 [3] they changed their name to the more promotable "Goo Goo Dolls" and after two albums moved Rzeznik to the majority of lead vocals. In late 1994, Takac and Rzeznik fired their first drummer, George Tutuska. In early 1995, they met Mike Malinin and hired him. In 1995 they received their first commercial success with the single "Name". The 1998 follow-up "Iris" reached number one on several charts, including the Hot 100 Airplay.[3] Goo Goo Dolls have been releasing music and touring continuously since.
Goo Goo Dolls
Bassist and Vocalist
George Tutuska
The Goo Goo Dolls have had 14 top ten singles on various charts
"The trio picked their name from a True Detective ad for a toy called a Goo Goo Doll. 'We were young and we were a garage band not trying to get a deal. We had a gig that night and needed a name. It's the best we came up with, and for some reason it stuck. If I had had five more minutes, I definitely would have picked a better name,' John stated. "
The Band
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