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Goo Goo Dolls Singer Johnny Rzeznik Marries Longtime Girlfriend

7/29/2013 4:10pm EDT
Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is a married man after walking down the aisle with longtime girlfriend Melina Gallo on Friday.

The couple wed at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California in front of 120 guests, including Rzeznik's bandmates, family and friends.

"The whole thing was just about family and friends. It was really beautiful and romantic," the singer told People magazine.

The couple, who have been dating since 2005, are planning a honeymoon in Europe once the band's tour is completed this fall.

The singer also says he's anxious to start a family.

"We'll start with one ...

Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik Is Engaged

1/22/2013 12:48pm EST
Johnny Rzeznik
The Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is engaged.

The Slide hit-maker recently proposed to his girlfriend of eight years, Melina Gallo.

The couple met at a New York City record store signing and now plan to wed over the summer.

Speaking to before performing at President Barack Obama's Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on Monday, he said, "I'm getting married in July, and I'm looking forward to that. It was one of those situations like, 'I'm not going anywhere. Grow up, get married, have a good time.' So that's what we're doing."

This will be the 47-ye...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 5, 2011

12/5/2011 3:00am EST
Keri Hilson
Happy Birthday to:

Singer Keri Hilson (1982)

Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz (1985)

Actor Nick Stahl (1979)

Actress Amy Acker (1976)

Actress Kali Rocha (1971)

Actress Margaret Cho (1968)

Country singer Gary Allan (1967)

Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik (1965)

Rapper Dr. Dre (1963)

Great White singer Jack Russell (1960)

80s actress Morgan Brittany (1951)

Singer/songwriter Jim Messina (1947)

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (1946)

American singer Little Richard (1932)

Film director Otto Preminger (1906; d. 1986)

Legendary animator Walt Disney (1901; cryogenically frozen, 1966)


Taylor Swift Rocks Madison Square Garden With Some Help From Johnny Rzeznik, Selena Gomez & James Taylor (Watch!)

11/23/2011 2:00pm EST
Taylor Swift and Johnny Rzeznik
Taylor Swift loves to perform cover songs during her concerts, and she had a little help during Monday and Tuesday night's shows at New York City's fabled Madison Square Garden.

During Monday night's show it came time for her to play her regular cover of the Goo Goo Dolls' hit "Iris" and she surprised the crowd with the Dolls' lead singer Johnny Rzeznik.

"What would you say, New York City, if Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls was here to sing that song for you tonight?" she asked the crowd before the spotlight lit up Rzeznik and the two belted out a rousing duet of the song (video bel...

Megan Eliminated On 'American Idol' - Thoughts?

4/2/2009 8:43am EDT
American Idol
Why write a coherent recap of American Idol when we can ramble? If they don't want to produce a watchable show, why should I produce a readable column?

So Alexis Grace is in the audience next to Jason Castro. Are they dating? C'mon, I can sing off-key too! Of course, I'll never have that hair.

Just realized that statement could be taken to mean I have a crush on either Jason or Alexis. I'll leave it ambiguous.

It's funny that the audience doesn't even care enough about Kara to boo her when she asks. Maybe they already assume she's been fired.

Here's what gets Paula...

The Goo Goo Dolls To Release 'Volume Two' On August 19

8/12/2008 8:00pm EDT
The Goo Goo Dolls
One of the world's most beloved American rock bands, The Goo Goo Dolls, will release its twelfth album, "Volume Two," August 19th, on Warner Bros. Records. It is the follow-up to last year's "Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles" - the first-ever collection of the band's hits in its 22-year-career - which was released in November 2007.

"Volume Two," a two-disc CD + DVD set, is a treasure trove of audio and video destined to be an instant must-have for Goos fans.

The 23-track audio CD features several favorite album tracks, including "No Way Out," from "Jed," and a live take of ...

Goo Goo Dolls To Perform Free Concert At Best Buy

11/6/2007 5:35pm EST
Goo Goo Dolls
In an exciting promotion for their forthcoming release The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 -- The Singles, the Goo Goo Dolls, one of the great American rock and roll bands of our generation, will perform a free 30-minute concert on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm for customers who purchase their copy of the album from consumer electronics retailer Best Buy on the street date of Tuesday, November 13th.

Beginning that day when The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 -- The Singles is released by Warner Bros. Records, fans will be directed by the band's website (

John Rzeznik, Sheila E. & Australian TV Personality To Judge 'The Next Great American Band'

8/27/2007 1:06pm EDT
John Rzeznik
The producers behind mega-hit phenomenon American Idol take the musical reality genre to a whole new performance level with a mission to find undiscovered groups on "The Next Great American Band."

Singer/songwriter John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls), legendary percussionist and performer Shelia E. (“The Glamorous Life,” “A Love Bizarre”) and Australian TV personality Ian “Dicko” Dickson (“Australian Idol”) will serve as judges while Dominic Bowden (“New Zealand Idol”) hosts the series premiering Friday, Oct. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The show will air in its regular time period o...

The Goo Goo Dolls Set To Release CD/DVD Version Of "Let Love In;" Watch Some Of It Here

2/15/2007 7:15pm EST
Goo Goo Dolls
One of great rock & roll bands of our generation, The Goo Goo Dolls return to the road next month in support of their Gold-certified album, Let Love In. The band's eighth studio album, produced by Glen Ballard and the band, has already spawned 4 hit singles to date including the current single and title track, "Let Love In." As reported in December, The Goo Goo Dolls now hold the record for "Most Top 10 Hits at Hot AC Radio in History," with twelve consecutive tracks at that format.

Due to demand from fans for more, an expanded edition will be released Feb. 27. The revised edition ...

Watch The Video For The Goo Goo Dolls' "Let Love In"

10/18/2006 11:49am EDT
Goo Goo Dolls
Since forming in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have evolved from a scrappy punk-influenced trio into the platinum-selling, chart-topping act behind such radio staples as "Name," "Iris," "Slide," and "Here is Gone." Along the way, founding members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac left Buffalo, N.Y. for Los Angeles, but Rzeznik soon found that L.A. isn’t everything it's cracked up to be.

Writing the songs for Let Love In, Rzeznik found inspiration in his hometown. "When you drive down the street and you see the park and the bleachers where you first a kissed a girl, you drive past the house you gr...