Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznik Basks In Sobriety As Band Stretches Into Third Decade With Co-Headlining Gig With Train


By Chuck Yarborough

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Johnny Rzeznik’s band, Goo Goo Dolls, is in the midst of its 33rd year, and touring in support of a new album, “Miracle Pill,” that’s due out in mid-September.

But for Rzeznik, there’s a more important anniversary: his sobriety. This is his fifth booze-free year, and it’s had a pretty good impact on his life, he said in a call from a gig in Bangor, Maine, to talk a bit about the band’s co-headlining tour with Train, which stops at Blossom Music Center on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

“People actually like me again,” Rzeznik said, laughing. “I think it’s made me a better person. It certain has humbled me.

“I have a very powerful form of alcoholism,” he said. “I finally gave up and accepted the fact that if I even…click here to continue reading