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Name: Johnny Rzeznik  
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Date of Birth: 5th December 1965
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA
Profession: Composer
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John Rzeznik is the lead singer of alternative rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. He was born on 5 December 1965, and grew up in Buffalo, New York. His full name is John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik, although he's generally credited as Johnny Rzeznik. He is of Polish ancestry, his parents (Joseph and Edith Rzeznik) both being immigrants from Poland. He has four older sisters, and often jokingly complains it's " of the worst things that can happen to a man." Unfortunately, his father died of alcoholism when Johnny was 14, and his mother the following year from heart problems. He got an apartment on his own and turned "punk". He was the only punk at his school, Buffalo's McKinley Vocational High School, where he was studying to be a plumber. Of course, the Goo Goo Dolls happened instead.

Within his band, he plays guitar and sings lead vocals. Prior to the album A Boy Named Goo, his bandmate, Robby Takac was the lead singer. However, both men still share the duties of writing songs for the band's albums. During the Superstar Carwash CD-era, they collaborated on several songs. Even as John transitioned into becoming the lead vocalist, and at the present time, Robby still lends his vocals and song writing abilities to several of the songs. 'Rzeznik' in Polish means butcher. Currently dating actress Adrienne Frantz

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