Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls Visits Children’s

Lead singer and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik makes 10-year-old Reagan Valenta’s  day with a personalized autograph for the young fan.

John Rzeznik answered questions from the Seacrest Studios staff and patients, and performed two songs; including the band’s 1998 hit “Slide.”

Chelsea Gonzales prepares for the interview with Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik by securing her headphones in the Seacrest Studios.

John Rzeznik and (L-R) 9-year-old Dylan Gonzales, 13-year-old Jacob McCaskill and 13-year-old Colton Kemp discuss their favorite cars.


The Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and entertained the audience with some tunes.

His band is responsible for dozens of smash hit singles; including Iris, Black Balloon and Slide. The Goo Goo Dolls are currently on tour with Matchbox Twenty and are promoting their tenth album, Magnetic.

Rzeznik has been part of the band for more than two decades. “It feels good. A lot of bands don’t get the chance to do that,” he says. “I get to meet amazing people like all of you and travel all over the world.” The rocker opened up about his longtime fans and the evolution of his music through the years.

He caught the attention of his young fans by talking cars. “I like the Stingray Corvette with a split-back window,” patient Jacob McCaskill says. “It’s like a ’60 something.”  Rzeznik told the kids that his favorite car that he had ever owned was a 1967 Pontiac. Patient Dylan Gonzales said he has just one favorite. “A Bugatti.”

Rzeznik wrapped up his visit with an acoustic performance of Slide and his new hit Come to Me.  He also left the audience with some words of wisdom. “You are absolutely perfect exactly the way you are. You never have to doubt yourself because you are exactly who you are supposed to be, and you are exactly the way you are supposed to be.”

Thanks for a memorable visit!

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