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Episode 42:
John Rzeznik


The band's performance on Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid is something magical to watch, even mystical. I too am addicted to this episode and all of LFDH.
- posted by genevieve - April 13, 2013
Shawn Pelton has to be the best drummer in the world, songs sound so much better with him behind the kit! I hope that he's in the band again, when the show returns.
- posted by Dutchfan - April 11, 2013
I need an intervention. I can't stop watching this episode!
- posted by stillwaters3 - January 27, 2013
I enjoyed the show.Both of them are great.Johnny is wonderful,is a great singer and songwriter.I love him.
- posted by annemarry - December 18, 2012
If you had told me that I'd be signing up for a Daryl Hall site this morning, I would have said you were insane. Daryl Hall was an artist who put out songs in the early 80's when I was a kid. So when I was looking up old Goo Goo Dolls on Youtube, and came across 'Live at Daryl's House', I had no idea who Daryl was. Then he busts in with his vocal, and I'm staring at the screen with my jaw on the floor. Daryl... as in Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates?!? WTF?!? Here I am... hours later, having watched so many of your archived shows now. What a terrific concept. Love some of the offbeat collaborations with Finger Eleven and Travis McCoy. John has strayed far from his bar band roots, and while I still believe the best Dolls stuff was before '97, you guys made some great music together. He was a fantastic guest. Loved the Buffalo wings segment (love Anchors!). Definitely a new fan of the show, still have a lot of stuff to watch, and can 't wait for new guests.
- posted by gunhed86 - November 21, 2012
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John Rzeznik

Daryl Hall and the Goo Goo Doll’s John Rzeznik know a little something about what it takes to be a lead singer in a rock band, and they put that experience to good use on a selection from the catalog of both groups on the 42nd edition of Live From Daryl’s House. The newest installment of the Webby and MTV O Music award-winning Internet series, which last year made its broadcast debut on WGN America to impressive ratings, will debut at www.lfdh.com on May 15.

The show brought together Hall and Rzeznik for a day-long session that included a stellar seven song set. The two collaborated on the Goo Goo’s hits, “Iris” and “Slide,” both from 1998’s triple-platinum Dizzy Up the Girl, with the former also appearing on the City of Angels soundtrack album, where it spent a record-breaking 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts and was nominated for three Grammys. Daryl and Johnny also perform a pair of songs from the Goo Goo Dolls’ 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, including “Home” and “Still Your Song.” The three Daryl Hall penned numbers featured are “Did It in a Minute,” a Top 10 hit from 1981’s Private Eyes, “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,” on 1984’s Big Bam Boom and the rare “Want To,” originally included on 1997’s Marigold Sky, a co-write with the late T-Bone Wolk.

“It was an amazing day of playing music with a legend and then sitting down for dinner afterward,” marveled Rzeznik about his appearance. “Definitely a day I will always remember.”

Says Daryl: “I love John! He’s a great singer with a quick sense of humor and to my surprise, a really professional cook. He can come over anytime and rattle those pots and pans.”

Goo Goo Dolls have remained one of the most acclaimed songwriting forces in rock music for over two decades. The Grammy-nominated, multi-format chart toppers have enjoyed a string of hits that have earned the band the all-time airplay record for “The Most Top 10 Hit Singles in History,” according to Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult Top 40 chart. Singer/songwriter John Rzeznik has been the recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and has penned a series of hits beginning in 1995 with the #1 “Name,” “Iris” and “Slide,” followed by “Black Balloon,” “Broadway,” “Here is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Better Days,” “Stay With You” and “Let Love In.” Goo Goo Dolls’ newest album, Something for the Rest of Us, debuted at # 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, earning raves from such media outlets as Billboard and USA Today.

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