Pictured in Studio D at Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles is John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. Photo: David Goggin.
Goo Goo Dolls cofounder John Rzeznik (pictured) received a Telefunken Ela M 270 stereo tube microphone from Telefunken USA founder and CEO Toni Fishman, who delivered the mic to Rzeznik backstage at a Goo Goo Dolls show. The band is in the middle of a three-month world tour and performed near Telefunken USA headquarters in South Windsor, Conn.
The Goo Goo Dolls were formed in 1986 in Buffalo, N.Y. by guitarist/vocalist Rzeznik and bassist/vocalist Robby Takac. In 1997, Rzeznik was approached to write a song for the City of Angels soundtrack, and the end product was “Iris,” which propelled the band to stardom, as it remained on top of the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts for 18 weeks, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998, including Record of the Year.
“We are big fans of the Goo Goo Dolls,” says Fishman. “John is not only an exciting performer and talented songwriter, but he takes recording seriously and is active as a record producer. He has his own professional recording studio and previously has purchased our ‘Long Body’ U47 with the rare VF14 tube, an Ela M 250E, and also a matched pair of our RFT MkII’s, all with that classic, vintage Telefunken sound.”