Cheap Trick Perform With Goo Goo Dolls

The young girls understand.

The Goo Goo Dolls new best friends, Cheap Trick, drove up

to Madison, Wisconsin to see the Buffalo natives do a show at The Expo Center

with Madder Rose and Bush last weekend. But they didn't come only to just watch

but to play. After the Goos last song, Bun E. Carlos took over the drums from

Mike Malinin, Tom Peterson grabbed a bass and leader Rick Neilsen a guitar and

played their monumental '80s hit, "Surrender." The only blot on this reunion

was that Cheap Trick's vocalist Robin Zander couldn't make it, because sadly

his father had died the day before--so Goo Goo Robbie Takac took over and

flawlessly belted out the lyrics. After the show was over, the band (the Goos,

that is) were mobbed by a throng of female fans whose only wish was to touch

poster boy Johnny Rzeznik's beautiful blond hair. Just to demonstrate how down

to earth these guys are, Rzeznik let one of them stroke his hair, and

afterwards the girl was so overcome that she pogo-ed around the parking lot.

That's making it. There seems to be a Cheap Trick renaissance of sorts

beginning. You probably remember that Cheap Trick played with their other best

friends and longtime supporters, The Smashing Pumpkins when the previewed

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness over the airways last October.