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American rock trio, The Goo Goo Dolls, have told reporters this afternoon that maverick New Englandese politician, Tony Windsor, served as inspiration for their 1998 smash hit ‘Iris’ – one of the biggest alternative rock staples of the 1990s.

The band’s frontman, John Rzeznik, the delivered the shocking bombshell today during an interview with our reporter in New York City after being asked whether the similarities between the song’s lyrics and Mr Windsor’s career were more than just a coincidence.

“Yeah sure, whatever,” said Rzeznik.

“Do you want to talk about my new album or not? Every interview I’ve done for the past 20 years has been about that fucking song,”

The Advocate‘s reporter told the American songbird that he didn’t want to talk about his new album because it ‘sucks’. Mr Rzeznik then got up and left.

Mr Rzeznik then got up and left.

However, the song has now re-entered the Australian Top 40 for the first time since Babe: Pig In The City graced the nation’s silver screen.

While Mr Windsor’s office declined to comment wholly on the matter, they did release a short statement explain that it’s a coincidence, but the line, ‘I don’t want the world to see me, ‘cos I don’t think that they’d understand, that when everything is meant to be broken, I just want you to know who I am,’ does ring true in regards to Mr Windsor’s political career.

More to come.


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