Hitmakers: Johnny Rzeznik reveals the secrets behind The Goo Goo Dolls' Iris

George Garner

Twenty years ago, The Goo Goo Dolls’ frontman Johnny Rzeznik wrote Iris for the City Of Angels soundtrack. In 2017, it was still the UK’s most streamed rock song. Spoiler: here, he gives Music Week the inside story...

The music supervisor of the City Of Angels soundtrack wanted something tailored specifically to the film. I didn’t think Iris was going to be a hit just by virtue of who else was also on that album: Peter Gabriel, U2 and Alanis ...

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