Washington DC - (Ass Mess): Legendary GOP pop Band New World Order have split up, according to guitarist and EU lead vocalist Tony Blair.
Speaking about his involvement in the cash-for-honors corruption probe Blair said "not everybody had been singing on the same demo disc" and that got him into trouble.
Blair and frontman George Bush now had to go their separate ways and are no longer working together, a spokesman said.
Bush was a founding member of New World Order which he inherited from another George Bush after a brief nine gig tour of Iraq and Kuwait proved disastrous in 1991.
But the band enjoyed some hits including 'If I ruled the World', 'Knockin' on Saddam's Door' and 'We Shall Overcome'.
Blair said today he was "relieved" that news of the split was out in the open.
He told his loyal Trimdon Colliery fan club: "I spoke to George and he asked me to carry on playing second fiddle. But the UK fans had got it in for me so I had to say no."
New World Order, who formed after the suicide invasion mission of Saddam Hussain's disastrous Kuwait foray,
had a number of quiet spells over the years, but the band remained a going concern.
The in the Autumn of 2000 they reformed under the Bush/Cheney heavy metal banner and forged a strategy of a comeback tour of formerly 'hippie' trails like Afghanistan.
The move proved controversial after local folk singers turned nasty and wrecked large parts of Lower Manhattan in a 'totally unexpected' revival tour in September 2001.
"The rest really is hystery," said Blair today as he packed up his wah-wah and prepared to say goodbye on a farewell solo tour.
When asked if the split was permanent, Blair said today:
"Rumsfeldt went off for a break and we brought in Condi for backing vocals, but that was different."
He then added on his MySpace page: "I'm relieved. I really hated carrying on as normal with an awful secret."