Jim Jarmusch Promises Ambitious Stooges Doc
In an interview with RollingStone.com, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch disclosed some details of the material that may be used to put together a new documentary about the Stooges. Jarmusch said he expects to work on the film over the next few years, and it will include original music, archive material, and portions from eight hours of interviews that Iggy provided to be used for the documentary. Jarmusch told the magazine, “It’s not an overview of Iggy Pop or his life or his career, but of course the Stooges are so important in the history of music, and certainly Iggy’s the engine of it.”
Stooges Rock All Tomorrow’s Parties
Iggy and the Stooges received awesome reviews of their show Friday night at All Tomorrow’s Parties New York. Billboard magazine called the Stooges the “pretty clear main attraction” and said the band gave an “explosive show.” RollingStone.com is featuring a video of the band’s opening, “Raw Power,” which you can watch below:
Iggy And The Stooges Bring ‘Raw Power’ To The People
The Boston Globe reports that Iggy and the Stooges’ show at the House of Blues on Tuesday night was “as good a pairing of frontman and band as you can get.” The newspaper called the performance “genre-melting,” and “joyously chaotic yet deeply musical.” In another review, the Boston Herald said Iggy Pop “maintained focus while conjuring up the most chaotic and beautiful mess you could ever want.” Click to read the full reviews, and check out this fan video of “I Need Somebody” with flying mic stand:
Iggy Pop Set For Plastic Ono Band Performance
Iggy Pop will perform at the We Are Plastic Ono Band concert on October 1st at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, joining the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and other guests including Nels Cline, Mike Watt, RZA, Perry Farrell, Carrie Fisher and Vincent Gallo. The concert is expected to be a West Coast reprise of Yoko Ono’s sold-out We Are Plastic Ono Band concerts in New York this past February. Plastic Ono Band currently includes Sean Lennon, Cornelius, and Yuka Honda. Tickets for the October 1st show can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
Iggy And The Stooges Play Hard
The Chicago Sun-Times has published a review of Iggy and the Stooges’ show at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, calling it an “aural blitzkrieg” that was “violent, briskly paced and brutally loud.” The band played 16 songs:
“Search and Destroy”
“Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”
“Beyond the Law”
“I Got a Right”
“I Wanna Be Your Dog”
“I Need Somebody”
“Open Up and Bleed”
Read the full review at SunTimes.com
“Suck: The Movie” Takes Bite In U.S. Theaters September 2
Rock vampire comedy “Suck: The Movie,” featuring Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Alice Cooper and other guest stars, will hit more than 100 U.S. theaters starting September 2nd. The film, which has already been shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and South by Southwest, “has the potential to become a cult classic,” according to Rolling Stone. The movie follows a band that will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.
For more details, read the release below:
D&E Entertainment to Theatrically Distribute “SUCK: THE MOVIE”
A Rock-n-Roll Vampire Comedy Featuring Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson and Alice Cooper
Hollywood, CA (August 25, 2010) – D&E Entertainment in association with Entertainment One, Capri Films and Joker Films proudly announce the rock-n-roll vampire comedy ‘SUCK: THE MOVIE’ will receive its U.S. Digital Cinema theatrical campaign starting on September 2.
The film follows a down and out band, ironically known as The Winners, that are desperately seeking a record deal and will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.
After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, “SUCK” made its U.S. debut at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin and also played the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival earlier this year. Rolling Stone said the film “has the potential to become a cult classic,” and MTV.com called it “‘Twilight’ meets ‘True Blood’ with a dash of ‘Rock Star’.” “SUCK” is directed by Canadian Rob Stefaniuk (“Phil the Alien”), who also stars along with Jessica Paré (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), Malcolm McDowell (“The Book of Eli”) and Dave Foley (“The Kids in the Hall”) as well as some the music industry’s biggest names including Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson, Carole Pope and Alice Cooper. Dimitri Coats of the band Burning Brides portrays the film’s villainous vampire Queenie.
“SUCK: THE MOVIE” is theatrically distributed and marketed in the United States by D&E Entertainment (www.DandEentertainment.com) in association with the film’s U.S. distributor Entertainment One and will premiere for a special run in over 100 digital cinemas starting September 2. Participating theatres include: AMC, Carmike, Celebration Cinemas, Dipson, Lee Neighborhood, Mann, Marcus, Clearview, Wehrenberg, Bow Tie, Rave, Studio Movie Grill, Cleveland Cinemas, Allen Theatres, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Regent Theatre, The Michigan Theatre, Cinema West, Spectrum 8, The Movie Experience, Cinema Café, and Showplace East Cinemas.
For a listing of theaters and more information on the film, please visit: www.SuckTheMoviePremiere.com or www.DandEentertainment.com
The film has a running time of 96 minutes and will play at select theater locations with a 10-minute preview of the making-of documentary “Down to the Crossroads or: How to Make a Movie SUCK.”
For more info on D&E Entertainment contact:
In The Hands of The Fans Contest deadline approaching
A message to all fans of Iggy & The Stooges: there’s a contest over at In The Hands Of The Fans that could grant you a once in a lifetime opportunity to film and interview Iggy & The Stooges at this years All Tomorrow’s Parties gig. It involves you submitting to them some real seepage about Raw Power. To the victor goes the spoils… check it out and submit your video at www.inthehandsofthefans.com – Contest ends August 20th. See you September!
James Williamson From Punk Rocker to Sony Exec
Raw Power has earned its second CNN feature in the past 4 months. Iggy was interviewed last time, and this time the focus is on Stooges guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON.
Iggy Pop Reissues ‘Kill City’, Ponders Stooges’ Future
Iggy Pop Reissues ‘Kill City’, Ponders Stooges’ Future
Iggy Pop is proud of ‘Kill City,’ the 1977 album he recorded with late-era Stooges guitarist James Williamson. With Williamson and Pop back together in the Stooges after three decades of estrangement, the project’s Oct. 19 reissue couldn’t be better timed.
“‘Kill City’ to me was a very good minor work,” Pop told Rolling Stone this week while promoting his new T-shirt line. “It was an important work. It was my indie record.”
Originally recorded in 1975 as a demo to shop to labels at a time when the singer was fighting heroin addiction, the disc features such lost piano-laden classics as ‘I Got Nuthin,’ ‘No Sense of Crime’ and the title track.
Read the full article at http://www.spinner.com/2010/07/30/iggy-pop-stooges-kill-city-reissue
Iggy & The Stooges Fan Video Contest
Punk pioneers Iggy & The Stooges are to allow fans to film a forthcoming show for an unusual video.
Teaming up with website ‘In The Hands Of The Fans’ the band will allow six lucky ticket holders to film them in action. A famously riotous live act, Iggy & The Stooges will no doubt pull out all the stops for a historic show.
The fans will be chosen by way of video submission, with director Joey Carey having the final say. Submissions should contain short segments asking Iggy and the Stooges interview questions, or demonstrating why they should win the contest.
The six finalists will interview and film Iggy & The Stooges at the show. The resulting film will be woven into a unique documentary, which will be part concert film and part reality TV show about the journey of the fans.
The show is set to take place at the Stardust Theater at Kutchers’ Country Club in Monticello, NY. The final version of the film will be edited later this year, with an initial release date set for 2011.
Visit InTheHandsOfTheFans.com for all the details about the contest!
The Stooges (Collector’s Edition)
Get the Collector’s Edition of The Stooges – available here! Relive their historic debut trek through this amazing 26-track 2 CD collection along with a 7″ single that features the previously unreleased track “Asthma Attack.”
The Collector’s Edition’s first disc combines the original album’s eight songs with producer John Cale’s original mixes, including unreleased versions of “We Will Fall” and “Ann.” Also featured is the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone named #438 on its list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time” – right behind Elvis’ “Love Me Tender.”
For the original version order here
Iggy Pop campaign for Orcon claims top Canne Lions Direct Prize
(from USA Today)
New Zealand broadband provider Orcon’s unique paring of an aging punk rocker with new technology earned the company a Grand Prix award in the direct response advertising Lions competition.
The telecom got Iggy Pop to record new vocals to his 1970s song The Passenger from a studio in Miami — but added a very 2010 twist: It asked New Zealanders to audition online and then selected eight those musicians to lay down the song’s instrumental tracks with Iggy on vocals via separate Orcon high-speed Internet connections.
The live collaboration — and multi-media campaign supporting it — got immense buzz in New Zealand. View above video and you can see why. The agency that created the promotion, Special Group, Auckland, also earned accolades in the creative community.
“It was one of the best uses of (a) celebrity that we’ve ever seen,” said Pablo Alzugaray, chief executive officer at Spanish ad firm Shackleton and president of the direct jury.” “Besides, it was a fantastic use of a product demo.”