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Iggy Pop & Jim Jarmusch ‘Gimme Danger’ Interview With NPR

Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch, director of Gimme Danger, joined NPR’s Scott Simon to talk about the film and the band’s legacy. Hear their full conversation at

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Iggy And The Stooges ‘Gimme Danger’ Hits More Theaters


Gimme Danger, the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary by director Jim Jarmusch, hits more theaters TODAY, November 4: Iggy Pop and Jarmusch spoke recently with Billboard about the film:

Iggy, you asked Jim to make this film. Why him?

Jim Jarmusch: That’s what I keep asking him!

Iggy Pop: If I could get him to do it, he was going to bring out important and beautiful things about us that we in the group wouldn’t have ever thought of — we have the wrong perspective. We needed someone with intelligence and skill who also knew the group and came to the shows — that’s who Jim is. He’s a final-cut director, he controls his own work, and that’s now really rare. My tactic was ask him once, not try to convince him. I wasn’t going to write an email with “10 reasons why.” (Laughs.)

Read more at Billboard.


Watch Iggy Pop & Jim Jarmusch TimesTalks Interview

In the new documentary film Gimme Danger, director Jim Jarmusch chronicles the story of one of the greatest rock–n–roll bands of all time — The Stooges. Watch the award–winning indie director and rock icon Iggy Pop talk about the film, and discover the story of The Stooges, their adventures and misadventures and their long–lasting legacy. Interviewed by The New York Times culture reporter Melena Ryzik.


Iggy And The Stooges ‘Gimme Danger’ – Jim Jarmusch Interview

Iggy and the Stooges

Jim Jarmusch’s The Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, which opens in theaters nationwide on Friday (Nov. 4), isn’t just about Iggy Pop. The Ohio-born indie auteur — a musician himself who first heard the Stooges as a teenager when the band released its 1969 eponymous debut — gives equal due to all the original members: Late brothers Ron (guitar; d. 2009) and Scott Asheton (drums; d. 2014) and Dave Alexander (bass; d. 1975) get equal billing, along with integral member James Williamson (guitar).

Read Jarmusch’s interview at Billboard.

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