Still Edgy: Iggy And The Stooges Playing Better Than Ever – NOW Magazine
It’s one of rock’s most enduring legends: without Iggy and the Stooges there would be no punk. Iggy Pop and his band of Detroit delinquents’ grimy, primal, confrontational style laid down the blueprint that made generations of frustrated adolescents channel their angst into a major cultural movement.
So it’s only fitting that the band is co-headlining the traveling punk rock exposition Riot Fest alongside fellow reunited icons the Replacements. But, to Stooges guitarist James Williamson, it’s a dubious honor.
“We never considered ourselves punk,” he says, speaking very long distance from his hotel room in Seoul, South Korea. “That label came much later. A lot of the guys who went on to found punk bands imitated [our] sound.”
Read more and listen to part of the interview at NOW Magazine.