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JUN
2014
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Apology Letter From Amnesty International

Most of you have seen the image that had been circulating since last week. Here is an official apology letter from Amnesty International for using Iggy’s image without consent.


JUN
2014
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The Stooges At Number 5 On List Of Best Glastonbury Performances

The Stooges have come in at number 5 on The Telegraph's list of Glastonbury's greatest acts, with their 2007 performance turning "a mud-sodden, rainswept Somerset field into a howling blues-punk apocalypse, topped by a riotous stage invasion."

Read the complete list at The Telegraph.


JUN
2014
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Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop's Brother In Noise - Vice

Scott Asheton
Here is an excerpt from a rare interview with Scott Asheton. Read more at Vice:

Actually, the way the whole thing began was with me and Dave Alexander and my brother Ron, before we even knew Iggy. We had a band, but we weren't players yet. We liked the idea of playing in a band, but we weren't up to being able to play on stage. Mostly, we would sit in the basement and sing along with records. We almost got one song semi-down, and that was “The Bells of Rhymney” by the Byrds. And we called ourselves the Dirty Shames.

We used to go uptown to the record store, Discount Records, and there was a spot right on the corner or Lilly and State Street and we’d hangout there. Everyone would have to come through there, so we’d check everyone out and be checked out by other people.

It's a kid thing—that's why you wear purple hair, and that's why you put a ring in your nose, 'cause you want people to look at you. So we were wearing leather and boots and Levi’s. Pointed shoes were what you wanted—the more pointed and longer, the better. They were mostly used in fights—that’s why guys used to wear big, pointy shoes, and originally the idea of leather was to protect you from knives and stuff. And we were already wearing that stuff; you know, we were the first to do it.


JUN
2014
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Premiere: Stooges' 'I Got A Right' By James Williamson - USA Today

James Williamson - I Got A Right
Guitarist/producer James Williamson, best known for his frenetic fretwork with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, will release solo album Re-Licked in the fall. Meanwhile, he's serving up "I Got A Right," a manic, guitar-blazing rocker featuring belter Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays.

The song, penned by Pop circa 1970, will be released July 29 as a seven-inch vinyl and digital single, backed by "Heavy Liquid," which Williamson wrote with Pop in 1973. It can be pre-ordered here.

Read more and listen to the premiere of "I Got A Right" at USA Today.


MAY
2014
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Listen To 'Nobody's City' - Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Thurston Moore On Jeffrey Lee Pierce Tribute

Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Thurston Moore have joined forces on a cover of "Nobody's City" for Axels & Sockets: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, to be released May 5 on Glitterhouse Records. The Guardian writes, "The track makes a roof-raising start to the project that brings together Jeffrey’s old friends, fans and band members to keep aloft the name of the Gun Club leader."

“Jeffrey Lee Pierce!” There’s no mistaking the first voice to be heard on Axels & Sockets, the third volume of the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project. It's Iggy Pop’s celebratory holler on the opening track, "Nobody’s City." He’s then joined by further inimitable tones from Nick Cave and Thurston Moore, whose incendiary guitar jousts with Pierce’s original riff. This is then welded together by Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos, who had previously worked with Iggy on a Cramps tribute album.

Listen to "Nobody's City" and read more at The Guardian.


APR
2014
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Iggy And The Stooges 'Ready To Die' Wins Detroit Music Award

Iggy and the Stooges - Ready To Die
Iggy and the Stooges were among the winners at this year's Detroit Music Awards, held April 25. The band's most recent album, Ready To Die, released on Fat Possum Records, was recognized as Outstanding National Small/Independent Label Distribution Album.

Read the complete list of winners at DetroitMusicAwards.com.


APR
2014
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Happy Birthday To Iggy Pop!

Iggy Pop
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MAR
2014
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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To Scott Asheton - Rolling Stone

The Stooges
I first met Scott Asheton when I was working at Discount Records in Ann Arbor to augment my drumming. ...Scott played drums with a boxer's authority. When he wanted to, he had a heavy hand on the drums. He hit the drum very hard, but there were never a lot of elbows flying. He wasn't showy. He didn't have to make a physical demonstration to get the job done. When he played with you, it was always swinging. He brought a swinging truth to the music he played and extreme musical honesty.

...Scott always played a little behind the beat, always a little back. He would hold the band back, just very slightly, from where it might have gone if it was going to rush ahead. It gave authority and a kind of trance to the music. He always, always, always played the song. He never got up there and started playing the kit to show everyone what he could play.

Scott just had a certain dignity about him and everyone was always glad to have him in the room. He looked like he could be a tough customer, but I never even heard of him flicking a fly. He looked like the Marlboro Man.

...He started playing with Ron in their basement with a little equipment and some dreams. Now they're back together again in some sense.

Read more from the tribute at Rolling Stone. Photo by Mick Rock


MAR
2014
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Listen To Iggy Pop's Radio Show On BBC Radio 6 Music

Iggy Pop's radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music debuted on Sunday, March 16. If you missed it or want to hear the show again, visit BBC.co.uk. You also can follow Iggy's playlist. Iggy Pop will return with his next radio broadcast on March 23, and each show will be archived and available for one week.


MAR
2014
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Scott Asheton 1949 - 2014

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IGGY:

My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

Iggy Pop

MESSAGE FROM JAMES WILLIAMSON:

To all my friends.

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts around the passing of our friend and bandmate Scott Asheton last night. My only comfort is that he reached out to me in an email about a week or two ago saying that he was thinking of me and the good times we had together and that he would like to make some music with me. I responded but he never got back to me again. I guess that was his way of saying goodbye for now….

Anyway, my heart goes out to his immediate family Liz, Leanna Raquel Asheton and Kathleen Asheton. He was one of the good guys and a friend of mine.


MAR
2014
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Iggy Pop Performs At Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert

Iggy Pop at Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
A benefit concert can be tricky business. ...It can go horribly wrong or it can be an illuminating, moving and exciting night worthy of the cause it supports and the money shelled out by patrons to benefit said cause. At Carnegie Hall last night, where the 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert took place, the evening quite certainly felt like the latter.

...The most excellent and fulfilling of the surprises came from Iggy Pop's entrance on stage to perform a trio of songs with New Order. Dressed in an oversized black blazer, dress pants, and no shirt, Iggy Pop looked particularly buttoned up with only part of his bare chest peeking beneath the suit. He made a very Iggy Pop show of New Order's "California Grass" before the evening's most audience-rousing pair of performances arrived as the collaborators dove into two Joy Division tracks. Pop took over Joy Division's "Transmission" as patrons jumped to their feet to "dance, dance, dance, dance, dance" as the song commands. Pop's voice has aged nicely, even deeper and with more resonance as he perfectly delivered a vocal reminiscent of the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis' deep tone. Excitement heightened as they transitioned into "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and more people jumped to their feet and ran towards the stage to continue dancing and jumping and taking part in this truly remarkable moment.

Read more at The Village Voice. Photo by Loren Wohl.

Related Articles:

  • Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, New Order Storm Carnegie Hall for Tibet - Rolling Stone
  • Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and New Order: Photos from the Tibet House Benefit Concert - Time Out New York


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Apology Letter From Amnesty International

Most of you have seen the image that had been circulating since last week. Here is an official apology letter from Amnesty International for using Iggy’s image without consent.

The Stooges At Number 5 On List Of Best Glastonbury Performances

The Stooges have come in at number 5 on The Telegraph's list of Glastonbury's greatest acts, with their 2007 performance turning "a mud-sodden, rainswept Somerset field into a howling blues-punk apocalypse, topped by a riotous stage invasion." Read the complete list at The Telegraph.