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2014
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BBC Music John Peel Lecture: Iggy Pop Keynote Speech

Iggy Pop - John Peel Lecture
Iggy Pop delivered the annual John Peel Lecture for BBC Radio 6 Music on the topic, "Free Music in a Capitalist Society." Listen again or watch the whole lecture on BBC Four, October 19, including a Q&A session featuring Jarvis Cocker, Pete Wylie and members of New Order.

The full transcript is available here.


OCT
2014
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Iggy Pop, Other Artists Design Custom Guitars for War Child Charity Auction - Rolling Stone

Iggy Pop with guitar for War Child USA
Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart, Robby Krieger and film director Gus Van Sant have all designed custom Carparelli guitars for an upcoming auction at Bonhams New York, which will take place November 9th at 7 p.m. Proceeds from these unique items will benefit War Child USA, a humanitarian organization focused on helping children and young people in areas of armed conflict.

Pop offers a more oblique statement for his custom axe, "Soulman": "Soulman goin' 110 / colored dots signify the end / Soulman sings a soulful song / clear and simple, deep and long."

Read more at Rolling Stone.


OCT
2014
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Out Magazine Premieres James Williamson's Newly Recorded Track 'Cock In My Pocket' With The Dicks' Gary Floyd

James Williamson - Re-Licked

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THE STOOGES' GUITAR LEGEND'S NEW SOLO ALBUM "RE-LICKED" OUT OCTOBER 29TH ON VINYL, CD & DIGITAL!

ALONG WITH THE LIVE TOURING VERSION OF THE STOOGES, JAMES IS JOINED ON "RE-LICKED" BY A NUMBER OF GREAT GUEST VOCALISTS RE-INTERPRETING LESSER-KNOWN STOOGES RARITIES

While on a break from touring this year, the members of the live touring version of The Stooges (James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & drummer Toby Dammit) got together and recorded songs that were originally penned by Iggy Pop and James Williamson in 1973/74 as the follow-up to their quintessential album Raw Power. While a number of these tracks have found their way onto inferior-sounding bootlegs and unofficial releases over the years, they were never properly recorded since the band didn’t have a record deal at the time.

Williamson always wanted to revisit these songs and has done so with a powerhouse lineup of musicians and singers who don’t disappoint on his forthcoming solo album entitled Re-Licked.

Re-Licked will feature many of these lesser-known Stooges rarities properly recorded and mixed for the first time. This 16-track collection includes songs as “I Gotta Right,” “Rubber Leg,” “She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills,” “Wild Love,” “Pinpoint Eyes” and many others, fronted by a wealth of talented vocalists such as Mark Lanegan, Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather), The Orwell’s Mario Cuomo, Jello Biafra, The BellRays’ Lisa Kekaula, Ariel Pink, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone, Carolyn Wonderland, Gary Floyd (The Dicks) and others.

The vinyl & CD versions of this album will also feature a deluxe package including an in-depth 24-page booklet with liner notes & photos, as well as a fascinating ‘making-of’ Re-Licked documentary on DVD, giving the viewer a fly-on-the-wall experience of being in the studio with all of these great musicians. The mp3 version of the album will also include this deluxe package in digital format.

Re-Licked will be available worldwide Oct. 29, 2014 on CD, vinyl & digital formats worldwide via Leopard Lady Records.

RE-LICKED TRACK LISTING
01. Head On The Curve (w/ Jello Biafra)
02. Open Up And Bleed (w/ Carolyn Wonderland)
03. Scene Of The Crime (w/ Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream)
04. She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills (w/ Ariel Pink)
05. Til The End Of The Night (w/ Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Dead Weather)
06. I Gotta Right (w/ Lisa Kekaula from The BellRays)
07. Pinpoint Eyes (w/ Joe Cardamone from The Icarus Line)
08. Wild Love (w/ Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)
09. Rubber Leg (w/ Ron Young from Little Caesar)
10. I’m Sick Of You (w/ Mario Cuomo from The Orwells)
Bonus Tracks:
11. Gimme Some Skin (w/ Caroline Wonderland)
12. C*ck In My Pocket (w/ Nicke Andersson from The Hellacopters)
13. Heavy Liquid (w/ Lisa Kekaula)
14. Wet My Bed (w/ The Richmond Sluts)
15. C**k In My Pocket (w/ Gary Floyd from The Dicks)
16. Rubber Leg (w/ J.G. Thirlwell aka Clint Ruin, Foetus)

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH JAMES' VIDEO TEASER FOR RE-LICKED:



HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT RE-LICKED:

"An avalanche of raw riffs… and Williamson playing white-knuckled leads like he absolutely refuses to let the Stooges’ music go gentle into that good night." - PREMIER GUITAR

“Unsurprisingly brilliant.” - NME

"'I Gotta Right,' the second single from Re-Licked, is a manic, guitar-blazing rocker featuring belter Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays." - USA TODAY

"… hard-charging, fast-paced punk" - EXCLAIM!

"... a karmic correction" - Author/journalist HARVEY KUBERNIK

“James Williamson is on a mission. Revitalized after a reunion with The Stooges and further stoked by interest in his career he has been working hard on keeping The Stooges beating heart alive. Iggy may be having a break from this thing called rock and roll but James is having none of it. The results... a new album of re-recorded songs from the catalogue of Iggy Pop and James Williamson. Songs that never made it into the studio, some known from live shows, some not. Re-Licked is kicking itself out of the garage with an intent to seek and destroy all naysayers, and along for the ride are some very special guest stars.” – ARTROCKER

“... gruff and propulsive” - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Properly recorded and no longer mired in sub-bootleg mire, the songs do indeed shine through.” - BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS

James Williamson circa 1973

James Williamson (standing) and Iggy Pop (not standing) circa 1973, when the majority of the tracks for Re-Licked were originally penned by the two (photo credit: (C) 1973 HEATHER HARRIS)

FOR MORE INFO ON JAMES WILLIAMSON:
http://straightjameswilliamson.com


SEP
2014
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Iggy Pop To Deliver John Peel Lecture On Free Music In A Capitalist Society - The Guardian

Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop will deliver the fourth annual John Peel lecture at this year’s Radio festival on the subject of “free music in a capitalist society." Taking place in Salford on October 13, Pop’s first lecture will be broadcast live on BBC 6 Music and broadcast on BBC4 at 8pm on October 19.

Peel was the first DJ to play the Stooges on UK Radio, bringing the track "Little Doll" from their debut album to listeners in August 1969. Iggy Pop had this to say about the late broadcaster:

I get the feeling that John was the kind of guy who would have done his job for nothing, as long as he felt great about it. So we have that in common. I was interested to learn that he found his voice in large part through his wanderings in America. Sometimes it takes strange circumstances to provide a mirror in which to find yourself. Anyway, he’s done a lot to give others a voice, and that’s the most important gift you can give. Here was a person with strong opinions and enthusiasms who wasn’t defined by any system, because of that his show became an exciting location, kind of like a shop that’s a good hang. So it was a social as well as a musical phenomenon.

Read more at The Guardian.


SEP
2014
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Iggy Pop Teams With Sailor Jerry For Flash Collection

Sailor Jerry Clothing has partnered with Iggy Pop to launch "The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop." Now in its second year the Flash Collection is an annual collaboration between Sailor Jerry and a like-minded artist. The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop will feature three limited edition items, including the collection hero piece, an iconic denim vest.

“When I was asked to be involved with the latest Flash Collection, I was intrigued right away," he said. "I fell in love with the pin-ups. Sailor Jerry’s pin-ups are the best. Bringing his stuff to life for a collection of limited edition clothes was something I totally wanted to be a part of.”

Read more at The Drum.

Iggy Pop for Sailor Jerry Flash Collection

The rock'n roll duo unites again. Mick Rock shoots Iggy Pop for his collaboration on Sailor Jerry's 2014 #FlashCollection, debuting late October.


SEP
2014
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Iggy Pop Honored With GQ Men Of The Year 2014 Icon Award

Iggy Pop at GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014
Iggy Pop was honored with the Icon award at last night's GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014 at London's Royal Opera House. Here's a recap of some of the honorees and Iggy's win:

His on-stage convulsions were influenced by Jim Morrison, but Iggy came to define the marriage between performance and art by taking things to the bleeding edge of acceptability. ...On winning, Iggy says, "F****** thanks. Thanks GQ for taking me to dinner in such a nice place. All these glittering people."

Read more at GQ Magazine.




AUG
2014
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James Williamson 'I Got A Right'/'Heavy Liquid' Vinyl Single With The Bellrays' Lisa Kekaula Is Out Now!

James Williamson I Got A Right/Heavy Liquid Vinyl Single

THE STOOGES' GUITAR LEGEND JAMES WILLIAMSON'S NEW VINYL-ONLY SINGLE "I GOTTA RIGHT"/"HEAVY LIQUID" WITH THE BELLRAYS' LISA KEKAULA IS OUT NOW!

THIS IS THE SECOND SINGLE FROM JAMES WILLIAMSON'S FORTHCOMING SOLO STUDIO ALBUM "RE-LICKED," WHERE HE'LL BE JOINED BY A NUMBER OF GREAT GUEST VOCALISTS RE-INTERPRETING LESSER-KNOWN STOOGES RARITIES

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JAMES WILLIAMSON & LISA KEKAULA'S "I GOT A RIGHT"

Following the release of his recent Record Store Day exclusive single "Gimme Some Skin"/"Open Up & Bleed," The Stooges' James Williamson has released his second single from his forthcoming solo album Re-Licked.

On it, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist has enlisted The Bellrays' vocalist Lisa Kekaula for the songs "I Got A Right" (originally penned by Iggy Pop circa 1970) and "Heavy Liquid" (written by Pop & Williamson circa '73). Backed by the driving force of Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & drummer Toby Dammit (all from the live touring version of The Stooges), along with backing vocals from Petra Haden, Williamson's snarling, incendiary guitar riffs spar perfectly with Kekaula's own soul-shaking, hair-raising vocal deliveries on these two early Stooges rarities.

Williamson's Re-Licked (to be released in the fall of 2014) will also feature other lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time. Songs such as "Rubber Legs," "She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills," "Scene of the Crime," "Wild Love" and others will be fronted by a wealth of talented vocalists such as Jello Biafra, Mark Lanegan, Alison Mosshart, The Orwell's Mario Cuomo, Ariel Pink, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, Carolyn Wonderland and others.

The 7" vinyl single of James Williamson's "I Gotta Right"/"Heavy Liquid" is now available online in the U.S. through Insound here, in Europe here, and can also be found in finer record stores worldwide.

James Williamson

James Williamson (Photo: Heather Harris)

FOR MORE INFO ON JAMES WILLIAMSON:
http://straightjameswilliamson.com

Lisa Kekaula

Lisa Kekaula (Photo: Heather Harris)

FOR MORE INFO ON LISA KEKAULA & THE BELLRAYS:
https://www.facebook.com/IamLisaKekaula
www.thebellrays.com


AUG
2014
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In Memory Of Scott Asheton

It would've been Scott's birthday today. #peoplewemiss

Rock Action Inc.
JUL
2014
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'The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard' Documentary To Premiere August 16

The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard
The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard, the longform documentary about the classic L.A. garage-punk band, directed by Neil Norman, will have its premiere Aug. 16 at the Egyptian Theatre at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood.

...The Seeds -- led by charismatic singer Sky Saxon, along with keyboard player Daryl Hooper, guitarist Jan Savage and drummer Rick Andridge -- were all emigres to early '60s Hollywood. After building a reputation in underground clubs such as Bido Litos, the group busted out in late 1966 with the classic anthem “Pushin’ Too Hard,” which went Top 40 nationally in early 1967.

Using vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with bandmembers and associates, the documentary also includes interviews with fans of the band, like Iggy Pop, the Beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston, Love’s Johnny Echols and members of the Bangles, with narration by original GTO and I’m With the Band author Pamela Des Barres.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.


JUL
2014
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Happy Birthday Ron Asheton

Happy Birthday, Ron!
#peoplewemiss


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BBC Music John Peel Lecture: Iggy Pop Keynote Speech

Iggy Pop delivered the annual John Peel Lecture for BBC Radio 6 Music on the topic, "Free Music in a Capitalist Society." Listen again or watch the whole lecture on BBC Four, October 19, including a Q&A session featuring Jarvis Cocker, Pete Wylie and members of New Order. The full transcript is available here.

Iggy Pop, Other Artists Design Custom Guitars for War Child Charity Auction - Rolling Stone

Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart, Robby Krieger and film director Gus Van Sant have all designed custom Carparelli guitars for an upcoming auction at Bonhams New York, which will take place November 9th at 7 p.m. Proceeds from these unique items will benefit War Child USA, a humanitarian organization focused on helping children and young people in areas of armed conflict. Pop offers a more oblique statement for his custom axe, "Soulman": "Soulman goin' 110 / colored dots signify the end / Soulman sings a soulful song / clear and simple, deep and long." Read more at Rolling Stone.