Did you miss Iggy and the Stooges' performance at Hard Rock Calling in London? High-definition music channel Palladia and VH1 will air portions from this year's festival on Saturday, August 25th at 9 p.m. EDT. The show, which will include segments from other artists who performed at the three-day festival, will feature part of the Stooges' set. The show also will re-air August 26th at 9 p.m. EDT on VH1 Classic. Check your local listings for more information.
With utmost regret Iggy and the Stooges have to cancel the show at Sofia Rocks 2012. The foot injury Iggy sustained last year had reoccured during the performance in Hungary and doctors advised to take longer recuperation time between shows. This decision is not an easy one and as much as The Stooges would love to rock Sofia, it would put Iggy’s health in jeopardy. Would love to come next year and make it up to you.
How did Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino come to collaborate on a track for HBO’s "True Blood?" Well, it’s a bit of a long story so read it and check out the track “Let’s Boot and Rally“ at KCRW.com, written by Gary Calamar and James Combs. The song will air on "True Blood" this Sunday, July 8th (available on iTunes now).
I saw you perform in Portland, Me., back in the ’80s when you opened for the Pretenders. I had never experienced anything like it. You actually licked my hand.
I was just really happy to be in Maine — I’m a travel enthusiast. And I’m glad I got away with a lick. But those were pretty mainstream shows. It was an introduction to another part of the American public. I remember there was one gig on that tour at Penn State, and it looked just like “Children of the Corn” — these penetrating blue Anglo-Saxon eyes staring at me from beneath identical corncob-colored crew cuts.
Read more at The New York Times.
You'll be hearing Iggy Pop while watching "True Blood" on HBO this season. Iggy and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino are teaming up for a song called "Let's Boot and Rally," which will be featured in the show's July 8th episode. The song will premiere July 5th on KCRW.
Read more at Pitchfork.
Joe Jackson knew that when he recorded an album in tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington, he wanted the product to be unconventional and fun, much in the spirit of Ellington himself. For the record, Jackson teamed up with Iggy Pop for the track "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," which both viewed as a formidable task. "The challenge on this track was to create something that swings like hell, but isn't actually 'swing,'" Jackson explains. "Iggy found the vocal challenging at first, too – as he said, 'This shit ain't for sissies' – but it all came together and we had a lot of fun."
Joe Jackson's album, The Duke, will be released on Razor & Tie on June 26th, and he will embark on a supporting North American tour this fall. You can download "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" for free here.
Read more at RollingStone.com.
Iggy Pop and model Daisy Lowe ham it up for the Eleven Paris Fall/Winter 2012 campaign. Photographed by Mathieu Cesar, they channel a rock star vibe (not hard when you’re the offspring of Gavin Rossdale and Pearl Lowe or actually are one) in the cheeky black and white photos. View more images at YENMag.net.
Iggy and the Stooges are set to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 24th. The band will be opening that date for Morrissey. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 22nd at Ticketmaster. More information is available at Billboard.com.