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DEC
2012
COMMENT

Iggy Pop, The Stooges Featured In New Book '101 Essential Rock Records'

Iggy Pop has contributed an essay for the new book, 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age Of Vinyl, From The Beatles To The Sex Pistols, available in hardcover now. Iggy shares his thoughts on two records -- Them's The Angry Young Them and The Mothers Of Invention's Freak Out! Also in the book, Johnny Marr contributes an essay about his love for The Stooges' Raw Power, which is included in the list of 101 Essential Rock Records along with The Stooges album. Here is an excerpt from Iggy's essay:

The first time I saw The Mothers I was opening for them; it was the second or third gig the Stooges had ever done, so I remembered us more than them. I think playing with them so early in our career pushed me to be weirder faster, and also to be stranger to look at, earlier than I would have been otherwise. That night I did my first stage dive. I knew the Mothers were on after us, and I didn't want people to forget about us.

101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age Of Vinyl, From The Beatles To The Sex Pistols
NOV
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges Confirm Two New Concert Dates!

Iggy and the Stooges are set to perform next year at the Blues’n’Roots Festival on March 23rd in Perth, Australia, and at Stora Scenen pa Liseberg on June 26th in Goteborg, Sweden. You can visit each website for more details.


NOV
2012
COMMENT

Iggy Pop Presents PETA's Nanci Alexander Activist Award To Joan Jett

This weekend, Iggy Pop presented Joan Jett -- a longtime animal rights activist -- with PETA's Nanci Alexander Activist Award. Iggy told the New Times, "I'm not a vegetarian, but I'm evolved eater and have been aware of these sorts of issues since the '60s. I came out today because I'm a huge fan of Joan and I really want to show my support. When they asked, there was no way I wasn't going to attend." Jett also unveiled her new PETA ad as part of a campaign to spread awareness of vegetarianism.

Read more at the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

Iggy Pop and Joan Jett

Photo credit: Mavrixonline.com


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges To Play Peace And Love Festival In Sweden

Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed that they will perform at next year's Peace And Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 28th! More information about the festival and tickets can be found at PeaceandLove.se.


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges Add Three More Dates In Australia!

Iggy and the Stooges will be rocking Australia! The band has confirmed three new concert dates, in addition to their previously scheduled appearance on March 30th at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tickets for these new shows will go on sale November 7th:

  • March 25 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
  • March 27 - Festival Hall, Melbourne
  • April 2 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Iggy and the Stooges Australia concerts
OCT
2012
COMMENT

November Concert At Staples Center In Los Angeles Postponed

Morrissey's U.S. concert dates will be rescheduled. This impacts Iggy and the Stooges' performance on November 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Unfortunately we won't be seeing you this November as planned. Our thoughts go out to Morrissey's family: http://www.spinner.com/2012/10/27/morrissey-postpones-tour/.


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Watch Video - Iggy Pop & Zig Zags 'If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up'

Check out this grainy, lo-fi video footage of Los Angeles punks Zig Zags rocking out in the practice room while Iggy Pop throws down gruff vocals for their cover of Betty Davis' "If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up." The song was released this month as a colored vinyl 7″ single to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Light In The Attic Records. Order your copy here!

Read more at RollingStone.com.


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges - Live au Casino de Paris 2012

Here's Iggy and the Stooges' show in Paris, filmed in September by Pression Live. Fire!


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges Live At Austin City Limits Festival 2012

Iggy and the Stooges rocked the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 14th, and you can catch part of their performance in the video below! The Houston Press covered the festival and had this to say:

Iggy and the Stooges are the hardest, roughest, and most evil band that has and ever will play ACL, that's a fact. The festival delves into hard rock, but it's usually of the cuddlier grunge-y variety, and not that sinewy, nut-busting sort that Iggy Pop and the Stooges make together. Sunday night's set was completely unnerving and chaotic, and it was everything the festival needed. ... Sunday night was Pop and company teaching fans how to open up and bleed.


OCT
2012
COMMENT

Austin City Limits Music Festival Webcast

Austin City Limits
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is webcasting performances this weekend! With Iggy and the Stooges scheduled on Sunday, October 14th, get ready to rock! They will be playing at 6:15 p.m. local time on the Bud Light Stage. Tune in at http://www.youtube.com/aclfestival?feature=etp-pd-acl-43.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges To Play Byron Bay Bluesfest March 30th

Iggy and the Stooges will perform at the 24th annual Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia next year! The band is scheduled to play on March 30th during the five-day festival. Ticket information can be found at BluesFest.com.au.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

James Williamson Collaborates With Wendy James On New Double-Single

Check out James Williamson's new collaboration with Wendy James -- a cover of Sonic's Rendezvous Band's "You're So Great," where his signature search-and-destroy guitar riffs retain the gasoline-soaked essence of Fred 'Sonic' Smith's original, yet the song is transformed into a high-energy slice of modern power-pop with Wendy's boyant and soaring vocals throughout the track. The song is Side A of a new double-single. On Side B, both Williamson and James collaborated with The Bad Seeds' Jim Sclavunos for a version of Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma."

Have a listen, have a look - all here: http://ymlp.com/zkkp2R


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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 Honored With GQ Men Of The Year 2014 Icon Award

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.