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