If you missed Iggy and the Stooges headlining Riot Fest this weekend, Time Out Chicago has published a rave review of the band's set! Here's an excerpt:
Iggy Pop’s entire persona, nay, his existence as a performer is about making you as uncomfortable as possible. A friend of mine told me that Iggy was freaking him out a bit during “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” I told him that was the point. Iggy wins again. Your confusion is his victory, his purpose, and his legacy as the greatest frontman of all time.
Read more at Time Out Chicago.
Iggy Pop has teamed up with Los Angeles’ Zig Zags to release a 7″ single to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Light In The Attic Records. The two sludgy names put their heads together and covered Betty Davis’ “If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up”, offering up a Sabbath via sewage skunk sound. Stream the gritty portrait at Consequence of Sound.
Recorded by Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks), mixed by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart), and mastered by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), the cover will be paired with its original recording, remastered by Cooley, and sold as a 7″ single on colored vinyl starting October 2nd. Pre-order your copy here.
It's not every day that you see a rock & roll legend and one of today's most sought-after "it girls" strolling along the pavement in the Paris neighborhood of Bastille. And it's even more unusual to see these two characters poking their tongues at each other, dressing together and bickering like little children. But this is exactly what Eleven Paris made happen during the shoot for its Fall/Winter 2012 campaign, with Iggy Pop and British super model Daisy Lowe. Here's video from their photo shoot for the French label's collection.
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.