Iggy and the Stooges will play the Free Press Summer Festival in Houston, Texas, this June! The festival runs from June 1st to June 2nd at Eleanor Tinsley Park, and the daily artist schedule will be disclosed at a later date. Passes are on sale now at FPSF.com.
IGGY AND THE STOOGES
READY TO DIE
NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 30 ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS
"a real fucking group... they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money" Iggy Pop
Better 40 years later than never: The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo - the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power - will finally be out April 30, when Fat Possum Records releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, Ready To Die.
Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973 - or at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New Values - that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium. The new album's opening one-two of ‘Burn’ and ‘Sex & Money’ pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy's lyrical statements of intent. Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date--the succinctly and aptly titled ‘Job’ - as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of ‘Search & Destroy’.
Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'." As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:
"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they're an older group they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money..."
Iggy and the Stooges will begin the Ready To Die live assault shortly. Stay tuned for coordinates.
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Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Stooges' seminal album Raw Power. Although not initially commercially successful, it gained a cult following in the years following its release and is widely considered an influential forerunner of punk rock. The iconic album sleeve featured a Mick Rock photograph of Iggy that has since become synonymous with the period.
In celebration of the anniversary, Foruli is proud to publish six strictly limited edition art prints created in collaboration with Iggy and Mick, and individually hand signed by them both.
Mick has identified a series of rare photographs from his archive, and the images have been reproduced on metallic paper as archival quality giclee prints overlaid with hand-printed extracts from lyric sheets for the songs "Raw Power" and "Death Trip." The lyric sheets have been especially prepared by Iggy exclusively for Foruli.
The prints are available in two sizes: Editions of only 10 of each design are available as large format prints and editions of 60 are available as standard format prints.
More information about the Iggy Pop prints can be found by visiting www.foruli.co.uk/artprints.
This is awesome! So many of you kept asking and finally we know the date:
DVD with the Tribute to Ron Asheton show from 2011 will be coming out on April 9, 2013!
It was an amazing and very emotional night for all involved and we all hope you will like the result.
Ron, you are missed by so many.
The DVD is available for pre-order now at MVD Entertainment.
- I Got a Right (with Henry Rollins)
- Raw Power
- Search and Destroy
- Gimme Danger
- Shake Appeal
- L.A. Blues
- Night Theme
- Beyond the Law
- Fun House
- Open Up And Bleed
- Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
- I Wanna Be Your Dog
- TV Eye
- Real Cool Time
- Iggy's Speech
- Ron's Tune
- No Fun
Iggy Pop is one of the artists who have contributed to the new two-disc collection, Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, available February 19th. Stereogum writes: "In its two discs, the comp only has one track as delightfully titled as “Asshole Rules The Navy.” On that song, an actual old seafaring tune, Iggy Pop teams up with Albuquerque gypsy-folk duo a Hawk And A Hacksaw and cusses a bunch. I would’ve thought it hilarious when I was 10."
The full track listing is available here.
Iggy and the Stooges have announced two additional concert dates this summer! The band will headline the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, CA on June 8th, with ticket information available at Ink-N-Iron.com. The band also will perform at Parc de Valmy in Argelès-Sur-Mer, France on July 9th! Ticket information is available at Fnac.com.
Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed that they will perform at the INmusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia on June 24th. Ticket information is available at INmusicFestival.com.
Get ready to see Iggy and the Stooges headline the Garorock Festival in Marmande, France! The festival runs from June 28th to June 30th next year, and three-day passes are available at a reduced rate exclusively at Digitik.com. The band will perform on June 30th.
In addition, Iggy and the Stooges have confirmed two scheduled performances in Italy! The band will play Rock in Roma at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle in Rome, Italy on July 4th. Visit RockinRoma.com for information on where to buy tickets. Iggy and the Stooges also will perform at City Sound at the Ippodromo del Galoppo di S.Siro in Milan, Italy on July 11th. Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.it beginning on December 20th.
Celebrations are starting early! Foruli is publishing limited edition Raw Power art prints signed by Iggy Pop and photographer Mick Rock, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the album release. They're available to order at Foruli.co.uk.
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has drafted Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and more for an upcoming 36-song compilation album featuring covers of traditional pirate songs. The two-disc collection, Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, is a sequel to 2006's Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which Depp put together with record producer Hal Willner and Pirates director Gore Verbinski. Next year's entry will wash ashore on February 19 via ANTI-, which also released the original Rogue's Gallery.
Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys track list:
1. Shane MacGowan: "Leaving of Liverpool" (ft. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski)
2. Robyn Hitchcock: "Sam's Gone Away"
3. Beth Orton: "River Come Down"
4. Sean Lennon: "Row Bullies Row" (ft. Jack Shit)
5. Tom Waits: "Shenandoah" (ft. Keith Richards)
6. Ivan Neville: "Mr Stormalong"
7. Iggy Pop: "Asshole Rules the Navy" (ft. A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
8. Macy Gray: "Off to Sea Once More"
9. Ed Harcourt: "The Ol' OG"
10. Shilpa Ray: "Pirate Jenny" (ft. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis)
11. Patti Smith and Johnny Depp: "The Mermaid"
12. Chuck E Weiss: "Anthem for Old Souls"
13. Ed Pastorini: "Orange Claw Hammer"
14. The Americans: "Sweet and Low"
15. Robin Holcomb and Jessica Kenny: "Ye Mariners All"
16. Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally: "Tom's Gone to Hilo"
17. Kenny Wollesen and The Himalayas Marching Band: "Bear Away"
1. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: "Handsome Cabin Boy"
2. Michael Stipe and Courtney Love: "Rio Grande"
3. Marc Almond: "Ship in Distress"
4. Dr. John: "In Lure of the Tropics"
5. Todd Rundgren: "Rolling Down to Old Maui"
6. Dan Zanes: "Jack Tar on Shore" (ft. Broken Social Scene)
7. Sissy Bounce (Katey Red and Big Freedia): "Sally Racket" (ft. Akron/Family)
8. Broken Social Scene: "Wild Goose"
9. Marianne Faithfull: "Flandyke Shore" (ft. Kate and Anna McGarrigle)
10. Ricky Jay: "The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)"
11. Michael Gira: "Whiskey Johnny"
12. Petra Haden: "Sunshine Life for Me" (ft. Lenny Pickett)
13. Jenni Muldaur: "Row the Boat Child"
14. Richard Thompson: "General Taylor" (ft. Jack Shit)
15. Tim Robbins: "Marianne" (ft. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs)
16. Kembra Phaler: "Barnacle Bill the Sailor (ft. Antony, Joseph Arthur, and Foetus)
17. Anjelica Huston: "Missus McGraw" (ft. The Weisberg Strings)
18. Iggy Pop and Elegant Too: "The Dreadnought"
19. Mary Margaret O'Hara: "Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)"
Read more at SPIN.com.
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.