SEP
2012
COMMENT

The Stooges Working On New Music - Mike Watt In Rolling Stone

Five years after the last Stooges album, the band is working on new material, bassist Mike Watt tells Rolling Stone. "I'll tell you this: James Williamson a few months ago had me put bass on nine songs that he gave to Ig [Iggy Pop] and Ig is writing up words," says Watt, who's played with the Stooges since 2003. "So I just know there are new tunes and in fact in November he wants me to do some more. I don't know about some album or whatever or what the plan is with that stuff, but very interesting."

... For Watt, who still views himself first as a Stooges fan, the thought of new material is exciting on many levels. "I think James came up with some good licks and the way Ig fleshes them out, I'm very curious," he says. "But I don’t know if they have an album planned. I'm also looking at it as, 'Whoa, maybe new songs to do at gigs.'"

Read more at Rolling Stone.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges At Riot Fest 2012

Iggy and the Stooges at Riot Fest
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.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

Iggy Pop & Zig Zags Cover Betty Davis, 7" Single Coming October 2nd

Iggy Pop & Zig ZagsIggy 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.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

Video From Eleven Paris Fashion Shoot

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.


SEP
2012
COMMENT

Iggy And The Stooges To Perform Free Hard Rock Concert In Florence, Italy

Iggy and the Stooges will headline Hard Rock Cafe Rocks The Square on September 27th! The event is a free concert to be held in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Italy. Read more from Hard Rock Cafe Firenze.
SEP
2012
COMMENT

Hear Cat Power's New Album 'Sun' With Collaboration From Iggy Pop

People are raving about the new Cat Power album, "Sun." Iggy Pop contributed to the song "Nothin But Time," and you can listen to the complete album at NPR.

Cat Power - Sun
AUG
2012
COMMENT

Hard Rock Calling 2012 To Premiere On Palladia & VH1

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.


JUL
2012
COMMENT

Happy Birthday, Ron Asheton

This is how we remember Ron, day off on tour, 2007. Great storyteller.

Ron Asheton
JUL
2012
COMMENT

Important Announcement Regarding Sofia Rocks

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.


JUL
2012
COMMENT

'Let’s Boot And Rally' By Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino On ITunes - Listen Now

Let’s Boot And RallyHow 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).


JUN
2012
COMMENT

Iggy Pop Not Ready To Give Up The Carnal Life - The New York Times Interview

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.


JUN
2012
COMMENT

Iggy Pop And Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino Team Up for 'True Blood' Track

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.


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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To Scott Asheton - Rolling Stone

I first met Scott Asheton when I was working at Discount Records in Ann Arbor to augment my drumming. ...Scott played drums with a boxer's authority. When he wanted to, he had a heavy hand on the drums. He hit the drum very hard, but there were never a lot of elbows flying. He wasn't showy. He didn't have to make a physical demonstration to get the job done. When he played with you, it was always swinging. He brought a swinging truth to the music he played and extreme musical honesty. ...Scott always played a little behind the beat, always a little back. He would hold the band back, just very slightly, from where it might have gone if it was going to rush ahead. It gave authority and a kind of trance to the music. He always, always, always played the song. He never got up there and...