The Stooges Guitar Legend James Williamson Announces The Release Of His New Exclusive Record Store Day Vinyl Single "Open Up And Bleed"/"Gimme Some Skin" On April 19th!
These Two New Takes Of Early Stooges Tracks Feature The Stooges (Sans Iggy) & Vocals From Texas Blues Singer & Guitarist Carolyn Wonderland
This Limited Single Is An Early Taste Of James Williamson's Forthcoming Re-Licked Studio Album, Where He'll Be Joined By Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & Toby Dammit Of The Stooges & Will Feature A Number Of Great Guest Vocalists Reinterpreting Lesser-Known Stooges Gems
While on a break from touring this year, the members of The Stooges (sans Iggy) got together and recorded songs that were originally penned by Iggy Pop and James Williamson in 1973/74. These songs were never properly recorded since the band didn't have a record deal at the time.
James Williamson always wanted to revisit these songs and has done so with a powerhouse lineup of singers who don’t disappoint on his forthcoming album entitled Re-Licked. "Open Up & Bleed"/"Gimme Some Skin" is the first single from Re-Licked, which will be out later this year. The Stooges' James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & touring drummer Toby Dammit are joined on both tracks by Texas blues singer & guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, who adds her own forceful and soul-drenching takes on these two rarely heard gems.
Re-Licked will also feature other lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time. Songs such as "I Gotta Right," "Rubber Legs," "She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills," "Wild Love" and others will be fronted by a wealth of talented vocalists such as Jello Biafra, Mark Lanegan, Ariel Pink, Lisa Kekuala (The BellRays) and others to be announced soon.
James Williamson & Carolyn Wonderland's new limited vinyl single "Open Up & Bleed"/"Gimme Some Skin" will be available at independent record stores worldwide on Record Store Day, April 19th.
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Vox populi! Your wish has been granted. Iggy will be back on the radio to host a new BBC 6 Music show. He will take over the 4pm-6pm slot on Sundays while Jarvis Cocker continues his year-long sabbatical from the station.
Speaking about his new role as a radio DJ, Iggy Pop said: "I had a great experience doing the shows for BBC Radio 6 Music over the holidays. To be honest, commerce, critics, crooks and creeps have conspired over time to knock the stuffing out of my soul as I become ever more removed from the joys of feeling music."
"The act of revisiting my library and memories to share the tunes I have treasured with a radio audience has relit a flame for me. So I was kind of hoping the Beeb would ask me to do some more. So I guess I did alright, because I'm gonna. Watch out for me."
Read more at NME.
James Williamson will be taking part in the SXSW 2014 Music Conference in the session James Williamson Interview: From Riffs to Bits to be held March 14th at 12:30 p.m. local time in Austin Convention Center Room 12AB. Buzz Osborne, founding member of the Melvins, will be joining Jack Boulware for the session.
The discussion will focus on James Williamson’s career, from his early days as a young Detroit musician to lead guitarist for Iggy and the Stooges. Williamson will be telling the story of his transition into a top executive position at Sony, The Stooges’ 2010 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the band’s new album.
Read more at SXSW.com.
One of rock’s most harrowing and authentically violent recorded documents was captured live 40 years ago today when Iggy and the Stooges unknowingly committed their last will and testament to tape (as an active ’70s band, anyway) by performing the show that would go down in infamy as Metallic K.O.
Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock.
The 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert will feature a typically star-studded and diverse lineup of musicians. Iggy Pop, Joe Walsh and New Order are all slated to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 11th. ... Additional performers include Patti Smith and Her Band, the National guitarist Bryce Dessner, Tibetan singer-songwriter Techung and composers Nico Muhly and Philip Glass.
"God bless Phil Everly. The Everlys were the real deal when it comes to American music. I saw them in the 60s at the 20 Grand in Detroit, and they seriously rocked the huge house, with just two Gibson Jumbos, and their voices. And man, did these guys have cool haircuts. I bought 'Songs our Daddy Taught Us' on download recently and there's a whole life lesson in there. It's brothers like the Everlys, that make the music scene of today worth bothering with. I am in their debt like so many others, for they have enriched my life."
Iggy Pop gets his Bing Crosby on with this straight from the heart, only a little wiggy, deep-voiced rendition of "White Christmas." It’s from Psych-Out Christmas, a laudable new LP from the Cleopatra label where an international crew of lysergically-aware acts share their interpretations of those old Chrimbo faves.