On Friday October 1st, Iggy Pop and Mike Watt joined the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles to pay tribute to Yoko Ono and celebrate in the days leading up to what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Iggy and Yoko rocked the house with “Waiting For The D Train.” Other guests included Perry Farrell, RZA, Carrie Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Vincent Gallo. Read more details about the show at the The Orange County Register.
Iggy and the Stooges have been confirmed to play at Big Day Out 2011 in Australia and New Zealand. The annual music festival includes more than 40 acts and runs between January 21st and February 6th. Tickets go on sale for Sydney on October 6th, for the Gold Coast on October 7th, and for Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on October 8th. The band is expected to play all dates. You can find more information about how to buy tickets at BigDayOut.com.
Iggy and the Stooges performed Friday night at Don Hill’s, a New York City club which played host to a party thrown by Pop magazine. The New York Observer reports that the band’s appearance was the “most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out” and “the Stooges were a revelation.” Others in attendance included Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Jeff Koons, Selma Blair, and Chloë Sevigny. Iggy told the crowd, “I think we’re all aware it’s Fashion Week in New York City. Just remember, fashion people, your pretty face is going to hell.”
Iggy Pop will perform at the We Are Plastic Ono Band concert on October 1st at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, joining the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and other guests including Nels Cline, Mike Watt, RZA, Perry Farrell, Carrie Fisher and Vincent Gallo. The concert is expected to be a West Coast reprise of Yoko Ono’s sold-out We Are Plastic Ono Band concerts in New York this past February. Plastic Ono Band currently includes Sean Lennon, Cornelius, and Yuka Honda. Tickets for the October 1st show can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
The Chicago Sun-Times has published a review of Iggy and the Stooges’ show at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, calling it an “aural blitzkrieg” that was “violent, briskly paced and brutally loud.” The band played 16 songs:
“Search and Destroy”
“Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”
“Beyond the Law”
“I Got a Right”
“I Wanna Be Your Dog”
“I Need Somebody”
“Open Up and Bleed”
Read the full review at SunTimes.com
Get the Collector’s Edition of The Stooges – available here! Relive their historic debut trek through this amazing 26-track 2 CD collection along with a 7″ single that features the previously unreleased track “Asthma Attack.”
The Collector’s Edition’s first disc combines the original album’s eight songs with producer John Cale’s original mixes, including unreleased versions of “We Will Fall” and “Ann.” Also featured is the mono single version of “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” a song Rolling Stone named #438 on its list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time” – right behind Elvis’ “Love Me Tender.”
For the original version order here
If there’s a world record for biggest mosh pit in a town square, Iggy Pop and the Stoogesmight have just broken it in Toronto Saturday night.
Headlining a free outdoor concert as part ofNXNE, the Detroit punk legends attracted half the city (OK, more like 10,000) to downtown’s Yonge-Dundas Square for a ferocious 90-minute show. The surrounding streets were shut down early in the evening, but the bodies kept arriving, pushing their way into position. And then Iggy Pop lept onto the stage to the opening chords of 1973’s ‘Raw Power,’ and instantly transformed the seething mass of fans into one giant pogoing, screaming, extremely sweaty pit of joy.
“We’re the remains of the f—ing Stooges,” Pop shouted early on, “and before we die, we’re going to do it with you.”
The 63-year-old singer did a lot of things to that crowd.
Read the full story at http://www.spinner.com
This week we announced that Ray-Ban was debuting some new tweaks to its iconic aviator frames, but what’s a proper announcement without a seriously celebratory fête?
Ray-Ban took to Williamsburg – specifically Brooklyn’s Music Hall – with its troupes of campaign models including Iggy Pop and The Stooges, new wave group The Virgins and on-the-rise classic rock group Free Energy. Each band was selected for their contemporary embodiments of the 1970s rock sound, and also as ideal representatives of everything the aviator frames signify – namely old school aviation and a modern, understated cool.
Read the full story at http://www.stylecaster.com