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Title: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on December 19, 2006, 10:47:48 AM
Having listened to Iggy Pop from time to time, especially recently (as I got a live album from '79 with Brian James and Glen Matlock in his band!), it was about time to start a thread on him. He was a major influence on TV Smith (mentioned in the Punkrock poem) after all...  8)

One of the albums which got me started on Iggy was 1990's "Brick By Brick", described as a "patchwork" later, but I liked the guitars on most of the tracks and there's good songs all over it. Of course I also got older albums which I enjoyed a lot, like "Lust For Life" and, needless to say, the old Stooges discs...  :D

What are your favourite albums/songs by Iggy? Or general views on him and his live shows etc. :?:
Title: Absolutely brilliant with knobs on!
Post by: Fred21 on December 19, 2006, 01:16:09 PM
When he and The Stooges played all of Fun House last year it was fantastic - Tim and Gaye were there and they thought so too!
Title: Iggy Pop
Post by: jock on December 19, 2006, 02:16:23 PM
iggy is superb live , a great showman, MENTAL but great .  id like to see him at rebellion , that would be ace .
Title: im worth a million in prizes
Post by: abused and confused on December 19, 2006, 08:44:13 PM
agreed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love the bloke !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now this man is original.
his antholgy is ace though im not too keen on disc two which is the more modern stuff.cd one is sheer fucking brilliance.
markus mellow.  8O
Title: iggy stooge
Post by: Uli on December 19, 2006, 09:59:35 PM
Well, I just listened to a lot of his stuff. Had a "weak phase" in the 80's it seems. I had the feeling that e.g. the live versions from '79 (like "Dog Food" a.o.) sounded better than the studio versions...
He still had a few good songs, but the awful 80's production is a downer on many of his records between 1980 and 1986... In 1988 he released "Instinct", a hard rocking album with Steve Jones on guitar. Not bad, but still not perfect ("High on you" is one of my favorite songs though).
Having just listened to it, I have to say "Brick By Brick" is still a brilliant album, great songs, good lyrics, also a good production (Don Was). I realised how often I must have listened to these songs in 1990-'91 and how much some of the lyrics had impressed/influenced me...  :o

I saw him in concert in 1993 in Stuttgart and was absolutely blown away, great show! Continued to buy his albums, good songs still to be found.
Didn't like the "Beat 'em up" album from 2001 though, too many boring heavy metal riffs for me. But the song "Ugliness" (which I heard him perform live in 2000) was a good one.
Latest album (with The Stooges and some other bands) was quite good again, let's see what comes next. Is he still playing with The Stooges currently :?:
Title: uli
Post by: abused and confused on December 20, 2006, 10:31:40 AM
get some one to burn the first disc of the antholgy its great loadsve stooges etc. live and studio.
disc two ,most of its awfull.
Title: stoogies
Post by: Uli on January 09, 2007, 11:08:35 AM
Had a look at the Anthology in a shop not long ago...
But I think I got most or all of the tracks on disc 1 in some form or other. One album I will get that is missing in my collection though is "Kill City" by Iggy & James Williamson (or wots his name).

Apparently Iggy & The Stooges are (were) recording a new album due for release in 2007 :!:
Bass duties will be handled by Mike Watt, the other (original) members are the Asheton brothers I think...
Title: The Stooges
Post by: Uli on April 17, 2007, 10:29:40 AM
Meanwhile I got the new studio album by The Stooges called "The Weirdness".
It's okay, but (as expected) not as good as the old ones. Considering they're old sods of about 60 years, they still kick some ass...
Lyrics are pretty poor though; Iggy should ask TV for some advice, he's whining about women who took his money or ran off with a mexican guy. Yawn.  :P
Still, I would probably go and see them play live if they came up close (and it's not 50 Euro+ prices), just to hear some of the old stuff would be worth it.  :)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on April 17, 2007, 04:39:09 PM
Get 'Raw Power'. It's all you'll need. 8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 17, 2007, 06:27:08 PM
Not that "Raw Power" is bad, not at all, it's "proto-punk" at it's best, but the sound is awful...
I don't listen to my vinyl very often. Some songs are classics (Search and destroy etc.) and I got them on mix tapes, in live versions etc., but the album itself is hardly listenable to as a whole (for me)...
Should I ever meet David Bowie, I'll first shake his hand for all the songs he wrote and sang - and then I'll give him a kick for ruining the sound on "Raw Power". (Well, it might have to do with the believable rumour of him and Iggy shooting up the advance money from the record company up their arms instead of investing in studio time...*lol*)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Willi on April 18, 2007, 05:33:43 AM
Uli - Have you heard the remixed version of Raw Power?  It came out a few years back - remixed by Iggy. 

The sound is still...raw...but in the way you might want it to be and the remix salvages a lot of the lost drums and bass from the original. 

It is a much better version and much more listenable.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 18, 2007, 11:15:40 AM
No I haven't heard it. It came out shortly after I'd bought my vinyl copy of Raw Power and I couldn't be bothered to buy this album for a second time...  >:(
Maybe I should give it a try now. Or maybe not, I can still listen to the other albums by The Stooges.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 27, 2008, 12:24:38 PM
 Iggy Pop injured on London stage 

Iggy Pop injured his leg badly during a performance in London.

The wild rocker hurt his limb after falling awkwardly from a speaker stack he was climbing at the Get Loaded in the Park festival on Sunday (24.08.08).

Iggy, 61, gave an energetic and raucous performance with his band The Stooges, which saw the crowd invited on stage during the song 'No Fun'. He also jumped into the front row of the crowd for 'I Want to be your Dog'.

Despite his injury, Iggy gave an energetic performance to close the festival against a backdrop of fireworks.

Iggy is no stranger to crowd interaction or injury, and he recently vowed not to hold back during performances despite his advancing years.

He said: "Only once has it turned out really badly. I was on this dumb tour and was determined to outdo The Bloodhound Gang. All these little kids were looking at me thinking, 'Who is this weird old man?' So I did a predator drone on them - a surprise dive. They moved away and I dislocated my shoulder." 
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on August 30, 2008, 07:54:02 AM
Unfortunately I'm going to miss Iggy & the Stooges tonight (they'll be playing Rock am See with Die Aerzte and others). I have to go to a birthday and drink lots of beer (I know, it's a hard task but someone's gotta do it).  :P
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 30, 2008, 10:26:03 AM
You have our deepest sympathy...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 22, 2009, 01:43:56 PM
Iggy Pop plans to re-form the StoogesThe frenetic frontman hopes to reunite with Stooges guitarist James Williamson to complete the band's Raw Power-era lineup

Sean Michaels guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 May 2009 09.39 BST Article history

Raw is more ... Iggy Pop plans to revive the second incarnation of the Stooges.

Five months after the death of guitarist Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop announced this week that he plans to re-form the Stooges. The singer hopes to reunite with Stooges guitarist James Williamson to perform tracks from their legendary Raw Power album.

"There is always Iggy and the Stooges, the second growth of the band," Pop told the Australian. "I had a meeting in LA last week with James [Williamson]. It was the first time we had seen each other in 30 years. So we talked about doing something together. Raw Power would be the repertoire."

Released in 1973, Raw Power is a punk-rock touchstone. Its eight songs were co-written by Pop and Williamson, and mixed by David Bowie. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain frequently called it his all-time favourite album and Henry Rollins has the title of one of the album's songs, Search and Destroy, tattooed on his back.

If the Stooges go back on tour, Mike Watt of the Minutemen is strongly rumoured to replace the late Ron Asheton on bass. No dates have yet been announced.

Iggy Pop's new album, a jazzy record inspired by a Michel Houellebecq novel, was released this week.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2009, 01:22:28 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-and-the-stooges/44886
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2009, 01:28:10 PM
http://www.clashmusic.com/news/iggy-pop-streams-new-album
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 26, 2009, 05:32:57 PM
Thanks for the link, Fred, might give it a listen via the stream later on...  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2009, 12:04:16 PM
Not that "Raw Power" is bad, not at all, it's "proto-punk" at it's best, but the sound is awful...
I don't listen to my vinyl very often. Some songs are classics (Search and destroy etc.) and I got them on mix tapes, in live versions etc., but the album itself is hardly listenable to as a whole (for me)...
Should I ever meet David Bowie, I'll first shake his hand for all the songs he wrote and sang - and then I'll give him a kick for ruining the sound on "Raw Power". (Well, it might have to do with the believable rumour of him and Iggy shooting up the advance money from the record company up their arms instead of investing in studio time...*lol*)

Raw Power was the first Iggy lp I bought. I have no problem with the sound quality I thought it sounded great. It is still my fave iggy album (although I have not heard all of them)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 27, 2009, 12:37:37 PM
Hm, the way I remember it, the drums are way too low in the mix etc.
It's a good record, but compared to the two previous Stooges albums doesn't sound too well to my ears.

Anyway, should Iggy & the Stooges indeed reform to play this album (plus other stuff?), I might like to go and see them.  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2009, 01:48:32 PM
Might?
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 28, 2009, 07:43:16 AM
Yes, I said "might", as it depends on where they play and how long etc. (I won't be travelling for hours to see them play for 45 minutes)!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2009, 09:44:10 AM
Do!

Seriously, I really hope this comes off!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2009, 12:59:52 PM
http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/uncut/news/13127
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 20, 2009, 11:44:40 AM
http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-song-ida-maria-rocks-iggy-pop
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 16, 2009, 01:51:22 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/6195604/Iggy-Pop-to-receive-living-legend-award.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 21, 2009, 01:40:46 PM
Is this for real?

http://music.ign.com/articles/102/1026476p1.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 08, 2009, 01:42:58 PM
It's all going very wrong...

"8th October 2009
Source: NZ Herald
 
Telecommunications and internet provider Orcon have signed a deal with 62-year-old punk rock legend Iggy Pop for a promotion inviting musicians to audition for one of eight spots to re-record his track The Passenger, via the company's Facebook page. Images from auditions, plus the final recording, which will made over an internet link with Pop at his Miami studio, will be used in a television commercial to screen in November. Customers of any internet service provider are able to enter, with the finalists connected to the Orcon service for the recording session.
 
To upload your audition visit www.facebook.com/Orcon
Entries close October 22."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on December 16, 2009, 03:19:58 PM
http://www.freep.com/article/20091215/ENT04/91215026/1039/Stooges-make-Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2010, 02:36:40 PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122945187
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 24, 2010, 02:08:19 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/mar/23/iggy-pop-quits-stage-diving

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-and-the-stooges/50335
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 20, 2010, 01:50:48 PM
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article7096124.ece
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 21, 2010, 11:10:15 AM
Iggy is guesting on the solo album by Slash (ex GN'R and whatever):

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Slash said about the recording process “Iggy was the first guy to come in the studio and put a vocal down. When I sent him the song he called me up a couple of days later and over the phone, on my answering machine he left him singing the words while the demo I sent him was playing off the stereo in the background. It was so rock ‘n’ roll, it was really, really cool.
I flew him in from Miami and he came in and put that down. It was just great, he sort of set the tone for the whole record.”

http://lyricsslashalbum.blogspot.com/2010/03/were-all-gonna-die-lyrics-slash-and.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 02, 2011, 02:54:21 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/58993
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 02, 2011, 04:02:45 PM
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...suggested that he would prefer to "make the score for an intelligent video game" rather than release a traditional LP.


Trouble is that many of those games are really stupid...   :P

I'd prefer an LP/CD especially if it's a band of old sods like the Stooges.  ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 02, 2011, 06:23:35 PM
Ditto - looooooooooooooooooooooove The Stooges!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 21, 2012, 02:13:37 PM
It's Iggy's 65th birthday today!  8)

http://louderthanwar.com/iggy-pop-at-65-a-celebration/

http://www.musikexpress.de/news/meldungen/article289941/iggy-pop-bildergalerie-zum-65-geburtstag.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 25, 2012, 08:17:09 AM
About his new album:
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Iggy-Pop-Apres-preview&nItemID=51240
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 29, 2013, 01:12:02 PM
New Stooges album to be called "Ready To Die":
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Stooges-name-new-album-Ready-To-Die&nItemID=62182
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The Stooges are readying the follow up to their 2007 album The Weirdness with a new set of raw music to be called Ready to Die.

James Williamson is back in place of the late-Ron Asheton, joining Iggy Pop, bassist Mike Watt and drummer Scott Asheton, and he's also taken on production duties. James was last with the band in the early-70’s, co-writing all of the songs on the 1973 classic Raw Power with Iggy.

Looks like the "video game" idea was put off and they went for a "traditional" LP then. Phew.  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on January 29, 2013, 05:24:53 PM
Iggy and James together again. Could be brilliant. Just so long as it's not French interpretive jazz again. :)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on March 22, 2013, 11:02:38 AM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Iggy-and-The-Stooges-showcase-at-SXSW&nItemID=63924
"Iggy and the Stooges put on a 16-song/70-minute show that featured nine songs from their upcoming album Ready to Die along with three from Raw Power and two each from The Stooges and Fun House."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 24, 2013, 11:47:23 AM
Didn't know they have a homepage:
http://www.iggyandthestoogesmusic.com/us/news

Pre-listening clip from new album can also be found here:
http://www.triggerfish.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21096&Itemid=90
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 30, 2013, 09:52:40 AM
Gotta admit what I heard so far sounds a bit "Stooges by numbers", but I guess I'll buy the album...

Nice interview with Williamson:
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/features/35551/Iggy_and_The_Stooges_How_do_you_live_up_to_an_album_like_Raw_Power

A few sentences from it:
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“I was fat, dumb and happy as an executive at Sony Electronics so I really had no interest and no idea that I’d be playing music again.” James Williamson is recalling the moment Iggy Pop asked him to re-join The Stooges back in 2009. Following the death of Ron Asheton, Iggy decided the only way forth for his band was with Williamson, who had “quit the biz” over three decades earlier. As fate would have it, Williamson was offered a redundancy package from Sony just as his old friend “Ig” came calling. He decided he “owed it to the guys” to pick up his guitar again.
...
"Well, we think that part of the responsibility of being in a band is to do new material, to keep going. So you’re right, there is a risk that you run. Especially when you have a seminal album like Raw Power. How do you live up to that? As the producer of this record, I was very much aware of that, but by the same token we thought about all that stuff and this isn’t 1971. You can’t write in a rear-view mirror, and you can’t ever live up to a legacy like that, so what we should do is just write topical songs about what’s going on today and write the music the way we feel it today. We can’t help but sound like The Stooges because we are The Stooges. I feel now that we’ve gotten past that hurdle, that the album actually holds up very well. We’ve been playing it within the set and I think it all sounds pretty seamless within the context of all our other work. So overall I’m very, very happy with it.
...
We just kind of picked up where we left off. We’re a lot older and we’re hopefully wiser so we’re not completely drugged out and irresponsible. We’re kind of professional now, I guess, that is a better term for it. Basically it’s the same guys doing pretty much what we started out doing and in that sense it’s really pretty much the same."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on February 21, 2014, 12:49:21 PM
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/iggy-stooges-metallica-ko/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 05, 2014, 04:29:25 PM
Jarvis Cocker on Iggy Pop:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xzsky

"Iggy Pop joins 6 Music starting on Sunday March 16th - he'll be presenting the 4-6pm show until Jarvis Cocker returns at the end of the year.

So ahead of this, Jarvis presents a very special programme focussing on the Godfather of Punk. A huge fan of Iggy himself, Jarvis will delve into the BBC archive to find interviews and live sessions from over the years. Expect to hear loads of music from Iggy's back catalogue, plus a chat with the great man himself about what he has planned on the new show."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on March 05, 2014, 09:44:14 PM
Enjoyed his Christmas shows on 6Music and am looking forward to these, too.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2014, 10:20:48 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xzsky

Iggy stuff starts about 56.30.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on March 14, 2014, 03:03:47 PM
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The group last played at San Jose's C2SV Music + Technology Festival on September 28th, 2013 and afterwards, Iggy ceased all group activity for the entirety of 2014. Williamson is using the time to record Raw Power-era rarities with guest singers, and he's unsure what the future holds for the proto-punk pioneers. "The plan now is to go back out in 2015," he says. "The thing is, at our age, you never really know. There's a lot of things that can happen. And that's a long way from here, but that's the plan right now."

For now, Williamson is focused on finishing Re-Licked, a collection of newly recorded Stooges outtakes with guest singers like Jello Biafra and Mark Lanegan tackling the vocals. Iggy's absence from the project has left some Stooges fans scratching their heads. "He gave me his blessing and wished me success," says Williamson. "But it's a hard pill to swallow when someone is doing all your songs with your band and you're not on it. I think he's cool with it so far. We'll see how things progress…I hope he maintains his positive attitude."

"I don't have a problem with anything, I don't oppose anything," Iggy tells Rolling Stone in a written statement. "This statement about the 'hard pill' sounds kind of passive aggressive to me. The guys in the touring group have been phoning and emailing me and my rep before during and after the recordings, wondering how I felt about this. These guys are my friends and we've all worked together many years. I am glad someone is paying them; they are working musicians and they need to play. I want to thank all the wonderful singers on this record for covering my songs."
Read more at
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/iggy-and-the-stooges-face-uncertain-future-20140310
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 23, 2014, 01:17:19 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Iggy-Pop-looks-for-snappy-ending&nItemID=77569
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2014, 12:52:18 PM
What?!?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28013905
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on June 25, 2014, 01:24:43 PM
Not a funny topic really, but this made me laugh:

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The Belgian advert featured the Stooges frontman's face bloodied and beaten, quoting him as saying Justin Bieber was "the future of rock and roll".

It also carried the slogan: "Torture a man and he will tell you anything."

Ha ha ha.  ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 26, 2014, 09:29:26 PM
Here's the image:

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/78107
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 10, 2014, 01:56:34 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Iggy-Pop-talks-free-music,-politics-and-tai-chi&nItemID=84046
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 13, 2014, 07:38:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028j4qp
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 14, 2014, 08:52:00 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29601159

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lcj6z
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Alan on October 14, 2014, 09:24:45 PM
No escaping Iggy at the moment!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 15, 2014, 02:50:24 PM
Why would you want to?!

Chrissie Hynde agrees:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/43zCPMrwXmHBm68XtSQPHpl/i-gotta-right-pop-idol
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 28, 2015, 02:41:04 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Iggy-Pop:-Be-careful-with-drugs&nItemID=88293
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 04, 2015, 03:16:10 PM
Iggy Pop making new music with ‘an English band’

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/84197

I wonder who it is?
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/86219
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on July 08, 2015, 01:17:48 PM
Iggy Pop making new music with ‘an English band’

Well, you wouldn't have guessed...
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/new-order-lp-to-feature-iggy-pop-brandon-flowers-20150707

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New Order have revealed that Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, La Roux and Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands will appear on their upcoming LP, Music Complete. The record is due out September 25th.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2015, 12:13:16 PM
Iggy and Kylie sitting in a (Xmas) tree, S, I, N, G, I, N, G!

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Kylie-joins-Iggy-Pop-on-Christmas-album&nItemID=92609
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2015, 08:49:28 AM
Iggy and Kylie sitting in a (Xmas) tree, S, I, N, G, I, N, G!

Sometimes I just wanna throw up what I ate last week...  :P  ::)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 22, 2016, 09:41:18 AM
A new Iggy album (done with Josh Homme) will be out this year!

https://youtu.be/1m8TmlS20ZA
From the forthcoming album ‘Post Pop Depression” out 18 March.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/arts/music/iggy-pop-josh-homme-post-pop-depression.html?_r=0

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...“Post Pop Depression” (Loma Vista), an album Mr. Pop and Mr. Homme wrote and recorded together with utmost secrecy and full independence, which is scheduled to be released in March. Its music shows both songwriters’ clear fingerprints: the pithy, hard-nosed clarity of Mr. Pop’s lyrics and the unflinching tone of his voice; and the crispness, angularity and deft convolutions of Mr. Homme’s chords and melodies. (The group will be making its debut on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Thursday night.)

In some ways, “Post Pop Depression” also picks up where “Lust for Life” left off. “Where those records pointed, it stopped,” Mr. Homme said. “But without copying it,” he continued, “that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can’t see these two records any more.”

The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical. The album’s theme, Mr. Pop said, is: “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?”

http://louderthanwar.com/iggy-pop-has-recorded-a-solo-album-with-josh-homme/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 23, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/90934
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 25, 2016, 09:27:02 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/90991

I like this track more than the other one. The album may be a 'grower' - let's hope so.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2016, 07:47:03 AM
Can't play either of these, Fred.

Guess they'll become available elsewhere eventually
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 26, 2016, 09:23:22 AM
I kinda like them both, not "up there" with his best, but better than I expected...  8)

Can't play either of these, Fred.

Even I can play them (often yt vids are blocked for German viewers)!
Does the youtube link I posted work for you?
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2016, 07:02:33 PM
I kinda like them both, not "up there" with his best, but better than I expected...  8)

Can't play either of these, Fred.

Even I can play them (often yt vids are blocked for German viewers)!
Does the youtube link I posted work for you?

Yeah, thanks  :)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2016, 08:31:53 PM
The "Post Pop Depression" line-up is playing the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 13th May.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 28, 2016, 12:30:25 AM
http://view.s4.exacttarget.com/?j=fe5615737d6c067e7c13&m=fe9715707663037b75&ls=fdf0177971600c7477107071&l=ff051571756107&s=fe17127973630c7c731d74&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe28167174600775701279&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=Iggy_Pop_Tour_Dates_Announced&r=0
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on January 28, 2016, 09:10:45 AM
The "Post Pop Depression" line-up is playing the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 13th May.

Ooh, my birthday!  :D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 28, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
Nice one - not at all unlucky for you if you fancy that gig then!

More Iggy/Bowie news:

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/91047
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 07, 2016, 09:44:36 PM
A real 'post-Pop' depression?

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/91289
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on February 08, 2016, 10:34:41 AM
The "Post Pop Depression" line-up is playing the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 13th May.

Latest link you posted says:
"The first UK venue to host the band will be the Royal Albert Hall in London with the band set to play on May 18. "
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 08, 2016, 12:12:11 PM
Albie says 13th:

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/

All academic anyway as its sold out!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 26, 2016, 02:57:29 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/91849

I'm not raving...

Might grow on me I suppose.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 26, 2016, 03:20:58 PM
http://view.s4.exacttarget.com/?j=fe64157475660279771c&m=fe9715707663037b75&ls=fdf0177971600c7477107071&l=ff051571756107&s=fe17127973630c7c731d74&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe25167176620c7b701778&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=iggy_pop_sunday_track_20160225&r=0
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on February 27, 2016, 11:27:54 AM
I'm not raving...

Neither do I. But I liked the "outro", bit different to what I expected!  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 27, 2016, 12:25:23 PM
Yeah, a bit like a classical version of the MC5's brilliant "Sister Anne":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHNTGkG-YXM
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 27, 2016, 02:13:25 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/95719/Iggy-Pop-influenced-by-alone-time
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on February 29, 2016, 01:43:39 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/91891
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2016, 07:11:48 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/92038

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/92047
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 11, 2016, 06:17:48 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/92166

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/92173
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2016, 12:11:17 AM
http://view.s4.exacttarget.com/?qs=e1e018a2401d5135adcfd75882b348ebc450b66859fed696add74e996199e27cc09188e3728bb10e04390b6539613e4cdbe6f090cd6ea50012500e4e9df2a70b180b95101f1e86d5
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2016, 01:10:24 PM
http://www.nme.com/reviews/iggy-pop/16419
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Alan on March 14, 2016, 06:00:58 PM
Interview on radio 4's Front Row tonight at 7.15pm and then for download if you are so inclined...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 23, 2016, 04:24:41 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/96326/Iggy-Pop-explains-naked-art
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on March 27, 2016, 10:08:55 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b072wqc1

I got the new Iggy album and liked what I heard so far.  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on March 31, 2016, 10:18:24 PM
Iggy made No.1 on the Billboard Chart apparently.
First time.
Just a shame that charts don't mean shit.....
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 01, 2016, 12:27:46 PM
Iggy made No.1 on the Billboard Chart apparently.

Well, it was No. 8 on the "general" Chart I think, No. 1 in "Rock" (& "Alternative")!

http://www.billboard.com/charts/rock-albums
http://www.billboard.com/charts/alternative-albums

Nowadays I don't care about charts, but it's good to hear that Iggy can still get into them!  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 05, 2016, 07:08:51 PM
http://blog.kexp.org/2016/03/31/live-review-iggy-pop-with-noveller-at-the-paramount-theatre-32816/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 04, 2016, 09:19:03 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/26/iggy-pop-the-stooges-book-total-chaos-joan-jett-jack-white
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 12, 2016, 05:38:24 PM
Quote
Some of you had a chance to see Post Pop Depression on the road, some of you read various publications and heard interviews.
This video illustrates the whole story of Post Pop Depression - from its conception to the first rehearsal and is told by Andreas Neumann who has been documenting it all the way through. Enjoy “SUNDAY” - magical, cross-country musical journey undertaken by Iggy, Josh, Dean and Matt. You seem to have fun listening to Post Pop Depression, seems like they had loads of fun recording it!
http://vevo.ly/93nxXb

Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 13, 2016, 03:03:10 PM
Iggy is on next week's "Later with Jools Holland".
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 14, 2016, 04:54:40 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/iggy-pop-royal-albert-hall-review-one-of-the-best-gigs-i-have-ev/
Quote
...
This veteran showman understands the rock ritual of catharsis, how to use sound and performance to transform strangers into a community, transmuting the daily agonies of ordinary lives into a brief shared expression of liberation and joy.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on May 14, 2016, 05:38:42 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/iggy-pop-royal-albert-hall-review-one-of-the-best-gigs-i-have-ev/
Quote
...
This veteran showman understands the rock ritual of catharsis, how to use sound and performance to transform strangers into a community, transmuting the daily agonies of ordinary lives into a brief shared expression of liberation and joy.


Translation: Iggy rocks!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 18, 2016, 12:44:03 AM
Iggy starts this week's show with "Sunday" (still not getting the new album really) and ends it (at 25.10) with "Lust for Life". He certainly has and produces a very energetic display matched by a similarly keen audience response.

Also worth checking out is Protoje at 12.50.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07cgl61/later-with-jools-holland-series-48-live-episode-5
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 18, 2016, 01:25:38 PM
Last night's clips on YouTube:

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/93631
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 02:36:40 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-and-the-stooges/93674

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/19/iggy-pop-jim-jarmusch-stooges-gimme-danger-cannes-2016

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/93690
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: GJ on May 21, 2016, 08:00:33 PM
Caught Later last night, first one I've bothered to watch this season as there's never been anyone worth watching so far. I thoght Iggy and his cabaret band were shit. Who's his new mate? Josh someone? Jools thought we all new who he was when he interviwed them! Next were Proto Je- an average reggae band who I'd never heard of before-how do they manage to get on? Anyway they were good, far better than Iggy as was the next inknown act- some girl from Paris.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 22, 2016, 01:52:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpq30EUTDGM
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 22, 2016, 11:52:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpq30EUTDGM

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2016, 11:16:06 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wbhs3
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 06, 2016, 07:42:06 PM
http://view.s4.exacttarget.com/?j=fe591574706c017c7d12&m=fe9715707663037b75&ls=fdf0177971600c7477107071&l=ff051571756107&s=fe17127973630c7c731d74&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe371672746c0079751572&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=IG_American_Valhalla_20160606&r=0
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on June 20, 2016, 09:22:21 AM
Dog, Isle of Wight:
https://youtu.be/vgLY-KlJzJw
 8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 24, 2016, 06:13:27 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/98439/Iggy-Pop-I-ll-step-back-from-music-soon
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on July 23, 2016, 06:27:54 PM
Iggy concert (filmed in July 2015) is shown tonight on Arte. Video can also be seen online for a few days from then on.
http://concert.arte.tv/de/iggy-pop-bei-den-nuits-de-fourvieres
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on August 23, 2016, 06:49:02 PM
Must watch this asap...
http://concert.arte.tv/de/iggy-pop-post-pop-depression-live-royal-albert-hall
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 24, 2016, 03:03:27 PM
Monkey bottoms!

Can't access this from the UK.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on August 24, 2016, 03:36:35 PM
Monkey bottoms!

Can't access this from the UK.

When ARTE had The Damned play in Berlin someone downloaded it from the German site and uploaded it to YouTube. Doesn't look like anybody's got around to it for this.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 24, 2016, 05:23:29 PM
Where's Klaus (anyone remember Klaus?) when you need him?
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 11, 2016, 03:46:32 PM
Ignore the nonsense and scroll down to Iggy - second from bottom:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/the-20-most-ridiculous-things-superstar-musicians-have-demanded-at-their-concerts-a7235996.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 14, 2016, 11:17:56 AM
All 18 glorious pages are here. It's clearly been put together by a roadie with good intentions and a better sense of humour:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/lust-laughs?page=0
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 14, 2016, 11:18:13 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/96409
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 14, 2016, 07:52:40 PM
Same topic, more text:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-iggy-pops-infamous-peanut-butter-incident-in-doc-clip-w438749
Quote
"The way he works a gig, it reminds you that life big time is in the moment," Mike Watt, who played bass on recent Stooges tours, says. "The moment is really intense about what's going down. Because, you know, I feel like a short-order cook: I've got to get everybody's order. You want fries? You want a shake? In his mind he says he's going to the crowd."

In addition to Pop and Watt, Gimme Danger features Stooges members Ron and Scott Asheton, guitarist James Williamson, saxophonist Steve Mackay, the Ashetons' sister Kathy and manager Danny Fields.

Jarmusch discussed the doc with Rolling Stone in 2010. "It's something that Iggy asked me to do about a year ago, because he knew I was a huge fan of the Stooges," he said. "It's not an overview of Iggy Pop or his life or his career, but of course the Stooges are so important in the history of music, and certainly Iggy's the engine of it."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 20, 2016, 10:11:31 AM
RAH May 2016 will be out on dvd:

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iggy-pop-post-pop-depression-live-at-the-royal-albert-hall-dvd2cd-due-in-october/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 29, 2016, 11:44:35 AM
Stooges documentary at RAH 14/11/16:

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/gimme-danger-special-preview-screening/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016e-newsletter29Sept&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=25195
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 01, 2016, 04:00:54 PM
Stooges Trailer:

http://www.nme.com/news/the-stooges/96774
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 09, 2016, 04:49:46 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/96969
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on October 10, 2016, 08:47:52 AM
Same topic, more text:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-iggy-pops-revealing-red-bull-music-academy-interview-w443816
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 19, 2016, 05:04:52 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop-nude-drawings-michelangelo-david-1652868

Really?
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on October 19, 2016, 05:35:19 PM
Oh well, most people probably already saw his knob...  ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 19, 2016, 05:45:36 PM
It's just one knob after another with you this week Uli!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on October 20, 2016, 09:03:55 AM
 :-[  ::)  :-X
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 20, 2016, 05:32:12 PM
 :-X

Probably for the best...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on November 17, 2016, 06:42:07 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/iggy-pop-on-bob-dylan-wannabes-ruining-joe-perrys-lsd-trip-w448794

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/chaos-reigns-iggy-pop-spills-his-guts-in-this-definitive-stooges-book
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on December 01, 2016, 05:19:08 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/magazine/why-iggy-pop-traded-in-his-sports-car.html?_r=1
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on December 14, 2016, 04:46:33 PM
http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9d38ab279784ec0a137e086b9&id=c4124bf2f3&e=d88eedf746
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on December 14, 2016, 05:33:38 PM
http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/year-in-music-2016/7604438/iggy-pop-josh-homme-post-pop-depression

On the Billboard 200 chart dated April 9, some 50-plus years into his career, Iggy Pop -- aka James Osterberg, 69, co-founder of The Stooges, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and one of the most influential and unpredictable performers of the rock era -- reached a new milestone: his first-ever No. 1 album in his home country. Billboard caught up with Pop at Manhattan’s Café Carlyle to talk about that album -- Post Pop Depression, a collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme -- the tour in support of it and just how wild he can (or can’t) get offstage.

What did you do to celebrate your first No. 1?
I went on tour! Every night I had a very good red wine and a bottle of champagne; the booking was too damn hectic to do anything else. I think we were in Portland, Oregon [when he heard the album would be No. 1]. We did go out to eat, and I think this little tyke from England, [Island Records singer-songwriter] Jake Bugg, came along. He’s a nice kid.

Did you and Homme know each other before you started work on this album?
The first time we met was at a Creem magazine awards dinner -- he and I and Marilyn Manson were asked to form a daisy chain for the cover, so I met him in a kind of a comedic embrace at that session. And we had [jammed] together a couple of times on the road.

Whose idea was it to collaborate?
I was looking to do something that could be a No. 1 album. I like doing radical things too, but that wasn’t what I was looking for this time. So I called him -- he didn’t answer his phone for three days, so I texted. (Laughs)

You guys made the album in secrecy and financed it yourself. Was that the plan all along?
The self-financed part we both took for granted right off -- that's the only way to make something good, especially now. If you take money from a recording organization you will be algorithmically studied by the bankers who own the logo and they will give their people very severe parameters for what you're allowed to do -- and, wow, do they want their money. So that's not a very warm way to approach a record.

And the secrecy was his insistence. I never would've thought of that but it was a great idea, not only because it kept it fresh, a little bit of a surprise instead of something you've heard about ad infinitum, but it created a nice tension for the people making the record -- "We've got a secret here!"

Homme has described the album as a kind of successor to The Idiot and Lust for Life, the albums you made with David Bowie in the 1970s. Your tour setlist consisted almost completely songs from them and the new album. Was it hard playing those songs every night, with Bowie having died so recently?
No. But we had a [first tour] rehearsal in L.A. scheduled for the morning of the day that the news broke that David had passed away. My wife woke me up at 3:30 a.m. and told me, and I didn't… I was numb anyway, it was 3:30 in the morning. But we did the rehearsal anyway and it was the first time I'd heard [the band] play those songs. The best way I can put it is, there are certain guitar parts or certain vocal harmonies -- especially the guitar parts, for some reason -- that he wrote. I had always heard them before as music, but in this instance I didn't -- I heard them as something done by this person who I knew well. And so it was very ... [pauses]. I really can't go beyond that.

Many people have said it was your wildest tour in years. Was there much carousing?
Josh and [bassist Matt] Sweeney were the ones that would go out all night. I was just like, “Look, I need to go to bed, guys.” Those days are over for me. I only stay out late if the gig is late. I need my rest the next day or I can’t function.

How come you didn't play any Stooges songs on the tour?
[Homme] didn’t want to touch that on this tour and neither did I. He didn't want to be, as he put it, the guy in the band that did a version of a Stooges song that was almost as good. (Laughs)

I've been doing the Stooges for 12 years -- I got the group up to where it needed to be, it got its [overdue] recognition, everyone was well taken care of financially, the records are all re-released and selling and being licensed and streaming. The group was very, very successful.

How involved were you in Jim Jarmusch's Stooges documentary, Gimme Danger?
All I did was talk about the old stuff and then they built visuals around the things I said. It took years before anything happened. Every six months I'd say "How is the film coming?" "Well, I got this other film to make." And then one day he called and said he wanted to come down to Miami with a crew and interview me. It was ten hours the first day [laughing], but I think that made it really more intense and all. And about four or five hours the second day.

Ten hours of being interviewed sounds excruciating.
I guess there was a lot of stuff I had to get off my chest and articulate.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 06, 2017, 12:00:31 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-last-word-iggy-pop-talks-drugs-aging-keith-richards-w458837
A few quotes:
Quote
Do you think drugs should be legal?

I'm not well-informed enough to answer that question, but I am curious about the idea that use and abuse might decline if they were legal. Some Scottish comedian was talking about Brexit and he said, "Asking a celebrity about Brexit is like asking Iggy Pop about a particle accelerator." I'm not your guy.

You turn 70 in April. How do you feel about that?
I'm excited. I hope I make it.

How are you going to celebrate?

I'll probably have dinner with my wife somewhere with low lighting where we can sit close to each other. And if I'm lucky, I'll go to the beach that day. That's my idea of a wild time.

What do you hope to accomplish in your seventies?

I don't expect to use the album form anytime soon, but I hope I can do some singing or talking or writing that appeals to me. I just want to continue working and reacting to the world around me and enjoying bearing witness to this beautiful Earth. I like the outdoors very much. And I hope to be of use to the people that depend on me.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 16, 2017, 12:12:41 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/hear-iggy-pop-and-danger-mouses-haunting-new-song-w460390
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 27, 2017, 11:19:22 AM
It's on again tonight! Might watch...
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/069623-000-A/iggy-pop-post-pop-depression
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on January 30, 2017, 01:09:04 PM
Late last night I thought I'd start watching the "Gimme Danger" documentary...

It finished about 2.30!

Don't get me wrong, if you have more than a passing acquaintance with the story of the band you won't learn a huge amount of new information from this, but it is very well done. Inevitably, the interviews lean heavily on the surviving members of the band (at the time of filming). Interviews were obviously conducted on several occasions. There's one particularly poignant one where Iggy and Scott are sitting next to each other and the contrast between Iggy looking sharp and healthy and Scott in very obvious decline made me feel really sad. I guess this interview occurred not too long before those final Stooges shows he was too ill to play.

Archive footage of the band and older interviews are used to excellent effect and there aren't lots of 'talking heads' popping up for no particular reason (i.e. filler!) as you get in so many of these 'rock-docs'.

There's a nice montage of picture sleeves by bands influenced by The Stooges - the first one to appear is 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on January 30, 2017, 01:14:01 PM
There's a nice montage of picture sleeves by bands influenced by The Stooges - the first one to appear is 'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'!

Thanks for the recommendation, sounds good!  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 16, 2017, 09:30:32 PM
Iggy Pop releases new single, listen to ‘Asshole Blues’:

http://www.nme.com/news/music/iggy-pop-new-single-asshole-blues-2050217

Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 21, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
Quote
You turn 70 in April. How do you feel about that?
I'm excited. I hope I make it.

He's made it...  :D

http://www.wjbdradio.com/music-news/2017/04/21/iggy-pop-turns-70-today

http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-happy-70th-birthday-iggy-pop-8148762
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 21, 2017, 03:15:55 PM
Happy 70th Uncle Iggy!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2017, 03:47:42 PM
Well done Jim  :)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on April 22, 2017, 12:49:15 PM
Hope he feels alright.....
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 08, 2017, 05:38:58 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/music/first-trailer-for-iggy-pop-and-josh-hommes-american-valhalla-film-unveiled-2068161
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 09, 2017, 03:46:45 PM
New film already - I haven't even seen the Stooges flick, but the good news is: this is currently in german cinemas and (much to my surprise) my mate just emailed me that it will be on in Ulm (from Thursday)!  :o  :D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 09, 2017, 05:43:21 PM
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on - you know you want to!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 13, 2017, 03:57:06 PM
It's on at 6, should I stay or should I go (on and on and on)...?  ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 13, 2017, 08:26:06 PM
Go on...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on May 14, 2017, 10:12:24 AM
I went to see "Gimme Danger" yesterday (instead of going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fgiW_S2Hgk
Trailer gives a glimpse of what to expect. It's a good film. Unfortunately I realised I'll never be as cool as Iggy.  :(  ::)  ;)

It was good to see it on the big screen and with that sound system (ok, some old live recordings are far from ideal, but the studio versions sounded great). Sad part is that so many of the old Stooges are gone already.  :'(
But it warmed my heart that the Asheton brothers had some kind of "happy end" with the "reunion" of the band.
Also, at some point, it made me realise what still draws me to "punkrock" (for lack of a better word!) and why (in a way of how I've lived my life and tried to be "in the moment" and not planning ahead too much).  :o (Also, how Iggy said he doesn't want to be "punk" or this and that, he just wants to be, resonated with me...)

(Btw, I also noticed the appearance of the GGE 7" sleeve in the scene about the "legacy" of the band. As mentioned above by Fred.)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on June 29, 2017, 09:41:51 AM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/106492/Iggy-Pop-plays-pet-s-kind-superhero-in-new-PETA-video

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Iggy Pop has filmed a new video for PETA as the star of his dog's daydream.

The shirtless punk icon plays an animated superhero who helps save a fox from a trap, a chained dog, a turtle crossing the road and a rabbit in the promo, scored by singer/songwriter Nick Cave.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 29, 2017, 01:52:52 PM
Nice one Uncle Jimmy!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on July 29, 2017, 10:53:38 AM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-july-iggy-pop-channels-that-vintage-raw-1500917579-htmlstory.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 05, 2017, 08:56:38 PM
CGI(ggy):

http://www.nme.com/news/music/music-video-starring-robert-pattinson-cgi-iggy-pop-will-mess-head-2134330

"Iggy" looks like something out of GoT and sounds like late period Lou Reed.

Sadly, Lou did this sort of thing much better - 4/10.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 11, 2017, 01:20:57 PM
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/lust-for-life-10-things-you-didnt-know/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2017, 10:32:46 PM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/109420/Iggy-Pop-I-don-t-want-to-sit-around-until-I-m-90
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on November 22, 2017, 02:36:42 PM
"Queens Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Run The Jewels, The Hives:

Queens Of The Stone Age have announced they are heading to Finsbury Park, London on Saturday 30th June 2018 for a very special performance fuelled by their recent No.1 album, Villains.

They'll be joined by the legendary Iggy Pop in what will be a UK exclusive, plus hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, indie icons The Hives and many more artists still to be announced across two stages."
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 27, 2018, 01:52:05 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/music/iggy-pop-underworld-new-track-2326404-2326404
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 17, 2018, 03:30:04 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/music/death-valley-girls-iggy-pop-burger-video-2367008
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 17, 2018, 09:00:35 AM
I was quite surprised to see Iggy in the new television advert for "Deutsche Bahn" (as usual, during the adverts I had turned off the sound, so didn't know the song was playing...)!  :o

https://www.deutschebahn.com/de/bahnwelt/Konzern-Kampagne-3224598

(I don't fully understand what Iggy says there in the advert...)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 17, 2018, 02:41:21 PM
That won't play in the UK, but I guess it's this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaCnC7NKpj4

Does he say:

Sorry, geänderte Wagenreihung = Sorry for the delay???

...and shouldn't he be driving?!

Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 17, 2018, 05:50:02 PM
Does he say:

Sorry, geänderte Wagenreihung

Yeah, that's what he says, thank you. It means that they changed the succession of the wagons...
Delay would be realistic, but even DB is not that stupid to mention the word "delay" in their ad!  ;D

...and shouldn't he be driving?!

According to the UK ads, he should!
But then again, maybe not, as he is only "the passenger".
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 17, 2018, 06:03:45 PM
So he got held up having to work through all those over-filled carriages? What a Health and Safety nightmare they were!

Nico's the passenger?  ???

Is he switching to navigating in rally driving then?  ;)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 17, 2018, 06:36:44 PM
So he got held up having to work through all those over-filled carriages? What a Health and Safety nightmare they were!

Hm, now you mention it, maybe not a very good advert for DB after all!

Nico's the passenger?  ???

Is he switching to navigating in rally driving then?  ;)

Better not, took him ages just to find his seat!  :P
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 17, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
Boom! Boom!  :) :D ;D
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 21, 2018, 03:51:20 PM
Is it April Fools Day?

https://www.nme.com/news/music/william-shatners-new-christmas-album-will-feature-iggy-pop-henry-rollins-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-2381766

My calendar says its 21/9/18!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 21, 2018, 05:07:37 PM
Santa H. Claus on a bike! I just listened to "Jingle Bells" via the above link and I can NEVER un-hear it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on October 09, 2018, 12:44:09 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/watch-iggy-pop-josh-homme-matt-helders-reunite-post-pop-depression-band-cal-jam-2018-footage-setlist-2387693
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 03, 2019, 02:32:14 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/film/iggy-pop-shares-clips-in-praise-of-nothing-2456092
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 18, 2019, 07:35:56 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/arts/television/iggy-pop-punk-epix.html
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on March 28, 2019, 01:55:26 PM
https://www.spin.com/2019/03/jim-jarmusch-the-dead-dont-die-iggy-pop-release-date/
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Jim Jarmusch returns this summer with The Dead Don’t Die, a film about zombies, Focus Features announced today. Bill Murray, no stranger to the form, stars alongside Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Iggy Pop, RZA, Tom Waits, Selena Gomez, and more. A press release described the lineup as “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.”
The film will be the cult director’s first since his 2016 Stooges documentary Gimme Danger.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on March 28, 2019, 02:11:20 PM
Casting some of those actors will save a fortune on make up!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 02, 2019, 08:22:43 PM
Looks quite funny:

https://www.nme.com/news/film/jim-jarmusch-zombie-movie-the-dead-dont-die-trailer-2469923
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 03, 2019, 09:35:46 AM
Looks quite funny:

https://www.nme.com/news/film/jim-jarmusch-zombie-movie-the-dead-dont-die-trailer-2469923

Indeed, I'm not a big fan of zombie movies, but this trailer looks like fun!  8)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 03, 2019, 11:13:54 AM
Yeah - could be dead good!








Lame or what???
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 03, 2019, 02:13:31 PM
Lame or what???

I was going to say "boom...", but it was just not enough for a second "boom".   ::)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 03, 2019, 02:33:31 PM
I think that's more than fair comment Uli.

I'll go away and think about what I've done...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 21, 2019, 01:22:55 PM
Happy 72nd birthday Uncle Iggy!

Still got it:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/apr/16/iggy-pop-review-punks-real-wild-child-just-loves-to-be-loved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_rSxezYi5A
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 25, 2019, 06:32:46 PM
From the re-issued version of Zombie Birdhouse
https://youtu.be/vQnQ0jw_2Pw

40 years ago on OGWT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbNJUWJN_Sg
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on April 26, 2019, 04:39:31 PM
I remember this performance very well and was so impressed that I went out the next day to buy the album, but only the "I'm Bored" single was available. Great song, still love it - and Five Foot One.

I see it dates from the time when Glen Matlock had to concentrate hard on keeping his bass strap on his shoulder. I'm sure I read somewhere recently that he regrets his posing back then!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on April 26, 2019, 05:52:22 PM
I see it dates from the time when Glen Matlock had to concentrate hard on keeping his bass strap on his shoulder.

Funnily enough, it was Glen himself who shared this vid (on a page which shall go nameless for today), with the words:
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I quite liked that red pork pie titfer - wonder where it went... ;)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on May 30, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
https://www.nme.com/news/music/iggy-pop-release-new-collection-lyrics-photos-memorabilia-2502925

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/rare-candid-images-of-iggy-pop-from-his-girlfriend-esther-friedman-from-1976-1982/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2019, 12:06:04 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/film/iggy-pop-shares-clips-in-praise-of-nothing-2456092
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2019, 05:05:02 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/watch-new-iggy-pop-video-run-like-a-villain-ahead-of-zombie-birdhouse-reissue-2508693
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on July 18, 2019, 01:27:50 PM
Iggy feels "free" now...

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/iggy-pop-album-free/
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Iggy Pop has confirmed the title and release date of his new album. Free is the iconic singer’s first album since 2016’s Post Pop Depression and it will be released on 6 September through Loma Vista Recordings.

While it follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album.

On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely sombre and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, the singer says:

“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

https://pitchfork.com/news/iggy-pop-announces-new-album-free/
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The album, described in a press release as “uniquely somber and contemplative,” features collaborators Noveller and Leron Thomas.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 15, 2019, 11:56:33 AM
Iggy Pop - James Bond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6NKf95VWA

Lust for Life it isn't, but it's a real grower!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on August 26, 2019, 08:46:00 PM
Well-written, relatively detailed overview of Uncle Jimmy's career:

The Survival of Iggy Pop

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/02/the-survival-of-iggy-pop
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 04, 2019, 10:43:46 PM
Iggy Pop - Sonali (Official Audio):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wHvXn2SDKk
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 04, 2019, 10:49:19 PM
Contains a good interview with Iggy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00083kw

Should be available as a podcast soon...
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 04, 2019, 11:40:09 PM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/124455/Iggy-Pop-recalls-incredible-last-performance-with-Lou-Reed
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 05, 2019, 11:11:54 PM
Iggy Pop remembers the last time he played alongside Lou Reed

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/men-of-the-year/article/iggy-pop-interview-2019

Iggy Pop: Free review – a man of too many parts

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/05/iggy-pop-free-review
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 09, 2019, 04:05:38 PM
Iggy Pop: 'I've finally got the voice I was supposed to have'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49562567
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 09, 2019, 04:07:34 PM
Headliners Interview now available for download:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07mk571
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 11, 2019, 08:58:39 PM
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/lust-for-life-10-things-you-didnt-know/
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 11, 2019, 09:09:06 PM
http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/viewemail?con=10270140&cmp=13504&act=657932&subj=0&sec=1503e64c72d0&webversionpage=1
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 12, 2019, 07:38:54 PM
"James Bond" live on Jimmy Fallon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDwFDZ1dyDg
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Rockula on September 13, 2019, 03:49:21 PM
It does nothing for me.
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 13, 2019, 09:34:11 PM
I find it a real grower - and quite jazzy: Nice!
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Fred21 on September 13, 2019, 09:51:10 PM
NME Interview:

https://www.nme.com/iggy-pop-interview-free-big-read

(Uli - take note: "Passengers" indeed!)
Title: Re: Iggy Pop
Post by: Uli on September 14, 2019, 09:38:25 AM
The Dawn (Short Film Teaser)
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IGGY POP as you have never seen it before.
A painter of dawn, the night, his canvas but the sun does not rise.

Written & Directed by N.P. Novak
https://vimeo.com/358382607

NME Interview
(Uli - take note: "Passengers" indeed!)

A good read, but I must've missed that hint about "passengers"...  :-\