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See Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr Jam on Iggy Pop

October 24, 2014

Johnny Marr brought out Noel Gallagher to play a couple of songs during the encore of a recent concert at London's O2 Academy Brixton. When Marr introduced the former Oasis guitarist, he called him "one of the great songwriters for this country" and cheekily...

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Iggy Pop Criticizes U2, Praises Thom Yorke at BBC Lecture

October 14, 2014

He doesn't look like any lecturer you had in college, but yesterday Iggy Pop turned teacher, delivering the annual John Peel Lecture for BBC Music. As befitting a visiting professor from the School of Punk Rock Hard Knocks, Pop eschewed traditional academic...

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Iggy Pop and Dario Argento Making Terrifying 'Sandman' Movie

October 9, 2014

Filmmaker Dario Argento and singer Iggy Pop have thrown their support behind a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a movie adaptation of the terrifying, 19th century German depiction of the Sandman. Not to be confused with author Neil Gaiman's...

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Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee Helping Sum 41 Singer With Sobriety

July 10, 2014

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has credited Iggy Pop and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee with helping him stay sober in a new interview with Kerrang! (via NME). Years of heavy drinking caught up with Whibley earlier this year when his liver and...

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Iggy Pop Defends Justin Bieber in Anti-Torture Ad

June 19, 2014

Amnesty International's Belgian office has a new campaign that shows celebrities and dignitaries, including Karl Lagerfeld and the Dalai Lama, covered in bruises and scars to illustrate its new slogan: "Torture a man, and he will tell you anything." Notable...

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Iggy Pop on Scott Asheton: 'He Played With A Boxer's Authority'

March 19, 2014

Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack on March 15th, and Iggy Pop still has trouble talking about his friend and bandmate of five decades without breaking down into tears. He called us from his Florida home to pay tribute to the man known...

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Iggy Pop, Patti Smith Storm Carnegie Hall for Tibet

March 12, 2014

For a few glorious moments at the 24th annual Tibet House benefit Tuesday night, New York's Carnegie Hall devolved into a scene straight out of a CBGB fever dream. The band onstage was billed as New Order, but it was really just the group's guitarist...

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Stooges Guitarist Revisits 'Raw Power'-Era Rarities

March 7, 2014

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Iggy Pop released the following statement to Rolling Stone: "Iggy was never given an opportunity to participate on the album. He found out about the project in December of 2013 after it was rejected by a Chicago...

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Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe Design Guitars for Charity Auction

October 6, 2014

UPDATE: The auction raised over $70,000 for War Child, with the highest-selling guitars designed by Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy ($16,250) and Shepard Fairey ($12,500). Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart,...

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Amnesty International Apologizes to Iggy Pop for 'Ironic' Torture Ad

June 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Amnesty International admitted that a Belgian anti-torture ad campaign featuring an image of Iggy Pop used the singer's image without permission and apologized for the error. The original image featured the singer's face...

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New Order Debut 'Drop the Guitar'

April 1, 2014

New Order debuted a new track, "Drop the Guitar," during their Lollapalooza Chile set on Sunday, the seminal post-punk act's first new song since their 2005 album Waiting for the Sirens' Call. You can check out an admittedly rocky fan-shot video above,...

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Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at 64

March 16, 2014

Iggy & The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, who played with the pioneering proto-punk band from their earliest days in 1967 through their 2013 LP Ready to Die, died Saturday due to an unspecified illness. He was 64. Iggy and the Stooges Face Uncertain...

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Iggy And the Stooges Face An Uncertain Future

March 10, 2014

Ever since reforming the Stooges for Coachella 2003, Iggy Pop has devoted most of his time to leading the group on a never-ending world tour and cutting two new albums even after the death of founding guitarist Ron Asheton led to the return of Raw Power-era...

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Iggy Pop, Joe Walsh, New Order Set for Tibet Benefit

January 10, 2014

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. Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal...

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Iggy Pop's Weird Christmas Greeting

December 23, 2013

Most people's Christmas greetings involve cheesy Hallmark cards, not hot tub stare downs. Then again, most people aren't rock legend Iggy Pop. In a hilarious (and borderline disturbing) video titled "Merry Christmas message from Iggy Pop," the unseasonably...

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Ke$ha Talks Vaginal Exorcism

October 24, 2013

If you didn't watch the first season of Ke$ha's MTV docu-series, My Crazy Beautiful Life, here's a short overview of what you missed: Ke$ha was sad about her ex-boyfriend Harold. She drank a lot of whiskey, and her own pee. She ate a penis-shaped blintz...

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Watch: 'CBGB' Film's First Trailer

August 7, 2013

"50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom." The trailer for CBGB, the movie exploring the history of New York City's most storied venue of the same name, arrived today via The Hollywood Reporter. The two-minute clip gives viewers a look at all the film's...

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Miles Davis Is Coming to the Movies

November 14, 2013

Don Cheadle will portray Miles Davis and make his directorial debut in a long in-the-works biopic about the famed, groundbreaking jazz musician, the Associated Press reports. See Where Davis' Kind of Blue Lands on Our 500 Greatest Albums List Unlike...

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Yoko Ono, Iggy Pop Perform in 2010

August 2, 2013

The list of Yoko Ono's admirers is a long one, and many of them joined her onstage in 2010 at the Orpheum in Los Angeles to perform her songs with her. The roster over her two nights of gigs included Lady Gaga, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, RZA, Perry Farrell...

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