20 Great Iggy Pop Collaborations

Bowie, Ke$ha and opera: The wild one's best team-ups

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New Order, "Stray Dog" (2015)

In 2014, Iggy Pop sang Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" along with New Order's Bernard Sumner at a Carnegie Hall benefit concert. "I can imagine Ian [Curtis] smiling when we did it. It would have meant a lot to him," Sumner told Rolling Stone afterward, recalling how he and the Joy Division singer had initially bonded over The Idiot. After their live duet, Sumner began jotting some lyrics down between gigs, and when they added up to a song, he emailed Iggy to ask if he wanted to sing it. After Iggy agreed, drummer Stephen Morris, remembering the thick vinyl of his copy of The Stooges, embarrassed himself in front of the legend. He recalls himself saying, "That first Stooges record, man. That was a really heavy record. Oh, God. I meant it weighed a lot. Not that it was ... Oh, fuck. I've really made a mess of this, haven't I?"

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