20 Wildest Iggy Pop Moments

The self-destructive legacy of the infamous Stooge

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Iggy Gives an Audience Member a Watermelon Concussion (Summer 1973)
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Iggy Gives an Audience Member a Watermelon Concussion (Summer 1973)

It was a hot summer day in St. Clair Lake, Michigan, and Iggy and his band devoured a watermelon backstage. Then, clad in a pair of fancy black London undies, he raced onstage as the band began "Raw Power" and excitedly lobbed what remained of the melon into the crowd. According to Paul Trynka's Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed, he bopped one woman in the skull with the rind, giving her a concussion. But Iggy wasn't done throwing crap off the stage. He dumped a cup of ice into those swank imported drawers of his, removing individual cubes and sucking them erotically before flinging them at the crowd.

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