When the Stooges burst into the world consciousness in the late Sixties with their snarling riffs and peanut-butter–smearing antics, they seemed to have come out of nowhere. The truth was, though, frontman Iggy Pop and his bandmates had relatively normal(-ish) upbringings around Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A new book, Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges, tells the band's revolutionary story through many never-before-published photos and extensive interviews that author Jeff Gold conducted with Pop. It also contains contributions from Johnny Marr, Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Joan Jett and Jack White, among others.
The tome is set to come out on November 15th via White's Third Man Books. In anticipation of its release, the publisher has shared many rare photos with Rolling Stone, which are presented below with Pop's commentary from the book.