Iggy Pop was the musical guest during Monday’s (January 9) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” You can see footage of him performing “Frenzy” on the show below. Notably, the singer’s backing band consisted of Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Josh Klinghoffer (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers). Pop’s new album, “Every Loser,” is available now.
During a recent interview with The New York Times, Iggy Pop claimed that he once received an offer to join AC/DC. The frontman said the following about that:
“They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t reformed The Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England. And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer. I listened to their record. I thought, I can’t fit that bill. I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I’m not what they needed.”
Iggy Pop will be releasing a new album, titled “Every Loser,” on January 6. If you missed it, the effort’s first single, “Frenzy,” can be found HERE. Notably, the album will also be accompanied by a relaunch of Punk Magazine.
“Every Loser” Track Listing:
02. “Strung Out Johnny”
03. “New Atlantis”
04. “Modern Day Rip Off”
05. “Morning Show”
06. “The News For Andy”
07. “Neo Punk”
08. “All The Way Down”
10. “My Animus Interlude”
11. “The Regency”
Iggy Pop has premiered a new song titled “Frenzy.” The track, which was recorded with producer/guitarist Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osbourne, etc.), bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), serves as the first single from Pop’s upcoming album.
Iggy Pop has signed a new deal with Gold Tooth Records, the label founded by producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). This news comes on the heels of the new partnership between Gold Tooth and Atlantic Records.
“I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks. Andrew and Gold Tooth get that, and we made a record together the old-fashioned way. The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids and the music will beat the shit out of you. Have a great day.”
“Iggy Pop is a fucking icon. A true original. The guy invented the stage dive. I still can’t believe he let me make a record with him. I am honored. It doesn’t get cooler. This album was created to be played as loud as your stereo will go. Turn it up and hold on.”
Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records, added:
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Andrew and Gold Tooth into the Atlantic family. As a brilliant producer and stellar musician, Andrew has the gift of elevating every project into a work of art. And, of course, we’re over the moon to have the legendary and phenomenal Iggy Pop as our first joint signing. Iggy’s groundbreaking work forever changed the rock landscape, and he continues to make boundary-crashing music. This also marks his return to the Warner family, more than 50 years after he made his recording debut with The Stooges on our sister label Elektra. Iggy’s never stopped evolving, and he’s made a fantastic album that we can’t wait for the world to hear.”
The first single from Pop’s upcoming album, “Frenzy,” will be released on October 28.
Iggy Pop has postponed his shows in Mantova, Italy and Vienna, Austria due to vocal issues. The concerts have been rescheduled for later this year.
The following statement was issued about the Italy show:
“Iggy is forced to postpone his show in Mantova due to a problem with his voice. The new date is August 30th at the Esedra of Palazzo Te in Mantova and tickets will be still valid for the new date. More details to follow.
Here’s a message from Iggy:
‘If you were there, you know I croaked my way through my last show in Greece and my voice is still recovering.
I must postpone my next show in Mantova, Italy July 05.
I have not taken this decision lightly. I love my fans.
But I must protect my voice.
I’m so sorry but, I’ll come back and make it up to you.'”
A separate statement was issued about the Austria show:
“Iggy’s continued voice problem has forced the postponement of his show at the Vienna Konserthus on Thu July 07. New date announced is September 02 2022. Tickets are still valid and do not need to be exchanged. You also have the option of printing out your tickets with the new date from your personal ticket portal or showing them directly on your smartphone at the admission control.”
Iggy Pop is set to receive this year’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24.
“I was aware of the very fine range of people that have gotten the Polar Music Prize. Patti Smith and Steve Reich have been huge for me forever, I love a lot of what he does, and so many others, so it’s a nice step for me. I respect it and I’m honored by it. I’m looking forward to coming to Stockholm in May to receive the Polar Music Prize.”
The Polar Music Prize award committee added:
“With his era-defining group THE STOOGES, Iggy Pop created furious rock music by blending together blues and free jazz influences with the roar of the Michigan automotive industry. With his courage, initiative and raw power, Iggy Pop paved the way for punk and post-punk. Groups like the SEX PISTOLS, RAMONES, BLONDIE, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, JOY DIVISION and Nick Cave all followed in his footsteps. As a solo artist, Iggy Pop has never slowed down, and has instead pushed this art form forwards for half a century. Iggy Pop is ‘the chairman of the bored’ who portrays alienation in poetic language. A wholly unique artist who personifies and embodies what rock music is about.”
Måneskin have joined forces with Iggy Pop for a new version of their song “I Wanna Be Your Slave.” You can check that out below. The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Teatro D’ira: Vol I.” The group commented on the new version of the song:
“It was such an honor that Iggy loved our music and wanted to work with us. It was touching seeing him sing ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ live in front of us. It was very powerful to see such a big artist being so open and friendly. We all grew up listening to his music and he inspired us to start up a band. It’s still unbelievable for us that we had the chance to get to know him and make music together.”
Iggy Pop has premiered a new song titled “Dirty Little Virus.” The track was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and the frontman had the following to say about it:
“I was moved to write a direct lyric, not something too emotional or deep — more like journalism. Who, what, when, where. I left out the ‘why,’ because that gets too complex, but I put in how I felt about it. It was a stopper for me. It’s been the big thing happening in my life, and everybody else’s, I reckon, for almost a year now. If there was still a Man Of The Year, it would be the virus. So, I wrote the lyric.”