The music world is mourning the death of legendary Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, and perhaps no one more so than his longtime musical partner and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. The iconic rocker, who revealed Asheton's death over the weekend, took the time to reflect on his history with Asheton and his plans moving forward in an open letter penned at RollingStone.com.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has had a little extra time on his hands since his band announced a brief hiatus last fall. However, the musician was never too far away from music, using the break in his schedule to shoot a film role as Iggy Pop for an upcoming movie about the historic New York punk club CBGB.
Punk rock legends Iggy and the Stooges are heading back to stores this spring with their latest studio album, 'Ready to Die,' and we're now getting our first taste of the disc, courtesy of the new track 'Burn.'
Over the last few years, we've seen a number of metal and classic rock acts have their music translated into lullabies for the kiddie crowd. Now it's time for some punk classics to get a much lighter treatment as well. The 'Punk Rock Baby Lullaby Arrangements' compilation will do just that.
Iggy Pop and the legendary Stooges are one of punk rock's most respected and dangerous bands. The inherent bizarre humor of the band carries itself over to their tour rider, as the band once asked for "something with testicles in it," a Bob Hope impersonator, and seven little people to dress as the dwarfs from 'Snow White.'
James Newell Osterberg is credited as the "Godfather of Punk," but Osterberg is professionally known as Iggy Pop. Before fronting the iconic Stooges, Iggy Pop was a drummer for his band the Iguanas during his high school years, which led to the birth of his nickname Iggy.