Iggy Pop

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    November 13, 2014

    Iggy Pop's 10 Best Guest Vocal Appearances

    I'm one of those people who grew up thinking David Bowie was a genius from beyond the realm of human evolution, but the older I get the more I tend to believe that Iggy Pop is the true wizard within the Big Three of Glam. Though he's never going to be accused of having the greatest range in the worl ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    Local Musicians Unimpressed By Stars' Outcry Over Streaming

    In the September issue of Esquire, Gene Simmons declared that rock and roll was dead, slayed by file sharing and an entitled public ear. Then, in October, Iggy Pop criticized U2 for setting a standard that music should be free, not to mention forcing its latest release onto unsuspecting iPhone owner ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Iggy Pop vs. Iggy Azalea: Two Legit

    It's been a hell of a year for Iggy Azalea. Behind a few monster singles, the Australian hip-hop chanteuse has finally broken out of the novelty-rap ghetto and into the gated community of the mainstream. Sure, she may have accumulated a guerilla army's worth of haters along the way -- No. 1 hits wil ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Six Metalheads and Punks Who Went Folk

    Hey everyone, here's a thing I've noticed: lots of guys seem to "mature" and quit metal and punk to do other stuff. Yeah, yeah, I've pointed out many times that these are genres for youngsters, and once you reach a certain age maybe it is time to find a different career. On the other hand, what's s ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Top 10 Spoken-Word Pieces On Music Albums

    You know what I love? Soliloquies! Nothing is more awesome to me than when an album pauses in all the music and has a track where someone suddenly takes the mike and starts talking. Done well, it can be a hell of a powerful piece, but I respect the courage of anyone who gives it a shot. Some artist ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Head Out On the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

    Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Late Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Remembered Fondly, and LOUDLY

    Tribute to Ron Asheton MVD Video, $16.95, 114 mins. While at the time not a whole lot of people "got" the first two Stooges records - The Stooges and Fun House - and only slightly more come on board for Raw Power - the appreciation for and influence of Iggy Pop and the Stooges on bands and listener ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Not Quite Ready to Die: In Defense of Iggy and the Stooges

    Iggy and the Stooges, headliners of this year's Free Press Summer Fest, recently released their first new record under their current moniker since 1973. Titled Ready to Die, it's also the group's first record with guitarist James Williamson since then, following the death of guitarist Ron Asheton a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest '13 Announces Postal Service, Stooges, Cat Power, TV On the Radio, Social D, Geto Boys, Calvin Harris, etc.

    Moments ago, the lineup for the 2013 Free Press Summer Festival was announced online at Let's get to it, shall we?

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    January 30, 2013

    I Tried to Explain CDs to My Three-Year-Old Daughter

    I was strapping my daughter into her carseat when she said, "Daddy, I want my favorite book." She was pointing at the floorboards in the back, where a stratified layer of various toys, books and random objects she has demanded to entertain her during car rides and abandoned after 15 minutes contin ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Sign o' the Apocalypse: "Gangnam Style" Hits No. 1 on the Rap Chart

    Unless you decided to paint the town in Austin with Iggy Pop and the Chilli Peppers then you know Psy's "Gangnam Style" has pretty much swept the country up by storm much like the "Macarena" in terms of catchiness (and infuriation). Over the weekend, the popular EDM-fueled single did something even ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    UPDATED: ACL Last Night: Iggy & the Stooges at Zilker Park

    UPDATED (11:40 a.m.) to correct "instrument" with "instrumental" Iggy & the Stooges Bud Light Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park October 14, 2012 Rewind: SLIDESHOWS: The Girls of Austin City Limits Chili Peppers, Stooges, Die Antwoord: ACL 2012 Sunday The Fans: ACL 2012 Sunday ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    True Blood: The World of Dark, the World of Tomorrow

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. On its surface, the fifth episode of this season of True Blood was ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Iggy & The Stooges, Black Keys, Jack White, Etc.

    Moments ago, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its lineup for it's eleventh edition, set for October 12-14 in Austin's Zilker Park. A partial lineup had been telegraphed and leaked by a week another week of the fest's "lineup lottery," which they began doing last year to build up antic ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    January 2, 2012

    Speed Limit: 10 Songs About Fast Driving That Aren't By Sammy Haggar

    ​On this day in 1974 Richard Nixon signed into law that mandated lowering the speed limit to 55 mph. Now, the reason for this was to make the country preserve gasoline in the middle of an OPEC embargo (which it did), but they also sold the bill to us as a march towards safety. After all, speed ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison: Top 5 Songs About the Lizard King

    ​We've always felt a deep connection with Jim Morrison, so much so that we'd rather read No One Here gets Out Alive than listen to any one Doors song. The poet and legendary front man left us far too soon, and in his wake is a wealth of stories and music that continues to echo down and find an ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Nothing's Shocking: Thank You, Iggy Pop

    singinglamb.caA young Iggy Pop has his way with a microphone stand c. 1968​Cyberspace was all abuzz on Monday, thanks to Lady Gaga's "shocking" VMA performance of "You and I" dressed as a young Ralph Macchio, or at least that's what it looked like from here. It was creative and bold, and defin ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Comfortably Numb: Songs For Your Deathbed

    "My ride's here."​Rocks Off has never died, it's true. Though we sometimes find ourselves dying in small doses day to day when we spy an old man clip his toenails in the nude at the gym, or we open up a dozen emails from record label PR folk touting a five-date national tour. Living humans a ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    One tiny, lonely crab cake. I call him "Sebastian."​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still nursing bottle rocket burns and kebab skewer wounds from the 4th of July celebration on Monday. Did anyone else get really, really drunk and wind up donating half of y ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Out Today: Danger Mouse In Rome, Nick Cave & Queen Reissued

    ​It's back to the usual grind for Rocks Off after last night's late-night Austin City Limits Festival lineup announcement. Sadly, we will not be seeing the Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light in Austin come September. And yes, still playing it, along with a steady diet of Guns N' Roses. ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Happy Birthday Iggy Pop: His Top 10 Solo Cuts

    Paul McAlpine/Wikipedia ​Today Iggy Pop turns 64, and the current and former James Newell Osterberg, Jr. is still making people a fraction of his age look and sound like croaking senior citizens. Blessed with a tolerance of life that probably rivals only that of Lemmy and Keith Richards, the ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    If Your Life Were A Movie, Which Song Would Be The Trailer?

    ​It started as a whim on Twitter, asking friends what songs would soundtrack the trailer of the movie of their life. Would their life's tale be a rollicking drug-fueled, love-filled adventure backed by the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash", or would it be a morose and somber drifting story ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    January 14, 2010

    Looking for Trouble

    Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.

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    December 23, 2009

    Rocks Off On The News, And Not For Getting Arrested (This Time)

      If you didn't make it out to our Lego Rock Band party last night at Khon's, you missed a hell of a good time. Did you know that a Lego Iggy Pop doesn't look nearly as strung out as the real Iggy Pop? This truly is family-friendly entertainment. Check out the video of our brief moment in the ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ​Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    My Ding-a-Ling: Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee and Rock's Other Dirk Digglers

    This album isn't called Fore! because Huey Lewis likes to play golf...​So the other day, Rocks Off wrote briefly about Huey Lewis in regards to the Back To The Future soundtrack, not even thinking to chime in just a little bit about his reportedly huge male member. You know that certain part of th ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Something Fierce Rounds Out Tour Dates, Opening In the Watermarks, Pitchman Iggy Pop and More

    Kim DouglassWe just love running this Wild Moccasins picture... can't you tell? Something Fierce released the rest of the trio's tour dates on Hands Up Houston. Lords of the Loop pay poetic tribute to Def Leppard via haiku. 29-95 takes a look at the Wild Moccasins' (above) tour diary. Exactly three ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Slideshow: Albums Inspired by Literature

    It might not seem like it, but some musicians are actually pretty smart. And they read. Sometimes they'll even tackle a book or two and come away so inspired they have to translate it to their own medium. Iggy Pop's new Preliminaires is only the latest. Here, then, are some albums based on works of ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    April 21, 2009

    New York Dolls, Green Day Headed for Houston

    Good news if you're into punk rock, whether you think it was invented by Iggy Pop or Kurt Cobain. Platform-heeled glamour boys the New York Dolls, a direct and deep influence on everyone from the Ramones to Motley Crue - and, lest we forget, former NYD fan-club president Morrissey - are co ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    RIP Ron Asheton

    The Stooges, "No Fun" Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, whose MC5-inspired gutter blues effectively laid the foundation for punk rock guitar, was found dead this morning in his Ann Arbor, Michigan, home, the Ann Arbor News reported. Asheton's personal assistant contacted Ann Arbor police after not hea ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    ACL Pix: More Scenes from Zilker

    As the first night of ACL rolls on, a few more sightings from the festival crowds: He was from Scotland. Oddly enough. I was totally waiting to toss off some "Duh-Duh, what a loser" caption thing, but his being Scottish humbled me. Those guys are like Texans with brass balls. More after the jump. ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    Five Spot: Breaking Out the Musical Ugly Stick

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to That's Iggy on the right, in case you were wondering. Leathery Stooge Iggy Pop recently had his band's equipme ... More >>

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    April 23, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
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    March 15, 2008

    SXSW: Black Diamond Heavies at Fado's Patio

    Last night at Fado's Patio, I caught Louisville's Black Diamond Heavies. Saying "caught" sounds like I sat at an intimate show and quietly took notes. This wasn't one of the shows. This was a trip into the heart of the Dirty South. And not the South of the medicated syrup and extremely ostentatious ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007
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    November 8, 2007


    The Tel Aviv trio performs its raw rock

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    September 12, 2007

    Get Lit: Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed, by Paul Trynka

    As Iggy Pop, he was (and is) one of rock’s wildest wildmen; a performer who might abuse the worst kind of drugs imaginable, bloodily mutilate himself on stage, or launch himself into a frenzied audience that might just as easily part like the red sea as catch him safely. As James Osterberg, he w ... More >>

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    September 29, 2005

    Hurricane Mixtape

    Music to drown by

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    September 22, 2005


    Sunday, September 25, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

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    September 15, 2005

    The Stooges

    The Stooges (Deluxe Edition)

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    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

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    May 20, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes

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