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Iggy Pop

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James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. Designated the "Godfather of Punk", he was the vocalist and lyricist of proto-punk band The Stooges, who were formed in 1967 and have disbanded and reunited many times since.Initially playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by Pop. He had a long collaborative and personal friendship with David Bowie over the course of his career, beginning with the Stooges' album Raw Power in 1973. Both musicians relocated to West Berlin to wean themselves off their respective drug addictions and Pop began his solo career by collaborating with Bowie on the 1977 albums The Idiot and Lust for Life, Pop usually contributing the lyrics. Throughout his career, he is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, poetic lyrics, and distinctive voice. He was one of the first performers to do a stage-dive and popularized the activity. Pop, who traditionally (but not exclusively) performs bare-chested, also performed such stage theatrics as rolling around in broken glass and exposing himself to the crowd.Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, including garage rock, punk rock, hard rock, heavy metal, art rock, new wave, jazz, blues, and electronic. Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well known, including "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges, and his solo hits "Lust for Life", "The Passenger" and "Real Wild Child (Wild One)". In 1990, he recorded his first and only Top 40 U.S. hit, "Candy", a duet with B-52's singer Kate Pierson. Pop's song "China Girl" became more widely known when it was re-recorded by co-writer Bowie, who released it as the second single from his most commercially successful album, Let's Dance (1983). Bowie re-recorded and performed many of Pop's songs throughout his career.

Although Pop has had limited commercial success, he has remained both a culture icon and a significant influence on a wide range of musicians in numerous genres. The Stooges' album Raw Power has proved an influence on artists such as Sex Pistols, the Smiths, and Nirvana. His solo album The Idiot has been cited as a major influence on a number of post-punk, electronic and industrial artists including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and Joy Division, and was described by Siouxsie Sioux as a "re-affirmation that our suspicions were true: the man is a genius." He was inducted as part of the Stooges into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In January 2020, Pop received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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July 29, 2022

A new tribute album to Leonard Cohen is on the way

Iggy Pop, James Taylor and Peter Gabriel are among the artists who have covered songs for the album The post A new tribute album to Leonard Cohen is on the way appeared first on NME.

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July 28, 2022

James Taylor Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Coming Back to You”

The cover will appear on a new compilation, alongside other recordings from Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, and more

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July 28, 2022

Leonard Cohen Tribute Album, ‘Here It Is,’ To Feature Iggy Pop, Norah Jones, James Taylor & More

The album's first single, James Taylor's take on "Coming Back to You,' is out now.

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July 14, 2022

David Bowie’s mugshot from 1976 arrest with Iggy Pop is going up for auction

It was taken in Rochester in New York The post David Bowie’s mugshot from 1976 arrest with Iggy Pop is going up for auction appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Listen to Danny Elfman and Iggy Pop’s new song ‘Kick Me’

It's taken from the forthcoming new remix album of Elfman's 2021 LP 'Big Mess' The post Listen to Danny Elfman and Iggy Pop’s new song ‘Kick Me’ appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Danny Elfman Announces Remix Album, Shares New Song With Iggy Pop

The new version of “Kick Me” features on the reimagined version of the composer’s 2021 LP Big Mess

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June 29, 2022

Hear Iggy Pop Sardonically Recite Danny Elfman’s ‘Kick Me’

Track will appear on Elfman's upcoming remix album, Bigger. Messier.

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June 13, 2022

Tame Impala, Iggy Pop & King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to Headline 2022 Desert Daze Festival

Tame Impala will perform its groundbreaking second album, 'Lonerism,' in full on the weekend of the album’s 10th anniversary.

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June 13, 2022

Tame Impala to Play ‘Lonerism’ in Its Entirety at 2022 Desert Daze Fest

Lake Perris, California festival also features Iggy Pop's only North American gig this year

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May 25, 2022

Iggy Pop, Ensemble Intercontemporain & Diane Warren Receive Polar Music Prize at Royal Ceremony in Stockholm

Prestigious music prize founded by ABBA manager Stig Andersson and first presented in 1992 returns after two-year COVID gap.

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May 17, 2022

Florence Welch on “trying to embody” Nick Cave and Iggy Pop on new album

Watch the singer explain how she referenced her idols in Florence + The Machine's latest album The post Florence Welch on “trying to embody” Nick Cave and Iggy Pop on new album appeared first on NME.

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May 16, 2022

Ricky Gardiner, Guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Dies at 73

The co-author of “The Passenger” shaped Bowie’s Low and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life

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May 16, 2022

Ricky Gardiner, David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s Berlin-Era Guitarist, Dead at 73

Gardiner's playing defined side one of Bowie's cult-favorite Low and Pop's Lust for Life

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May 16, 2022

Iggy Pop pays tribute to guitarist and David Bowie collaborator Ricky Gardiner

Tony Visconti has also paid tribute to Gardiner, who worked on Bowie's 'Low' and Iggy's 'Lust For Life' The post Iggy Pop pays tribute to guitarist and David Bowie collaborator Ricky Gardiner appeared first on NME.

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April 28, 2022

Iggy Pop goes metal on new ONI track ‘Secrets’

The track also features Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe The post Iggy Pop goes metal on new ONI track ‘Secrets’ appeared first on NME.

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March 1, 2022

Killers, Iggy Pop Drop Off Moscow Park Live Festival

The two acts are the latest artists to cancel shows in Russia in wake of invasion of Ukraine.

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March 1, 2022

Nick Cave Cancels Concerts in Russia and Ukraine

Iggy Pop and Franz Ferdinand also canceled shows in Russia, heralding the bravery of Ukrainian people

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March 1, 2022

Iggy Pop and Bring Me The Horizon cancel shows after Russian invasion of Ukraine

"We will be using our platform and voice to do what we can to support Ukraine in these incredibly difficult times," BMTH said in a statement The post Iggy Pop and Bring Me The Horizon cancel shows after Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared first on NME.

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February 18, 2022

Watch Alexandra Trusova Skate to the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” at Winter Olympics 2022

The silver medallist did a routine to John McCrea’s Cruella version of the Iggy Pop classic

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February 9, 2022

Måneskin on working with Iggy Pop, partying with Ed Sheeran and Eurovision advice

The Italian Eurovision winners also told us about competing with ABBA at this year's BRIT Awards The post Måneskin on working with Iggy Pop, partying with Ed Sheeran and Eurovision advice appeared first on NME.

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February 8, 2022

Iggy Pop to receive this year’s Polar Music Prize: “I’m honoured”

The singer will pick up the award at a ceremony in Stockholm this May The post Iggy Pop to receive this year’s Polar Music Prize: “I’m honoured” appeared first on NME.

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February 8, 2022

‘There is No One Else Quite Like Him’: Iggy Pop to Receive 2022 Polar Music Prize

Past honorees include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bjork and Joni Mitchell

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February 8, 2022

Iggy Pop and Ensemble Intercontemporain Named 2022 Polar Music Prize Laureates

Royal ceremony in Stockholm resumes after a two-year COVID gap.

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January 7, 2022

Tony Visconti recalls “goosebumps” moment with David Bowie while recording ‘Weeping Wall’

The producer told the tale, which also involves Iggy Pop, on BBC Radio 6 Music today (January 7) The post Tony Visconti recalls “goosebumps” moment with David Bowie while recording ‘Weeping Wall’ appeared first on NME.

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November 29, 2021

St. Vincent, Iggy Pop and Grimes feature in 2022 Pirelli calendar

It also includes images of Cher, Rita Ora, Kali Uchis and Saweetie The post St. Vincent, Iggy Pop and Grimes feature in 2022 Pirelli calendar appeared first on NME.

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November 19, 2021

Mick Rock, Photographer Who Captured 1970s Glam, Has Died

Beyond his creative relationship with David Bowie, he shot Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, and more

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November 8, 2021

Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Iggy Pop

"Here we are rocking out with T on the kitchen table – mercy!" The post Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Iggy Pop appeared first on NME.

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October 7, 2021

Cat Power Announces New Covers Album, Plays Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion” on Corden: Watch

She also shared her rendition of the Pogues’ “A Pair of Brown Eyes” from Covers, which features songs by Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Ryan Gosling, and more

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September 22, 2021

A New Compilation Traces the Influence of the Velvet Underground Across Generations

On I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to 'The Velvet Underground & Nico,' Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, reflect who the Velvets were as they reinterpret every song on the Banana Album

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September 18, 2021

Iggy Pop opens up about discovering new music: “I feel like I’m mining for diamonds”

Iggy also spoke about his favourite new musicians The post Iggy Pop opens up about discovering new music: “I feel like I’m mining for diamonds” appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Kick Me

June 29, 2022

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Post Punk (Rewired by Hyper)

June 24, 2022

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Secrets (feat. Iggy Pop and Randy Blythe)

April 28, 2022

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Post Punk (feat. Iggy Pop)

February 18, 2022

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European Son

September 10, 2021

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Move Your Hand

September 8, 2021

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I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE (with Iggy Pop)

August 6, 2021

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Live Olympia (Paris, France - 1991)

June 9, 2021

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L'appartement (En duo avec Iggy Pop)

April 21, 2021

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Why Can't We Live Together (Radio Edit)

April 9, 2021

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Sunshine Superman (Radio Edit)

March 3, 2021

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No Flag (Chanté)

December 4, 2020

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The Acid Lands

October 15, 2020

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The Bowie Years

May 29, 2020

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The Bowie Years: Edits + Out-Takes

March 27, 2020

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The Bowie Years: Live In ‘77

March 27, 2020

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Bitch

November 15, 2019

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If You're Going to the City

November 11, 2019

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Free

September 6, 2019

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Sonali

August 28, 2019

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James Bond

July 29, 2019

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Mobile

March 1, 2019

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Teatime Dub Encounters

July 27, 2018

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Get Your Shirt

July 6, 2018

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Red Right Hand

December 13, 2017

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Apollo

October 6, 2017

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Lust For Life (The Prodigy Remix)

August 4, 2017

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Gold (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Gold")

January 13, 2017

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Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

October 28, 2016

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Fire Engine

May 13, 2016

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Leaves Of Grass

February 5, 2016

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Post Pop Depression

January 22, 2016

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Light In The Attic 10 Year Anniversary: Betty Davis "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up"

October 2, 2012

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Après

May 7, 2012

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Essential

January 1, 2011

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1977

October 25, 2010

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Kill City (Restored Edition)

October 19, 2010

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Where the Faces Shine, Vol. 1 - The Official Live Experience 1977-1981

May 31, 2010

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Where the Faces Shine, Vol. 2 - The Official Live Experience 1982-1989

January 1, 2010

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California Hitch-Hike

January 1, 2010

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Electro Sixteen

November 10, 2009

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Deep Cuts

January 1, 2009

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Preliminaires

January 1, 2009

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Live At Lollapalooza 2007: Iggy & The Stooges

January 1, 2007

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Lust for Live 1977

February 6, 2006

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The Complete A&M Recordings

January 1, 2006

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A Million In Prizes: Iggy Pop Anthology (Edited Version)

January 1, 2005

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Skull Ring

January 1, 2003

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Beat Em Up

June 1, 2001

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Avenue B

January 1, 1999

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Heroin Hates You

January 1, 1997

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Naughty Little Doggie

January 1, 1996

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American Caesar

January 1, 1993

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Brick By Brick

June 1, 1990

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Instinct

June 20, 1988

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Blah-Blah-Blah

October 27, 1986

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The Villagers

January 1, 1982

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Run Like A Villain

January 1, 1982

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Watching The News

January 1, 1982

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Zombie Birdhouse

January 1, 1982

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Party

June 1, 1981

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Soldier

February 1, 1980

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New Values

September 1, 1979

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Arista Heritage Series: Iggy Pop

January 1, 1979

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TV Eye: 1977

January 1, 1978

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Lust For Life

August 29, 1977

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The Idiot

March 18, 1977

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