Friday, April 15, 2011

iggy pop

James Newell Osterberg, Jr (born 21st April 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States), better known by his stage name iggy pop, is a rock singer and occasional actor. Pop is one of the most important innovators of punk rock. The band’s “ I Wanna Be Your Dog” is a garage punk standard. iggy pop plays guitar left-handed.

Guitarist James Williamson became a key collaborator, a partnership documented on the 1978 album Kill City James Newell Osterberg Jr. Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie.The "stage dive" and wild onstage antics. Began calling himself Iggy while working with his first high school band, "The Iguanas."Even though he had already created the stage name iggy pop, Elektra always billed him as iggy Stooge in reference to his group, The Stooges, much to iggy's chagrin.

The first two Stooge albums, "Stooges" and "Fun House", were recorded in a loose way. Much in the style of James Brown, Iggy wrote lyrics and a central riff and the band built music around that and improvised. While Morrison's The Doors was far better known and more commercially successful than Iggy's Stooges, the Stooges sparked punk rock music. The Stooges were voted the 78th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone. David Bowie produced The Stooges' "Raw Power" album as well as iggy's first two solo albums, "The Idiot" & "Lust For Life". "The Idiot" Contains the original version of the song "China Girl", later covered famously by Bowie.
Attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- on modern music
- on his band The Stooges.
(On The Stooges's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010)

David Bowie played a key role in reinvigorating Pop’s post-Stooges career and was a collaborator on the albums Lust For Life and The Idiot. Iggy may be under-rated as a songwriter.
Before new music from the Stooges might be released, iggy has recorded most of a new bilingual solo album which he plans to release for Christmas, or no later than January 2012. iggy pop performed "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" on April 7th, as part of the show's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame week. The Stooges are one of Rock music’s most essential elements. The music of the Stooges is that crucial.The Stooges, with James Williamson and Deniz Tek on guitar, will play.


  1. Iggy Pop came to my college recently for a speech and I missed it. I regret not going til this day =(

  2. If you are white rocker with heavy drug abuse and you live over 27 years. You cannot die.

  3. not fond of him tbf
    but enjoyed your post

  4. He is a wild grown up, not child. At 2:30 he wets the jury.

  5. he is awesome, he did too much drugs but his songs are very nice.

  6. ...and they say drugs are bad for you

  7. culture. can't say i like this guy's music, but I will say that without him, a very large number of people would have avoided getting mohawks and wearing leather

  8. I wanted to thank you for this great post!! I enjoyed every little bit of it, I have you bookmarked and waiting for all the new stuff you post.