Friday, February 8, 2013 7:35PM - By Laura Aguirre
Futuristic singer Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, spoke out on behalf of Beyonce, Korean pop singer PSY and Mariah Carey this week. She wrote a thoughtful post on why these people matter. Also, Eminem is definitely releasing a new album this year. According to his label’s president, it’s coming very soon (like right after Memorial Day soon). All that and more below.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:56PM - By Laura Aguirre
Morrissey is coming back to stages all over the U.S. He’s just announced a lengthy 33-date North American tour for this fall that’ll kick off in Boston on October 5th. During one of his stops, he’ll even join forces with Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Check out those dates below.
Friday, April 8, 2011 9:46AM - By Joseph Oliveto
Iggy Pop and “American Idol” should not go together as well as they did last night, March 7. Whereas the former is a legendary star who combines a shockingly raw and untamed stage energy with the kind of music that made your parents worried, the latter is a contest designed, in it searly stages, to identify potential pop-stars who will likely go on the make the kind of music that sells a lot of records. One is spontaneous and exciting, the other is predictable and safe.
However, “Idol” has been thankfully embracing new types of acts in recent years, and so while it still doesn’t seen to make sense that Iggy Pop would perform on the show, we’re at least pleased to report that the audience seemed to enjoy the change of pace.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 10:16AM - By Travis Woods
Because a fan paying $15,000 dollars for his 40-year-old toilet isn’t enough, Yoko Ono is throwing a two-day, all-star bash for her late husband, John Lennon, this October in Los Angeles. Set to be held at the Orpheum Theatre on October 1-2, the We Are Plastic Ono Band concerts will feature the pant-suited and blank-eyed stare of Ono’s caterwauling performing Plastic Ono Band tunes backed by a band featuring her son Sean Lennon, as well as numerous high-profile guest performances.
Monday, March 22, 2010 5:11PM - By Travis Woods
Alas, it’s the end of an era–James Osterberg, Jr., a.k.a. Iggy Pop, age 62, has announced that he will no longer be stage diving at rock concerts.
The geriatric, but still unarguably cool, frontman for the Stooges and all-round rock ‘n roll wild one made one of his famous leaps at a show in Carnegie Hall last month, and the unusually staid crowd simply stood aside and led the man once crowned “The Idiot” slam right into the ground. Pop later recounted the incident to WENN, and how it seemed like a fitting end to one of his classic stage moves.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:13AM - By Travis Woods
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions tend to be fairly staid, meaningless affairs – unless Springsteen’s giving a speech, because he’s the Boss – comprised solely of industry backslapping, lackluster all-star jams, and generous amounts of ego massages for over-the-hill rock and rollers.
Last night’s induction and awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City would have been of the same, with bands like ABBA and Genesis (and no, Peter Gabriel was not there) getting inducted along with such deserving and underrated acts as Jimmy Cliff and the Hollies, had it not been for the inclusion of rock ‘n roll’s greatest losers – The Stooges. Specifically, The Idiot himself, Iggy Pop.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 5:35PM - By Seraphina L.
If you’re going to the film portion of SXSW this year, you may just get to see the new vampire flick that stars rock legends Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins (and Moby). The name of the film is blatantly Suck, as it takes on the the attitude of heavy rock and roll and then the world of vampires which so many teens and have fallen in love with thanks to films and TV shows such as Twilight and True Blood. Other actors include Malcolm McDowell and Dave Foley (of Kids in the Hall) among other unlikely cast members.
This will be the sophomore release for director Rob Stefaniuk and although we’re wondering how in the world he managed to grab such a major cast, we’re a bit more curious about how these musicians will do with comedic timing on their part.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:15AM - By Krystal Clark
Iggy Pop is mostly known for being the controversial frontman for the rock group The Stooges, but now he’s being called a living legend. All those years of off the wall antics along with his great music has earned Iggy the prestigious title from the Marshall Classic Rock and Roll of Honor Awards.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:00AM - By Anet Hovhanesian
This is an exciting list of albums coming out this week! It looks like old schoolers are taking over with new releases from Iggy Pop, Dave Matthews Band and Vanessa Williams (Still trying to prove she can sing too). After a slow week, it’s nice to have all these different options.
Here is a list of albums coming out the week of June 2nd…