Iggy Pop Chronicles The Stooges In New Book Being Released By Jack White
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:49:09
Jack White's Third Man Books, the publishing subsidiary of his Third Man Records, is set to release a book on The Stooges taken straight from Iggy Pop's own words. A variety of tomes have been published in the past about the Ann Arbor-based punk rock pioneers, but this is the first told through Iggy. Entitled TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop, the book is due out later this year.
According to Third Man Books, "Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive Stooges collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop's candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded-the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010 The Stooges, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music." Pitchfork states, "It also features a series of rare and unseen photographs, plus additional contributions from White, Johnny Marr, Joan Jett, Third Man's Ben Blackwell, and more."
Iggy Pop is currently on tour in support of his most-recent, and possibly last, release Post Pop Depression. It is his seventeenth solo studio album and was produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
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