BY MATTHEW STRAUSS AND NOAH YOO VIA PITCHFORK
The soundtrack for T2 Trainspotting—Danny Boyle’s sequel to his cult classic film from 1996—has been announced. The soundtrack opens with the Prodigy’s new remix of Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life”—the song used for the ’96 film’s iconic opening sequence. In addition, the T2 soundtrack closes with a new Underworld song called “Slow Slippy.” It’s an updated version of “Born Slippy .NUXX,” another song crucial to the original film.
BY JOHN BIEFUSS VIA COMMERCIAL APPEAL
Joe Dallesandro, as photographed by Memphis’ Jack Robinson. (Photo: Jack Robinson/ Memphis Brooks Museum of Art)
They’re cool, they’re unique, they’re counterculture icons, they hung out with Andy Warhol, they used to like taking their shirts off, and they were punk before “punk” was a thing.
They’re Iggy Pop and Joe Dallesandro, and they’re coming to Memphis — Iggy on the screen and Joe in the flesh.
Iggy Pop and his groundbreaking, noise-making rock-and-roll band, the Stooges, are the focus of “Gimme Danger,” a documentary by Jim Jarmusch (director of the made-in-Memphis masterpiece “Mystery Train”) that is set to screen at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Malco Studio on the Square. No other Memphis screening has been set.
BY ANDY GREENE VIA ROLLING STONE
Iggy Pop is ready for a break. The punk pioneer spent most of 2016 on the road in support of Post Pop Depression, a solo album he recorded with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. He also found time to promote Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, record with Danger Mouse and pose nude for New York art students. Next year he plans on taking on far fewer gigs, including a stint opening for Metallica in Mexico. He got on the phone with Rolling Stone to share the wisdom he’s learned over the years, and to reveal what he hopes to accomplish with the rest of his life.
BY JEREMY GORDON VIA SPIN
Congratulations to Iggy Pop, who was nominated for his first ever Golden Globe award this morning. Iggy, along with Danger Mouse, got a nod for penning the theme song for “Gold,” from the upcoming Matthew McConaughey movie Gold. It’s up in the category for Best Original Song. The nominees generally don’t perform at the Golden Globes, but it could be on the shortlist to get an Oscar nod. Shirtless Iggy Pop flailing about on stage the Oscars sounds like very good television.
BY: AMY HABEN
New Yorker’s gathered together on 57th Street to witness a discussion with Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch hosted by the New York Times one month ago. I was lucky enough to find a single seat right up front. I bought a ticket to see Iggy Pop play last year but I was up in the nosebleed seats… too far away to witness the many fine lines and expressive eyes of the talented rule breaker himself.
Iggy, born James Osterberg, shuffled on to the stage as he’s been suffering from major back problems. Once seated, he reminisced on his job as a stock boy at Discount Records, the local college record store in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His duties included selling, stocking, taping up the returns, and grabbing coffee for his fellow employees who called him by his nickname “Iguana.” The Stooges played junior highs and high schools for free in the beginning. Can you imagine being twelve years old and experiencing a sweaty, half-naked Iggy gyrating while you eat your bologna sandwich in the quad? Talk about being introduced to sex on a sonic level…
BY JEREMY ALLEN VIA GUARDIAN
Iggy Pop – His career spans 50 years, with definite lows among the best, often collaborative, gems but James Osterberg’s viewpoint is splenetic and necessary. An illustrious career … Iggy Pop on stage in New York in 1977. Photograph: Richard E Aaron/Redferns
1. Kill City (with James Williamson)
The Stooges had come off the rails before, but in February 1974 they finally split for good. Despite the ignominious nature of their demise, Jim Osterberg – the man behind Iggy Pop – had still not quite reached his rock bottom. He spent the best part of a year couch surfing and relying on the charity of others, including fans, for heroin and quaaludes. An intervention took place when he was arrested for intimidating diners at an LA burger emporium. Detention at a psychiatric facility on the UCLA campus gave the singer time to cool off, and at the weekends he was allowed out to record with former Stooges guitarist James Williamson at Jimmy Webb’s home studio in Encino. Kill City is an edgy and erratic blur of driving riffage in the style of the old band, with Pop grumbling about surviving in the city, “until you wind up in some bathroom overdosed and on your knees”. Record companies passed on the 1975 Kill City demos, at least until 1977, when Iggy Pop’s stock was on the rise again, and Bomp! Records gave Williamson funds to complete and release the album.
In celebration of the release of Gimme Danger we are happy to be able to publish these unseen photos of the Stooges by photographer Mike Barich.
“Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s new film GIMME DANGER chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. GIMME DANGER presents the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relates their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.”
ALL PHOTOS © by Mike Barich
BY AIMEE MURILLO VIA OC Weekly
Wherever you believe the sound of punk originated from, you cannot disagree that the primal energy generally associated with punk performance was invented by Iggy Pop in the late 1960s. Pop’s crazed vocals, public nudity, self-inflicted wounds, aggression toward the audience (he’d often flip off and berate the crowd) and creation of the stage dive divided the barrier between performer and audience in an era when even “rebellious” peace and love music was commodified and controlled for the masses. As innovators of a new sound and musical approach, at odds with the counterculture model of hippies and Woodstock, where did Iggy and the Stooges fit in?
The Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards have announced their nominations for 2016. In the category of Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary they nominated Brendan Toller’s Danny Says, and Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger.
There are 13 other categories that you can
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But this is the category of interest to us here at PKM. Good luck to all.
MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
Danny Fields – Danny Says (Magnolia/Outre Films)
Iggy Pop – Gimme Danger (Magnolia/Amazon)
BY MICHAEL MAROTTA VIA VANYALAND
October is delivering some mighty goods on celebrated rock and roll legends. Next week sees the release of Joe Strummer biopic London Town, where the Clash immortal is portrayed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and then the month is capped off with acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch’s documentary film on the Stooges.
Titled Gimme Danger, the Stooges film is an intense look at the pioneering Detroit band, and it comes out October 28, just in time for all those Boston bands to bust out their best Iggy Pop sets for Halloween.