Iggy Pop has collaborated with Asian Dub Foundation on a cover of The Stooges track No Fun.
The band managed to get the legendary punk on board for the track after meeting him at a recent festival.
Iggy sang the praises of the band at the event, calling them the "best live band he'd seen in 30 years", reports Uncut.
The track will now feature on ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION'S forthcoming studio album PUNKARA.
Speaking about the collaboration, the band's Chandrasonic described the song as "unbridled, off the hook banghra meets unbridled off the hook thrash proto-punk. The two aren't combined very often but they have a lot in common."
Due to be released on October 6th, the album will also feature a collaboration with GORGOL BORDELLO'S Eugene Holtz.
Elsewhere, it was recently reported that a stolen truck containing IGGY POP and THE STOOGES equipment was found empty and abandoned in Canada.
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Isaac Hayes wowed the crowd at this year's rain-blighted Womad festival in Wiltshire last night.
The singer performed Soul Man and the theme from Shaft in his set to make festival-goers forget the torrential downpours and damp conditions underfoot yesterday evening.
This year's Womad festival, which began on Friday and ends today, is taking place in Charlton Park near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, away from the usual Reading venue.
It has suffered badly from the recent bad weather central and western England has encountered, with muddy and sticky conditions encouraging some to make comparisons to those seen at this year's Glastonbury.
Today the festival's website admitted that "a night of heavy rain has caused a deterioration again in the mud on site" but added optimistically that "the dry weather today and tomorrow will improve conditions."
Womad, brainchild of former Genesis star Peter Gabriel, has been held in 27 different countries in its 27-year-history.
Other acts performing at the world music festival have included Asian Dub Foundation, The Silk String Quartet and Mr Gabriel himself.
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A controversial opera about Libyan leader COLONEL MUAMMAR GADDAFI is to open in London this September (06), sparking concerns of public safety and racial tension. GADDAFI portrays its subject's most controversial moments on the world stage - including the US attacks on Libya in 1986 and the Lockerbie disaster of 1988 - and features Asian beats and rap in place of arias and romance. It will be shown at the English National Opera in the British capital. British band Asian Dub Foundation have written the music for the production and are under attack for provocative lyrics such as: "Guns are beauty. With them you are angels of revolutionary purity." But frontman STEVE CHANDRA SAVALE defends his work and says, "Some might say it's insane, but I like that. I don't see that as a negative thing." Director DAVID FREEMAN also defends the opera, saying, "He (Gaddafi) has done many positive things within Libya as well as some negative ones. I think it's a provocation, and I think that's one of the things that art should do."
The members of British dance collective the Asian Dub Foundation have created a new opera based on the life of Libyan leader MOAMMAR GADHAFI.
The production will feature a rapper as Gadhafi and a chorus of all-female bodyguards.
The show will be produced by London's ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA.18/01/2005 21:29
THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey has put together a staggering line-up of rock
acts for a week of charity concerts - and admits he was overwhelmed by the
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