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Iggy Pop Awarded France's 'highest Cultural Honour'


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Iggy Pop has been made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

The Stooges frontman has been awarded the country's ''highest cultural honour'' and joined the likes of rock legends David Bowie and Bob Dylan after receiving the title on Wednesday (25.04.17).

Writing on his Twitter account, the 70-year-old star said: ''Iggy presented with France's highest cultural honour the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Consul General.''

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Song To Song Trailer


The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two aspiring songwriters named Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) become entwined in two overlapping love triangles with a major player in the music business named Cook (Michael Fassbender) - who encourages them to take their music careers further - and a charming waitress (Natalie Portman). As much as their lives are about making it in the industry and becoming world renowned successes, their lives get more complicated by disloyalty, temptation and infatuation with each other, pushing all of them ultimately further away. Can love last when betrayal lies at every corner?

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Nina Alu and Iggy Pop seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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David Pemberton and Iggy Pop at the The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Review

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"Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall" is a DVD which shows the world what audiences who attended the springtime "Post Pop Depression" concerts knew intimately. Iggy Pop, a dynamic frontman, rightfully called an icon by the Grammy awards-granting body, is backed by talented sidemen who work through material from two eras of rock and roll.

Winner of Best Live Music Coverage by the UK Music Video Awards, "Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall"'s full-scale production runs through 22 songs. Splinter Films captures and celebrates a spectacle, a snapshot in time. With no excess fanfare or lavish post-production, it attempts to simply illustrate music in the making. Fans who witnessed this show in-person have almost unanimously agreed that it was one of their favorites, and this DVD attempts to show the rest of the world 'why'.

The concert runs a sliver shy of two hours, and the camerawork shows the toil the musicians sweat through under diffuse, hot stage lights.

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Gimme Danger Trailer


As the trailer begins, you hear Jim Jarmusch announce that he's "in an undisclosed location interrogating Jim Osterberg (Iggy Pop) about The Stooges, the greatest rock 'n' roll band ever. 'Interrogating' is the perfect choice of words for Jarmusch to choose as nothing less would do justice to the severe impact The Stooges had on the rock scene. 

Raucous, loud, dangerous and unafraid to cross the boundaries, not only did Iggy Pop and the rest of the band embody rock, they also embraced an entirely new ethos that was being formed - in part by them - called punk.

Iggy Pop originally formed The Stooges as a blues band, but didn't want to stick to the traditional confines of the genre, he wanted to take the style in a whole new direction, so he and three of his friends began writing songs together. The eight tracks they'd originally compile included I Wanna Be Your Dog and the ten minute+ track We Will Fall. The record would be produced by the Velvet Underground's John Cale and go on to make The Stooges a name that's still recognised as one of the most important bands to come out of those early years of rock 'n' roll.

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Iggy Pop , James Newell Osterberg - Iggy Pop performs at the Isle of White Festival at Isle of Wight Festival - Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom - Saturday 11th June 2016

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Iggy Pop and James Newell Osterberg
Iggy Pop and James Newell Osterberg
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Iggy Pop and James Newell Osterberg

Iggy Pop - "Gimme Danger" photo call during the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 19th May 2016

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Carter Logan, Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch and Fernando Sulichin
Carter Logan and Iggy Pop
Carter Logan, Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch and Fernando Sulichin
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Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression Album Review


Don't let the title fool you. Post Pop Depression is presented very deliberately as an Iggy Pop record, but, like the famous albums he made in Berlin with David Bowie, this is very much a collaborative effort and is all the stronger for it. 

Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression Album Review

With Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on production and guitar duties, his QOTSA bandmate Dean Fertita on bass, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on drums, this isn't quite an exhibition supergroup in the mould of Them Crooked Vultures, but rather a collection of accomplished musicians who have created a nuanced record, by turns brooding and buoyant, which bears the hallmarks of its creators.

It was Homme who Pop approached to bring the album into existence, and his fingerprints in particular are all over this record from the get go. The creeping minor-key guitar riffs of brilliant opener 'Break Into Your Heart' bring to mind Lullabies to Paralyze-era QOTSA, and 'American Valhalla' opens with tinkling toy piano which gives way to a lurching bass riff in a manner vividly reminiscent of 'Tangled Up in Plaid'. In this context, even Pop's baritone growl doesn't sound a million miles away from that of longtime Queens collaborator Mark Lanegan.

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Foo Fighters Announce Return To UK With Three September Shows


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Foo Fighters have announced they'll be returning to the UK in September, just months after Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced the band to cancel arena shows and pull out of their Glastonbury headlining slot. The band ended up having to cancel the rest of their European tour in June when Grohl broke his leg after falling from the stage during a gig Sweden.

foo fightersFoo Fighters will return to the UK in September.

The band will play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5th and 6th, with support coming from legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. Then on September 8th they’ll head to Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium, will Royal Blood opening.

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New Order Album To Feature Guest Stars Including Brandon Flowers


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As well as announcing a short UK tour this autumn, the returning indie veterans New Order have revealed that their upcoming album will feature a number of guest stars from musical past and present.

Music Complete, their ninth studio album, will be coming out on September 25th, the band confirmed last month. On Tuesday (July 7th), however, they teased some more details about the album’s sound, and that it will contain appearances from Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop and La Roux.

Iggy PopIggy Pop is one of the guest stars who'll appear on the upcoming New Order album 'Music Complete'

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Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer


It's fair to say that Vincent Furnier made musical history when he became Alice Cooper; an androgynous shock rocker who spent his teenage years pursuing a career in rock, and certainly not following in his preacher father's footsteps. From his inception, Alice Cooper went against the grain of what is accepted in modern music with over-the-top, gore-filled live shows which at one point saw a chicken get unwittingly murdered by his audience. However, the fun soon got out of hand when Alice Cooper and his band got fully submerged in the rock 'n' roll world of alcohol and drug abuse. Setting up the drinking club The Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper would be hospitalised more than once for his substance abuse issues, getting so obsessed with that world that he would not even be able to remember large chunks of his recording career.

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Iggy Pop Talks U2, Free Music And That Insurance Advert, During John Peel Lecture


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Punk icon Iggy Pop has criticised U2 for their free album give away, while also addressing the culture of file sharing during this year’s John Peel Lecture. Hosted by BBC Music, the annual lecture is held in memory of the late radio DJ who helped popularised punk music in Britain.

iggy PopIggy Pop gave this year's John Peel lecture

Speaking about the Irish band’s decision to give away free copies of their new album to to over 500 million iTunes customers, Pop said, “The people who don’t want the free U2 download are trying to say, ‘Don’t try to force me,’ and they’ve got a point. Part of the process when you buy something from an artist, it’s kind of an anointing, you are giving that person love.”

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Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, Ringo Star and John Varvatos - John Varvatos first European store launch - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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Could Daniel Radcliffe Successfully Play Iggy Pop?


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Following Daniel Radcliffe's recent announcement that he wouldn't mind playing the unpredictable and irrational Iggy Pop in a film, it's interesting to wonder whether Radcliffe could actually pull off the part of the drug-addled rock star. 

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Daniel Radcliffe admits there are similarities between him and Iggy Pop

The comment came from an interview with radio host Eric J Lawrence, in which Radcliffe stated "we've got a similar, gnarly sort of, slightly strange skinny bodies." Perhaps the twenty five year old's star power would be the perfect draw for an Iggy Pop film, as the last time Pop was portrayed on screen was by Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins last year. The film, CBGB, received negative reviews, with review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes rating the film only 6%. 

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Iggy Pop

Date of birth

21st April, 1947

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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Song To Song Trailer

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Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Movie Review

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Gimme Danger Trailer

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