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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 - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th October 2014

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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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Iggy Pop and Nina Alu - Celebrities leaving The Langham Hotel to attend the GQ Men of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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Iggy Pop and Nina Alu - GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd 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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Amnesty Say Sorry For Using Iggy Pop’s Face on Anti-Torture Campaign


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Amnesty International have apologised for using the likeness of Iggy Pop on an anti-torture campaign in Belgium. 

The poster featured The Stooges frontman as a battered, bruised figure, quoting him as saying Justin Bieber was "the future of rock and roll". It also carried the slogan: "Torture a man and he will tell you anything."

Iggy PopIggy Pop is yet to comment on Amnesty's campaign

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Raw Power: Remembering The Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton


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In the words of his Stooges bandmate Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton ‘left a huge legacy to the world’. The 64 year old drummer of the influential early punk band died on Saturday (March 15, 2014) leaving the music world in mourning. As stars line up to pay their respects we remember The Stooges drummer and the music he left behind. 

The Stooges Rock and Roll Hall of FameScott Asheton (in baseball cap), alongside Iggy Pop at The Stooges Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

'Scott Asheton passed away. Stooges albums on full’, the words tweeted by Black Flag’s Henry Rollins after learning of the death of Scott Asheton. Like Rollins, many fans and famous admirers have taken to twitter to express their feelings on not only the drummer but what the music of The Stooges meant to them. The band have taken on legendary status since their formation in 1967 when Asheton, his brother Ron, Dave Alexander and the then James Osterberg, better known as Iggy Pop came together to change rock and roll.

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Iggy Pop Says Farewell To "Dear Friend" Scott Asheton


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Iggy Pop has led the tributes to his late friend and band-mate, The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, who has died aged 64. Pop confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Sunday (March 16, 2014), saying, "He was like my brother. I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning."

Iggy PopIggy Pop Has Paid Tribute To His Friend and Bandmate Scott Asheton

Asheton was an integral part of the pioneering punk band The Stooges from their early says in Detroit in the late 1960s. His bother Ron - with whom he co-founded the band - died in 2009.

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Iggy Pop Plays Joy Division Classics with New Order at Tibet Concert


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Iggy Pop was backed by New Order for a rendition of classic JOY DIVISION tracks including Love Will Tear Us Apart at the 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night (March 11, 2014). 

Iggy PopIggy Pop Played 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' With New Order

New Order were always slated to appear at the concert, but gig-goers were treated to a surprise appearance from Iggy, who played frontman for the evening. Bernard Sumner and other members of the current New Order guise backed the punk legend through the set, which raised money for a charity that fights to preserve Tibetan culture.

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Iggy Pop Is Hitting The Radio Waves With BBC 6Music


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He’s not exactly associated with Christmas, but Iggy Pop will be hosting two special festival shows on BBC 6Music.

It’s all part of a line up that includes Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash and Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Christmas Day will herald his first show; it’s called Rockin' Rebels and will be followed by an interview with Metallica drummer Ulrich, which is part of Matt Everitt's ‘The First Time’.

Then it’s New Year’s Day. Iggy’s show, on the first day of 2014 is called Heartbreak and Heartaches. The BBC said the shows would offer an "exclusive insight into the mind of one of the most influential rock stars of the last 40 years".

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“50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom" - Rupert Grint Stars in CBGB [Trailer + Pictures]


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The highly anticipated movie surrounding New York’s infamous CBGB club is getting closer, and we’ve got some fantastic film stills to whet your punk-rock appetite. Rupert Grint stars alongside his Harry Potter nemsis Alan Rickman who portrayed Professor Snape, the man who terrorized his best friend Harry for years at Hogwarts.

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman as Hilly Kristal in CBGB

The ginger actor plays Dead Boys' guitarist Cheetah Chrome Elsewhere, Taylor Hawkins is Iggy Pop, Malin Åkerman is Debbie Harry, Sting's daughter Mickey Sumner is Patti Smith and Twilight actress Ashley Greeneis Kristal's daughter Lisa.

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Iggy Pop - Iggy Pop and the Stooges perform live at Ippodromo delle Capannelle - Milan, Italy - Thursday 11th July 2013

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Iggy And The Stooges Ready Or Die Faces The Critics


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Iggy Pop by rights should be long dead by now, given the rock and roll lifestyle he’s led during near 50 years of pushing his body to the limit in the name of punk, so is the title of Iggy & The Stooges latest album Ready To Die a pretty apt summary as to how Iggy currently feels? And more to the important, do the critics agree with him?

Well, the praise has been cautiously positive though by no means out and out superlative from the press so far. Let’s start with the negative and the Irish Times, which writes “These songs are painfully average, even clichéd at times; Ready to Retire might have been a more accurate title.” It’s kind of crazy that, despite Iggy’s long solo career, this is actually only the fifth album for the proto-punk group, since their ground breaking 1969 album The Stooges. The Guardian comments “Ready to Die becomes really good when he stops trying. It feels an odd thing to say about a Stooges album, but the best moments are the ballads, which have a power and sincerity lacking elsewhere.”

However, Clash Music said “A time-bridging release that stands as an essential and timely reminder of just how rock ‘n’ roll ought to be played” while Rolling Stone comment “Iggy is ... in blunt f*ck-you and just-try-to-kill-me form.”

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