Iggy Pop wants to follow David Bowie's example and live an almost completely private life, and thinks it's ''great'' the icon has been able to do his work in peace.
The rock icons haven't spoken in a decade, which Iggy puts down to the 'Where Are We Now?' hitmaker's privacy - and he wants to follow a similar path
He said: ''I think he's probably been doing a hell of a lot over the past 10 years that's none of anybody's business.
''He has done nothing publicly and I think that's great and hats off to him. That's kind of where I'm heading hopefully.''
The 65-year-old icon hasn't heard Bowie's new single - released on his birthday last month - but did reveal they discussed potential projects when they last spoke.
He admitted to The Independent on Sunday newspaper: ''He called me down here about 10 years ago. There were a couple of projects but I couldn't do them so we just had a really great chat.
''You know, 'How are you? What have you been doing? Married? Girlfriend? This, that, blah, blah, blah.' We haven't spoken since, which is fine.''