"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed f**king thing I have that a real f**king group, when they're an older group, they also make f**king records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of f**king money. And then go, 'Oh! It wouldn't be as good!' This is not the f**king Smashing Pumpkins." Punk icon Iggy Pop insists his Stooges are still relevant as they announce an April (13) release date for their new album, Ready to Die.