Quote: "I was impressed with Josh. He didn't look like the others there. He was the only guy besides myself who wasn't dressed up in some sort of satanic space outfit." Iggy Pop on his first meeting with pal and collaborator Josh Homme at the Kerrang! Awards in 2001.
Quote: "I would take the guitar players in the Stooges and we'd look for kids in their school uniforms. We would say, 'Come to our house. We've got this record we know you're gonna love!'" Iggy Pop tried to recruit teenagers as fans while he was recording classic 1973 album Raw Power.
Quote: "I would never play I Wanna Be Your Dog again, at a proper gig, without Ron. Those are his riffs, his sensibility." Iggy Pop can't play Stooges songs late guitarist Ron Asheton wrote.
Quote: "You know, a lot of the best artists disappear for a few years at a time. You don't hear from either of the two principal Rolling Stones when they're not touring. Although one of them couldn't stand it any more and pooped out a book." Iggy Pop is not a fan of Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards' 2010 memoir, Life.
Quote: "It's still a very good earner. That was the beginning of my having any sort of success. I bought a place on Bleecker Street (in New York), and then I bought a house in Miami in 1998, and I've been there ever since." Iggy Pop owes a debt to David Bowie for recording their song China Girl and giving the punk icon a taste of success.
Quote: "Long ago, during my different bachelor periods , some sexual partners didn't understand. They'd say, 'Come on, you're Iggy Pop. Whip me! Beat me! Hurt me!'" Iggy Pop's past lovers expected the punk icon to be a wild man in bed.
Quote: "He called me one night... and left a message on my phone: 'Let's get together in the studio'. I called him back to be polite. I was not dying to record with him." Iggy Pop on turning down the chance to work with superfan Kurt Cobain before the Nirvana star died in 1994.
Fact: Rocker Iggy Pop, former Eagles star Joe Walsh and British band New Order are set to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert in New York. The gig, which takes place on 11 March (14), will also feature acting couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard as Honorary Chairpersons for the show.
Quote: "I reckon I can get myself down to that ridiculous degree of skinniness for Iggy." British actor Daniel Radcliffe dreams of playing veteran rocker Iggy Pop in a film and would agree to slim down for the part.
Quote: "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.
Fact: Rocker/actor Lenny Kravitz has replaced Iggy Pop as the new face of French clothing brand Eleven Paris. The American Woman hitmaker has posed for a shoot with model Charlotte Free for the company's 2013 Spring/Summer collection.
Fact: Iggy Pop has recorded a duet with Best Coast star Bethany Cosentino for an upcoming episode of TV vampire drama True Blood. The odd couple's Let's Boot and Rally will debut during the end credits of a show to air in America on 8 July (12).
Quote: "What immediately happened was, right through my mind an imagery of the people I love... None of them were anywhere near what was happening in New York, but like ducks in a row, bing-bing-bing, everyone I love in my life just flashed before my eyes. That's what it did to me." Iggy Pop recalls what went through his mind as he watched the 9/11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago (01) on TV from his home in Florida.
Quote: "Then the alcoholic fog sort of cleared and I went, 'What are you doing?' Iggy Pop was sitting there going, 'Yeah, that's cool, man'. I didn't know what to do. It was so embarrassing." Ewan McGregor once did a drunken dance for rocker Iggy Pop, and immediately regretted it.
Fact: Iggy Pop's contract with bosses at his licensing firm Bug Music forbids them from allowing advertising companies to use the punk icon's music in food commercials.
Fact: Lady GaGa and Iggy Pop will join Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band for shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on 1 and 2 October (10). Perry Farrell, Sonic Youth stars Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon and actress Carrie Fisher are also expected to be a part of the concerts.
Quote: "It's been the most comfortable period of my life when I have taken possession of the cliches that young rock stars are meant to have. Beautiful, sexy chicks, long legs: check. A fantastic, hot, convertible car: check. A house in the country: check. A place on an island: check. A really good band and fans: check!" Iggy Pop is smug about his success and lavish lifestyle.
Quote: "In school... I learned creative writing. I learned advanced algebra and geometry, but I didn't learn there was such a thing as intellectual property. I didn't learn how to read a contract." Iggy Pop regrets his lack of business acumen throughout his career.
Quote: "I said I'd do a trio with P. Diddy and Justin Timberlake, but they (record company bosses) never took me up on it. Like, 'So, Diddy, how about a little blood on your yacht?' I did meet Justin and hes a gent. I sat on his lap." Iggy Pop on plans for his career away from the reunited The Stooges.
Quote: "There's a lot of power and money in this room, it's a big industry; if it makes the right decisions, it will stay an industry." Iggy Pop prods the music moguls at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. The punk icon and his band The Stooges were inducted on Monday night (15Mar10).
Quote: "All the poor people who actually started rock 'n' roll music are cool." Iggy Pop in his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech.
Fact: The original members of Queen have been turned into LEGO versions of themselves for the upcoming music video game LEGO Rock Band. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, JOHN DEACON and ROGER TAYLOR join Iggy Pop and David Bowie, whose LEGO likenesses have already been revealed.
Quote: "I am apparently about to become a Lego toy." Punk icon Iggy Pop.
Quote: "I think it's now officially the world's worst form of music. Even a mid-level cumbia band in Venezuela sounds better than the biggest-selling rock bands. It's there to comfort people. And to keep things quiet. It's just not much fun. " Punk icon Iggy Pop mourns the state of modern rock and roll.
Quote: "At first, I hated this miniature intruder in the house, competing for my woman! But, little by little, I began to see he had a lot of charm." Iggy Pop competes with his dog, Lucky, for his wife's attention.
Quote: "Early on I was very affected by 1960s mysticism. I inhaled a huge dose of a gaseous substance called DMT. When I exhaled, I was driven to strip off all my clothes and gaze at the ceiling and there appeared a fantastically detailed Buddha." Iggy Pop on his drug-fuelled religious experiences.
Quote: "I got the idea to sing shirtless from a book I read on Egyptology. I kept looking at the pharaohs and thought, 'These guys look bitchin' - they never wear shirts.'" Iggy Pop reveals his inspiration.
Quote: "In terms of sound, it's hard to say. Iggy Pop maybe. IGGY has a beautiful deep quality and he's a real crooner." Johnny Depp on his rock'n'roll inspiration for the murderous barber he plays in new musical SWEENEY TODD.
Fact: The former manager of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed is releasing a tell-all autobiography. Tony Defries promises his memoirs, titled GODS AND GANGSTERS, will include "candid revelations and private insights".
Fact: Iggy Pop prompted a stage invasion at Sunday's (05Aug07) Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois when he invited the audience to join him for a sing-along.
Quote: "I didn't want a reunion. I did not want to have a picnic anywhere and run through our old s**t." Punk icon Iggy Pop admits he initially didn't want to be part of a Stooges reunion.
Quote: "People come up to me once in a while and yell at me for something I did to their house 23 years ago, like puking in their mailbox." Iggy Pop is still haunted by his hellraising past.
Fact: Iggy Pop's punk pioneers the STOOGES will release their first album in 34 years in March (07). The album will be titled THE WEIRDNESS.
Quote: <p>"I hate a**holes in ties." Iggy Pop has no time for businessmen. </p>
Fact: <p>Swiss rock festival Blue Balls has been fined 1,500 Swiss francs ($1,170/GBP650) after former STOOGES singer Iggy Pop blasted out his music too loudly. The Lust for Life hitmaker exceeded the 100 decibel sound limit by 2.5 decibels. </p>