Iggy Pop Blasts Brainy Rockers
Iggy Pop has blasted bands including Smashing Pumpkins and Limp Bizkits saying he hates any rock star who "thinks he's got brains".
Iggy Pop hates rock stars who "think they've got brains".
The legendary singer - dubbed 'the godfather of punk' for the sound he created with garage band The Stooges - has blasted pretentious musicians for airing their "dull" opinions.
He said: "These fellas asked me to do a video announcement for my new album.
"I took great pains not to think first because the thing I can't stand is a rock star who thinks he's got brains. They're always so damned dull.
"Anyone from Smashing Pumpkins to - what's the one with Fred Durst? Limp Bizkit. And there are a million billion of them, and people think they are gods."
Iggy - real name James Osterberg - also revealed he doesn't like sleeping in his own house in Miami, US, which he describes as "a dump".
He added: "I keep this little cabin by the river for Iggy business. It's a dump, looks like a Mississippi shack. It can be dangerous so I try not to spend the night too often but I love it."
Iggy's latest album, the jazz and French literature influenced 'Preliminaires', is available now.