Iggy And The Stooges (not) ready to die

By | Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Iggy & The Stooges

Iggy Pop has shared vital stats on ‘Ready To Die’, his and The Stooges first LP since 2007’s ‘The Weirdness’, and first since 1973’s ‘Raw Power’ to feature original Stooges guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton. Mike Watt fills in for late bassist Ron Asheton, who died in 2009.

A significant disc for Iggy et al in many ways, ‘Ready To Die’ will be released via Fat Possum on 30 Apr.

Railing angrily as part of this video Q&A, Iggy says: “My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they’re an older group they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money”.

So there you go. This is ‘Ready To Die’ track ‘Scarecrow’: