"...Even though he steered completely clear of the Stooges, Wednesday night’s two-hour SXSW showcase at ACL Live at the Moody Theater was far and away the more compelling article. Once you’ve washed off the blood and peanut butter, the essence of Iggy Pop’s artistry is articulating complex, uncouth feelings in plain street language..."
"...Behind the amps, Iggy Pop sits atop a stool in expensive black evening wear and no shirt, awaiting his entrance, swaying to his band’s massive groove and drinking bottled water. He spits it out, flips both middle fingers at the audience, and mouths “FUCK YOU” with a Lone Star-sized grin...."
"...Dear Editor, Kelly Willis, please leave Iggy Pop alone! Your version of "Success" is an abject failure and lacks the sincerity and spirit of the song. Thanks and a huge sigh of relief from all the Iggy Pop fans of the world...."
"...In a press statement, legendary frontman Iggy Pop stated, “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..."
"...Exhilarating ride those nine days, beginning with President Barack Obama copping Torchy's Tacos and ending with Drake materializing at Fader Fort to perform six songs. In betwixt, punk daredevil Iggy Pop, re-energized with a backing band led by Queens of the Stone Age bruiser Josh Homme, delivered two mighty performances at the Moody Theater, both including live rarity "China Girl" and material from new LP Post Pop Depression..."
"...In 1974, the Stooges couldn't stand any more abuse from fans, the pop music infrastructure, or themselves, so they disbanded. While Iggy Pop went to rehab and later became a pop star, guitarist James Williamson studied engineering, worked at Advanced Micro Devices, and eventually became a VP at Sony (see "Shake Appeal," May 28, 2010)..."
"...At the close of the brightest summer of her career, Australian hip-pop diva Iggy Azalea presided over a dense, sunburned crowd Saturday afternoon at ACL Fest. Strutting center stage and flanked by a crew of dancers, the MC pulled from April debut The New Classic..."
"...Twenty-six years later, the band reunited and recorded new music, and although the death of founding guitarist Ron Asheton put the band's future into question, it's returned again under the tweaked moniker of Iggy & the Stooges, with V.2 guitarist James Williamson of Raw Power fame, and Minuteman Mike Watt on bass. Live, Pop commands a stage like he did in his band's first coming..."
"...The perpetually festival-mad UK may have Glastonbury (too muddy), and Reading (eh …), and Scotland's T in the Park (no coffee, dammit!), but we Yanks have Coachella, and, speaking from experience, it rocks the proverbial house like no other. Where else can you see Iggy Pop & the Stooges back to back with Morrissey, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Belle & Sebastian, Bright Eyes, and Nine Inch Nails? Nowhere but in this rambling, celebratory documentary, which covers performances from all six years of the festival's history (though, annoyingly, doesn't bother to tell you which year you're actually watching at any particular time) but nonetheless manages to catch the laid-back, slow-fi charm of the actual event..."
"...Iggy Pop, who'll turn 60 in April, is calling from "Miami, the edge of America and a short spit from New York." He's in great spirits, wisecracking, laughing, and acting for all the world like a rock star enjoying his life. Which is exactly what he is..."
"...Yesterday, in a standalone announcement, South by Southwest confirmed the 2016 conference’s first superstar – Iggy Pop. The leathery punk visionary tests out his new band with Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme at the Moody Theater on Wednesday, March 16, promoting upcoming LP Post Pop Depression...."
"...On the other hand, three of the four original members have passed away in the last three years, two to cancer and one (predictably, it was Dee Dee) from a heroin OD, which renders this celebration of the Ramones also something of a wake, albeit one with enough undiluted Lower East Side energy to power a thousand Marshall amps for millennia. Which brings us back to the mystery of how, in 1974, four scruffy Forest Hills ne’er-do-wells who were obsessed with Iggy Pop and the Stooges could coalesce and mutate into the single most influential rock & roll band since the Beatles and manage to stick it out for nearly a quarter-century come hell, high water, and more personality crises than the New York Dolls..."
"...Despite a few funny moments, and some richly colored and fluid animation, The Rugrats Movie simply cannot sustain the frenetic charm and imagination of the shorter TV segments. Particularly ill-advised are the musical numbers that seem artificial and de rigueur despite some pretty heavy musical artillery (Elvis Costello, No Doubt, Laurie Anderson, and Iggy Pop to name but a few)..."
"...Devour Visconti’s 2007 autobiography Bowie, Bolan, and the Brooklyn Boy and you can tack on credits for U2, Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Morrissey, Gentle Giant, the Boomtown Rats, the Stranglers. When that mark of excellence stamped the advances for Alejandro Escovedo’s new Real Animal, Austin’s very own Lou Reed/Iggy Pop/Mick & Keith had finally arrived in rock royalty style..."
"...“No, no more Iggy Pop shit,” Orville Neeley announced nearly halfway into the OBN IIIs’ Friday showcase at the Volstead Lounge. “Maybe one day.”..."
"...Ann Arbor proto-punk godheads Iggy Pop and the Stooges remain as iconic today as they ever were, and this Jim Jarmusch documentary is a loving, loud, and thoroughly entertaining tribute to the band and their dirty, gutter-glam influence...."
"...Adam Ant is speaking by phone from the offices of his new, self-owned independent label, Blueback Hussar Records. The first two-thirds of the label’s moniker doubles as the belated name for a character the iconic British pop star played, Ziggy Stardust-style, as the Eighties’ first true pop star..."
"...Living in near obscurity through seven years and three LPs, the Baltimore trio finally broke out with its fourth full-length, last year’s Singles on 4AD. The impassioned nobodies have since become electro-pop ringleaders...."
"...Iggy Pop was playing the Armadillo, and, as often happened with the venue's shows, it was all over by about 10:30pm. Iggy was in good shape, his demons mostly behind him, and he'd poured every ounce of his athleticism into an amazing show..."
"...Cale and the band arrived Wednesday afternoon, and the drugs materialized immediately. We'd stockpiled our room with beer and bourbon and were very popular for doing so...."