"...As predicted in "Playback" on Thursday, Iggy & the Stooges confirmed a South by Southwest showcase today when Vans posted its Mohawk bills...."
"...Last fall, when Stooges guitarist James Williamson told the Chronicle that Detroit's punk pioneers had a local festival date “around the October  time frame," we assumed Fun Fun Fun Fest. In that respect, today's unveiling of the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup came as a surprise...."
"...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)..."
"...Setting a template for punk so tough and visceral that it took the world a decade to catch up, the Stooges authored three records of white-knuckle aggression before calling it quits in 1974. 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..."
"...When I was a young boy, my father and I would wake up every Saturday morning to watch three hours of the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Little Rascals on our cranky old Zenith television. Still a good five years before the arrival of cable TV, our set was a three-channel wonder, replete with tin foil-covered rabbit ears and even tinnier sound..."
"...The title just about says it all. The Three Stooges travel back to ancient days in a time machine and end up on a galley ship, battling Cyclops, meeting Hercules, and racing chariots..."
"...Ann Arbor proto-punk godheads Iggy & 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...."
"...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...."
"...On paper, it reads like a Guantánamo Bay interrogation technique. Rhino Handmade's 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions offers 26 consecutive takes of "Loose" in the order in which the Stooges recorded them at L.A.'s Elektra Sounds Recorders in May 1970, from the top every time, false starts and studio banter included..."
"...Starring: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand and George De La Pena. Executive producers David and Jerry -- The Brothers Zucker -- best known for the Airplane! and Naked Gun sequels, veer away from their usual venue of biting satire in an attempt to recapture the long-lost energy of anarchistic comedy a la the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers (even though the film proclaims to be “in the tradition of Abbott and Costello,” there is more of A Day at the Races/A Night at the Opera essence at work here than a hint of Bud and Lou)..."
"...The Stooges’ seething, 1969 pre-punk doctrine, “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” survives on three menacing chords, animal sexuality, and the most plodding piano line ever plinked. Covering it remains one of rock & roll’s purest offerings..."
"...Friday's Newsgeist shares stories of tax cuts, the World Cup, and The Three Stooges. Click "read more" for the whole scoop...."
"...To summarize more would spoil the fun, and Drag Me to Hell is nada if not a big, crimson bucketful of fun. Raimi pairs his love of Three Stooges-style physical comedy with moments of pure gross-out schtick (Dig that anvil scene! Groovy!) and ends up with one of the purest and flat-out satisfying horror films in decades..."
"...Directed by: Kirk De Micco. With an insipidly generic title like Space Chimps, you might expect something along the lines of a Sid & Marty Krofft production, or possibly some sort of The Three Stooges meets Planet of the Apes meets Bob Ray's Ape Sh!t gambit – anything but the frequently laugh-out-loud snarkiness of this (admittedly) uneven but far from awful take on, um, chimps in space..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...“Seeing is believing,” says the movie's tagline. Cameron plays TV news reporter Buck Williams who seeks the truth – which turns out to be some kind of garbled tale of the Antichrist, world domination, United Nations stooges, and the global food supply..."
"...As far as kid-friendly, live-action Disney comedies go, RocketMan is “all systems go.” In the first starring role of his career, “RocketMan” Harland Williams (Dumb and Dumber, Down Periscope) receives a spectacular launch. Not since the heyday of comics like Don Knotts and the Three Stooges has such a goofy bumbler been hurled into outer space..."
"...The only thing missing are the videos, but you never even miss them. Judge and co-writer Joe Stillman keep the film moving at roughly the pace of an old Three Stooges two-reeler, and amazingly, 90% of the gags hit home..."
"...But the similarities end there. Unlike the weighted feeling of Allen's comedies in the past decade or so, the spirit of Flirting With Disaster is positively wacky, as a crisscross-country reunion between parent and child turns into something akin to a French bedroom farce, social satire, and Three Stooges short all rolled into one..."
"...No longer mild-mannered Stanley Ipkiss, he's now The Mask. Based on the Dark Horse comic, the character of The Mask is part Batman, part Saturday morning cartoon, and part Three Stooges..."
"...Starring: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Cynthia Nixon, Adam Worton and Jacob Worton. Take The Ransom of Red Chief, Raising Arizona, and the Three Stooges and what do you get? A lot more entertainment than you get in Baby's Day Out, which borrows brazenly from all three..."
"...As one of the most original animators working today, he manages to imbue this micro-epic with a quiet sensibility: it's hard not to use the word “sweet” when discussing the film. On the other hand, Plympton's well-known penchant for outlandish, Three Stooges-type slapstick is always wonderfully in the fore -- people's heads pop, mutate, revolve, their inner thoughts literally revealed in all their silly glory..."
"...James Williamson, Texan by way of Detroit, practically invented the punk rock guitar riff when he co-wrote “Search & Destroy” with Iggy Pop. That led to one of the most insane journeys a rock & roll musician could have: From garage bands, reform school, and the Stooges to disco producer, Silicon Valley techie, corporate VP, and re-birth as a Stooge...."
"...Iggy & the Stooges. Do I really need to explain why? Also, this will be a better reminder of why you need to wear sunblock than all the lobster-colored people by day three...."
"...One assumes the amplified thud next is the Stooges frontman throwing the mic down in full taunt. So peaks the "Georgia Peaches" live disc from last month's deluxe reissue of Raw Power, the Detroit punk pioneers' third and final corrosion until 2007 reunion platter The Weirdness..."
"...Another name that says it all is Stooges, the trio of Motor City prepunk, twisted metal, and hardcore rock & rollers from the Sixties and Seventies, reformed and boasting a new CD, The Weirdness, which sounds like, well, the Stooges. Not the Stooges grown up or smarter, just some Raw Power, same as 1973...."
"...A Million in Prizes: The Anthology (Virgin)The Stooges..."
"...The 57-year-old Minutemen founder fielded a call at his home in San Pedro, Calif., last week to discuss the Stooges, literary inspirations, Austin’s vaunted punk scene, and his multifaceted musical mentality...."
"...April 19, 2011: Friends and fans of Stooges guitarist/bassist Ron Asheton gather at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater to pay tribute to the late punk pioneer and benefit his recently founded foundation working with animals. Besides the reunited Raw Power-era Stooges lineup, which dragged guitarist James Williamson out of the corporate world to resume his Les Paul duties, also on hand are emcee Henry Rollins, who delivers a spirited spoken-word tribute then fronts the Stooges on "I Got a Right," Ann Arbor-cum-Australian guitar hero Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman, who ably plays Asheton's Stooges parts, and a full orchestra..."
"...Hurling a mic stand across the stage Friday, he contorts his body with a manic fervor, possibly controlled by some free-basing puppeteer. As his Stooges rip through 1973 masterpiece Raw Power (see "Shake Appeal," May 28), the Detroit piston becomes poster boy to this year's Don't Look Back series, triumphing over mere nostalgia...."
"...At the head-on collision of the Stooges' Fun House street brawl "1970" ("radio birdman up above") and Blue Öyster Cult's "Dominance and Submission" ("radios appear") hops punk rock's big, black raven, Radio Birdman...."
"...Iggy & the StoogesReady to Die (Fat Possum)..."
"...Rather, it's a throwback to the music of the Stones, Bowie, T. Rex, the Stooges, and all the other rock bands that inspired him..."
"...The Stooges/The Cynics..."
"...formed from the remains of J Mascis' old hardcore punk band Deep Wound, and the era's hardcore movement remained a strong influence on Dinosaur's early material. To longtime fans, therefore, it came as no surprise that Mascis and Fog member Mike Watt, another SST underground hero whose music was informed by punk rock, lured Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton to join them at both their Thursday night South by Southwest showcase and at Friday's in-store at Tower Records on the Drag..."
"...With that, the 42nd season of Austin City Limits began with one of the most exciting openers the PBS concert mainstay ever booked. The Stooges apparently no more with the deaths of founding members Ron and Scott Asheton, guiding light Iggy Pop’s made a conscious return to the artfully brutal rock of his first two solo works, The Idiot and Lust for Life, produced by David Bowie in Berlin in 1976 and 1977..."
"...Iggy & the StoogesMohawk, Wednesday, March 13..."
"...› Stooges guitarist James Williamson will join the Austin School of Rock house band to play "Search and Destroy" at ACL's Austin Kiddie Limits stage on Sunday, 2:30pm. "School of Rock works because we teach a lot of classic rock that exemplifies great music..."
"...Iggy PopRoadkill Rising ... the Bootleg Collection: 1977-2009(Shout! Factory) Iggy & the StoogesRaw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans(MVD Entertainment Group)..."
"...AC: You've also been at the helm of Patti Smith's Horses and the first Stooges record. Did you think then that they'd become the classics they are now?..."
"...The Nutt House D: Adam Rifkin (1992); with Stephen Kearney, Amy Yasbeck, Traci Lords, Stella Stevens, Emil Sitka. Before making names for themselves with the triumphant comedy/horror mix of the Evil Dead movies and Hercules/Xena TV series, buddies Sam and Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell and Scott Spiegel entertained themselves by lensing short, Three Stooges-type two-reelers with titles like The Blind Waiter and The Sappy Sap. Raimi's first attempt at a full-length zany comedy, 1985's Coen Bothers-penned Crimewave, was a failed masterpiece at best, but when the four pals were writing together on what was first called The Nutty Nut, they unfortunately found themselves teamed up with Adam Rifkin, non-director of the deathly dull Dark Backward..."
"...D: Robert Aldrich (1963) with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ursula Andress, Anita Ekberg, the Three Stooges, Jack Elam, Yaphet Kotto...."
"...There are three people on the City Council who are stand-ins for the Three Stooges. Eric and Ronney represent Moe and Larry respectively and then we have the Mayor...."
"...In Detroit, it was like that too, with the Stooges and the MC5 and Alice Cooper. This was before we were all stars..."
"...AFF has always put an emphasis on writers as much as directors, but it's hard to get a more respected name behind the camera that Jim Jarmusch, who takes on another iconic name with the Texas premiere of Gimme Danger, his recounting of the epoch-changing impact of the Stooges...."
"...But seriously, I think we can all agree that violence isn't funny ... unless it's maybe a "Worst Fails" YouTube video, something on Worldstar, or The Three Stooges..."