Archive 5: 1.10.01 -- 6.15.01
6/15/01: Iggy plays the Hultsfred Festival tomorrow, maybe a live or later rebroadcast of his show here. Iggy will be a guest on The Priory, Channel 4, UK, 6pm on this coming Tuesday, June 19th. Tickets are still available as of this writing.
A little Ron Asheton news:
Some new pix
from the 4th and B gig here.
About the Reebok ads: It's all part of a new campaign started early this year :"Defy Convention." I think Iggy's entirely correct for this stance, hope he make a trillion bucks. Saw a new one in May's GQ, but prefer the one Gui posted with the mic cord wrapped around him. Will scan the other tho for you all soon.
A reveiw from Florida.
Iggy Beats 'Em Up!
James Brown may
be the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business," but Iggy Pop
The set highlighted
his upcoming album, Beat 'Em Up. After the more mellow
The sound system
at the venue was the only disappointment. Early in his
enough just watching Iggy, but during the encore of TV Eye
to his fans I Won't Crap Out on 1990's Brick by Brick?still
Thanks Julie, I thought you were a jounalist
I wish I was in Paris with you, mentor :-)
Reviews from the Florida shows:
2001 Tour pix from Steve B: Phoenix and San Diego.
PIX from Rolling Stone: 5/18/01: Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. I'm in the crowd scenes ;-)
5/24/01: Ron WILL NOT be playing So What in Oslo June 16th, even tho the venue's website says he will be there with J and the Fog. Tripod pulled my Ron site, so you can find a temporary page here with news and dates.
5/23/01: Still recovering from my trip to the Midwest to see Iggy in Chicago and Detroit. here are the setlists, respectively:
5/18/01: Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. 8pm.
5/20/01: State Theatre, Detroit, Michigan. 7:30pm.
Beat 'Em Up Release
100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock 'N' Roll
5.7.01: The promo of "Beat Em Up" is out, read what our French friend, FlashmasterGui has to say about it here.
According to the GREATER ORANGE COUNTY MONTHLY RECORD SHOWS' website, Scott Asheton will play at one of their gatherings June 24th, 2001 between 12 and 2pm. Read an interview with the elusive James Willianson at the I-94 Bar.
5.2.01: Iggy Pop at Coachella:
one worked harder on Saturday then the elder statesman of punk,
Pop to Release New Album; 'Beat 'Em Up' Due in July
'Em Up,'' to be released from Virgin Records America, was
a handful of U.S. dates this Spring, Iggy will play several
4.30.01: Special Edition of the news -- Concert reviews from press and afficianados here. Thanks SO MUCH Mike and Steve.
Big "Lust For Life" banking ad campaign, see this.
Ron Asheton dates:
then off to Europe on June 1st:
4.15.01: Iggy will play the Bizarre Festival, Airport Weeze, County Kleve, Germany. Day and time TBA.
He was just brilliant, his hands a blur. Looked great too, not a day over 35, the crowd was definitely his, and jumping. I got to talk to him, and he was so nice, unassuming, and with the greatest smile, incredible considering all those years of r'n'r; you could sense the sheer love and excitement of music, fresh as a kid's, that a REAL musician always keeps. J and the Fog started out the set, played for a half an hour, and then Ron appeared, amidst cheers from the crowd. How incredibly cool of J to bring this man back to playing live for us to see!
were treated to:
It was an honor to be on THIS guestlist. And I don't know what the Austin Chronicle was talking about, this "stout' business -- Ron looks FINE. He actually has a real nice... girls. I think it might be time to jam Art's fax machine, watcha think?
3.28.01: Listen to a live boot of "L.O.S.T." here, a studio version of which is going to be on Iggy'd next CD "Beat Em Up" due out, at last word in the spring of 2001. Thanks love ;-) Also a new home for Ron Asheton's WCBN interview from Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 22, 2001 here.
3.22.01: Lots of news today! New Iggy dates: 4/25/01: Cajun House, Scottsdale, Arizona; 4/29/01: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA. 8:00PM. Review and picture of Ron Asheton with J. Macsis, Mike Watt and the Fog at SXSW here. New Iggy fantasy in a movie: 'When Brendan Met Trudy'("Unlocking the Esprit of the Irish With Sex.")
New date in San Diego, CA: April 27th at 4th
and B. The
Austin Chronicle mentions Ron
playing SXSW. SXSW
Conference subject Friday: "How Do You Publicize a Mike Watt in a Britney
Spears World?" Iggy
(picture) at SXSW 1996. New
Iggy Book. Iggy
interview -- old but I hadn't seen it. And last but not least: The
WCBN interview with Ron online -- huge audio download, be prepared to
wait if you're not broadband, made it recordable too. THANKS
love, and for that coffee too!
The news about Mooseman is not good...this is what I
have heard so far:
3.01.01: Here we go again! Iggy plays CA. Sat 04/28/01: The Coachella Valley Music Festival, Indio Polo Field, Indio, CA. Thanks again mentor ;-) I have been unable to get confirmation of the possible death of Llyod "Mooseman" Roberts on Feruary 2nd. Still trying...
2.23.01: J. Mascis and The Fog's concert dates
AUS: Corner Hotel
Maybe with Ron Asheton?
03/15/01 Austin, TX:
Emo's (with Ron for sure! Rumor Iggy may attend SXSW.)
2.22.01: From John "Rastafari" Griffin: Ron Asheton's gonna be on Ann Arbor radio station WCBN on Tuesday Night Feb. .27 from 10-midnight. If you're not from the Ann Arbor area you can listen in via the web at http://wcbn.org (You may need to download a free version of real player). Hope you can catch the show.
From Tony Bogdanovski, cdnow.com:
2.16.01: Finally some great Iggy News! Iggy Pop has all but tied a bow on his first self-produced album, tentatively titled, Beat 'Em Up. Recorded this winter at the newly rechristened Hit Factory Criteria studios in Miami Beach, Florida, Pop has recorded fifteen new songs, including the aggro-core "L.O.S.T," "Beat 'Em Up," "Howl" and "Mask." "I'm not saying this is another Raw Power, but if Raw Power is a true Iggy album, then this is another true Iggy album," said Pop's manager Art Collins, adding that there would be some "ranting on the album, some humor, some rock on it." Due out in late spring, the album will feature guitarist Whitey Kirst, drummer Alex Kirst, guitarist Pete Marshall and new bassist Lloyd "Moose Man" Roberts from Body Count. Though touring plans haven't been confirmed, Pop is planning to tour following the album's release, possibly kicking things off in late-May and running through the rest of the year. "We plan to do lots of touring this year," Collins says. Oh, Baby, THANK YOU!
2.14.01: A new addition to my site: Dirt's Iggy Pop Tradelist. It's much more: a history of iggy's gigs since the stooges, with the tours, venue links, personell and more. Don't miss it!
Weekly: The Top !00 Moments of Rock and Roll: RANK 58:
Listen to Iggy and Francoise Hardy doing "I'll Be Seeing You" here. (Launch external veiwer)
2.7.01: Mike Watt on the Blind Pig show: "Ron Asheton came up and did six Stooges songs (from the first two records) w/J Mascis + the Fog (I do the bass in the fFog) last night at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. it blew my mind. Ron still blasts on the guitar, he was really smokin'. Much respect to him." Reportedly played TV Eye, Loose, Real Cool Time, No Fun and more. Found from the boards, video... StranGe fRut: A video history of Detroit's one-of-a-kind avant-lowbrow culture, a milieu that produced some of the most distinctive punk and experimental rock music ever made. In the late '60s and early '70s, this was the scene that gave birth to the MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Destroy All Monsters. This program goes beyond the music, however, exploring the other odd assortment of influences that created this bizarre artistic stew: Odd children's television hosts, Motor City Wrestling, the Diego Rivera Industrial Murals and more. 1999, 60 mins. order it here.
1.31.01: Iggy's contribution to the aforementioned "Hollywood Goes Wild" CD is "Hollywood Affair" with Johnny Depp. Ron Asheton will be sitting in with J. Mascis (The Fog and Dinosuar, Jr.) and Mike Watt, formerly of the Minutemen, who had been filling in for the bass player with Porno for Pyros, at the Blind Pig, this Sat., Feb. 3, in Ann Arbor, so say his friends and the club booker (thanks Jason!).
1.28.01: WORLD Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:00 AM
Celebs lend voices
LOS ANGELES (AP) -
Hollywood celebrities tapped their musical talents in
Actors Brad Pitt,
Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Keanu
The recording, set
for release March 7, also features Billy Bob Thornton,
''This is a wonderful
gesture from our neighbors, the Hollywood community,''
Advance copies can
be purchased by visitors at the Angeles National Forest
Pitt contributed a
remix of ''Mid Town'' from the film ''Johnny Suede;'' Crowe
The Waystation, which
houses 1,200 abandoned animals including lions, tigers,
The sanctuary resumed
tours Jan. 7 after being closed to the public for 10
Officials placed the
facility on two years probation after an inspection last
1.15.01: VH1 names "Raw Power" as #69 of the 100 Greatest Albums of Rock and Roll. Thanks Cyd. PREMIERES MON. JAN. 15 10 PM ET.
1.10.01: Reunion of Punk Magazine tonight at CBGB's in NYC. Ron and Scott Asheton are not expected to show. Note Legs (Please Kill Me) McNeil's appearance listing... Listen to King Biscuit Flower Hour's "Live at the Ritz '86" here. See Iggy on (US)VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll (#83) SAT 1/20 at 8pm ET. See Iggy and the Stooges on the (US)VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#27) MON 1/15 at 5pm ET.