Iggy Pop News Archive 2: 1/20/2000 - 4/27/00

More 2000 concert dates! Tue 05/23/00 Warsaw, POL: Torwar Hall, Sun 07/09/00 Balado, UK: T In The Park, Sat 07/15/00 Bern, SWI: Gurtenfestival, Berne, Sat 09/02/00 Berlin, GER: Columbia-halle, Sun 09/03/00 Hamburg, GER: Grosse Freiheit 36, Tue 09/05/00 Herford, GER: Kick, Wed 09/06/00 Duisburg, GER: Soundgarden, Thur 09/07/00 Stuttgart, GER: Sporthalle, Thanks again and again and again, mentor! Complete 2000 concert listings here.

Pix of Rockaction with the Sonics this past fall at Gutterfest in Detroit, with the Sonics.

Happy 53rd birthday Iggy! Rumors: Iggy, Lou and David may play Roskilde in Denmark this June; Iggy may play the Solidays extravaganza in Paris this July.

New Funhouse review.
Sessions at West 54th: Iggy Pop update. I may have news on Iggy in Paris soon ( thanks, love). 2000 dates so far. Dr. Martens Boxset to be Released. Dr. Martens has been synonymous with British pop culture since the Mods adapted the workers boot in the 60s. Dr. Martens launched with their original 8 hole boot on the 1st April 1960. 40 years on and bands such as Idlewild are carrying on the tradition that has been adopted by bands such as The Who, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Madness, Elastica, Travis etc. Seminal British rock acts that have defined so many British subcultures. To celebrate Dr. Martens 40th Anniversary, Virgin Records in association with Dr. Martens is releasing a fantastic 2 x CD boxset. Cherry red, leather bound with Airwair tag, the boxset features 40 tracks from 40 artists who have helped brand Dr. Martens as one of the world's coolest and most recognised products. It also features a 28 page colour booklet tracing the history of DM's together with photos and all the fac you'll ever need to know about DM's. Artists to be featured on the new album include Desmond Dekker, Iggy Pop, Sid Vicious, The Stranglers, Prodigy, Morrisey, PJ Harvey. More details to come.

Hey you lucky Europeans, my guy just told me that the Ave B show from Brussels will be shown 7 times in the near future on Canal Plus, the first being at 21:30 April 5th.

Just confirmed: 2000 concert dates! 7-7-8-2000: T in the Park Festival: Balado, near Kinross in Perthshire, Scotland. Also on the bill: Travis, Gomez, Death in Vegas and All Saints. 8-18-20-2000: Bizarre-Festival: Flughafen, Neiderrhein / Weeze (Kleve), Germany.

Homer finishes LP: David Holmes has finished his new album, ‘Bow Down To The Exit Sign’. Final additions to the record included a remix of the track, ‘Sick City’ by Skylab. This track, featuring Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream was recorded before Christmas and was a shameless homage to Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Apparenty, the tune has since been radically altered. Another late development was the appearance of Martine, who has worked with Tricky in the past.

A new book, photographer Mick Rock's "Raw Power" to be published in May. It's supposed to be a deluxe edition containing around 200 b&w images (including 47 striking colour shots, many of which have never been published before. Raw Power also features an exclusive interview conducted between Mick Rock and Iggy Pop in 1972, and a brand new introduction by Mick himself. An Iggy Pop & the Stooges photographic exhibition will be held at the place where it all happened: THE SCALA, Kings Cross, London. From 3 May 2000 onwards. Order it here.

Mount Florida - 'Storm' (Matador) (EP) The 2nd of 3 EP's (following last year's 'Stealth') that the Glasgow duo have released on the constantly brilliant 'Matador' label sees MP Lancaster and Twitch provide more bass-heavy dub'n'beats in an inventive and eclectic quartet of tunes, that sample Iggy Pop and Scotland's Ganger as well as producing the touching, melody-drenched 'Another Thought'.

Read the Village Voice review of the Funhouse set, "Net-Surfing Cheetahs with a Heart Full of Outtakes," by George Smith.

"Aisha" by Death in Vegas (Iggy on vocals) hits the top 10 (#9) in the UK charts, keep track of it here.

A new French edition of AVENUE B with a CD bonus ( three songs from the Canal+ Nightclubbing show) will be released February 16th. Ave B makes Rolling Stones' top 10 list of 1999 CDs , story here.

LIVE STOOGES: Iggy Pop fans can get ready for another vintage live release. On March 7, Burbank-based Bomp Records will release Double Danger, a two-CD set culled from two Stooges performances during 1973, following the release of the group’s third and final studio album, Raw Power. One disc is taken from a November 1973 show at the Latin Casino in Baltimore, while the second was recorded during a New Year’s Eve gig at the Academy of Music in New York City, when the Stooges opened for Blue Oyster Cult and Kiss. The set list for both shows is similar, including "Raw Power," "Search & Destroy," "Gimme Danger," "I Need Somebody," and "Head On." Double Danger will be released as part of Bomp’s continuing Iguana Chronicles series."

Ron Asheton will being doing his first gig with the Creatures at the Nectarine Ballroom (the old Second Chance) in Ann Arbor on Valentines Day. Creatures' fledgling website. Also a radio webcast of the entire Funhouse boxed set, Wednesday, Feb. 9th here.

NIGHTCLUBBING IN PARIS: Saturday, February 5th at 2300 (Paris time) on Canal +. Iggy with Vanessa Paradis, Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders, accompanied by Johnny Depp on guitar and the jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Iggy is transformed into a crooner, doing Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone at the private concert recorded on December 12 in Paris at Nulle Part Ailleurs(Nowhere Else), metamorphosed into a cabaret for the occasion, the idea of Stéphane Saunier, an NPA programmer, in association with Don Kent.

Here is the Washington Post review of the new Funhouse.

Got some info on the making of the Corruption video from the father (who just saw the video for the first time on my site) of the two little boys in it, Justin and Shane. The video was shot on Sep 4, 1999 in Miami Shores, Florida at an older man's home, basically they emptied it and trashed it to make it look bad -- it was actually a nice neighborhood. The director, Jonas Akerlund, was a very quiet, nice person, so was the producer Nicola Doring. At the end of the shoot they got to meet Iggy, "a super nice man," who thanked the kids for being in the video and talked about various things like touring and so on. Found live audio of the July 1999 Hippodrome Aids benefit show in Paris, "Dog" and "Sixteen". Also added 2 new video interviews, about 20 mins worth of interviews with snippets of perfomances as well. See the MCM links.

The date for Iggy's performance filmed in October for Sessions At West 54th is set. Episode (#317) Iggy Pop / Marc Ribot. Network: (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service (US). Date: Sunday - April 30, 2000 Time: 12:00 am - 01:00 am ET.

Paramount Pictures: SNOW DAY: A day off in snowy Syracuse results in comic bedlam. With Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Jean Smart, Pam Grier and Iggy Pop. In theatres (US) Feb. 11. Maybe YOU can spot him in the trailer, I can't!

REM'S MICHAEL STIPE is tipped to appear alongside CHUCK D and IGGY POP on the new album by UK dancerock outfit UTAH SAINTS, due for release in May. Featured on the album, by sampling only, are Iggy Pop and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde. The Iggy sample is taken from The Stooges' classic track 'Raw Power' and features on a new Utah Saints track 'Techknowledgy'. Thanks, mentor.

Read the 1970 review by the infamous Lester Bangs of the original Funhouse here.

You can order the new Funhouse boxed set here, only 3000 produced.

Finished my Iggy Pop video page, see all the old videos, live versions, the entire Sheperds Bush Empire show, many interviews, the Nike commercial, more here.