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