Romeo, MI revisited, gigs in Germany starting Friday,
Memphis rumor : From "Mothers and Others: The Rock and Roll History of
Romeo, MI" -- the infamous gig as related by one of the club owners and
Ron Asheton, poster of show, newspaper article here.
Thanks anon one, AGAIN ;-)
tour starts Friday:
9/01/00: Rock am See Festival: Losheim, Germany.
9/02/00: Columbia-halle: Berlin, Germany.
9/03/00: Grosse Freiheit 36: Hamburg, Germany.
9/05/00: Kick: Herford, Germany.
9/06/00: Stahlwerk, Dusseldorf, Germany. (venue changed 7-26-00.)
9/07/00: Richard Hirschman Eisstadion: Esslingen, Stuttgart, Germany.
More info (club links) here.
was a rumor that Iggy was in Memphis this weekend. "He's not playing, at least
not that I've heard. He'll be in town for some other reason, and it is reputed
he will be going to see his friend Jeff Evan's band CC Rider (sp?) at a venue
that I don't know the name of. Mr. Airplane Man (a band that Jeff Evans is
recording, that were very influenced by Iggy are also on the bill) -- on Saturday
night. And Jack Oblivian (of The Oblivians) will also be playing." (Thanks,
Personally my mentor heard Iggy stated that he would
never do this out of respect to Jim Morrison. But this is what Manzarek said.
Excerpt from a recent interview with Ray Manzarek: "We're talking to Iggy
Pop right now, [about performing with the remaining Doors] so, we'll see...how
Iggy's schedule works out. But, wouldn't that be great, man? Iggy and the
Doors. I'd love that, you know, and Densmore said he'd play, too.So, John
and Robby and Ray may all play together-- the three surviving Doors with Iggy
Pop, and I'd really dig that."
The Detroit News, by Susan Whitall:
a poet for Michigan Laureate idea raises unusual names and tests the definition
suburban sprawl or the shrinking Great Lakes. What our legislators will be
grappling with this fall is deeper, and some would argue, more eternal than
even a lake: the definition of poetry, and who should be considered a poet.
It all started a few weeks ago, when state Sen. Thaddeus McCotter, a Republican
from Livonia, was prompted by a newspaper report that Michigan was one of
only 13 states without a poet laureate, to suggest that we remedy the situation.
To prime the pot, the concerned senator floated a few names, among them Leelanau
Peninsula-based novelist Jim Harrison, whose books have been made into several
movies, including Legends of the Fall; and rockers Bob Seger and -- Iggy Pop.(Yes.
Iggy Pop, the godfather of American punk, whose songs are now used in Volkswagen
commercials.) As always, thank you, love...
are being finalized for Pearl Jam's upcoming series of twenty-five double-live
albums from their European tour. However, the Roskilde show will not be among
the releases (contrary to early reports, which the band's site deems "thoughtless
and offensive"). The twenty-five albums represent the series of performances
that fall between their May 23 performance in Lisbon, Portugal, and the June
29 set in Oslo, Norway, stopping before the tragic June 30 date in Denmark
and the subsequent cancellations in its wake. The albums will debut to Ten
Club members on Sept. 5 through www.tenclub.net and www.pearljam.com
and will hit retail two weeks later. While twenty-five performances suggests
a bit of overlap, the group mixed in covers on the tour including R.E.M.
("The Wrong Child"), the Doors ("Love
Me Two Times"), Sonic Youth ("Androgynous
Mind"), Pink Floyd
("Another Brick in the Wall"), Tom
Waits ("In the Coliseum"), Iggy Pop ("Power"), the Split
Enz ("I Got You"), the Who ("Behind
Blue Eyes" and "Baba O' Riley") and Neil
Young ("Fuckin' Up" and "Rockin' in the Free World"), among others.
other news, Michael Stipe joined Iggy
Pop, Chuck D, Chrissy Hynde
Starr as contributors for the next Utah
Saints as-yet untitled album, which is due in September.
may have dubbed their last album Adios Amigos and played their final show
on four years ago this Sunday, but the dysfunctional brothers have agreed
to get together again this fall to record a song for the forthcoming thriller,
Too Tough to Die, from first time director Ali Eckert. "We all met with the
guy, and we're going to get together," said Joey Ramone. "We just haven't
figured out where." Besides contributing a track, which is one of the leit
motifs in the punk rock thriller, the band is also considering cameos. As
for the rest of the cast, in addition to Vincent Gallo and Rosanna Arquette,
Eckert has gotten agreements from Iggy Pop, Joe Strummer and Social Distortion's
Mike Ness for cameos, and from Ice-T for a supporting role.As for the accompanying
soundtrack, Eckert has managed to snare the Offspring, Bad Religion, Motorhead
and Pearl Jam, "because Eddie Vedder is a good friend of Johnny Ramone," said
Eckhert. Filming is expected to begin in November . . . Thanks, love.
and the band will rehearse (?) record something NEW in August -- thanks Gen!
Virgin says no US dates planned as of yet. Rumors: Virgin will drop Iggy and
CBS may pick him up.
Iggy will play the Stahlwerk
in Dusseldorf, Germany, instead of Soundgarden in Duisburg Sept. 6th 2000.
Tickethotline: 0211-37 30 70 Thanks Mentor, Vaxon, Martina, Stefan!
Gurtenfestival and Santirock pix; review by Gen of all 4 gigs: Pix
from Gurtenfestival (main page -- pix on festivalzones > picturezone >
click Iggy thumbnails at right.) Gurtenfestival was supposedly on Swiss radio
and TV as well -- anybody record it? Pix and review from Santirock here.
News from ultimate fan Gen: "I heard about that Mojo picture and I finally
saw it (on your website)! That girl is called Nina and Iggy lives with her
in Miami. I`ve seen her in Poland and also at the 4 festivals. So, yes, I`ve
been to all the festivals this month! Set list was the same everywhere, except
in Belgium they played Love Bone and Evil Garden and in Switserland they skipped
Love Bone. In Bern you saw and heard that the band was tired and Iggy really
went for it; he shouted "wake up" but once the band got going, he was satisfied.
In Santiago he danced with 1 girl during Passenger (no crowd) and in Bern
the security sucked like hell: Iggy even had to come down and stand in front
of them and make them help the people come on stage!! In Glasgow it also took
until the first lalala la lalala la before people were able to come on stage.
Personally I liked the show in Santiago De Compostela the best. The venue
was amazing and people went crazy over Iggy. It was dark, sand was blowing
in the cool wind and the band was in top shape!" Gen, thanks so much
for the review!
Iggy's T in the park set is up here;
reviews of the gig here
Thanks and have a GREAT week, mentor!
Festival Week info : T
in the Park Festival: Balado, near Kinross in Perthshire, Scotland. Go
to mainstage for Iggy and scroll down band list. Hopefully Iggy's footage
from Sunday will be there soon; you can HEAR (tape? rehearsal?)him playing
in the background in Death in Vegas' interview: main stage Saturday.
de Postela, Spain. This website..well, good luck.
Concert On the Beach: Zeebrugge, Belguim. Great
pix of Iggy here -- you may have see thumbnails of these"blue" ones but
thy are larger here and gorgeous; Axion coverage here.
English translation: Welcome to the festival site of Radio 21. After Werchter,
Color Coffee and last weekend, Dour, the next festival in the line of sight
of the site of Radio 21 will be the Axion Beach Rock. We will be on line starting
from Zeebruge, photographs, interviews and comments will be on line during
all day July 15 2000.
Gurtenfestival: Bern, Switzerland.
Have fun, all that can attend any of these gigs (especially Vaxon)! And bring
your videocams and write down the setlists PLEASE No word on Iggy gigging
in the US, but I'll post as soon as I hear, or check this page.
Iggy at T in the Park: Sunday July 9, 2000. See his set here:
you may have to register here first
(free). Sunday Schedule (GMT) 12.15 - 12.50 THE CLINT BOON EXPERIENCE, 13.20
- 14.00 BOOTLEG BEATLES, 14.30 - 15.15 LULU, 15.45 - 16.30 IDLEWILD, 17.00
- 18.00 IGGY POP, 18.30 - 19.30 SUPERGRASS, 20.00 - 21.00 MACY GRAY, 21.35
- 22.50 TRAVIS. Thanks, my little choirboy ;- )
of Iggy at the beach here.
Le chaud lapin, he he! Thanks for going out to get that Mojo, Vaxon!
Another gig in September: Friday 1st in Losheim, Germany:
Rock am See Festival.
Iggy is headliner for Friday.
Now isn't this interesting!
The new bass player that played the Warsaw gig last month is Mooose Man from
Body Count, from South Central LA! Pic
here. Also had word that Eric said at the Warsaw show that there will
only be 4 festival dates this summer in Europe: 9th July Scotland, 13th July
Spain, 14th July Belgium, 15th July Switzerland. Thanks Gen! Do you all remember
Ms. TV Eye that used to post here? Well I had the privelege of seeing her
band Oscura at the Continental
in NYC -- great band -- and what do I see on the wall but a great pic of Mr.
Pop playing there in 93, will put it on my site soon. I hear that show was
shut down, does anyone know the story?
concert date: Spain: Santirock2000
in Santiago de Postela July 13. New pix: Iggy et al at LA recording studio
-- Ave B; Iggy in Warsaw for Torwar Theatre gig, May 23; new bass player --
Iggy's Nov. 1999 Irving Plaza show WAS videotaped and also broadcast at Sonicnet
Dec. 15th, 1999, it's not archived, but maybe if we begged they would: email@example.com
Ooops, it appears I jumped the gun about the release of the Irving Plaza gig,
just the promo is out it seems; Live at the Ritz '86 WILL be released July
11, 1999 however...see tracks below.
I just got confirmation that a CD of the Irving Plaza
gigs, Nov. 4-5, 1999 will be released in the states by King Biscuit Flower
Hour Records on July 11. There is also a rumor that there is video of these
Lust for Life
I Got A Right
coming: rereleases of Soldier, New Values, and Party, all with bonus tracks,
same release date (thanks, Vaxon). I
have a pic of the new bass player that played the gig in Warsaw May 23, will
put it up on my site soon, plus pix of Iggy, Don Was and the engineers at
the LA studio making Ave B. No Iggy at Blayes-les-mines, France after all.
My mentor/source and I have just celebrated a year together recently. What
a gift you are, today and everyday!
Sunday May 14 8:40 PM ET MTV Rapped by UK TV Regulator for Bad Language LONDON
(Reuters) - Britain's commercial television regulator reprimanded popular
music channel MTV again on Monday, this time for airing two shows with bad
language and unsuitable sexual content. The Independent Television Commission
(ITC) (http://www.itc.org.uk) upheld two complaints from its staff monitoring
the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony and a video request show, just seven
months after fining the network $60,000 for plugging a sponsor on air. ``ITC
noted several uses of strong, four-letter bad language,'' by Iggy Pop, Boyzone
lead singer Shane, and Marilyn Manson on a live broadcast of the award ceremony
aired in November, it said in its monthly report on complaints. MTV argued
that it had vetted all performances in rehearsal, but said it was ``very difficult
in a live show to control what artists say.'' ``The fact that Iggy Pop swore
at the end of his performance was a complete surprise as he had not done so
during rehearsal,'' the ITC report quoted MTV as saying. The ITC ruled that
the network played videos by George Michael and Lenny Kravitz which contained
sexual images that were unsuitable for daytime transmission. It also upheld
two viewer complaints against Britain's Channel Four for showing an interview
in which the lead singer of eighties band Doctor and the Medics swore at fellow
band members. Thanks again love...
Pop's manager, Art Collins and guitarist Pete Marshall's long tenure with
rock's most renowned wild child came in handy on Wednesday, May 24th, as the
duo returned to New York from a Pop show in Warsaw. Midway through their flight,
a woman made her way up the aisle towards their seats. "She was singing and
ranting, and had this blank looking stare," Collins said. "Pete took one look
at her and said, 'Bad acid trip.'" For the next hour the Polish crew ignored
her, save putting extra personnel at each exit. The woman then grabbed a vodka
bottle from the serving cart and swung it wildly toward the passengers and
stews. Collins leaped up and attempted to relieve her of the Stoli. He and
Marshall managed to get her to the back galley, but since there wasn't any
rope on the flight, the quick thinking air warriors decided to use the demonstration
seat belts to tie her up. The plane was met by Port Authority Police who took
her into custody. Any advice for future air travel? "I'll never travel without
duct tape," said Collins . . . (Rolling Stone)
Iggy played the Torwar Theatre last night and was interviewed
by Polish Radio. Translated from Polish:
"Man, you either did them before and can't any more or you didn't take them
before and are doing them now because you wanted to try it out . Either way
it's still the same".
on his body:
"Do I like my body? Man I love it! And hers too (pointing to a person described
as a beautiful, black woman who was in his company). The body is a base. If
I had to pick a different form, I don't know... choosing between a potato
and a hot dog, I would choose a hot dog. If you know what I mean."
of a press conference here
and two pix, here
All credit for this goes to Greg from No Fun!
Retospective in NYC this weekend at the Cinema
Classics Theatre, 332 East 11th St., New York City, Friday, May 26, and
Saturday, May 27: Iggy Pop Live at the Ritz Includes a Dinah Shore interview
with Iggy and David Bowie. Thanks Antonio, wish I COULD come! Love the flicks
you have listed; I didn't know Jim "Dead Man" Jarmusch was there
at the Irving Plaza show, but I saw Joey Ramone and the lead singer from the
schedule keeps growing (thanks baby!) No US dates yet; He will NOT play
The Doctors Festival in Spain, the Bizarre Festival in Germany or Dour in
Belgium this year.
Parts of the Astoria gig are back online here,
altho unfortunately in .mov format, thanks Gui.
Vaxon is back! Check his
site for downloadable treats: Iggy and Francoise Hardy's "I'll Be
Seeing You." and 4 songs from the rare Wild America EP. Still under construction,
it will be the first Iggy fan site with Flash.
Iggy Pop & the Stooges photographic exhibition opened at the place where it
all happened: THE
SCALA, Kings Cross, London. From 3 May 2000 onwards. Photographer
Mick Rock will sign copies of his new
book "Raw Power" there May 4. Order
Saw Sessions: Rather dark room, somewhat muted sound,
good video, '99 touring band backing him, app. 30 mins. Setlist: No Shit,
Nazi, Wild One, Luxury, Lust, Passenger. Hopefully we'll see it archived
on Sessions at West 54th (local PBS affiliates) this weekend in the US. Check