READY TO DIE OUT APRIL 30 VIA FAT POSSUM
Better 40 years later than never: The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo - the
immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power - will finally be out April 30, when Fat Possum Records
releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, Ready To Die.
Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock
Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw
Power sessions, with Mike Watt
filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973 - or
at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New
Values - that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium.
Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of
the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of
guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton,
there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'." As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album
for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:
"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed fucking
thing I have that a real fucking group when they're an older group they also make fucking records. They don't just go
and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money..."
Iggy and the Stooges will begin the Ready To Die live assault shortly. Stay tuned for coordinates.
Click here to pre-order the album.
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