When superstar David Bowie passed away earlier this year, it was Iggy Pop that delivered one of the most heartfelt and firsthand testimonials of his longtime friend and collaborator.
Iggy fondly recalled how Bowie tirelessly put in the work in order for Pop to resurrect his career, and also help to get his life in order during the late ‘70s. He also reminisced about the time Bowie visited Pop’s parents while they were living in a Detroit trailer park: “The neighbors were so frightened of the car and the bodyguard they called the police.”
We can only hope Iggy will be sharing other gems and experiences like that one when his new book hits the shelves this fall.
The book is called Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, and the strap line for the book is just as engaging: “The first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words.”
The book is due for release on Nov 17th via Third Man, the record label headed by ex-White Stripes man Jack White.
After spending two days with the Stooges frontman in his Miami home, author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg walked away with a huge collection of stories about the proto-punk band Iggy Pop fronted from 1967 to 1973, and revived in the early 2000s.
Historian Jon Savage, an authority on all things punk, is also listed as an editor and contributor, and the book features contributions from Ben Blackwell, Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, and more.