|Born||James Newell Osterberg Jr.
(1947-04-21) April 21, 1947 (age 73)
Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
(m. 1968; annulled 1968)
Suchi Asano (m. 1984; div. 1999)
Nina Alu (m. 2008)
|Origin||Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S|
James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), better known as Iggy Pop, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Initially playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by Pop.
With both musicians having relocated to West Berlin to wean themselves off their respective drug addictions, Pop began his solo career by collaborating with Bowie on the 1977 albums The Idiot and Lust for Life with Pop usually contributing the lyrics.
Throughout his career, Pop is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, poetic lyrics and distinctive voice.
He was one of the first performers to do a stage-dive and popularized the activity.
Pop, who traditionally (but not exclusively) performs bare-chested, also performed such stage theatrics as rolling around in broken glass and exposing himself to the crowd.
Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well known, including "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges, and his solo hits "Lust for Life", "The Passenger" and "Real Wild Child (Wild One)".
The UK single release of Bowie's version reached No.
2 for one week on June 14, 1983, while the US release reached No.
Bowie re-recorded and performed many of Pop's songs throughout his career.
Although Pop has had limited commercial success, he has remained both a culture icon and a significant influence on a wide range of musicians in numerous genres.
His solo album The Idiot has been cited as a major influence on a number of post-punk, electronic and industrial artists including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and Joy Division, and was described by Siouxsie Sioux as a "re-affirmation that our suspicions were true: the man is a genius."
He was inducted as part of the Stooges into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
In January 2020, Pop received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pop was born James Newell Osterberg Jr. in Muskegon, Michigan, on April 21, 1947, the son of Louella (née Christensen; 1917–1996) and James Newell Osterberg Sr. (1921–2007), a former high school English teacher and baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
He is of English, German and Irish descent on his father's side, and Danish and Norwegian ancestry on his mother's side.
His father was adopted by a Swedish-American nurse surnamed Osterberg.
In a 2007 Rolling Stone interview, Pop explained his relationship with his parents and their contribution to his music:
Early days: 1960–1967
His later stage name, Iggy, is derived from the Iguanas.
After exploring local blues-style bands such as the Prime Movers (with brothers Dan and Michael Erlewine), he eventually dropped out of the University of Michigan and moved to Chicago to learn more about blues.
Their first show was played at a Halloween party at a house in Detroit, Michigan.
Members of the MC5 were also in attendance.
The Stooges era: 1968–1974
Morrison's extreme behavior, while performing in a popular band, inspired the young Pop to push the boundaries of stage performance.
In addition to Jim Morrison and The Doors' influence on the band, Pop also attributes the Stooges getting jump started after seeing an all-girls rock band from Princeton, New Jersey, called The Untouchable.
In a 1995 interview with Bust, he relates:
In 1968, one year after their live debut and now dubbed the Psychedelic Stooges, the band signed with Elektra Records, again following in the footsteps of The Doors, who were Elektra's biggest act at the time (according to Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton called Moe Howard to see if it was all right to call the band "The Stooges", to which Howard responded by merely saying "I don't care what they call themselves, as long as they're not The Three Stooges!"
and hung up the phone).
Pop himself told the story in the 2016 Jim Jarmusch documentary film about The Stooges, Gimme Danger.
Both it and the follow-up, Fun House produced by Don Gallucci in Los Angeles in 1970, sold poorly.
Though the release of Fun House did not receive the recognition it expected, it was later ranked No.
191 in Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' in 2003.
Shortly after the release of Fun House, the group disbanded because of Pop's worsening heroin addiction.
In 1971, without a record deal, the Stooges kept performing in small clubs with a 5-piece line-up that included both Ron Asheton and James Williamson on guitars and Jimmy Recca on bass, Pop having fired Dave Alexander the previous year when he turned up for a gig unable to play because of his chronic alcoholism (he died in 1975).
Pop's career received a boost from his relationship with Bowie when Bowie decided in 1972 to produce an album with him in England.
With Williamson signed on as guitarist, the search began for a rhythm section.
However, since neither Pop nor Williamson were satisfied with any players in England, they decided to re-unite the Stooges.
Ron Asheton grudgingly moved from guitar to bass.
The recording sessions produced the rock landmark Raw Power.
Drug abuse stalled his career again for several years.
Bowie and Berlin: 1976–1978
After the Stooges' second breakup, Pop made recordings with James Williamson, but these were not released until 1977 (as Kill City, credited jointly to Pop and Williamson).
Bowie was one of his few visitors there, and he continued to support his friend and collaborator.
In 1976, Bowie took him along as his companion on the Station to Station tour.
This was Pop's first exposure to large-scale professional touring and he was impressed, particularly with Bowie's work ethic.
Bowie and Pop relocated to West Berlin to wean themselves off their respective drug addictions.
"Living in a Berlin apartment with Bowie and his friends was interesting…" Pop recalled.
"The big event of the week was Thursday night.
Anyone who was still alive and able to crawl to the sofa would watch Starsky & Hutch."
In 1977, Pop signed with RCA Records.
Among the songs Bowie and Pop wrote together were "China Girl", "Tonight", and "Sister Midnight", all of which Bowie performed on his own albums later (the last being recorded with different lyrics as "Red Money" on Lodger).
Bowie also played keyboards in Pop's live performances, some of which are featured on the album TV Eye Live in 1978.
In return, Pop contributed backing vocals on Bowie's Low.
Arista albums: 1979–1981
Pop had grown dissatisfied with RCA, later admitting that he had made TV Eye Live as a quick way of fulfilling his three-album RCA contract.
This album was something of a Stooges reunion, with James Williamson producing and latter-day Stooge Scott Thurston playing guitar and keyboards.
Not surprisingly, the album's style harkened back to the guitar sound of the Stooges.
New Values was not a commercial success in the U.S., but has since been highly regarded by critics.
The album was moderately successful in Australia and New Zealand, however, and this led to Pop's first visit there to promote it.
During his anarchic performance of "I'm Bored", Pop made no attempt to conceal the fact that he was lip-synching (shoving the microphone down his pants at one point), and he even tried to grab the teenage girls in the audience.
He was also interviewed by host Molly Meldrum, an exchange which was frequently punctuated by the singer jumping up and down on his chair and making loud exclamations of "G'day mate" in a mock Australian accent.
His Countdown appearance is generally considered one of the highlights of the show's history and it cemented his popularity with Australian punk fans; since then he has often toured there.
While visiting New Zealand, Pop recorded a music video for "I'm Bored", and attended a record company function where he appeared to slap a woman and throw wine over a photographer.
While in Australia, Pop was also the guest on a live late-night commercial TV interview show on the Ten Network.
It is not known whether a recording of this interview exists, but the famous Countdown appearance has often been re-screened in Australia.
During the recording of Soldier (1980), Pop and David Bowie argued with Williamson over various aspects of the project.
Williamson recalling "I was not at all happy with a number of aspects of that record including the band, the material and the recording facilities.
So I was unhappy in general and vice versa".
Williamson left the project.
Bowie appeared on the song "Play it Safe", performing backing vocals with the group Simple Minds.
The album and its follow-up Party (1981) were both commercial failures, and Pop was dropped from Arista.
His drug habit varied in intensity during this time, but persisted.
In 1980, Pop published his autobiography I Need More, co-written with Anne Wehner, an Ann Arbor arts patron.
The book, which includes a selection of black and white photographs, featured a foreword by Andy Warhol.
Warhol wrote that he met Pop when he was Jim Osterberg, at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1966.
"I don't know why he hasn't made it really big," Warhol wrote.
"He is so good."
In 1983, Pop's fortunes changed when David Bowie recorded a cover of the song "China Girl".
The song had originally appeared on The Idiot, and was a major hit on Bowie's blockbuster Let's Dance album.
As co-writer of the song, Pop received substantial royalties.
On Tonight in 1984, Bowie recorded five more of their co-written songs (2 from Lust for Life, 1 from New Values, and 2 new songs), assuring Pop financial security, at least for the short term.
The support from Bowie enabled Pop to take a three-year break, during which he overcame his resurgent heroin addiction and took acting classes.
Additionally, Pop contributed the title song to the 1984 film Repo Man (with Steve Jones, previously of the Sex Pistols, on guitar, and Nigel Harrison and Clem Burke, both of Blondie on bass and drums) as well as an instrumental called "Repo Man Theme" that was played during the opening credits.
In 1985, Pop recorded some demos with Jones.
He played these demos for Bowie, who was sufficiently impressed to offer to produce an album for Pop: 1986's new wave-influenced Blah-Blah-Blah, featuring the single "Real Wild Child", a cover of "The Wild One", originally written and recorded by Australian rock 'n' roll musician Johnny O'Keefe in 1958.
The single was a Top 10 hit in the UK and was successful around the world, especially in Australia, where it has been used since 1987 as the theme music for the ABC's late-night music video show Rage.
Blah-Blah-Blah was Pop's highest-charting album in the U.S. since The Idiot in 1977, peaking at No.
75 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
Pop performed the song "Pain & Suffering" in the final sequence of the film.
The music video for "Risky", written and directed by Meiert Avis, won the first ever MTV Breakthrough Video Award.
The groundbreaking video explores philosopher FM-2030's ideas of Nostalgia for the Future in the form of an imagined love affair between a robot and one of Man Ray's models in Paris in the late 1930s.
The surrealist black-and-white video uses stop motion, light painting, and other retro in-camera effects techniques.
Meiert Avis recorded Sakamoto while at work on the score for The Last Emperor in London.
Sakamoto also appears in the video painting words and messages to an open shutter camera.
Pop, who performs the vocals on "Risky", chose not to appear in the video, allowing his performance space to be occupied by the surrealist era robot.
Pop's follow-up to Blah Blah Blah, Instinct (1988), was a turnaround in musical direction.
Its stripped-back, guitar-based sound leaned further towards the sound of the Stooges than any of his solo albums to date.
Working with rock attorney Stann Findelle, Pop scored more movie soundtrack inclusions in 1989: "Living on the Edge of the Night" in the Ridley Scott thriller Black Rain; and "Love Transfusion", a song originally written by Alice Cooper (who does backing vocals) and Desmond Child, in Wes Craven's Shocker.
Also, at the same time, Pop, dissatisfied from RCA's decisions, revoked copyrights of his RCA releases, assigned it to his company Thousand Mile, and signed a contract with Virgin Records, which was a unique hybrid of distribution deal for his RCA releases and a recording contract for new albums.
Virgin first reissued Lust for Life and The Idiot in 1990, then TV Eye Live 1977 in 1994.
Virgin continues to distribute these albums to this day.
In 1990, Pop recorded Brick by Brick, produced by Don Was, with members of Guns N' Roses and The B-52's as guests, as well as backup vocals by many local Hollywood groups, two of whom (Whitey Kirst and Craig Pike) would create his band to tour and perform on his Kiss My Blood video (1991), directed by Tim Pope and filmed at the Olympia in Paris.
The video attracted much controversy, as it featured much footage of Pop performing with his penis exposed to the audience.
in a duet with Debbie Harry.
He played James Mecklenberg, Nona Mecklenberg's father.
In 1991, Pop and Kirst contributed the song "Why Was I Born (Freddy's Dead)" to the soundtrack of the film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.
The song also plays over the end credits of the film, with a compilation of clips from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series running alongside the end credits.
In the same year, Pop sang a leading role in the John Moran opera The Manson Family.
Pop sang four of the songs: In the Deathcar, TV Screen, Get the Money, and This is a Film.
Also in 1992, he collaborated with the New York City band White Zombie.
He recorded spoken word vocals on the intro and outro of the song "Black Sunshine" as well as playing the character of a writer in the video shot for the song.
He is singled out for special thanks in the liner notes of the band's album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One.
In 1993, Pop released American Caesar, including two successful singles, "Wild America" and "Beside You".
A new video was recorded for the song, with clips from the film and studio footage of Pop dancing with one of the film's stars, Ewen Bremner.
A Pop concert also served as a plot point in the film.
In 1996, Pop released Naughty Little Doggie, with Whitey Kirst returning on guitar, and the single "I Wanna Live".
In 1997, he remixed Raw Power to give it a rougher, more hard-edged sound; fans had complained for years that Bowie's official "rescue effort" mix was muddy and lacking in bass.
Pop testified in the reissue's liner notes that on the new mix, "everything's still in the red".
In 1997, Pop was credited with the soundtrack to the film The Brave.
Pop also contributed the theme song for "Space Goofs".
Pop supplied vocals for the 1999 Death in Vegas UK Top-10 single Aisha.
The same year he appeared on Hashisheen, The End of Law, a collaborative effort by Bill Laswell, reading on the tracks The Western Lands and A Quick Trip to Alamut.
For New Year's Eve 1997, Pop was the headliner for the annual Australian three-day concert the Falls Festival.
He gave one of the most memorable performances in the history of the festival.
A member of the audience got to do the countdown for the new year with Pop as part of a competition to guess Pop's new year's resolution (it was "To do nothing and make a lot of money!")
The Stooges reunion: 2003–2010
Pop's 2003 album Skull Ring featured collaborators Sum 41, Green Day, Peaches, and The Trolls, as well as Ron and Scott Asheton, reuniting the three surviving founding members of the Stooges for the first time since 1974.
Pop made a guest appearance on Peaches's song Kick It as well as the video.
Also in 2003, his first full-length biography was published.
Gimme Danger – The Story of Iggy Pop was written by Joe Ambrose; Pop did not collaborate on the biography or publicly endorse it.
Having enjoyed working with the Ashetons on Skull Ring, Pop reformed the Stooges with bassist Mike Watt (formerly of the Minutemen) filling in for the late Dave Alexander, and Fun House saxophonist Steve Mackay rejoining the lineup.
They have toured regularly since 2004.
That year, Pop opened Madonna's Reinvention World Tour in Dublin.
Pop and the Stooges played the Glastonbury Festival in June 2007.
Their set included material from the 2007 album The Weirdness and classics such as "No Fun" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog".
He used the phrase "paki shop", apparently unaware of its racist connotations, prompting three complaints and an apology from the BBC.
Before leaving the stage he looked directly at Madonna, quoting "You make me feel shiny and new, like a virgin, touched for the very first time", from Madonna's hit song "Like a Virgin".
According to guitarist Ron Asheton, Madonna asked the Stooges to perform in her place, as a protest to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for not inducting the Stooges despite six appearances on the nomination ballot.
On January 6, 2009, original Stooges guitarist and Pop's self-described best friend Ron Asheton was found dead from an apparent heart attack.
He was 60 years old.
In 2009 James Williamson rejoined the band after 29 years.
On December 15, 2009 it was announced that the Stooges would be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010.
Pop had "about two hours of a strong emotional reaction" to the news.
In early 2006, Pop and the Stooges played in Australia and New Zealand for the Big Day Out.
Author Paul Trynka completed a biography of Pop (with his blessing) called Open Up and Bleed, published in early 2007.
Pop's fifteenth solo album, Préliminaires, was released on June 2, 2009.
Inspired by a novel by French author Michel Houellebecq called La Possibilité d'une île (2005; Trans.
as The Possibility of an Island by Gavin Bowd, 2006), Pop was approached to provide the soundtrack for a documentary film on Houellebecq and his attempts to make a film from his novel.
He describes this new release as a "quieter album with some jazz overtones", the first single off the album, "King of the Dogs", bearing a sound strongly influenced by New Orleans jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton.
Pop said that the song was his response to being "sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music".
The album is available on legal download sites, CD, and a deluxe box set is available at only 6000 units worldwide.
This box set contains the Préliminaires album, a collector "Les Feuilles Mortes" b/w "King of the Dogs" 7 inch, the cover of which is Pop's portrait by Marjane Satrapi, and a 38-page booklet of drawings also by Marjane Satrapi.
In January 2009, Pop was signed up as the face of Swiftcover, the UK-based online insurance company.
He fronted a £25 million TV ad campaign for Swiftcover, using the strapline "Get a Life".
The advert was then banned by the Advertising Standards Authority on April 28, 2009 for being misleading – it implied that Pop himself had an insurance policy with Swiftcover when at the time the company did not insure musicians.
With reference to the song "The Passenger", Pop has appeared on NZ television advertising phone networks to show how he can get a band to play together by conference call.
He was inducted as part of the Stooges into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010.
After a March 2010 stage diving accident, Pop claimed he would no longer stage dive.
However, he did so on three occasions at a concert in Madrid, Spain on April 30, 2010.
And it was much the same in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on May 2, 2010.
On July 9, 2010 he again stage dived in Zottegem, Belgium, causing Pop to bleed from the face.
In June 2010, Pop appeared at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto with the reformed Stooges on the NXNE main stage.
Pop lent his image to PETA's campaign against the annual Canada seal hunt.
On April 7, 2011, at age 63, Pop performed "Real Wild Child" on the tenth season of American Idol; the Los Angeles Times music blog "Iggy Pop & Hiss" described Pop as being "still magnetic, still disturbing".
On August 25, 2013, Iggy and the Stooges co-headlined RiotFest 2013's Day 2, performing in Toronto and Denver along with The Replacements.
In 2012, Pop was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.
Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack in March 2014 at the age of 64.
He used the lecture to discuss his experiences of the music industry, and his reflections on the effect of the internet on the consumption of music and the broader media.
Pop hosts a weekly radio show on BBC Radio 6, where he covers an eclectic range of music from punk to jazz, he also champions and pushes new artists such as Shame, Fat White Family, False Heads and Sleaford Mods.
Pop also collaborated with Tomoyasu Hotei on the songs "How The Cookie Crumbles" and "Walking Through The Night" from the album Strangers, also released that same year.
On June 22, 2016, Stooges guitarist James Williamson made an official statement saying that the Stooges are no more:
Williamson also added that touring had become boring, and trying to balance the band's career as well as Pop's was a difficult task.
The album was released on March 18, with a tour of Europe and North America entitled Post Pop Depression Tour to follow, starting from March 28.
On both sides of the Atlantic, the album set a new peak chart position for Iggy Pop albums, becoming his first ever US Top 20 album and first ever UK Top 5 album.
On October 28, 2016, Pop released the double live album Post Iggy Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall on Eagle Rock Entertainment (on DVD+2CD and digital formats).
Pop's eighteenth studio album, Free, was released on September 6, 2019.
In January 2020, Pop received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
On April 10, 2020, Pop released an alternate mix of his hit song "China Girl" as part of the forthcoming release on May 29 of The Bowie Years, a new seven-disc deluxe box set due to feature expanded remastered versions of his David Bowie-produced albums The Idiot and Lust for Life, both originally released in 1977.
The box set is due to include remastered versions of both 1977 studio projects along with outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40-page book.
As well, the two original albums are due to be paired with an additional album of live material to create separate stand-alone two-disc deluxe editions.
The song is a rerecording with Iggy Pop providing the vocals, translated to French for this version.
Film, television and radio career
As an actor Pop has appeared in a number of movies, including Sid and Nancy (a non-speaking cameo role), The Color of Money, Hardware (voice only), The Crow: City of Angels, The Rugrats Movie, Snow Day, Coffee and Cigarettes (opposite Tom Waits, in the third segment of the film, "Somewhere in California"), Cry-Baby, Dead Man, Tank Girl and Atolladero, a Spanish science fiction Western.
He was wanted to play Funboy in the original The Crow movie, but his recording schedule would not permit him.
In February 2009, he played the character Victor in the movie Suck.
Pop has been featured in multiple television series, including Tales from the Crypt, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, where he played Nona's dad in the second and third season, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which he played Yelgrun in the episode "The Magnificent Ferengi".
Additionally, a portion of the music video for Pop's "Butt Town" was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butthead.
Pop has been profiled in several rockumentaries and has had songs on many soundtracks, including Crocodile Dundee II; Trainspotting; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Haggard; Arizona Dream; Repo Man; Black Rain; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare; Shocker; and Kurt Cobain: About a Son.
Pop also voiced a cameo in the American Dad!
episode "American Dream Factory" as Jerry, the drummer, in [[Steve_Smith_(American_Dad!
)|Steve Smith]]'s band.
Pop played himself as the DJ of the fictional rock station Liberty Rock Radio 97.
8 in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
The Stooges song "I Wanna Be Your Dog" was featured on the same station.
Pop has some unclear super-powers, which he uses when he and Nomi turn against Bowie.
In 2012, Pop played the conscience of a clown named Elliot (Denis Lavant) in the French film L'Étoile du jour (Morning Star) directed by Sophie Blondy.
In 2014, Pop presented (narrated) the BBC documentary "Burroughs at 100".
William Burroughs profoundly affected Pop's writing, inspiring lyrics in the famous "Lust for Life".
It was aired in the US on This American Life on January 30, 2015 in the episode "Burroughs 101", commemorating his 101st birthday.
Pop hosts a weekly radio show and podcast titled "Iggy Confidential" on BBC 6 Music every Friday at 19.00 UK time.
Based on Kai Grehn 's German translation of Walt Whitman's poetry cycle in 2005, a radio drama and bilingual double-CD audio book "Kinder Adams/Children of Adam" was released by Hörbuch Hamburg in 2014, including a complete reading by Pop.
In the same year, Pop starred in Toby Tobias' thriller Blood Orange in which he plays an ageing rock star.
In early 2019, Pop executive produced a four part documentary series entitled PUNK for Epix.
The Passenger was the putative name for a biographical film about Pop's early career with the Stooges.
Pop liked the script but refused to take part in the film.
He also called Wood "a very poised and talented actor".
The project appears to have been shelved.
In 1995, an established journal of classical scholarship, Classics Ireland, published Pop's reflections on the applicability of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire to the modern world in a short article, Caesar Lives, (Vol. 2, 1995).
Pop also relates how reading Gibbon while on tour in the Southern United States inspired him to a spontaneous soliloquy he called "Caesar".
Pop lives near Miami, Florida.
He has been married three times: to Wendy Weissberg (for several weeks in 1968 before the marriage was annulled shortly thereafter), to Suchi Asano (from 1984 until their divorce in 1999), and to his longtime partner Nina Alu, whom he married in 2008.
He has a son, Eric Benson, born in 1970 from a relationship with Paulette Benson.
According to Shaw, the four wore matching rings depicting a skull, and all but Pop received a similar skull-and-crossbones tattoo.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded a cover of "Search and Destroy" during the sessions for Blood Sugar Sex Magik; the song appeared on the B-side of the "Give It Away" single, and later on the Iggy Pop tribute CD We Will Fall, the compilation CD Under the Covers, and the compilation CD The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience. They also played "I Wanna Be Your Dog" live.
- The Sex Pistols recorded the first high-profile Stooges cover, "No Fun", in 1976. This introduced the Stooges to a new generation of audiences, particularly in the United Kingdom, where Pop was then based. Sid Vicious also regularly performed "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Search and Destroy" and "Shake Appeal (Tight Pants)" in his post-Pistols solo shows. The first two of these songs also feature on his Sid Sings album.
- The first album by British punk band the Damned, Damned Damned Damned, concluded with "I Feel Alright", a cover of the Stooges' "1970" under its accepted alternate title.
- Australian band Radio Birdman, which included fellow Ann Arbor native Deniz Tek, named an early venue "The Oxford Funhouse", while on their 1977 album Radios Appear they covered the Stooges song "TV Eye" and name checked the Stooges in the Deniz Tek song "Do the Pop" The band's name was itself taken, although incorrectly, from the lyrics of the Stooges song "1970".
- In 1982, the Birthday Party released Drunk on the Pope's Blood, a live EP with a version of "Loose". On multiple occasions, the Birthday Party performed entire sets of Stooges covers. Their live version of "Fun House" can be found on their live album, Live 1981–82.
- Sonic Youth covered "I Wanna Be Your Dog" on 1983's Confusion Is Sex.
- English space rock group Spacemen 3 covered "Little Doll" on their 1986's album Sound of Confusion.
- Uncle Tupelo covered "I Wanna Be Your Dog", although they did not release it while they were active.
- Thrash Metal band Slayer cover I Wanna Be Your Dog on their 1996 cover album Undisputed Attitude (naming it "I'm Gonna Be Your God").
- The Stooges' "Search and Destroy" was featured in Harmonix's Guitar Hero II for the PlayStation 2.
- Rage Against the Machine covered the song "Down on the Street" on their 2000 album, Renegades.
- In 2007, R.E.M. performed "I Wanna Be Your Dog" with Patti Smith in their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Emanuel covered "Search and Destroy" on the Tony Hawk's American Wasteland soundtrack.
- Music journalist Lester Bangs was one of the first writers to champion the Stooges in a national publication. His piece "Of Pop and Pies and Fun" for Creem Magazine was published about the time of the Stooges' second album Fun House. Another music journalist, Legs McNeil, was especially fond of Iggy and the Stooges and championed them in many of his writings.
- Kurt Cobain consistently listed Raw Power as his no. 1 favorite album of all time in the "Favorite Albums" lists that featured in his Journals.
- In August 1995, all three Stooges albums were included in British music magazine Mojo's influential "100 Greatest Albums of All Time" feature. Fun House was placed the highest, at 16.
- In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Stooges No. 78 on their list of 100 of the most influential artists of the past 50 years.
- Horror punk band Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 Covered "I Wanna Be Your Dog" in their box set Little Box of Horrors in 2006.
- Slash included their self-titled debut amongst his favourite studio albums.
- Peter Hook included their live album Metallic K.O. amongst his favourite albums.
- In the movie Velvet Goldmine, Ewan McGregor portrays Curt Wilde, a character loosely based on Pop. McGregor performs the Stooges songs "TV Eye" and "Gimme Danger" in the film.
- In the 2013 film CBGB, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins portrays Pop in the late 1970s.
- In the Super Mario Bros. video game series, the character Iggy Koopa was named after him.
- The late 1970s punk and Pop influenced Dunedin band The Enemy recorded Iggy Told Me.
- James O'Barr fashioned the character Funboy in The Crow after Pop.
- In the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Cruaders, the character Iggy is named after him.
with the Stooges
with James Williamson
- Kill City (1977)
- The Idiot (1977)
- Lust for Life (1977)
- New Values (1979)
- Soldier (1980)
- Party (1981)
- Zombie Birdhouse (1982)
- Blah-Blah-Blah (1986)
- Instinct (1988)
- Brick by Brick (1990)
- American Caesar (1993)
- Naughty Little Doggie (1996)
- Avenue B (1999)
- Beat 'Em Up (2001)
- Skull Ring (2003)
- Préliminaires (2009)
- Après (2012)
- Post Pop Depression (2016)
- Free (2019)
Awards and nominations
|1977||Creem Magazine Awards||Lust for Life||Top Album – No. 24||Nominated|
|Raw Power||Best Reissue – No. 5||Nominated|
|Himself||Best New Wave Group/Performer – No. 3||Nominated|
|Punk of the Year – No. 2||Nominated|
|Comeback of the Year – No. 1||Won|
|1980||Punk of the Year – No. 1||Won|
|1987||Pollstar Concert Industry Awards||Tour||Small Hall Tour of the Year||Nominated|
|1988||Club Tour of the Year||Nominated|
|1989||Small Hall Tour of the Year||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||"Cold Metal"||Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance||Nominated|
|1992||Razzie Awards||"Why Was I Born (Freddy's Dead)"||Worst Original Song||Nominated|
|1997||MTV Video Music Awards||"Lust for Life"||Best Video from a Film||Nominated|
|2004||D&AD Awards||"Kick It" (with Peaches)||Direction||Wood Pencil|
|2009||Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards||Himself||Living Legend||Won|
|2010||D&AD Awards||Together Incredible (with Orcon)||Integrated||Wood Pencil|
|2014||GQ Men of the Year Awards||Himself||Icon Award||Won|
|2016||Critics' Choice Documentary Awards||Gimme Danger||Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary||Won|
|2017||Grammy Awards||Post Pop Depression||Best Alternative Music Album||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||"Gold" (with Danger Mouse)||Best Original Song||Nominated|
|A2IM Libera Awards||Himself||Best Live Act||Nominated|
|New Music Awards||College Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Q Awards||"American Valhalla" (with Josh Homme)||Best Video||Nominated|
|2018||"Bells & Circles" (with Underworld)||Won|
|2019||Sweden GAFFA Awards||Teatime Dub Encounters (with Underworld)||Best International Album||Nominated|
|2019||GQ Men of the Year Awards||Himself||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2020||Grammy Awards||Himself||Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|Denmark GAFFA Awards||Best Foreign Solo Act||Pending|
|Free||Best Foreign Album||Pending|
|Hungarian Music Awards||International Alternative Music Album of the Year||Nominated|
|NME Awards||Himself||Best Live Act||Nominated|
A photo of Pop on stage with fans at the Sydney Opera House in 2019 taken by Antoine Veling won the Culture Category of the Sony World Photography Awards.
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