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"King of the Dogs," the lead single from Iggy Pop's forthcoming album Préliminaires, was released digitally on May 5 through all digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes and Rhapsody. Rolling Stone included the song on their "Hot List" calling it "Magnifique," and adding that "on this Big Easy-style single from his French-novel-inspired new disc, Ig gets his Tom Waits on." The track is also currently being featured on Stereogum.Iggy last performed on Friday at the Road Recovery benefit at Nokia Theatre in NYC. Lots of pictures and videos from that event, below...
"King of the Dogs" was inspired by New Orleans style jazz, with an arrangement featuring trumpet, trombone and clarinet. "At one point, I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music," says Iggy. "I've started listening to a lot of New Orleans-era, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton type of jazz."
Préliminaires, which will be released in the U.S. on EMI Music's Astralwerks label on June 2, was produced by Hal Cragin and inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq's 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island. Iggy will also be performing at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis, which takes place at club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 8.
Dirty Deeds w/ Juliette Lewis and Sum 41:
Juliette Lewis belting out Dirty Deeds by ACDC with Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Don Was, Aaron Seinfeld, Gilby Clarke and more at the Road Recovery benefit show at Nokia Theater in New York on 5/1/09Joan as Policewoman
Joan as Policewoman
Perry Farrel, Tom Morello, Aaron Seinfeld, Don Was, Wayne Kramer, Gilby Clarke and many more performing "Aint No Right" by Jane's Addiction at the Road Recovery Benefit show at Nokia Theater in New York on 5.1.09
Perry Farrel, Tom Morello, Aaron Seinfeld, Don Was, Wayne Kramer, Gilby Clarke and many more performing "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who at the Road Recovery Benefit show at Nokia Theater in New York on 5.1.09
Tom Morello & Street Sweeper Social Club performing at Nokia Theater on 5.1.09
"Jerry Cantrell, Gilby Clark, and another fantastic guitar player who's name I unfortunatly cannot remember, playing Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. This was the Road Recovery Benefit, May 1, 2009 at the Nokia Theater in NY"
Perry Farrell Singing Ain't No Right at the Road Recovery concert 5/1/09