Posted in music | pictures | video on May 6, 2009

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Iggy Pop

"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.

"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.

Iggy last performed on Friday at the Road Recovery benefit at Nokia Theatre in NYC. Lots of pictures and videos from that event, below...

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 5/1/09
Joan as Policewoman
Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Joan as Policewoman
Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre

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
Iggy
Road Recovery Honors Wayne Kramer with Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre


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Comments (16)

Fugly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 12:45 PM

Wayne Kramer's expression while looking at Perry's wife's box is hysterical

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 12:50 PM

I want to look that good with my shirt off when i am 62.

Posted by Eric | May 6, 2009 1:47 PM

Mildly embarrassing for all involved.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:58 PM

Tom Morello's new band was great at Highline Ballroom last night (I think they were called "Idle Worship")... opened for The Roots.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 4:31 PM

Ours sounded great and they were the only act that really seemed professional all night. The rest was kinda neither here nor there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:43 PM

It's hard to believe that Perry Farrell was ever thought of as some kind of alt-guru or whatever.
He comes across now as a middle-aged Jewish geek, like an embarrassing uncle who still thinks he's hip.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:45 PM

"I want to look that good with my shirt off when i am 62."

Get a hold of Jim Osterberg's steroid supplier and there you go. He already says he does roids.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:47 PM

I love Iggy, but the new single sounds really bad. you can't even call it singing as he croaks out dumber than dumb lyrics about being 'king of the dogs'. it's hard to believe he takes this shit seriously and expects people to think it's brilliant. and the "jazz'
thing couldn't be more gimmicky.

Posted by dogdirt | May 6, 2009 8:17 PM

Pretty sure iggys never said anything about steroids anon 7:47

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 9:19 PM

The new Iggy record is good..its not all jazz jsut the fist song.Produced in NY/Miami by Hal Cragin who also produced The Crystal Antlers when they were still in high school in Long beach CA.

Posted by stRfker | May 6, 2009 10:56 PM

Aaron Seinfeld? Who's married to Tera Patrick?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 8:24 AM

Iggy is one of a few 60s cat who still has a pulse. Guy is more fit than alot of 18 year olds I know. Long live Ig!

Posted by J. | May 7, 2009 11:55 AM

Iggy said his physique is due to a mix of health foods, exercise and steroids in a MOJO fan's Q&A session a few years back. At least Iggy's honest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 9:23 PM

Iggy's new one sounds more like a rip-off of Firewater than anything else. He even did a little video for it that is a lot like the one Tod A. did for 08's The Golden Hour (a great album). Maybe he should give James "Strait" Williamson a call and go out for a _Raw Power_ tour.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 9:31 PM

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