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photos by Tim Griffin

Iggy Pop

Yesterday I wrote that "Iggy Pop, as well as Pavement (who are curating the other ATP UK weekend in May), are both rumored to be in the running for ATP NY in 2010." An hour later a commenter wrote, "heard the interview. iggy said they would be doing raw power upstate new york for atp next september...woops!!!!!!" A few hours after that, Iggy confirmed it while speaking at the Barnes & Noblie in Tribeca!

The NYC bookstore appearance was set up to promote a new book about The Stooges. Iggy joined author Robert Matheu who opened the night by talking about how he made the book, and how long it took him to secure 20+ year old images and negatives from photographers. Iggy did a lot of talking and they answered a lot of questions. Tim says, "He was asked about music that influenced him, and cited many types of music from Stravinsky and Dvorak to chanting to the Doors and and Louis Armstrong." Afterward they stuck around and signed autographs.

Iggy's ATP NY confirmation is not only the first artist announcement for the 2010 upstate New York festival, it's the first confirmation we have that it's even definitely happening at Kutscher's again. Iggy is also doing "Raw Power" in May for ATP in the UK, though unfortunately (obviously) without Ron Asheton (RIP)...

"Asheton, whose brother Scott is the Stooges drummer, died of a heart attack in January this year.

Pop, 62, told The Australian [in May] that he had plans to re-unite with the remaining Iggy and the Stooges line-up, with noughties Stooges addition Mike Watt on bass.

Pop said that while the original Stooges ended with Asheton's death, "there is always Iggy and the Stooges, the second growth of the band''.

"I had a meeting in LA last week with James (Williamson),'' Pop said. "It was the first time we had seen each other in 30 years. So we talked about doing something together. Raw Power would be the repertoire.''

The landmark album, mixed by Pop's friend David Bowie, has been cited by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and many other rock stars as their favourite album and is considered one of the most influential in rock history, despite the fact that it sold so poorly on release.

Pop also revealed that Asheton had left six or seven "hard-driving rhythm tracks'' that could also be used in a future project."

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Comments (49)

Thanx for the photos!

Posted by ElRoi | October 14, 2009 1:55 AM

jesus that face has had some traction, looks he's not far behind ron! hope he makes it to atp ny

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 2:03 AM

the last place i thought that i would ever see Iggy Pop was in a Barnes and Noble. punk is dead.

Posted by sandcrawler | October 14, 2009 3:24 AM

Strange place indeed to see him at this mega chain bookstore. He has more history,depth, and intrinsic music quality than 99 percent of the bands around today mentioned on here and elsewhere. Him and Bowies work was great and under appreciated on the collaboration.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:03 AM

ATP NY 2010

FRIDAY 9/17
IGGY & THE STOOGES playing RAW POWER
SPIRITUALIZED playing LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE
BIG STAR playing RADIO CITY
BLACK DICE playing BROKEN EAR RECORD
more tba

SATURDAY 9/18 CURATED BY ATP
APHEX TWIN
SHELLAC
THE BREEDERS
JOANNA NEWSOM
DEAD C
more tba

SUNDAY 9/19 ????
TBA

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:22 AM

where is this ATP NY 2010 lineup info coming from? Nothing on the official website...

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 7:14 AM

OMG he is wearing a shirt!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 7:14 AM

7:14 the person above is guessing...

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 8:00 AM

it is also confirmed that ATP 2010 will also have hummus available.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 8:28 AM

I really hope he does ATP NY 2010

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 8:34 AM

Seems like a genuinely nice man, and not too freaky.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 8:54 AM

wow Spiritualized playing LaGWAFIS would be insane

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 9:12 AM

YES! so glad atp is back.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 9:21 AM

Holy fuck!!!!! Spiritualized / LaGWAFiS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MFan | October 14, 2009 9:36 AM

Iggy Pop will be eating Raw Hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 9:46 AM

he faced his demons head-on and BEAT them with intelligence and willpower without sacrficing his character or his art. more power to him, raw or otherwise. did anyone ask him about his golf game?

Posted by donn | October 14, 2009 9:49 AM

it's things like this that make me miss living in nyc.

Posted by girlssoldout | October 14, 2009 10:00 AM

*******JUST ANNOUNCED*******

ATP 2010

SUNDAY 9/19 CURATED BY EUGENE CHADBOURNE

YES playing TORMATO
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER playing BRAIN SALAD SURGERY
VAN HALEN (feat. DAVID LEE ROTH) playing OU812
ZOOGS RIFT playing MUSIC SUCKS
CHEETAH CHROME playing SONIC REDUCER

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 10:16 AM

They are adding a Frankie Rose side stage where she'll play with all the shitty bands she's been a part of.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 10:20 AM

Oh yeah to Eugene's curation!

Posted by Mike | October 14, 2009 10:24 AM

"They are adding a Frankie Rose side stage where she'll play with all the shitty bands she's been a part of. "

It's called Frankie Rose's Vagcropolis

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 10:26 AM

I would have liked it better if ELP played Love Beach

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 11:03 AM

yeah- return of the Stooges!!! fuck yeah!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 11:12 AM

^^on steroids^^

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 11:27 AM

Could have sworn he said Sept 3 for "Upstate NY".

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 11:31 AM

"he said Sept 3"

Sept 3 = Friday of Labor Day weekend. perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 11:40 AM

Jesus christ drugs take the piss right out of you and then all your left with is vinegar iggy sweet sweet vinegar!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:05 PM

Ugh, looks to me like that old man need some moisturizer and a good home cooked meal!

Posted by Rondell Jenkins | October 14, 2009 1:54 PM

He confirmed yesterday at the event that they will be doing Raw Power upstate.

For those who attended, does anyone remember the band he mentioned that he's into lately? It was a three word name, the last one Ensemble. The something something Ensemble.

Posted by Bendrix | October 14, 2009 2:42 PM

there u go iggy. taking that corporate initiative!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 2:45 PM

>For those who attended, does anyone remember the band he mentioned that he's into lately?

Daft Punk. You should look into 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 3:55 PM

Who's the sexy, overstuffed redhead at the podium? I wouldn't mind being her dog.

If you know what I'm sayin'.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:00 PM

>For those who attended, does anyone remember the band he mentioned that he's into lately?

Daft Punk. You should look into 'em.


Fuck off.

Posted by Bendrix | October 14, 2009 4:23 PM

Iggy's totally into The Horrors, maaaaaaaaaan.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 5:04 PM

Hummus - f****in' great band...

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 5:54 PM

2:42 --

I **think** it may have been the Glenn Branca Ensemble... But I can't remember for sure.

--Tim

Posted by tim | October 14, 2009 6:50 PM

Get Cat Power to perform The Covers Record or Moon Pix and I will actually go to one of these ATP events.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 4:10 PM

FRIDAY 9/17
IGGY & THE STOOGES pretending TO STILL BE RELEVANT
CAT POWER playing THE CAT STEVENS COVER SHE DID FOR BLOOD DIAMOND COMMERCIALS
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL playing CHOCOLATE STARFISH & THE HOT DOG FLAVORED WATER
DAFT PUNK playing ULTIMATE MANILOW
A-HA playing THAT ONE SONG OF THEIRS
DAVID CROSS playing the I WAS ON ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT SO THEREFORE YOU HAVE TO LIKE ME card
HOPE OF THE STATES remembering THOSE FIVE MINUTES WHEN PEOPLE KNEW WHO THEY WERE
CRYSTAL CASTLES CHICK letting FAT ASPIES AND SKINNY DATE RAPISTS FONDLE HER IN THE CROWD

SATURDAY 9/18 CURATED BY ATP
SONIC YOUTH
APHEX TWIN
THE BREEDERS
BOREDOMS
SPIRITUALIZED
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
THURSTON MOORE
THE SAME DOZEN ACTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

SUNDAY 9/19 CURATED BY AMERICAN APPAREL
PAVEMENT
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS
MGMT
ARIEL PINK
DAN DEACON
KELLY CLARKSON PIE EATING CONTEST
BLACK KIDS BEFORE THEY EVER RECORDED ANYTHING (WHEN THEY WERE STILL DECK)
JAY REATARD
SOULJA BOY
BANDS WITH FAT GUYS ROLLING AROUND THE STAGE WEARING NOTHING BUT BEARDS AND SCREAMING BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIT INTO SKINNY JEANS AND AA V-NECKS

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 1:28 AM

THE GUY ABOVE ME wishing HE WAS EVEN REMOTELY FUNNY

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 10:33 PM

^I dunno. Daft Punk playing Ultimate Manilow would be fucking rad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 11:37 PM

>BANDS WITH FAT GUYS ROLLING AROUND THE STAGE WEARING NOTHING BUT BEARDS AND SCREAMING BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FIT INTO SKINNY JEANS AND AA V-NECKS

I larfed at this.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 12:18 AM

set times?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 12:35 AM

If anybody thinks Ig has "sold out", perhaps they
should try to find Nick Kent's horrifying article entitled "The Mighty Pop Vs The Hand Of Blight" written for the NME in May 1975. It makes the media driven stories of Amy Winehouse, Axl Rose etc look as glamourous as OK Magazine. It is a testament to his astonishing will of power, not mention his sheer physical toughness that he managed to get out of the abyss alive, let alone achieve fame.

Iggy has nothing left to prove. He has outlasted all of his critics and rivals without turning into a joke. He has also had the very last laugh because forty years after the first timeless Stooges album, he can still wipe the floor with anybody in a live context. I saw The Stooges perform in London in 2005, and it was the BEST live concert I have witnessed. I have seen Bowie, Cramps, Stones, Joy Division, Springsteen,U2, Tom Waits and many,many more and they have all given fine performances,but few have have matched the Ig before or since. Maybe Elvis '56, Hendrix '67 and James Brown 1956 -1974, but they are no longer here.
The May 2010 London dates will be great. Pop and Co will play out of their skins (again), which why I am looking forward to seeing them again. How many of today's groups will be around in 2059, and still be playing to huge crowds of all generations ?

Posted by Rob J | October 31, 2009 6:11 AM

Lucky to see that

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Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 1:05 PM

legend , this guy is a kid in a 63 year old body ..

Posted by rug cleaning nyc | May 25, 2011 10:39 AM

He looks great. He doesn't look more than 30 years old.

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