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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop already released two songs off his upcoming album Post Pop Depression that he made with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders. They mentioned they'd be touring with that lineup plus QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen and Chavez's Matt Sweeney, and now the dates have been announced. Iggy promises, "This will be epic and you cannot miss it."

The tour includes NYC on April 12 at United Palace Theatre. TIckets for that show (and all dates) go on sale Saturday (1/30) at 10 AM with an artist presale starting Thursday (1/28) at 10 AM (password = "GARDENIA"). There's also a Citi presale Thursday at 10 AM and a Live Nation presale Friday (1/29) at 10 AM.

Iggy also plays a solo set at the 26th annual Tibet House US benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22. All dates are listed, with the two singles from the album, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Iggy Pop

As you may know, Iggy Pop is releasing an album called Post Pop Depression this year that he made with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders. They already revealed the single "Gardenia" and now they let another song loose, "Break Into Your Heart." It's unmistakably an Iggy Pop song, but you can sense some of Josh Homme's touches on there too. Listen below. The album comes out March 18 via Loma Vista.

In related news, Matt Helders' bandmate Alex Turner just announced a tour with his other band, The Last Shadow Puppets.

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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme played The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (1/21), debuting "Gardenia" from their forthcoming album Post Pop Depression (Cover art below). Decked out in suits, Iggy, Josh and the band -- Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders and Chavez's Matt Sweeney on bass -- sounded pretty together for the swaggering song that has just a little sleaze. Video hasn't surfaced from Colbert but you can listen to the studio version right now, below.

UPDATE: Watch Iggy and Josh talk with Colbert about the album, and watch them perform "Gardenia" live with the band, below.

Post Pop Depression is out March 18.

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Homme & Pop (photo via Eagles of Death Metal)
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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal have made a collaborative album, titled Post Pop Depression, that will be out March 18 via Loma Vista. Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita contributed guitar and keyboards, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders played drums. Homme talked to The New York Times:

In some ways, "Post Pop Depression" also picks up where "Lust for Life" left off. "Where those records pointed, it stopped," Mr. Homme said. "But without copying it," he continued, "that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can't see these two records any more."

The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical. The album's theme, Mr. Pop said, is: "What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?"...

...He continued: "In American life, because it's so hypercompetitive, what happens when you're finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran."

Pop and Homme will also tour the record, and the live band will include Fertita and Helders, plus QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar and Chavez's Matt Sweeney on bass.

UPDATE: Iggy and Josh and the band will make their live debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (1/21).

Iggy Pop

The day David Bowie died, his friend and collaborator Iggy Pop posted a touching yet succinct tribute, simply saying, "David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is." Now, speaking to the NY Times, he's given a longer eulogy:

The friendship was basically that this guy salvaged me from certain professional and maybe personal annihilation -- simple as that. A lot of people were curious about me, but only he was the one who had enough truly in common with me, and who actually really liked what I did and could get on board with it, and who also had decent enough intentions to help me out. He did a good thing.

He resurrected me. He was more of a benefactor than a friend in a way most people think of friendship. He went a bit out of his way to bestow some good karma on me.

He was really disciplined. [Our 1976 tour] was at a time when it might be 700 people in Albuquerque, it might be 15,000 at the Garden, it might be 300 people in Zurich, etc. He did a great show every night. I don't care where it was.

Read the rest of the article here.

Stream Iggy's Bowie-penned "China Girl" below...

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David Bowie

Three days ago we were celebrating his 69th birthday and a new album. Today we woke up to this devastating news. From his official Facebook:

January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief.
Rest in Peace, Ziggy Stardust.

Longtime producer Tony Visconti wrote:

He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.
And Iggy Pop says:

Ziggy Stardust

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Jarvis Cocker, New Order, Devo & more pay tribute to David Bowie too.

Watch Bowie's new video for "Lazarus", released four days ago, below...

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert happens February 22, 2016 at Carnegie Hall, and the initial lineup has just been announced. As usual, it includes artistic director Philip Glass, and it includes the return of Iggy Pop, plus Basia Bulat, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs and Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Helge van Dyk. Tickets are on sale now.

Basia Bulat, who has a new band with Arcade Fire members and a Jim James-produced album on the way, also has tour dates of her own, including SXSW and NYC in April.

Gutterdämmerun

Gutterdämmerun is Swedish director Bjorn Tagemose's upcoming silent film, described as a "loud and dark fairytale" and "part rock show part immersive cinema experience." That sounds interesting enough... oh yeah, and it also happens to feature Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Lemmy, Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan, Tom Araya (Slayer), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Justice and Volbeat, and more. That's all the info we have for now, but it sounds like enough to get excited. Watch an EPK video below.

Speaking of Iggy Pop, New Order's new album isn't the only album he's guesting on this year. He will also contribute to a cover of The Waitresses' Christmas classic "Christmas Wrapping" for Kylie Minogue's upcoming Christmas album. Other guests include a posthumous duet with Frank Sinatra on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," actor/comedian James Corden on Yazoo's "Only You" and Kylie's sister Dannii Minogue on a new song called "100 Degrees." The album's due out November 13. Tracklist below.

UPDATE (12/23): Happy holidays! Listen to Iggy and Kylie's Christmas song below...

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by Bill Pearis

details of a NYC new album listening party are also below...

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New Order's Music Complete is out September 25 and it marks a number of firsts. It's the first album without bassist Peter Hook, and their first for new label, Mute Records. It's also the first album in 14 years to feature original member Gillian Gilbert. Married to drummer Stephen Morris (they have made music together as The Other Two), Gilbert dropped out of the band during the making of 2001's Get Ready to care for their daughter. When the band, minus Hook (who acrimoniously left the band in the late-'00s), reformed for benefit gigs in 2011, Gilbert rejoined. (That lineup toured North America in 2013.) Her return also marks a return to the dancefloor for New Order, as Music Complete is loaded with the sparking synthpop that marked some of their best-loved songs. At 65 minutes, it's also their longest studio album to date.

Mute has kept a tight lid on Music Complete, save for first single "Restless," but folks in NYC can hear it a day early at a listening party on September 24 at Donna. In addition to playing the album in full, you can buy the vinyl that night and there will be New Order-themed cocktails. It's free (21+) but capacity is limited.

Taking time out from band rehearsals at her and Morris'farmhouse/studio in Cheshire, Gillian Gilbert talked to us about being back in New Order, tour plans, the band's songwriting process, why "you can't beat a bit of cheese" and lots more.

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BV: So what are you up to today? All interviews like this?

Gillian: No, we're at our home, rehearsing in our studio all day. We just finished, so winding down now.

How are the rehearsals going?

They're going very well! We just started this week because we've got a live radio show that we're doing for the BBC. That's in three weeks. We've not played together for a year, so it's pretty strange learning everything again. It's like, "Oh my god..." [Laughs].

Not only relearning old songs but trying to figure out how to play your new songs live.

I know, yeah. We've got three favorites so we're trying to learn those. It's going down OK.

More below...

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by Andrew Sacher

The best thing we saw on Day 1 of the 2015 fest...

Riot Fest
photo via BrooklynVegan Instagram

Riot Fest Denver kicked off yesterday (8/28) at its new location of the National Western Complex, which (as the mechanical bull and scent in the air reminded you) is usually home to rodeo shows. It's across five stages, one of which is indoors, and also offers carnival rides, Colorado-specific treats like Chronic Candy (though I was told that's only hemp) and more. Like most festivals, it had newer, buzzy bands who played great sets like Speedy Ortiz, Cayetana and The Hotelier, but for me at least, the real highlights were the masses of classic artists we got to see. (Unfortunately one of those, Motorhead, had to drop off at the last minute due to Lemmy's breathing issues. He cut a show short a day earlier in Salt Lake City for the same reason.)

There was a lot to love about Riot Fest Denver day 1, but here's five highlights:

THE GET UP KIDS: It's The Get Up Kids' 20th anniversary, and they don't seem shy about the fact that everyone's favorite songs were written in the '90s because that was mostly what we got. "Holiday," "Action and Action," "Valentine," "Red Letter Day," "Ten Minutes," "Don't Hate Me" and more were played from their classic period and it was a singalong the whole time. The Get Up Kids may have taken an extended period off from being a band, but you'd never know it at this point. They're super tight, they look like they're having a ball on stage, and the crowd is eager to have as much fun as the band is. Their Riot Fest set got off to a rocky start due to sound issues, but it quickly became one of the best sets I saw all day.

TESTAMENT: Of everything I saw, the band who truly got the daytime crowd going wild was '80s-era thrash legends Testament. The pit was going so hard that if you were anywhere near the front you were getting dust in your eyes, and the band delivered expertly. Every extended scream, every guitar solo -- they were flawless. Testament were always smiling, always engaging the crowd, but never at the expense of delivering intense music. People talk a lot about the decreasing interest for rock on major festivals, but between Testament and Anthrax (who took the same stage right after them), fests may just need more classic metal bands.

IGGY POP: Is there anyone as ageless as Iggy Pop? With classic albums dating back to the '60s, he's one of the few people you could safely credit with inventing punk rock, and he hasn't lost that spirit one bit. He runs around stage like he's half his actual age, and genuinely seems like he's giving us every ounce of energy in his body. We got so many favorites -- "No Fun," "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "The Passenger," "Lust For Life," "1969" -- and they all sounded exactly like you'd hope they would. The fact that we get to experience Iggy in full force all these decades later is truly an amazing thing.

ICE CUBE: It's pretty safe to say it's the year of NWA. There's a hit biopic in theaters, the soundtrack to which is Dr. Dre's first album since the '90s, and talk of the groundbreaking rap group is just in the air. So it was perfect timing for Ice Cube to reunite with his old groupmates MC Ren and DJ Yella (like he did at the BET Experience in June) for "Straight Outta Compton," "Fuck Tha Police," "Dopeman" and more classic jams. Sadly (like at the BET Experience) Dr. Dre did not come out, and neither did their pal Snoop Dogg (who did join the group at the BET Experience and plays Riot Fest on Sunday), but it was still a surreal experience to see those three on stage together. And they sounded as fanastic as you'd want. The partial NWA reunion was the real draw, but even when Ice Cube dove into his solo career ("Check Yo Self," "Natural Born Killaz," etc) he made it feel like the G-Funk era was alive and well.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN: Look, when System of a Down were added to Riot Fest, I thought people were going to think it was lame. I mean this is a festival that sold tickets because people wanted to see Iggy Pop, Pixies, The Damned, American Nightmare, Swervedriver and 7 Seconds. These people don't like System of a Down. But not only was I wrong, they had the biggest and wildest crowd of the day. It makes sense that of all the bands to come out of early 2000s nu-metal, System of a Down would work so well at what's largely a punk festival. Most of that stuff was deservedly laughed at by cynics, but SOAD were different. They were weird, and they were way closer to a hardcore band than a pop band. If Refused never broke up, those two might've toured together. And that came across in full force on Friday night. Thousands of people were raging to this band who were playing the weirdest songs that anyone played all day. It was a strange, awesome experience.

Video of Ice Cube, MC Ren & DJ Yella playing "Straight Outta Compton" and more pictures below...

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Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson, who founded Factory Records (home to Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and more), died on this day (August 10) in 2007 and in tribute, poet Mike Garry and musician Joe Duddell have recorded a single titled "St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson." Set to an orchestral version of New Order's "Your Silent Face," the video for it, directed by Mark Thomas, features a who's who of Manchester, including Steve Coogan (who played Wilson in 24 Hour Party People), New Order's Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris, Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder and Rowetta, The Durutti Column's Vini Reilly, Factory Sleeve designer Peter Saville, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, actor Christopher Eccleston, plus Iggy Pop, journalists Miranda Sawyer and Paul Morley, Hacienda DJs Mike Pickering and Andrew Weatheral... and more. Watch it, a check out the full list of folks in it, below.

"St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson" is out as a 12" single August 14.

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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The full Riot Fest Denver and Chicago lineups were already announced, and more recently the day-by-day lineups were revealed. Check those out below.

You can still get tickets to Denver and Chicago, and now Groupon is also offering an exclusive presale on single-day tickets for Chicago.

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New Order Music Complete

As mentioned, New Order's first album sans Peter Hook, Music Complete, will be out September 25 via Mute. It now been revealed that the album will have a few special guests: La Roux's Elly Jackson appears on "Tutti Frutti," Iggy Pop lends his voice to "Stray Dog" and Brandon Flowers of The Killers (who got their name from New Order's "Crystal" video) sings on "Superheated."

We still haven't heard a song from it yet but New Order have released two new teaser trailers for the album below with snippets of music. Watch them below...

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photo: Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

First Toronto, then Chicago, now here's the 2015 Riot Fest Denver additions: System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef'Special, Input & Broken, and... Death Grips whose current tour surprisingly includes actual shows being played!

The additions join Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Ice Cube (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Iggy Pop, Run DMC, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in The Sky, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, Testament, The Damned, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, The Get Up Kids, The Vandals, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor, 7 Seconds and more.

Riot Fest Denver happens August 28-30 at the Western Rodeo Complex. Tickets are still available. Updated poster and lineup below...

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Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Following the Riot Fest Toronto lineup additions, the 2015 Riot Fest Chicago lineup has now been expanded. Additions include System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie and Chef'Special.

They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.

Update: Denver additions announced too.

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UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.

Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...

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UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

We just posted the Riot Fest Toronto lineup, and here's the Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube & special guests (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Run DMC, Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew WK, GWAR, The Black Lips, The Dead Milkmen, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, Joyce Manor, OFF!, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang and many more. A few more bands, including two headliners, TBA.

Tickets are on early bird sale now. This year, the fest happens at the new location of Western Rodeo Complex from August 28-30.

UPDATE: Chicago announced too.

All currently announced Denver bands are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Residuels at Beerland in Austin
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Philly garage punks Residuels have covered The Stooges and had the cover praised by Iggy Pop himself. They just opened the Philly stop of The Sonics' tour, and this Thursday (4/16) they'll be in NYC to open for the Buzzcocks show at Irving Plaza. So you probably have an idea of what you're getting from them -- classic-sounding stuff inspired by '60s garage rock and early punk -- and they do it well. Listen to their recent cassingle, "Valley Of Fire" (with Stoogers cover "I Got A Right" on the flip), below.

The Buzzcocks/Residuels show also has Otherworldy Things on the bill. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.

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Though its festivals in the UK and the US are no longer, ATP Iceland is still going and returns in 2015 from July 2 - 4 at Ásbrú in Keflavík. Headlining the festival is Iggy Pop who, according to the festival, will be playing his first solo shows (as opposed to Iggy & the Stooges) in a decade. Drive Like Jehu (who are playing Coachella), Belle and Sebastian (ditto), and Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the other main headliners, and the rest of the lineup includes Run The Jewels, Mudhoney, Deafheaven, Iceage, Loop and more. Weekend tickets for ATP Iceland are on sale and check out the whole initial lineup, listed below.

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Earlier this year rum and clothing company Sailor Jerry released a short "film" featuring Iggy Pop, soundtracked by Stooges song "TV Eye" (watch below).

The collaboration continues, as Sailor Jerry just announced:

Iconic musician, actor and fashion rebel designs exclusive items for the Sailor Jerry Clothing line 'The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop'

Sailor Jerry Clothing has announced that it will partner with global rock and style icon, Iggy Pop to create 'The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop', an annual collaboration between Sailor Jerry and a like-minded artist, inspired by the legendary tattoo flash of Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins.

This is the second year of the Flash Collection, the first of which saw Sailor Jerry collaborate with artist and musician Paul Simonon of 'The Clash' fame to create a limited edition leather jacket in 2013. This year's 'The Flash collection by Iggy Pop' will feature three limited-edition items- including the collection hero piece, an iconic denim vest. Further details of the Flash Collection and the other two items will be revealed in October.

Iggy says:
"When I was asked to be involved with the latest Flash Collection, I was intrigued right away. I fell in love with the pin-ups. Sailor Jerry's pin-ups are the best. Bringing his stuff to life for a collection of limited edition clothes was something I totally wanted to be a part of"
In related news, fellow Stooge James Williamson is releasing an LP of re-recorded Stooges rarities with guest singers, including Mario from the Orwells whose track we debuted yesterday.

Another shot Iggy took for Sailor Jerry along with the short film, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Iggy Pop with New Order // Sufjan Stevens with The National
24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert - Carnegie Hall, NYC - March 11th, 2014
24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert - Carnegie Hall, NYC - March 11th, 2014

The 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert took place at Carnegie Hall last night (3/11) with Patti Smith, New Order, Iggy Pop, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Randolph, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, and many more.

As always, the night featured many collaborations--Iggy Pop with New Order, Sufjan Stevens with The National, Nico Muhly with Philip Glass, and so on. Headliner Patti Smith also paid tribute to the late Lou Reed by covering Transformer's "Perfect Day." Video footage of Iggy Pop and New Order playing Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Transmission," and NO's own "Californian Grass" are in this post. UPDATE: Footage of The National and Sufjan Stevens performing "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks," "This Is the Last Time," and "I Need My Girl" can also be found below.

More pictures, those videos, and the full Tibet House US 24th Annual Benefit setlist lie after the jump...

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Iggy Pop at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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The annual Tibet House Benefit Concert is returning for its 24th year on March 11 at Carnegie Hall. As usual, artistic director Philip Glass is performing and has a typically amazing lineup of Bryce Dessner (of The National), Nico Muhly, Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith (who also played last year), Techung and Joe Walsh. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds will benefit the Tibet House US.

photos by Greg Cristman

Iggy & The Stooges @ The Mohawk Austin, TX 3/13/13
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2013 has come and gone but we still have a couple year-end posts to go. Greg Cristman shot a whole lot for us last year -- everything from metal to synthpop and all points in between -- and he picked his 25 favorites from '13 which are in this post.

You can also check out year-end photo faves from BV contributors Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako and Dominick Mastrangelo. More of Greg's pics picks are below...

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Queen and David Bowie producer David Richards passed away on Friday (December 20) after suffering a long, undisclosed illness.

Richards began working at London's Chappell Studios in 1973 before moving to Montreux, Switzerland where he found work at the then just-opened Mountain Studios. By the time he turned 21, he had already risen to chief engineer at the studio that he would later come to own.

He co-produced Queen's final four albums, 'A Kind Of Magic', 'The Miracle', 'Innuendo', 'Made In Heaven', along with Iggy Pop's 'Blah Blah Blah' and David Bowie's 'Never Let Me Down', 'The Buddha Of Suburbia' and 'Outside'. The producer also won a Juno award in 1978 for Best Jazz Recording and being one of Billboard Magazine's Producers Of The Month in 1994. [NME]

The NME article also points out that The Cribs have posted a tribute to him on their Facebook that reads:
We are very sad to have today received the news that our friend David Richards has passed away in Montreux.

David was a producer that The Cribs always had a deep admiration for, having produced many of our favourite Queen records back in the 1980's/90's. We had the honour of recording with him back in the late summer of 2012, while working on preliminary sessions for 'In The Belly of The Brazen Bull'.

Rest in peace, David.

You can stream some songs he produced below...

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Lou David

Lou Reed, the legendary musician who sadly passed away yesterday (10/27), has had many collaborators in his lifetime, one of the most notable ones being David Bowie. Bowie was highly inspired by Lou (and Iggy Pop) during the creation of his Ziggy Stardust character/album, and went on to co-produce Lou's album Transformer, which came out the same year (1972). Bowie honored his old friend, posting the above photo to his website, and writing: "He was a master."

Meanwhile, the other third of the Sacred Triangle, Iggy Pop, tweeted "Devastating news" yesterday. Iggy worked on the third Stooges album with Bowie just after Transformer was done, and like Lou Reed, he spent time at CBGB in the '70s.

Check out an old picture of Lou Reed with David Bowie and Iggy Pop, along with a few more pics of David and Lou, below...

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