Showing posts with label Iggy Pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iggy Pop. Show all posts

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Remembering Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in the 'CBGB' movie

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died on Friday at age 50. 

As Vulture noted, "Hawkins impressed fans and peers alike with his full-throttle style and rambunctious energy." 

Perhaps that's why, as an EVG reader reminded us, Hawkins was signed to play Iggy Pop in the 2013 "CBGB" bio-pic

We're introduced to Iggy in the clip below ... who then interrupts a Blondie performance and later duets with Debbie Harry on a rendition of "I Wanna Be Your Dog."


That never actually happened — outside the film, anyway.

As the "CBGB" end credits pointed out: "And we know Iggy Pop never performed at CBGB. Deal with it!"

Friday, April 17, 2020

Iggy said knock you out

Because we need a little Iggy Pop right now (or at least I do). Here's "Knocking 'Em Down (In the City)" from the 1980 Solider release, his fourth studio album.

Friday, August 2, 2019

For your ears only

Iggy Pop this week released the first single off of his forthcoming record Free, out Sept. 6. The audio track here is for "James Bond," which NME described as: "something between the trashy horror-rock of The Cramps, the restraint of Talking Heads, the naivety of Modern Lovers and the clattering fun of a bog-standard garage rock band who’d be called something like The Paisley Ghouls and would have released one single before splitting up in 1968."

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Funtime? 'Stooge,' which documents Iggy Pop's No. 1 fan, debuts next month at Howl! Happening

"Stooge," a feature-length documentary film about Iggy Pop's No. 1 fan, will make its NYC premier next month at Howl! Happening.

Here are details via Howl!

Nominated in 2017 for “Best UK Feature” at London’s Raindance Film Festival, director Madeleine Farley’s epic odyssey has been described as "Spinal Tap" meets "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest." A discussion with director Farley and co-producers Stephen Smith and Martin Kloiber follows the screening.

The film narrates the story of Robert Pargiter, a magnetic, childlike superfan of Iggy and The Stooges, who goes on a fanatical quest to keep rock alive. Like a fly on the wall, we follow him on a trek to London, San Francisco, L.A., and Miami, as the film becomes an intimate introspection into his journey — and more broadly — a study of one man’s personal obsession.

Comedy and tragedy intermingle with the pathos of his personal demons, and ultimately the serious business of dealing with his life offers him a way back to his joie de vivre.

Take a look...

The film screens Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. Howl! Happening is at 6 E. First St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Good burger: Lunch break with Iggy Pop and the Death Valley Girls

A little lunch-time diversion... the new video from the Death Valley Girls was released today... the clip for "Disaster (Is What We're After)" is four minutes of (former East Village resident) Iggy Pop eating a hamburger. (An homage to Andy Warhol. Thank you Glenn.) Enjoy!

Here's more from the Death Valley Girls about the video:

“We’re strong believers in opti-mysticism and connecting with people through rock’n’roll. Having Iggy dig our music was more than amazing for us. When Kansas told us she had a dream about recreating the ‘Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger’ short film but with Iggy starring for our music video, we were cautiously excited about the possibility. Next thing we know we’re in Miami with Iggy himself, and a rock’n’roll dream became reality!”

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Diversions: Watch Iggy Pop's 1st appearance on Letterman 35 years ago

Dangerous Minds yesterday uncovered the clip showing the first time that former EV resident Iggy Pop appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" ... back in December 1982.

As cherrybomb summarized:

After being introduced by Dave, Iggy jangles out onto the stage wearing bright red boots, turquoise blue eyeshadow, fierce black cat eyeliner, and blush. He spazzes brilliantly through the frenetic single “Eat or be Eaten” and then heads to the couch for the interview segment with Dave. And that’s when we get to the really good stuff.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Calling Sister Midnight on Avenue A

A quick follow-up about Black Market, which closed on March 12 after seven years of serving burgers and oysters at 110 Avenue A.

Ownership is apparently revamping the space near Seventh Street... and, based on the new awning that arrived on Thursday, the place will be called Sister Midnight...

Given ownership's affinity for music (both as musicians-producers and other ventures, such as the Bowery Electric and Niagara with the Joe Strummer mural) ... this is likely a nod to Iggy Pop ... (Sister Midnight is the first track, co-written by David Bowie, on The Idiot, Pop's debut solo record from 1977.)

The portion of the awning with Sister Midnight was taped up by the weekend...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Go on a tour of Iggy Pop's East Village in 1993

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Diversions: Thurston Moore interviews Iggy Pop in the documentary 'I’ve Nothing But My Name'

In case you haven't seen this...Rough Trade named Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression Album of the Year. On this occasion, Rough Trade asked Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore to interview Iggy in his Miami home (both of them coincidentally once lived in the Christodora House on Avenue B) for the documentary titled "I’ve Nothing But My Name."

Rough Trade released this interview in three parts at the end of December...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday times

Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression made some year-end listicles for best records of the year... here's "Sunday" from that March release from the former EV resident.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Iggy Pop in Tompkins Square Park

EVG reader Juliet passes along these photos of Iggy Pop from late this afternoon in Tompkins Square Park... filming something or another... (any idea who he's with???)

Maybe the former East Village resident is giving another tour of the neighborhood?

Anyway, Iggy played the United Palace last night in support of his fine new record, Post Pop Depression. (Alex shares a few thought on the show here.)

And Iggy — aka James Newell Osterberg, Jr. — turns 69 on April 21. So happy early birthday Iggy...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Go on a tour of Iggy Pop's East Village in 1993

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pumpin' it up

Well, with Iggy Pop in the news of late with his Josh Homme collaboration... I went back to 1981 to dust this off from Iggy's sixth solo album, Party ("A bizarre train wreck of an album...") This is "Pumpin' for Jill."

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Candy you were so fine

A little weekend entertainment via this clip from "The Arsenio Hall Show" from January 1991... when former Avenue B resident Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson of The B-52's were guests...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Go on a tour of Iggy Pop's East Village in 1993

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, September 15, 2014

A 'Late Night' moment with Iggy Pop

Dangerous Minds has a collection of (former East Village resident) Iggy Pop's appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman" from the 1980s ... like the above clip from 1988...stick around for the interview.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from Iggy Pop

Former Avenue B resident Iggy Pop unveiled his 2013 Christmas message on Monday. Suitably strange.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Go on a tour of Iggy Pop's East Village in 1993

Wow. EVG reader John passed along this YouTube discovery... a 15-minute Dutch documentary by Bram Van Splunteren that follows Iggy Pop around on Avenue B, East Eighth Street, Avenue C and East Ninth Street... At the time, Iggy was living in the Christodora House. (He doesn't mention it by name, but says that living in a nice place "gets up a lot of people's tree. But fuck it. What the fuck? I'm not a martyr.")

Along the way, Iggy plays tour guide ... starting with a shot inside Vazac's ... then along Avenue B... he mentions where he used to buy drugs, points out a few Chico murals... and displays a lot of enthusiasm.

A highlight: At the 4:45 mark, he walks into Pedro's bakery on Eighth Street and Avenue C and unleashes his Spanish... he orders food and realizes that he doesn't have any money. The filmmaker has to pay. "This is where I eat when my wife's not in town. I come here and get sandwiches and cake and strong coffee. That's what I live on."

At the 6-minute mark, he talks about how much he likes Avenue C. "It's beautiful here. Really nice."

Anyway, this recap doesn't do the video any justice... you just have to watch...

Monday, April 18, 2011


Meet the new Iggy Pop doll now at Toys R Us. Expected to ship June 3.

Via Gothamist. H/T @sisario

Friday, September 18, 2009

Your face is going to hell

Lots of people are reporting on this now... I read it first at The Vulture:

MTV Games has released the first frightening images of Iggy Pop as a Lego mini-figure from November's Lego: Rock Band. At least they got the crotch right.