Well this is not what I expected to see this morning, but I am more than pumped to report that protopunk icons Iggy Pop & The Stooges will be releasing a brand new album entitled “Ready To Die.” Check out a sample of the song “Scarecrow” here.
Iggy had this to say about making another album, six years after their last, “The Weirdness”:
“My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they’re an older group they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money…”
Minutemen founder Mike Watt will replace the late Ron Asheton on bass.
“Ready To Die” drops April 30th via Fat Possum Records. Pre-orders are available here.
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