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Iggy and the Stooges "Ready To Die" In Stores Now

2013-04-30

Iggy and the Stooges "Ready To Die"
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Listen to Iggy and the Stooges Song "Burn"

2013-03-05

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Iggy and the Stooges have just unveiled "Burn," the first full taste of the all-new studio album, Ready To Die, out April 30 on Fat Possum.

Iggy and the Stooges have unveiled the initial coordinates of the Ready To Die live assault: On March 13 in Austin, Texas, Iggy and the Stooges will burn a swath through the annual SXSW Festival, with a one-off show at House of Vans at the Mohawk presented by Fat Possum. The Austin show will be the public's first chance to hear any of Ready To Die played live--and U.S. fans' last chance to see Iggy and the Stooges before they return to American stages this summer following a slew of overseas dates.

On Tour:
03/13 Austin, TX - SXSW @ Mohawk (Vans/Fat Possum)
03/23 Perth, Australia - Blues'n'Roots Festival
03/25 Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
03/27 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
03/30 Byron Bay, Australia - Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/02 Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
06/08 Long Beach, CA - Ink-N-Iron Festival
06/24 Zagreb, Croatia - INmusic Festival
06/26 Goteborg, Sweden - Stora Scenen pa Liseberg
06/28 Borlänge, Sweden - Peace And Love Festival
06/30 Marmande, France - Garorock Festival
07/04 Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma
07/06 Albi, France - Base de Loisirs de Pratgraussals
07/09 Argelès-Sur-Mer, France - Parc de Valmy
07/11 Milan, Italy - City Sound
08/09 Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air

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Iggy and the Stooges "Ready To Die" 4/30/13

2013-02-25

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Better 40 years later than never:  The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo--the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power--will finally be out April 30, when Fat Possum Records releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, Ready To Die.

Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop,guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass.  The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973--or at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New Values--that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium.  The new album's opening one-two of "Burn" and "Sex & Money" pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy's lyrical statements of intent.  Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date--the succinctly and aptly titled "Job"--as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of "Search & Destroy."

Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'."  As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:

"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..."

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