Iggy and the Stooges To Release New Album On April 30
NME reports that Iggy and the Stooges will release their new album Ready to Die on April 30.
It is the first album from the band since 2007’s The Weirdness and the first album of new material since 1973’s Raw Power with the lineup of Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton. Mike Watt will fill in for the late Ron Asheton on bass.
Pop said: “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…“
Tracks to appear on the album include “Burn”, “Job”, “Sex & Money” and the title track. The album was recorded in San Franciso and produced by Williamson. Pop recorded his vocals in Miami. It was mixed by Ed Cherney.
Cherney said last month: “It’s old-time Stooges. It’s raw. They’re great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. They’re the Antichrist of anthems.“
They are planning to tour to support the album (a “live assault”), with dates to be announced soon.