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Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'

Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Iggy Azalea says her stage name is based on her favorite dog and the name of the street where her family lives.
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Iggy Pop to replace Roger Daltrey as Caterpillar on 'Wonderland'

Iggy Pop to replace Roger Daltrey as Caterpillar on 'Wonderland'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. punk music icon Iggy Pop is to guest star on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" spinoff "Wonderland," EW.com reported Monday.
'CBGB' to get fall theatrical release

'CBGB' to get fall theatrical release

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- XLrator Media said Thursday it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to "CBGB," a film about Hilly Kristal, the founder of the titular New York music club.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 21, 2013.
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Stones kick off 50th anniversary tour

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones showed their fans they still have something left in the tank when they kicked off their 50th anniversary tour in London Sunday night.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Report filed over Depp dust-up in LA

Report filed over Depp dust-up in LA

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A police report has been filed against movie star Johnny Depp by a woman who claims she was roughed up by his bodyguards at a Los Angeles concert.
Slash is ready to release first solo album

Slash is ready to release first solo album

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash says the stars who stepped up to help record his first solo album gave him a "whole new respect for singers."
Genesis, Stooges inducted into Rock Hall

Genesis, Stooges inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Genesis, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and ABBA were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York Monday night.
Iggy Pop: The Stooges will tour in 2010

Iggy Pop: The Stooges will tour in 2010

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. rock icon Iggy Pop says he and his band The Stooges have been rehearsing for a 2010 concert tour.
Iggy Pop soon to be 'living legend'

Iggy Pop soon to be 'living legend'

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Aging U.S. punk rocker Iggy Pop is to be presented with the living legend prize at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards in London, organizers said.
Iggy Pop starring in insurance ad campaign

Iggy Pop starring in insurance ad campaign

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Punk rock icon Iggy Pop has signed on to star in an advertising campaign for swiftcover.com, the British insurance company announced Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 21, 2008.
By United Press International
Madonna enshrined in Rock Hall of Fame

Madonna enshrined in Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Pop star Justin Timberlake inducted Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night in New York.
Bowie, Nada Surf appear on 'Heroes' CD

Bowie, Nada Surf appear on 'Heroes' CD

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Jesus and Mary Chain's first new studio recording in a decade is set to appear on the upcoming soundtrack CD from the U.S. TV sci-fi fantasy, "Heroes."
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Iggy Pop
Singer Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges perform in concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris on July 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr. on April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor. Although he has had only limited mainstream commercial success, Iggy Pop is considered an influential innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other related styles. He is sometimes referred to by the nickname "the Iguana", and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time. Pop began calling himself Iggy after his first band in high school, The Iguanas.

Iggy Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s rock band who were influential in the development of the nascent hard rock and punk rock genres. The Stooges became infamous for their live performances, during which it was not uncommon for Pop (who traditionally performs bare-chested) to self-mutilate, verbally abuse the audience, expose himself and leap off the stage (the first or among the first to stage dive). The Stooges were unsuccessfully nominated seven times to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before it was announced they will be inducted as part of the class of 2010.

Pop's popularity has ebbed and flowed throughout the course of his subsequent solo career. His best-known solo songs include "Lust for Life," "I'm Bored," "Real Wild Child," the Top 40 hit "Candy" (with vocalist Kate Pierson of The B-52's) and "The Passenger". A biopic of Pop's life and career titled The Passenger is in development.

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