Iggy Pop joins voice cast of 'Lil' Bush'

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. rock icon Iggy Pop has joined the voice cast of the animated TV political satire "Lil' Bush: Resident of The United States" for the show's second season.

Iggy Pop apologizes for offensive remark

BENICASSIM, Spain, July 20 (UPI) -- Rocker Iggy Pop apologized for a controversial comment made on television during the recent British music festival in Glastonbury.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, April 21, 2007.
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Album cover photographer Joel Brodsky dies

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (UPI) -- Joel Brodsky whose album cover photography helped define music's visual image in the '60s and '70s, died in his Stamford, Conn., home of a heart attack. He was

Iggy Pop, The Stooges cut 'The Weirdness'

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Iggy Pop may be turning 60 next month, but it seems like he wouldn't have it any other way, a report says.

Bam Margera weds childhood friend

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- MTV personality Bam Margera, who rose to fame on "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam," has married childhood friend Missy Rothstein in Philadelphia.

Johnny Cash video features 36 artists

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The new video for Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down," features cameos from 36 popular, mostly U.S., artists and icons.

The Stooges recording album in Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- After a 33-year break, seminal Detroit punk rockers the Stooges are recording an album in Chicago with producer Steve Albini.

Iggy makes light of dressing room demands

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Demands for backstage accoutrements are legendary in the rock world, but Detroit's Iggy Pop takes it to the extreme with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

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Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2006 with 254 to follow.
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Stooges reunion problematic, but muted

DETROIT, April 17 (UPI) -- Seminal Detroit garage rockers the Stooges -- Iggy Pop and brothers Scott and Ron Asheton -- are writing music for their first album since 1973.

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The weekly UPI Almanac package for April 17-23, 2006.
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Detroit rock leads Big Night Out lineup

SYDNEY, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Detroit rockers The White Stripes and Iggy Pop & the Stooges will hit the stage for the 2006 Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand.

'Best-of' shows Iggy Pop's lust for rock

MIAMI, July 19 (UPI) -- Iggy Pop hopes his new best-of album leaves one impression with its listeners -- that he is, first and foremost a musician.

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Today is Thursday, April 21, the 111th day of 2005 with 254 to follow.
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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)

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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