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Metallica finds drummer replacement

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 7 (UPI) -- Metallica had to audition drummers at the last minute at the Download festival in Glasgow, Scotland, after Lars Ulrich got sick.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 112th day of 2004 with 254 to follow.
By United Press International

New Orleans tries Voodoo to build tourism

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Macedonian filmmaker Julija Naskova came to New Orleans to screen her film "Kitchen Bird Cocoon" at the inaugural New Orleans Media Experience and found herself
BY JOHN SWENSON

Iggy Pop to grace Voodoo fest

NEW ORLEASE, La., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Legendary shock rocker Iggy Pop has been added to the lineup for the fifth annual Voodoo music festival scheduled for the Halloween weekend in New Orleans.

Iggy Pop to perform with The Stooges

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Iggy Pop will perform live with his punk rock band The Stooges next Wednesday in New York at a benefit for the fight against AIDS.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2003 with 254 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Iggy Pop, whose real name is James Jewel Osterberg, who was born in 1947 (age 56); Paul Carrack of Mike and the Mechanics, formerly with Squeeze, as well as with Ace, in 1951 (age 52); and Robert Smith of The Cure in 1957 (age 46
By United Press International

People

The latest effort by lovebirds Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez continues to put audiences to sleep, despite a $5 million redo of the ending.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Veteran rockers ZZ Top are set to hit the road in support of the band's 14th album, "Mescalero," due out April 15.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rose Stone, keyboardist with Sly and the Family Stone, who was born in 1945 (age 57); Roger Hodgson, formerly with Supertramp, in 1950 (age 52); Stylistics lead singer Russell Thompkins Jr. in 1951 (age 51); KC and the Sunshine B
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Hard rockers System of a Down and filmmaker Michael Moore are collaborating on an anti-war video for the band's track "Boom!"
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Cory Wells of Three Dog Night, who was born in 1942 (age 61); Charles Winfield of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 60); Al Kooper, formerly with Blood Sweat and Tears, and Atlanta Rhythm Section guitarist J.R. Cobb, both in 194
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for February 1-7.
By United Press International
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Iggy Pop."
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