Iggy makes light of dressing room demands

Oct. 5, 2006 at 11:50 PM
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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.

The Smoking Gun got hold of a recent 18-page concert rider that the Web site calls one of the most entertaining it has ever posted.

The document, apparently penned by roadie Jos Grain, insists on a "typical" rock 'n' roll dressing room for the veteran rocker, as well as the presence of a Bob Hope impersonator and two fans so Iggy can "wear a scarf and pretend to be in a Bon Jovi video."

The humor is heightened by Iggy's reputation for the gritty, no-frills rock that he has been turning out since he fronted Detroit's pioneering Stooges in the 1960s.

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