Iggy and the Stooges Information
Just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, Iggy and the Stooges were first active from 1967 to 1974 and later reformed in 2003. Better known for his solo work including songs like â€œLust for Lifeâ€, â€œReal Wild Childâ€ and duet â€œCandyâ€, Iggy Pop formed The Stooges in Chicago after fleeing college to play music. Jim Morrison of the Doors inspired Iggy to go to all extremes to put on a live show, which led to the stage-dive and other exploits.
While their first two albums were busts, a befriending and partnership with David Bowie yielded the powerhouse Raw Power in 1971. After multiple run ins with drugs, Bowie and Pop helped each other clean up their acts in Berlin by focusing on Popâ€™s successful solo albums The Idiot and Lust for Life and contributing to one another on tour. Iggy Pop then received delayed sporadic success throughout the â€˜80s and â€˜90s with his earlier work. In 2003, Iggy released Skull Ring, which inadvertently reunited him with Stooge band mates Ron and Scott Asheton and was followed up with The Weirdness in 2007. The punk rock legend is on tour with summer, coming to the Bank of America Pavilion on August 31st.