The Godfather of punk, Iggy Pop is one of the most influential and iconic performers of all time. Iggy Pop was the vocalist of proto-punk group The Stooges who formed in 1967.
Pop is known for his outrageous confrontational live performances which often involved self-mutilation and indecent exposure. Though Pop never achieved chart-topping success, he remains a prominent culture icon while his songs I Wanna Be Your Dog and Search and Destroy are popular cult classics.
From The Stooges to collaborating with David Bowie, Iggy Pop inspired a genre and revolutionised the parameters of the term 'on-stage entertainment'.
Iggy Pop is a model of longevity in rock 'n' roll. Despite the incredible amount of energy he puts into each and every live performance, Iggy Pop continues to tour the world, more than 50 years on from his emergence as vital presence.
In recent years, he has also turned toward collaborators. He teamed up with Josh Homme to record Post Pop Depression in Homme's studio in Joshua Tree, California. The band created for the project went on tour, documenting the process on the film American Valhalla. He then went on to record Teatime Dub Encounters, with seminal English electronic group, Underworld, in 2018.
As to what's next for Iggy Pop, no one really knows, and we suspect, that's the way he likes it. A rock and roll icon that has done things exactly his own way for five decades hardly has to change his stripes.