Iggy Pop opens up and shares memories about his time with The Stooges for a new book

Iggy Pop is set to release a book, outlining in his words the time he spent with his The Stooges, which will be released through the literary division of Jack White’s Third Man Records, Third Man Books.


Iggy Pop bares all to share a collection of stories from his time playing with The Stooges.

Titled Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges, the tell-all book was written by Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, who spent two days speaking with Pop at his Miami home. The book will recount the rise of the band, along with their downfall through a world of drug and alcohol abuse. The 300 page book will also include never before published photos, and contributions from Jack White, Joan Jett Johnny Marr and others.

In a statement released with the announcement of the book, Gold commended Pop on his finest and candid story telling, explaining “It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of the Stooges. He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humour, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre, punk rock, and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did.”

The book is yet to receive a release date, though we can expect to see it later this year.