Stooges Recording New Album Without Iggy Pop
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.10.2014
He'll be back next year...
The Stooges are recording a new album without frontman Iggy Pop. James Williamson told Rolling Stone that the band's Re-Licked, which will include previously unreleased songs written in 1973, will instead include guest singers like Mark Lanegan and Jello Biafra.
Williamson said Pop will be back in 2015 and said, "Iggy gave me his blessing and wished me success with the album. But it's a hard pill to swallow when someone is doing all your songs with your band and you're not on it."
Pop then released a stement saying, "I don't have a problem with anything. This statement about 'hard pill' sounds kind of passive aggressive to me…These guys are my friends and we've all worked together many years. They're working musicians and they need to play."