Iggy Pop Biography (Wikipedia)
James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop and designated the "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
Iggy Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, including garage rock, punk rock, hard rock, art rock, new wave, jazz, blues, and electronic. Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Iggy Pop's songs have become well-known, including "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges, and his solo hits "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", and "Real Wild Child (Wild One)".
In 2010, the Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- How varied are your musical tastes?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05y1p9z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05y1p9z.jpg2018-02-28T14:21:00.000ZWe asked some musicians we love about the music they love…https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05zn0vl
How varied are your musical tastes?
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What music are you a fan of?
- Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050qmv8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050qmv8.jpg2017-04-23T08:30:00.000ZMary Anne Hobbs speaks to 6 Music presenter and music icon Iggy Pop, as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050qlhl
Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbs
- Iggy Pop talks about the flat he shared with David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050rj4z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050rj4z.jpg2017-04-23T08:25:00.000ZIggy Pop describes the flat he shared with David Bowie in Berlin, and how that home shaped them both as artists.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050r9d0
Iggy Pop talks about the flat he shared with David Bowie
- Iggy Pop: 'Who Am I? I Am Nothing'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050r9jc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050r9jc.jpg2017-04-22T08:30:00.000ZIggy Pop on the life lessons he learned from his Led Zeppelin-loving tai chi master in the 1980s.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050r8rf
Iggy Pop: 'Who Am I? I Am Nothing'
- Sleaford Mods surprise Iggy Pop with a Birthday message!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050r87g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050r87g.jpg2017-04-22T08:15:00.000ZIggy Pop's favourite act surprise him with a special recording for his 70th Birthday.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050r65m
Sleaford Mods surprise Iggy Pop with a Birthday message!
- Iggy Pop talks about life at 70https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050ll2r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050ll2r.jpg2017-04-20T09:43:00.000ZThe 6 Music presenter and music legend on what he has learnt in the last ten years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050lkqn
Iggy Pop talks about life at 70
- Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain on Iggy Pop.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wykf2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wykf2.jpg2017-03-15T14:10:00.000ZJim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain talks about the importance of "The Idiot" and "Lust For Life" albums by Iggy Pop.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wyhtq
Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain on Iggy Pop.
- 'Often the experience plays in to the choices that a musician can make'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025hn6m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025hn6m.jpg2016-04-12T12:47:00.000ZIggy Pop and Ben Ratliff discuss the birth of rock and roll and the influence of Ike Turner and Sarah Vaughanhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qv04v
'Often the experience plays in to the choices that a musician can make'
- Iggy Pop & Joshua Homme - Full Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03njjlq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03njjlq.jpg2016-03-21T14:53:00.000ZJo talks to Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme at SXSW about their current collaboration.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03njkrr
Iggy Pop & Joshua Homme - Full Interview
- Iggy Pop and Josh Homme talk to Jo Whiley at SXSW 2016https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mp27n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mp27n.jpg2016-03-18T12:02:00.000ZThe two join Jo in Austin to talk about this year's festival, their new record and Iggy's upcoming Albert Hall performance.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03n5m92
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme talk to Jo Whiley at SXSW 2016
- Iggy Pop talks to Lauren about the making of Post Pop Depressionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02n5zk1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02n5zk1.jpg2016-03-16T14:49:00.000ZLauren talks to Iggy Pop about the places, people and inspirations that went into making his seventeenth studio album, Post Pop Depression.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mxkh8
Iggy Pop talks to Lauren about the making of Post Pop Depression
- 'I wouldn't have made it forward in life without the help that I got from him'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mp27n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mp27n.jpg2016-03-14T16:45:00.000ZIggy Pop chats to Lauren Laverne about David Bowie: 'He was fully fledged... whereas I was sort of a mess'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mp2qk
'I wouldn't have made it forward in life without the help that I got from him'
- Get up close and personal with Iggy Pop at the Barrowlandhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bmfc9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bmfc9.jpg2015-12-09T17:15:00.000ZIggy Pop remembers a close encounter with a fan at the Glasgow Barrowlandshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03bmfds
Get up close and personal with Iggy Pop at the Barrowland
- Iggy Pop - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028kzcs.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028kzcs.jpg2014-10-13T06:00:00.000ZIggy Pop shoots the breeze with Shaun Keaveny ahead of his John Peel lecture at the Radio Festival and rounds things off with a duet of the Beverly Hillbillies theme tune.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028kzqq
Iggy Pop - Interview
- Iggy Popmaster with Iggy Pop, Spandau Ballet and John Cleesehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028dfhd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028dfhd.jpg2014-10-10T12:42:00.000ZChris Evans and Ken Bruce host Iggy PopMaster challenging Iggy Pop, Spandau Ballet and John Cleese in the famous music quiz.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028dfpl
Iggy Popmaster with Iggy Pop, Spandau Ballet and John Cleese
- Josh Homme talks about one of his biggest influences, Iggy Pophttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022h3yj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022h3yj.jpg2014-07-09T09:56:00.000ZJosh Homme talks about his affinity with Iggy Pop during the time of first band, Kyuss ahead of his "First time with...Matt Everitt" show.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022h404
Josh Homme talks about one of his biggest influences, Iggy Pop
- Iggy Pop's record collectionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x3rs8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x3rs8.jpg2014-04-09T12:19:00.000ZIggy chats about his record collection in this exclusive clip. He's also hand selected some tracks to appear on his BBC Playlister playlist.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01x3scq
Iggy Pop's record collection
- The Berlin Trilogyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176d8p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176d8p.jpg2013-04-03T11:15:00.000ZDavid Bowie, Brian Eno, Tony Visconti and Iggy Pop reflect on their time in Berlin, recovery from drug addiction and recording some of the most influential albums of the time.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0176db7
The Berlin Trilogy
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