Fireside Chat

Iggy Pop

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60 minsFirst aired 21 Apr 2017Next Fireside Chat Today at 9:00pm EDT
Dan Wilton

Listen to an in-depth conversation with punk rock icon Iggy Pop and tales of his rollercoaster ride of a life.

Iggy Pop was punk before punk even existed. Channeling rock & roll and Chicago blues influences with his band the Stooges in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Michigan native created some of the most potent rock music the world had ever heard, influencing virtually every generation of punk, garage rock and grunge artists that was to come. Iggy Pop’s high-wire collaborations with David Bowie in the latter half of the ’70s are the stuff of legend and spawned some of both artists’ most enduring hits. In 2016, he affirmed his position in the pantheon of rock music with his celebrated Post Pop Depression LP.

11:42

Revisit Iggy Pop and David Bowie’s 1977 performance on daytime television talk show Dinah!, credited with introducing the duo to a wider American audience.

26:22

As host of BBC 6’s Iggy Confidential, the godfather of punk digs deep into his record collection for a two-hour serving of James Osterberg-approved tracks.

38:00

The mutual adoration between French author Michel Houellebecq and Iggy Pop that led to an unlikely partnership is explored in this article.

56:07

Biggy is Osterberg’s Instagram-famous Cockatoo.

59:00

Iggy Pop sits down and stays a while in his 2016 RBMA lecture.

Credits:

Interview by Jeff Mao
Written, produced and engineered by Frank Westerkamp

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