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Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka“Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility. Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation of the contradictions and ironies of his incredible life. Even so, they are unlikely to fully comprehend both the heights and the depths of his experience, for the extremes are simply beyond the realms of most people’s understanding.”
—from the Prologue
The first full biography of one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest pioneers and legendary wild men
Born James Newell Osterberg Jr., Iggy Pop transcended life in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to become a member of the punk band the Stooges, thereby earning the nickname “the Godfather of Punk.” He is one of the most riveting and reckless performers in music history, with a commitment to his art that is perilously total. But his personal life was often a shambles, as he struggled with drug addiction, mental illness, and the ever-problematic question of commercial success in the music world. That he is even alive today, let alone performing with undiminished energy, is a wonder. The musical genres of punk, glam, and New Wave were all anticipated and profoundly influenced by his work.
Paul Trynka, former editor of Mojo magazine, has spent much time with Iggy’s childhood friends, lovers, and fellow musicians, gaining a profound understanding of the particular artistic culture of Ann Arbor, where Iggy and the Stooges were formed in the mid to late sixties. Trynka has conducted over 250 interviews, has traveled to Michigan, New York, California, London, and Berlin, and, in the course of the last decade or so at Mojo, has spoken to dozens of musicians who count Iggy as an influence. This has allowed him to depict, via real-life stories from members of bands like New Order and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy’s huge influence on the music scene of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, as well as to portray in unprecedented detail Iggy’s relationship with his enigmatic friend and mentor David Bowie. Trynka has also interviewed Iggy Pop himself at his home in Miami for this book. What emerges is a fascinating psychological study of a Jekyll/Hyde personality: the quietly charismatic, thoughtful, well-read Jim Osterberg hitched to the banshee creation and alter ego that is Iggy Pop.
Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed is a truly definitive work—not just about Iggy Pop’s life and music but also about the death of the hippie dream, the influence of drugs on human creativity, the nature of comradeship, and the depredations of fame.
Iggy Pop’s Trail of Destruction
It turns out that some love stories are one-sided. The Thin White Duke felt that the script borrowed far more from his life than just his music and he subsequently refused permission for his songs to be used in the film. The official word from Bowie was that he planned his own film based on his androgynous rocker years. Despite the non-blessing by Bowie, Velvet Goldmine plays as an examination of what it means to live a life dedicated to performance, a notion that Bowie seemingly embraced. It takes a bold filmmaker to apply to glam-era Bowie the narrative structure of Citizen Kane. While fans have always wondered about exactly what may or may not have happened between Bowie and Pop, not to mention Mick Jagger, Haynes leaves nothing to the imagination with the physical relationship between Slade and Wild.
How do you do what you do? He had a very strong curiosity and had very absolute aesthetic values. I met David in New York in I was watching TV — Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. You remember him. David had said something in Melody Maker about his favorite songs, and he said he liked the Stooges, which is something not a lot of people would admit at the time.
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Bowie's relentless romantic adventures saw him bed an array of partners - both men and women - in the decades before his death. He was known for his extraordinary musical talent. The rock legend's relentless romantic adventures saw him bed an array of partners - both men and women - in the decades before his death, according to a book published last year. Other parts of Bowie's erotic journey saw him engage in a threesome with his ex-wife Angie Bowie on the day of their wedding - something the former model recently admitted to on TV. In her biography, Bowie , author Wendy Leigh describes how Bowie was only ready to settle down with his second wife, Iman, after satisfying his large sexual appetite. Leave your tributes for David Bowie here. Read more: Superstar David Bowie dies aged 69 following courageous cancer battle.
Iggy Pop, whose solo recording career began with two albums produced by David Bowie, said in an interview this week that he had still not fully processed Mr. Pop, who is He did a good thing. He went a bit out of his way to bestow some good karma on me. They had lost touch after , when Mr. Bowie hoped to sign Mr.
Nothing makes sense unless you know who Iggy pop was. Just in general, he lived the totally messed-up life and wrote the totally messed-up songs without which there could have been no angry punk-music explosion of the s, much less anything that has evolved since, angry-punk-music-related. He is fifty-six years old now, has recently released a new CD Skull Ring , featuring songs recorded with Sum 41, Green Day, the Trolls — his latest backup band — and the reunited Stooges and lives quietly among doddering blue-hairs and faggy hipsters in Miami Beach. By implication, of course, this suggests that he is not fucked up now, and he says that this is in fact true. He goes to the beach often, which has left him with a tan the color of a baseball mitt. But he lives almost in isolation.