King of Punk Rock Returns to Rock City

King of Punk Rock Returns to Rock City

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Thursday, 07 April 2016
Detroit Music Station

Raised in a trailer park in Ypsilanti, he formed his first band in high school called The Iguanas – a name he would eventually adopt as his own and shorten to “Iggy”.  After dropping out of University of Michigan, he formed The Psychedelic Stooges with brothers Ron and Scott Asheton.  That band signed a deal with Elektra Records in 1968 and changed their name to The Stooges.  Iggy Pop’s big break came at a chance meeting with David Bowie at a club called Max’s Kansas City in New York City in 1971.  Bowie would go on to produce one of The Stooges biggest albums Raw Power.

Tonight the King of Punk returns to Detroit for a show – promoting his new solo album Post Pop Depression – at the Fox Theater in Downtown Detroit. We’re not sure if he’ll be rolling around on glass, vomiting on stage, or exposing his junk like he once did, but at a mere 69 years old, anything is possible.

Tickets may still be available for tonight’s performance.  In the meantime, enjoy a live performance of everyone’s favorite Stooges’ song – I Wanna be Your Dog.

 

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