Iggy Pop Says Older Musicians Shouldn't Just Tour to Make Money Off Their Old Hits
THE STOOGES are releasing a new album called "Ready to Die" on April 30th, and IGGY POP says it's important for "real bands" to continue to record new music, and not wimp out by just playing their old stuff on tour.
He explains, "My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed [effing] thing I have, that a real [effing] group, when they're an older group, they also make [effing] records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of [effing] money. And then go, 'Oh! [Recording new music] wouldn't be as good!"
And then he takes a shot at BILLY CORGAN. He says, "This is not the [effing] Smashing Pumpkins, [where] we've got the bald guy and whoever. No, the Stooges are a REAL group."
You can find video of Iggy's comments on Vimeo.com, which you can see here. For the record, the Pumpkins ARE recording new music, although he's right, the band is currently the bald guy and whoever.
Iggy and the Stooges Interview from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.