2016 is a big year for Iggy Pop. In addition to scoring his first number-one album recently with Post Pop Depression, a book about the legendary musician will be unveiled later this year.
Third Man Books will release Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges As Told by Iggy Pop sometime this winter. Writers Jeff Gold and Johan Kugelberg spent two days interviewing Pop at his Miami home and compiled this book from those conversations. Total Chaos tells the story of the influential pre-punk band The Stooges, from their formation in the late ’60s to their struggles with substance abuse and music business realities to their reformation almost three decades later.
The book also includes commentary by Joan Jett and Jack White among others, plus never before seen photos.
“It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of The Stooges,” says Gold. “He’s an incredible story teller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humor, and he held nothing back. The Stooges invented a genre — punk rock — and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did.”
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