Emerging from the wilds of Michigan with the primal scream that was the first Stooges album, Iggy Pop has forged a singular path in musical history since 1969. His artistic output has been unrelenting and uniformly intense, from indelible Stooges staples Fun House and Raw Power, to solo classics including the brilliant 1977 double shot of his solo debut The Idiot and the timeless Lust For Life, New Values, Blah-Blah-Blah, Brick by Brick, Skull Ring, Post Pop Depression and most recently 2019’s Free. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since his 2010 induction with The Stooges, Iggy has been the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as such prestigious international honors as France’s Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.
Beginning in 1967 with his era-defining group The Stooges, Pop merged primal rock, blues, and free jazz into something altogether dangerous and new, paving the way for punk, post-punk, hard rock, and grunge. His landmark solo career – which kicked off with 1977’s David Bowie-produced The Idiot and Lust For Life – has seen Pop traverse a stunning span of musical genres, inspiring generation after generation of rock ‘n rollers with his iconoclastic songcraft, uncompromising performance style, and one-of-a-kind charisma. Perhaps the greatest living embodiment of rock & roll, Pop has never slowed down, pushing the art form forward for more than half a century, including his 2019 full length recording, contemplative, critically acclaimed Free.