Gimme Danger, the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary by director Jim Jarmusch, hits more theaters TODAY, November 4: bit.ly/GDTix_FB. Iggy Pop and Jarmusch spoke recently with Billboard about the film:
Iggy, you asked Jim to make this film. Why him?
Jim Jarmusch: That’s what I keep asking him!
Iggy Pop: If I could get him to do it, he was going to bring out important and beautiful things about us that we in the group wouldn’t have ever thought of — we have the wrong perspective. We needed someone with intelligence and skill who also knew the group and came to the shows — that’s who Jim is. He’s a final-cut director, he controls his own work, and that’s now really rare. My tactic was ask him once, not try to convince him. I wasn’t going to write an email with “10 reasons why.” (Laughs.)
Read more at Billboard.
In the new documentary film Gimme Danger, director Jim Jarmusch chronicles the story of one of the greatest rock–n–roll bands of all time — The Stooges. Watch the award–winning indie director and rock icon Iggy Pop talk about the film, and discover the story of The Stooges, their adventures and misadventures and their long–lasting legacy. Interviewed by The New York Times culture reporter Melena Ryzik.
Music is everything. Gimme Danger hits more theaters this Friday. Get tickets now: bit.ly/GDTix_FB
Jim Jarmusch’s The Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, which opens in theaters nationwide on Friday (Nov. 4), isn’t just about Iggy Pop. The Ohio-born indie auteur — a musician himself who first heard the Stooges as a teenager when the band released its 1969 eponymous debut — gives equal due to all the original members: Late brothers Ron (guitar; d. 2009) and Scott Asheton (drums; d. 2014) and Dave Alexander (bass; d. 1975) get equal billing, along with integral member James Williamson (guitar).
Read Jarmusch’s interview at Billboard.
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Happy Birthday, James!
NEW YORK CITY AND DETROIT! Gimme Danger is now playing, more cities next week. Get tickets: bit.ly/GDTix_FB
Real Cool Time. Jim Jarmusch’s doc Gimme Danger is in select theaters October 28.
As if you needed another reason to see Jim Jarmusch’s Iggy and the Stooges doc Gimme Danger, in select theaters October 28.
To celebrate the publication of TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, Third Man Books will present the legendary Iggy Pop in conversation with author Jeff Gold. They will appear in Detroit on October 25 at Third Man Records Cass Corridor, and on November 4 in New York City at Rizzoli Bookstore. These events will be open to the public with admittance first come, first serve.
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TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words and features a cache of never before seen images. The book will be available from Third Man Books in November 2016.
Read more at Third Man.
- See Rare Photos From ‘TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges’ – Rolling Stone – October 13, 2016
- ‘TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges’ Release Date Set For Nov. 17 – August 22, 2016
- TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop Coming Winter 2016 – April 26, 2016
Let’s hear it for Scott Asheton on the drums. Gimme Danger hits select theaters October 28.
When the Stooges split up in 1974, they had every reason to think they’d be completely forgotten by history. … With each passing year after their breakup, however, the reputation of the Stooges slowly increased. When they finally reunited in 2003, they were able to headline massive festivals all over the world. So in 2008, Iggy approached filmmaker Jim Jarmusch about creating a Stooges documentary. Neither of them had any idea the project would end up taking seven years to complete and that, one-by-one, nearly all of the living members of the band besides Iggy would die while it was still in production. The end result is the highly moving documentary Gimme Danger, which opens up October 28th.
What sparked the idea for this documentary?
Pop: I asked him. I think it had gotten to a point where I just felt the group needed and deserved to be the subject of a film by somebody who actually made films. I thought, “I know somebody. I’m gonna give it a pitch.” I guess I didn’t pitch him; I just said, “Would you make a movie about the Stooges?” He thought about it for a couple of minutes.
Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.