A new book, TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges, tells the band’s revolutionary story through many never-before-published photos and extensive interviews that author Jeff Gold conducted with Iggy Pop. It also contains contributions from Johnny Marr, Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Joan Jett and Jack White, among others.
The tome is set to come out on November 15th via White’s Third Man Books. In anticipation of its release, the publisher has shared many rare photos with Rolling Stone, with Pop’s commentary from the book. Here is an excerpt:
Stooges, Circa 1968
The Stooges played the Ann Arbor Armory in April 1968 – a gig where Iggy wore “whiteface.” “This looks like one of our very first shows in which I started fronting, and I’ve given Ron the guitar,” Pop said, looking at the photo. “[I’m] barefoot. I had a perm gone wrong. I had long hair and I thought it would look more wild permed, but I didn’t know that would shorten it. I had no eyebrows, which was a physical problem. And we had a little 20-minute set worked out.”
Photo (c) Steve Bober
Iggy Pop will join director Jim Jarmusch for a Q&A following an advance screening of Gimme Danger on Oct. 25 at Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tickets are $15 and are available now at DIA.org, at the DFT box office or by phone at (313) 833-4005. Gimme Danger will begin its regular DFT run in conjunction with the film’s Oct. 28 national premiere, with showings also on Oct. 29 and 30, then again Nov. 4-6.
Additionally, Iggy will join Michigan native Don Was on Oct. 22 at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre to share stories and insights into their bodies of work. The event will be filmed for the Living Histories series, a collaboration between the Grammy Foundation and Iron Mountain. Tickets are $35 and on sale now.
Read more at the Detroit Free Press.
Put your hands together for Dave Alexander on bass. Gimme Danger is in select theaters October 28.
Give it up for James Williamson on guitar. Gimme Danger hits select theaters October 28.
Nominations have been announced for the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which will be held November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn. Among the nominees, Gimme Danger, the Iggy and the Stooges documentary directed by Jim Jarmusch, has been nominated for Best Music Documentary. In addition, as part of the gala awards ceremony, the BFCA and BTJA also will also be honoring this year’s Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary. Honorees are as follows:
- Danny Fields – Danny Says (Magnolia/Outre Films)
- Iggy Pop – Gimme Danger (Magnolia/Amazon)
- Kirsten Johnson – Cameraperson (Janus Films/Fork Films/Big Mouth Productions)
- Owen Suskind – Life, Animated (A&E IndieFilms/The Orchard/Motto Pictures/Roger Ross Williams Productions)
- Sharon Jones – Miss Sharon Jones! (Cabin Creek Films/Starz Digital Media)
- Steve Gleason – Gleason (Open Road/Amazon/Exhibit A)
- Theo Padnos – Theo Who Lived (Zeitgeist Films)
Read more at Deadline.
It’s getting more and more exciting! Exclusively at Yahoo Movies, watch the trailer for Gimme Danger, the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film will open in selected U.S. theaters on October 28.
Iggy Pop and director Jim Jarmusch will be interviewed for “TimesTalks” by The New York Times on October 27 to discuss the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, which opens in selected U.S. theaters on October 28. Tickets for the interview can be purchased at the TimesTalks website. More details:
TimesTalks – Jim Jarmusch and Iggy Pop
Interviewed by The New York Times
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00PM
Director’s Guild of America Theater
110 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Gimme Danger, the new Iggy and the Stooges documentary by director Jim Jarmusch, will open in U.S. movie theaters on October 28th.
The film first premiered at Cannes in May, and has additional festival debuts coming at the Austin Film Festival, Miami Film Festival GEMS Showcase, and Vancouver International Film Festival, along with screenings and a Q&A with Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch on October 1st at the New York Film Festival.
The new documentary by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Gimme Danger, looks back on the legacy of Iggy Pop and the Stooges. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week and will get its New York City premiere on October 28th with a Los Angeles debut to follow November 4th.
The clip premiering at Rolling Stone shows Pop’s infamous “peanut butter incident” in Cincinnati in June 1970 when he climbed atop the audience’s hands and smeared the condiment all over his chest and whisked it into the crowd during an extended performance of the Fun House rager “1970.”
Read more at Rolling Stone.
The New York Film Festival’s Special Events section will feature the U.S. premiere of Gimme Danger, a documentary chronicling the history of legendary proto-punk band The Stooges. Director Jim Jarmusch and Stooges front man Iggy Pop will appear in person for the screening.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
USA, 2016, DCP, 108m
“Music is life and life is not a business,” said Iggy Pop when he and his surviving bandmates from The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Jim Jarmusch’s cinematic offering to the punk gods of Ann Arbor traces the always raucous and frequently calamitous history of the Stooges from inception to the present. With the help of animator James Kerr, plus glimpses of Lucille Ball and a shirtless Yul Brynner amidst a bonanza of archival performance footage, photos, and interviews, Gimme Danger has the feeling of a night at Max’s Kansas City. An Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures release. Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch to appear in person!
Read more at Film Society Lincoln Center.