Iggy Pop Discusses Plans For Ron Asheton Tribute On April 19th
Iggy Pop gave an interview with the Metro Times about the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for Ron Asheton, scheduled for the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on April 19th. “I’m going to be singing with the Stooges, and then I’m going to be singing a couple of numbers with some Stooges and also Deniz Tek from Radio Birdman on guitar,” he said. “There are going to be several orchestral elements to this thing, including a kind of symphonically slanted overture based on Ron’s works. …But there won’t be too much of it because one of the virtues of Stooge music is that we don’t make too much of it.”
“Also, I know that people, myself included, expect us to do what we do, which is to kick in doors,” he said. “I may do a couple of acoustic numbers, just James and I. There’s one we wrote, which is kind of a requiem to Ron. That was something James sent me shortly after Ron passed away. We screwed around with it a little and I wrote words for it. …The main thing we’re gonna do is that we’ll play: me, Watt, James, Rock and Steve, and we’ll play what we do — songs from Raw Power, Fun House and The Stooges.” Read more details at MetroTimes.com.