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How Does It Feel Playing Bass With Iggy And The Stooges?

In an interview with, bassist Mike Watt talked about his work and spoke about what it’s like to play behind Iggy Pop. Mike said: “He works very hard at a gig. And I get so caught up in it — if a big garbage disposal opened up onstage and he jumped in, I’d probably jump in after him. It’s like Captain Ahab or something, getting you all whooped up in the trip of it. Once he told me, “Mike, it’s like I’m a short-order cook and I’ve got to go out to everybody out there and get their order — ‘You want fries? You want a milkshake?'”

In a separate interview with Crawdaddy! magazine, Mike said: “It’s grounded me, playing with the Stooges. They don’t operate like a machine. It’s more organic. Definitely one of the most interesting classrooms I’ve ever been in.” You can read more of Mike’s interview at

The Stooges’ Very Own Steve Mackay And His Solo Album

“Sometimes Like This I Talk” CD
Radon 2010

Steve Mackay Sometimes Like This I TalkThe pioneering saxman from such diverse projects as The Stooges, Violent Femmes, Snakefinger, Commander Cody, and The Radon Ensemble unleashes his third solo album. This collection of songs, captured in 5 countries and with a cast of 30 conspirators, represents the most comprehensive collection of Steve Mackay’s composed works.

For the last decade, Mackay has relentlessly crisscrossed the States, Europe and the world, bringing his unique musical vision to stage. His projects have included joining forces with jazz-core unit Zu, fronting his own band The Radon Ensemble, uniting with his first crew Carnal Kitchen and bar band Third Thursday, collaborating with underground luminaries like Dirt Bombs, Ovo, Smegma, Laundryroom Squelchers, Amps For Christ and Mike Watt, and sharing the spotlight with Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Iggy and the Stooges.

“Sometimes Like This I Talk” is a voyage that brings you to the forefront of Mackay’s musical history and invites a multitude of his primary backing musicians along for the ride.

This latest offering from Steve Mackay, a compelling musical figure, welcomes a new era for a far too often neglected instrument: the saxophone.

More information is available at

“Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans” To Be Released on 180 Gram Vinyl

Iggy & the Stooges “Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans” is the vinyl document of the reformed Stooges’ (Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt) Raw Power performance at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Of the performance, Ben Ratliff of the NY Times writes, “Iggy Pop, now 63, knew that his body language translated into still photographs resembling Mannerist paintings…The Stooges attacked the album’s eight songs, in a different order, just about perfectly.”

Iggy and the band sound flawless as they rip through the archetype riffage of “Search and Destroy,” “Raw Power,” “Gimmie Danger” and more. This record is being rush released for Record Store Day 2011.

“Getting this top-notch performance of the entire Raw Power album by The Stooges realized a life long dream,” Iggy Pop “This shit really sizzles and we are so obviously a crack band in a class of our own.”

“Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans” To Be Released on 180 Gram Vinyl
Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans

Ron Asheton Tribute Concert Remaining Tickets Go On Sale February 18th!

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet in presales for the Ron Asheton tribute concert in Ann Arbor, be sure to visit Ticketmaster on February 18th at 10 a.m. EST to order tickets before they sell out.

This exclusive concert event will feature Iggy and the Stooges playing songs from The Stooges, Fun House, and Raw Power, along with performances by Deniz Tek, Henry Rollins, and many more special guests. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the
Ron Asheton Foundation. Keep visiting for additional announcements!

SXSW Documentary Including Iggy Pop Footage To Premiere March 16th

The documentary Outside Industry: The Story of SXSW, which includes rare footage of legends including Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop and dozens of others, will premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. The film chronicles the origins and early evolution of the SXSW Music Festival, from breakthrough performances to fights over how to handle growth.

Outside Industry: The Story of SXSW, will play in the 24 Beats Per Second Category on Wednesday, March 16th at 4:30 p.m. at The Paramount Theater, and also Saturday, March 19th at 12 p.m. at the Vimeo Theater, both in Austin, Texas. You can watch the movie trailer below.

Outside Industry: The Story of SXSW Trailer from Arts+Labor on Vimeo.

Ron Asheton Tribute Concert Tickets Now Sold Out

Tickets for the Ron Asheton tribute concert in Ann Arbor sold out this morning in less than one hour! We hope that many of Iggy and the Stooges’ biggest fans were able to get tickets. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Ron Asheton Foundation. The Stooges and many special guests will be performing and paying tribute to Ron during the evening, scheduled at the Michigan Theater on April 19th. Stay tuned to for additional news about the show.

Iggy Pop Participating In David Lynch Foundation Music Pledge

BadgeDavid Lynch Foundation Music is bringing together the world’s top and emerging recording artists to support the good works of the DLF’s stress-reducing, meditation-based educational programs.

In a 6-week Pledge campaign, the DLF is offering a 17-track compilation download featuring artists including Iggy Pop, Arrested Development, Au Revoir Simone, Ben Folds, Peter Gabriel, Mary Hopkin, Moby, Maroon 5, Neon Trees, Ozomatli, Heather Nova, Carmen Rizzo, Salman Ahmad, Slightly Stoopid, Dave Stewart, Andy Summers and Tom Waits.

If you Pledge for the compilation download, or any of the other items and experiences during the campaign, you’ll gain access to exclusive updates from participating music artists. Each week you’ll receive 2 or 3 of DLFMusic’s featured tracks, plus exclusive videos, photos and blog updates to give you an insider’s view into the artists’ lives and experiences.

You can visit to make your pledge and participate.