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In Moscow, goes "godfather" of punk rock

August 8 2007

Iggy Pop (Iggy Pop) was born April 21, 1947 in Michigan. His real name - James Newell Osterberg (James Newell Osterberg). Already in high school he began playing in various school groups, and, interestingly, in the beginning was the drummer.

In 1963, he first tried his hand as a rock musician, and later with her brothers Ashton - guitarist Ron, drummer Scott (Ron / Scott Ashton), and bassist Dave Alexander (Dave Alexander) together a group The Stooges. In the history of rock, he apparently was the first who dared to do steydzh-diving at a concert, that is, in other words, jumped from the stage into the crowd. In this case, it seemed, the musician did not mind that human sea bore him quite extreme. Moreover, he sometimes went even further in experiments over their health: hitting the bottle and fell on their backs.

In the mid 70's he wanted to create a team with a talented keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who played in the group The Doors . Alas, if cooperation did not take place - Iggy Pop to the clinic for treatment for drug addiction.

In those days, musician David Bowie supported (David Bowie), who saw Iggy is an extremely talented performer and tried every way to help him. With the support of his friend Iggy priest managed to sign a solo contract with Virgin Records. David also recorded a lot of keyboards for his compositions, made by producer and co-author of two solo Long pleev Iggy Pop - The Idiot and Lust for Life. Both drives came in 1977 and had great success. The best-known songs from these two plates of steel, perhaps, "The Passenger" and "China Girl".

In the mid-80's musician released an album Blah Blah Blah, produced by, again, by David Bowie. Then Iggy appeared first American hit - a cover of the Australian 50's rocker Johnny O'Keefe (Johnny O'Keefe) "Real Wild Child". On this disc you can hear the voice of Tina Turner (Tina Turner).

The ups and downs followed each other, but by 1990 the ninth year Iggy felt like at the peak of artistic forms and produced a wonderful new album "Brick BY Brick". Interestingly, in making the album involved guitarist Slash (Slash, ex-Guns N'Roses), and singer Kate Pierson (Kate Pierson, B-52's). Some of the songs from this album hit the charts.

Unable to ignore his acting career Iggy Pop, few know that he acted in films for 40 years! Of course, in this work were breaks, and paintings from his participation is not so much, but on the other hand, rarely anyone from the punk-rockers managed to successfully pass the audition in the same number of movies. His debut role was one of the films by Francois de Monier. A list of films where he appeared, included a "Sid and Nancy", "The Color of Money", "Hardware", "Cry-Baby", "Dead Man" and "The Crow II: City of Angels".

Directors wanted to use not only the appearance of Iggy, but his voice: the singer has agreed to voice a role in the English version of the French cartoon "Persepolis" (Persepolis). Premiere of "Persepolis" has already taken place at the festival in Cannes, and as the English version, then it should go to the rent until the end of 2007. By the way, may soon come to the screens a film about Iggy Pop - directed by Nick Gomez (Nick Gomez) intends to remove the biopic The Passenger, in which the primary role played by actor Elijah Wood! While information is still inaccurate, but do know that Iggy Pop has approved the candidacy of Wood. "We still have not agreed on a film. Producers ahead of ourselves.Nevertheless, I believe that Elijah - a great actor. If he coped with the role of hobbit, I was somehow able to just play, "- said the musician. The film's budget should be around 6-8 million dollars. If all goes according to plan, The Passenger will be released in summer 2008. But as long as the film only in the project, but now ... now - even better: we are able to attend performance of "godfather" of punk rock. Iggy Pop and band The Stooges will perform in Moscow with a single concert on September 11.

Natalia Filippovich


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