Iggy Pop Biography

Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Iggy's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, when he served as drummer for a local blues band, The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.

Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well-known, including "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", "Real Wild Child", "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52's), "China Girl", "Nightclubbing", "Search and Destroy", "1969" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog".

In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop for using his likeness without permission

The Stooges man's photo was used in a new anti-torture campaign without his knowledge

  • Jun 24, 2014

Iggy Pop 'tortured' into liking Justin Bieber in new Amnesty International campaign

"The future of rock 'n' roll, it’s Justin Bieber" the poster reads

  • Jun 19, 2014

Iggy Pop to host new BBC 6 Music show

US singer will return to the station following successful Christmas show

  • Feb 23, 2014

Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith to play Tibet House benefit concert

The National, Joe Walsh also in star-studded line-up

  • Jan 12, 2014

Iggy Pop shares Christmas video message - watch

The clip sees Iggy Pop relaxing at home with pets in a festive fashion

  • Dec 25, 2013

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King Of The Dogs (Explorer Version) Play Video

King Of The Dogs (Explorer Version)

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King Of The Dogs (Business Man Version) Play Video

King Of The Dogs (Business Man Version)

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King Of The Dogs (Bum Version) Play Video

King Of The Dogs (Bum Version)

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Wild America (Edited For MTV) Play Video

Wild America (Edited For MTV)

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Home

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Iggy Pop Reviews

Iggy Pop - 'Initials BB' (Serge Gainsbourg cover)

Iggy Pop - 'Initials BB' (Serge Gainsbourg cover)

It's like he’s been singing the language of love all his life

  • Nov 29, 2011

Album review: Iggy Pop - 'Preliminaires'

The ultimate punk goes all French jazz on us, but, bizarrely, c’est magnifique!

  • May 25, 2009

Iggy Pop : A Million In Prizes: The Anthology

Explore Iggy Pop’s sordid meat-covered past with this double-CD anthology spanning 40 years of blood, sex and oh yes, some cracking tunes

  • Jul 21, 2005

Iggy Pop at the Lost Weekend : London Brixton Academy

Less a singer than a mythical beast

  • Jul 16, 2002

Iggy Pop/Impotent Sea Snakes : Atlanta Earthlink live

An incendiary performance from the long haired, shirtless, vein straining, skin-tight jean clad Iggy...

  • Nov 2, 2001

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