February 22, 2010 11:21

Iggy Pop planning to follow 'Raw Power' shows with new material

Singer says he might resurrect older songs to record too

Iggy Pop planning to follow 'Raw Power' shows with new material
Iggy Pop has said that he is planning to record new material with The Stooges following their forthcoming 'Raw Power' live dates and album reissue.

The singer also said that he's toying with the idea of recording older songs that were never officially released by the band, but have popped up on bootlegs over the years.

Pop told Billboard that guitarist James Williamson, who recently re-joined The Stooges and played on 'Raw Power' (released in 1973 and being reissued this year) "is already on me like a greased cat. He's sending me riffs, so I did some vocals to a couple of them and it's starting to sound like something".

He also explained that some new material the band would work on was started while Ron Asheton, the guitarist who passed away last year, was still part of the set-up.

Speaking of resurrecting songs originally written in the '70s but never officially released, he added: "Ultimately I'd like to get into the studio with the group and maybe have a couple old songs, a couple new songs and then a little time to just jam and see what happens."

The band are set to play 'Raw Power' over what Pop called a "three-year cycle" starting this year, including a show at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which takes place in Minehead on May 7-9.

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