The Stooges name new album 'Ready To Die'

Engineer confirms first information of band's new material

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Iggy And The Stooges have confirmed they will call their new album 'Ready To Die'.

The album will be the band's first since 2007's 'The Weirdness' and their first since guitarist Ron Asheton died in 2009. Guitarist James Williamson, who co-wrote the band's highly-regarded 1973 album 'Raw Power', has rejoined the band after a 30-year absence and has produced 'Ready To Die'. Ron Asheton's brother, Scott Asheton, is drumming on the album while The Minutemen's Mike Watt plays bass.

Speaking to HitFix, engineer Ed Cherney said that: "It's old-time Stooges. It's raw. They're great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. They're the antichrist of anthems." He later added: "[Iggy] knows what he wants to say. He's watching the world around him." Confirmed song titles include 'Gun' and 'I Got a Job But It Don't Pay Shit'.

You can find out more about Iggy Pop in this week's NME. Celebrating 40 years since the release of 'Raw Power', NME presents the ultimate guide to the ultimate rebel including his best quotes, TV appearances, collaborations, gigs and pictures.

Read all about Iggy Pop in this week's magazine, which is on newsstands from January 30 or available digitally.

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