Iggy Pop’s ‘bare-all’ memories of The Stooges to be collected in new book

'Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges' to be published by Jack White's Third Man Books

A book telling the story of The Stooges in frontman Iggy Pop‘s own words is to be released through the literary-arm of Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges is set to be published through Third Man Books later this year, The Guardian reports.

The book was written by Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg who spent two days speaking with Pop at his Miami home. The 300 page book will also include unseen photos plus additional contribrutions from Jack White, Johnny Marr and Joan Jett among others.

In a statement released alongside the announcement of the book, writer Gold praised Pop’s “candid, bare-all responses” and the “almost unbelievable tale” he has to tell.

“It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of the Stooges,” said Gold. “He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humour, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre – punk rock – and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did.”

Meanwhile, in other Iggy Pop news, the frontman was joined by collaborator Josh Homme for a performance of ‘Sunday’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (April 25). Watch that performance below.


Pop’s latest album, ‘Post Pop Depression’, was released in March. His band for the album was made up of Homme, Arctic Monkeys‘ drummer Matt Helders and Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age colleague Dean Fertita.

Next month Iggy Pop will headline London’s Royal Albert Hall with Homme and Matt Helders. The band will be playing select live dates around the globe, with Homme on record as saying they will only perform in “small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive.”

The first UK venue to host the band will be the Royal Albert Hall in London with the band set to play on May 13.

Iggy Pop will play:

London, Royal Albert Hall (May 13)