Iggy Pop: ‘I will step back from music at some point’

Punk icon recently scored the highest-charting album of his career in the US

Iggy Pop has said he intends to step away from music “at some point”.

The punk icon, 69, who released his 17th studio album ‘Post Pop Depression’ earlier this year, also hinted that he may never make another album.

“I will step back at some point,” he says on this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show. “Another album would be a big undertaking from an old git like me!” The episode airs tonight (June 24) at 10.55pm on BBC One.

Pop’s ‘Post Pop Depression’ album was released in March and became his highest-charting ever in the US when it debuted at Number 17. His band for the album was made up of Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Arctic Monkeys‘ drummer Matt Helders and Homme’s QOTSA colleague Dean Fertita.

Meanwhile, 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 300 page book will also include unseen photos plus additional contributions from Jack White, Johnny Marr and Joan Jett, among others.