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. Iggy Pop
Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie...

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Suchi Asano

(1985 - 1999) (divorced)

Wendy Weissberg

(1968 - 1968) (annulled)

Trade Mark

Frequently performs shirtless

The "stage dive" and wild onstage antics

Raw edged Vocals


Is said to be the 'Father of Punk Rock'

The character "Funboy" in the original El cuervo (1994) was modeled after him, and he was supposed to be cast as "Funboy", but scheduling prohibited him from being in the movie. He instead appeared as "Curve" in its sequel, El cuervo: ciudad de ángeles (1996).

Father of Eric Benson.

Iggy plays guitar left-handed.

Had a cameo role on "Star Trek: Espacio profundo 9" (1993). "DS9" producer Ira Steven Behr was at the time and is to this day a major fan.

Footage of him writhing on stage is used as the opening of and to separate segments on Australia's longest running and most popular music video show "Rage" (1987).

Computer animators on Peter Jackson's El señor de los anillos: La comunidad del anillo (2001) used his movement and body as a basis for the character Gollum.

His group, The Stooges, although never a huge commercial success, was essential in the development of punk rock. In fact, the unifying trait of all the members of what were arguably the two greatest "punk" bands, Ramones and The Sex Pistols, was their idolizing of Iggy and The Stooges.

Began calling himself Iggy while working with his first high school band, "The Iguanas."

Even though he had already created the stage name Iggy Pop, Elektra always billed him as Iggy Stooge in reference to his group, The Stooges, much to Iggy's chagrin.

The first two Stooge albums, "Stooges" and "Fun House", were recorded in a loose way. Much in the style of James Brown, Iggy wrote lyrics and a central riff and the band built music around that and improvised. Made in a very different way, "Raw Power" was written out from beginning to end by Iggy and James Williamson, and the songs were played exactly as written.

Known to people very close to him as "Jimmy."

Now famous for his crazed behavior in the late 60s and 70s, much of Iggy's craziness was fueled by his addiction to heroin. Iggy would often mutilate himself, roll around in peanut butter or broken glass, throw himself offstage (and once down a flight of stairs), bend his body like a pretzel, hump his amps, go naked, and insult the audience. Offstage, he did little else other shoot heroin and have promiscuous sex. In the late 70s, he quit heroin to save his own life and lost interest in sleeping around.

Iggy (short for "Iguana") is often compared to Jim Morrison (also known as "The Lizard" or the "Lizard King"). While Morrison's The Doors was far better known and more commercially successful than Iggy's Stooges, the Stooges sparked punk rock music. The two were comparably wild men, known for their over-the-top, destructive stage acts and hedonistic behaviors offstage. The biggest difference, of course, is that Iggy survived his wild years, while Morrison didn't. When Morrison died, the surviving Doors even tried to recruit Iggy as a replacement, but he turned them down.

The Stooges were voted the 78th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.

David Bowie produced The Stooges' "Raw Power" album as well as Iggy's first two solo albums, "The Idiot" & "Lust For Life". "The Idiot" Contains the original version of the song "China Girl", later covered famously by Bowie.

In the 1970s, David Bowie played keyboard on his first solo tour. He was an unannounced guest player.

He has been living with his girlfriend, Nina Alu, for nearly a decade.

When asked recently what his favorite all-time album was, his choice was Bob Dylan's "Bringing It All Back Home".

He is of Irish and English descent on his father's side, and of Danish and Norwegian ancestry on his mother's. His father was adopted by a Swedish-American family, hence the family's surname (Osterberg)

Speaks the intro to White Zombie's song, 'Black Sunshine' from their album 'La Sexorcisto'

Attended Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Is friends with The Cult's singer Ian Astbury, and put in a cameo on The Cult's "Sonic Temple" record. He sings background vocals on the song "New York City".

Ex-boyfriend of actress/theatre director Irina Brook.

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