Any Iggy Pop interview is guaranteed to please, I say, but Detroit’s Metro Times posted an excellent Q&A recently with Pop and newly-reunited Stooge James Williamson that just blows your standard Fred Durst dis post out of the water. In the lengthy two part chat, Iggy discusses the reunion of the Raw Power lineup for the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties concert in London next spring, his hopes to get the band a slot at Coachella, the Iggy Pop biopic saga, and a lot more.
“Yeah, man, we should be playing Coachella,” Iggy said he told his bandmates. “That would be ideal. But they haven’t asked me yet. Go ask them. [laughs] But that would be good for our schedule and an all-around good thing to do. So I’m up for it.”
Despite Iggy’s previous claims that he wouldn’t permit a film to be made on his life (“They can wait for me to be dead”), he now says he’s “still open” to the idea. And as for the rumored star, Elijah Wood? “I saw him interviewed about it. And he’s not a bad person,” Pop said. “In fact, he is very intelligent. He’s just an actor. And he should take whatever job he wants to take. I have absolutely nothing against him. Maybe he could do it, you know. It’s none of my business.”
For a lot more from Iggy, including his thoughts on deceased former bandmate Ron Asheton, the Stooges’ annual Rock Hall of Fame snub, and James Williamson’s take on the reunion go here.