Iggy and the Stooges have revealed that they’ll be releasing a new album.
The album ‘Ready To Die’ is the Stooges’ first studio album since 2007’s ‘The Weirdness’ and will be released via Fat Possum Records on April 30. It is also the first album of all-new material since 1973’s ‘Raw Power’ that will feature Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson, and drummer Scott Asheton. The Minutemen’s Mike Watt will be playing bass.
A press release confirms that track titles include “Burn”, “Sex & Money”, and “Job”. The band is confirmed to support the album with a tour.
Iggy released a statement about his decision to make another Stooges ‘ album, in which he disses the Smashing Pumpkins and says that the Stooges are not just about making money:
My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group, when they’re an older group, they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money. And then go, ”oh! It wouldn’t be as good!” This is not the fucking Smashing Pumpkins, we’ve got the bald guy and whoever. No. The only thing I really have left to say is the Stooges are a real group.