At last a new Stooges album!
Iggy Pop and the Stooges have finished recording a new album which will be called, Ready to Die.
It’s their first studio effort since 2007â²s uneven The Weirdness. This will be the first album since the return of guitarist/producer James Williamson, who last worked with the Stooges on 1973â²s Raw Power and rejoined The Stooges following guitarist Ron Ashetonâs death in â09. Ashetonâs brother Scott plays drums while the legendary Mike Watt lays down the bass.
Longtime Stooges collaborator Ed Cherney mixed the album and told HitFix that it sounds like classic Stooges. âItâs raw. Theyâre great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. Theyâre the anti-christ of anthems,â Cherney explained, adding that the lyrics are âvery timely. [Iggy Pop] knows what he wants to say. Heâs watching the world around him.â
A release date hasnât been revealed yet, though confirmed track titles include âI Got a Job But It Donât Pay Shitâ and âGunâ.