1. Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

    April 20, 2011 2:05 PM EDT R on Asheton was not around to see the Stooges inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. But the group's late co-founder was saluted on Tuesday in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., with what was, appropriately, the loudest wake you can imagine. Organized by his sister, Kathy…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against baby seal clubbing in Canada. With the slogan …

  3. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Judge Gig

    April 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjoyed it," Pop tells Billboard.com. "I…

  4. Jennifer Lopez 'Still Shocked' by Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination

    April 08, 2011 1:37 PM EDT "I'm still shocked," Jennifer Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Friday morning after Pia Toscano's surprise "American Idol" elimination the night before. "I don't know what happened. Maybe people thought she was safe, as I did. I thought she&…

  5. Stooges Bassist, Former Minuteman Mike Watt Makes 30-Song Rock Opera

    March 04, 2011 3:00 PM EST M ike Watt made indie rock history in the '80s with provocative San Pedro, Calif., art-punk minimalists the Minutemen , going on to form alt-rock band Firehose after Minutemen leader D. Boon's death. For the last 15 years, Watt has crafted ambitious, eccentric solo albums, and since…

  6. Alex Kirst, Iggy Pop/Nymphs Drummer, Dies in Hit-and-Run

    January 19, 2011 4:25 PM EST Drummer Alex Kirst, a member of the Nymphs glam rock band who became a member of Iggy Pop's band, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the California desert. He was 47. Cathedral City police say a white Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon struck Kirst, who was on foot, on Jan. 13.…

  7. Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga Perform Together for Plastic Ono Band Tribute

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT Beatlemania is even more rampant than usual this week with John Lennon 's 70th birthday looming on Saturday. Yoko Ono amplified anticipation this weekend when she headlined "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows Oct. 1-2 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, sharing the…

  8. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  9. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  10. Lady Gaga to Perform with Yoko at Plastic Ono Band Concert

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Following her celebrity-filled "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, Yoko Ono has announced the special guests -- including Lady Gaga -- to be featured at her performances at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Oct. 1-2. Along with…

  11. Danger Mouse: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:42 PM EDT "Dark Night of the Soul" (EMI, July 13) The official release of this album is bittersweet-it comes out only a few months after Sparklehorse 's Mark Linkous, a major contributor to the project, committed suicide. The dreamy indie rock album features Iggy Pop , Wayne Coyne and…

  12. Billboard Bits: Something Corporate, Iggy Pop, Diggy Simmons and More

    March 24, 2010 9:51 AM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every day. Andrew McMahon is reuniting with his pop-punk band Something Corporate after going on hiatus in 2004. McMahon, who records solo under the name Jack's Mannequin, was forced to put his music career on…

  13. POTW: Adam Lambert, Amy Winehouse, Jason Derulo

    March 19, 2010 3:44 PM EDT Adam Lambert and Amy Winehouse proved they are the, er, queens of black eye-liner, Nas and Damian Marley and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings got the party started at SXSW, Estelle and Natasha Bedingfield showed off their goods and Iggy Pop striked a bare-chested pose at the Rock & Roll…

  14. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" wouldn't seem to have…

  15. Videos of the Week: Lady Gaga Talks 'Telephone,' Ludacris Gets Tipsy, Nicole Richie Raps

    March 12, 2010 6:10 PM EST In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga reveals the inspiration for her "Telephone" video , Ludacris gets tipsy with Martha Stewart, Nicole Richie busts a rhyme for Ellen DeGeneres, and more. 1) Lady Gaga Talks "Telephone" Video After…

  16. Slash Enlists Ozzy, Iggy, Kid Rock For Solo Debut

    March 08, 2010 9:57 AM EST As a former member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver , Slash knows more than most musicians about what he calls "band drama." "It just goes hand in hand with rock 'n' roll," the 44-year-old guitarist says with a seen-it-all laugh. "It's a very…

  17. David Bowie's New Makeover: Rock 'n' Roll Recluse

    March 04, 2010 12:11 PM EST David Bowie is spending his Golden Years in anonymity. The 63-year-old rock icon last released a new album in 2003, and stopped touring in 2004 after suffering a heart attack during a European trek. The early Internet enthusiast has not even updated his official blog since October 2006, when…

  18. Stars Rock Out For Tibet At Carnegie Hall

    March 01, 2010 9:06 AM EST Patti Smith , Iggy Pop , Regina Spektor and many others contributed to a potent sonic cocktail that rocked Carnegie Hall at the 20th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization charged with preserving Tibetan culture. An avid fan of Tibetan art since his teen years,…

  19. Slash "Slash & Friends" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:33 PM EST Slash, "Slash & Friends" (Label TBD) Release Date: March/April 2010 With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with co-producer Eric…

  20. Advertising Goes Punk In U.K.

    June 01, 2009 3:24 AM EDT Never mind the bullocks, indeed -- Johnny Rotten and some stampeding cows have started a rush toward punk advertising in the United Kingdom. The Sex Pistols frontman, now known as John Lydon, stars in popular U.K. TV commercials for the butter brand Country Life. Dressed in country-gent…

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