Iggy Pop

  1. Inside David Bowie's Stealth Comeback: Q&A With Producer Tony Visconti

    January 13, 2013 5:20 PM EST During much of the past two years, Tony Visconti has been "walking around the streets of New York with my headphones," listening to the music that became "The Next Day," David Bowie's first new album in 10 years . Viscon ...

  2. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  3. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  4. Don Was Confirmed For Keynote Q&A At Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Don Was, president and chief creative officer at Blue Note Records, has been confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard FutureSound conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA ...

  5. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  6. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  7. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  8. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  9. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  10. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  11. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Downtown Goes Country, pigFACTORY Signs Tesla, BMG Looks Global

    June 29, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing moves into country and musical theatre music publishing with the signing of Dave Berg and the songwriting duo of Joe DiPietro and Dave Bryan, who is also the keyboard player for Bon Jovi. Berg, who has received multiple s ...

  13. Alice Cooper Gets Down at Bonnaroo

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Alice Cooper welcomed Bonnaroo to his nightmare this year, and it's turned into a dream scenario for the veteran shock rocker. A consensus choice as one of the festival's best performers, Cooper-whose show features his trademark mock exe ...

  14. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  15. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  16. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  17. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  18. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  19. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  20. Retail Briefs: Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division

    January 23, 2012 8:40 PM EST Essential Music & Marketing Launches North American Division -- Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division. Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client strategy at ...

  21. Green Day Signs On as New Face of John Varvatos

    January 12, 2012 7:00 PM EST It wasn't long ago that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was being booted from a Southwest flight for sagging pants and now, he's an official fashion model. The band has signed on to be the new face of John Varvatos' spring c ...

  22. Iggy Pop on Tonight's Ron Asheton Tribute Concert, 'American Idol'

    April 19, 2011 7:45 AM EDT If it wasn't already clear to those who have seen or heard Iggy Pop during the past four decades, his latest moves confirm he's not one to back down from a challenge. The punk pioneer and sonic provocateur returns to the Michigan town th ...

  23. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Being A Judge

    April 11, 2011 3:48 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 enjo ...

  24. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM 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 ...

  25. The Stooges Gain Entry Into Rock Hall

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iggy Pop was starting to feel like the Susan Lucci of rock 'n' roll. Just as the veteran soap actress believed she might never win a Daytime Emmy, the godfather of punk was certain his groundbreaking band The Stooges wouldn't ever e ...

  26. Stars Rock Out For Tibet At Carnegie Hall

    March 01, 2010 12:00 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 a ...

  27. Iggy Pop Insurance Ad Criticized By Regulator

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. TV commercial for car insurer Swiftcover.com featuring Iggy Pop has been criticized by the advertising regulator after it emerged that musicians could not get insurance with the company. However, Swiftcover.com has pre-empted a ban by annou ...

  28. Iggy Pop's French Connection For New Album

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop has appeared in Paris to announce the release of a jazz-influenced album via EMI France. The Stooges singer said today (March 26) that he was inspired by the novel "The Possibility Of An Island," written by controversial French ...

  29. Iggy Pop Insurance Ad Courts Controversy

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Iggy Pop is at the center of a dispute over his involvement in commercials for U.K. car insurance company Swiftcover.com, after it emerged that musicians were unable to get cover with the company. As part of a £25 million ($36 million) car insuran ...

  30. Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning (Jan. 6) at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local police. He was 60. Ann Arbor Detective Bill Stanford tells Billboard.com that police were called to Asheton's house early t ...

  31. Winehouse, Mika Among Vodafone Awards Winners

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, Mika and Arctic Monkeys were among the winners at tonight's Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The televised event, now in its second year, was staged at Brompton Hall in the Earls Court venue and featured performances from ...

  32. R.E.M., Bowie Set For Cobain Film Soundtrack

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk. The film is told in Cobain's voice from audiota ...

  33. The Stooges Share Formative Tales At SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their formative late '60s days in Ann Arbor, Mich., and discussed their improbable comeback today (March 16) during a South by Southwest Q&A with journalist David F ...

  34. 6 QUESTIONS WITH IGGY POP

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boonies on a little river" in Florida writing music with his old band the Stooges. Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boo ...

  35. Longtime Iggy Pop Manager Dies Unexpectedly

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Art Collins was 52. Arthur J. Collins III, a music industry veteran and loving husband and father, died unexpectedly July 27 at his home in Pine Bush, N.Y. He was 52. Cause of death was not revealed, pending the outcome of an autopsy. Known to his ...