On the 26th anniversary of his death, we link to a of bunch of his classic pieces for Creem.
You can’t see everything, and with 130 bands over three days, you wouldn’t want to. Words and photos of what we saw in Grant Park this weekend…
Finally. After months of neglect, those mean brats at Buddyhead came back with a giant, 6,000-word gossip update and simultaneously reintroduced the word “jive” into the lexicon as the ultimate pejorative. Welcome back, fucktards! Some highlights… On Jesus and Mary Chain: “Well here’s the bummer part… Besides the Reid brothers openly admitting in the press … Continue reading Buddyhead Gossip Update
“My Idea of Fun” by the Stooges, from The Weirdness, recorded in Chicago with Steve Albini and due March 6 on Virgin. In case you’re wondering, their idea of fun “is killing everyone.” This sounds great. Especially the guitars. And hey Watt, your bass sounds fucking perfect. You definitely did not lame out their legacy, … Continue reading Stooges – My Idea of Fun
R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Finalists who didn’t make the cut included Chic, the Dave Clark Five and the Stooges.” Okay, people should be embarrassed that the Dave Clark Five were even finalists. Talk about also-rans. Jesus, if they’re going … Continue reading Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out
This is great. Legendary punk bassist Mike Watt is keeping a rehearsal/recording diary, or as he calls it, “a word’s-eye view from mike watt of the stooges recording their first full studio album in thrityfour years!” They’re recording with Steve Albini at Electrical here in Chicago. It’s wild how anxious and insecure Watt is about … Continue reading Mike Watt’s Stooges Recording Diary
Iggy Pop’s hilarious concert rider – 18 pages of rock and roll zaniness. “The Stooges do try to give their audience a great show, but I think there is nothing more soul-destroying than to see a band on stage surrounded by cameramen and their assistants scurrying about like sabre weilding hobbits.”
Iggy Gets Busy On Stooges Reunion Disc: “I’m still the showoff in the group that gets all the attention. Everyone has their role. It’s pretty much the way it was in high school.”
Don’t forget to enter our Stooges contest for a chance to win a set of the newly reissued and expanded first two (Iggy and the) Stooges albums.
Detroit Blog pokes around inside the rotting corpse of the Grande Ballroom (updated link) where the Stooges and the MC5 cut their teeth.