Iggy Pop

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Full Name Iggy Pop
Age 73 Years Old
Nick Name Iggy Pop
Gender Male
Famous As Singer
Birth Date April 12th, 1947
Birth Place Muskegon, Michigan

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James Newell Osterberg Jr. famed as Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, as well as an actor who is famous for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. He has been regarded as the ‘Godfather of Punk’ in the music industry since his influential days with the proto-punk band ‘The Stooges.’ He was inducted as part of the Stooges into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Overall, he is a very talented singer. 

Iggy Pop Perform “James Bond” On Fallon With The Roots, Noveller, & Leron Thomas

Three years ago, leathery immortal Iggy Pop reaffirmed his rock-god bona fides, teaming up with Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme to release the tense, sweaty comeback Post-Pop Depression. But last week, Pop released Free, a new album that veers off into a completely different direction. Pop recorded Free with Sarah Lipstate, the Brooklyn noise-rockers who records as Noveller, and with the jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas. Together, they made something loose and meditative and weird. And last night, the three of them took that sound to the stage at The Tonight Show. On last night’s show, Iggy Pop performed the Free/em> single “James Bond” with an all-star band backing him up. Lipstate and Thomas joined Pop onstage, with Thomas bursting in with a cathartic, climactic solo and Lipstate bringing an icy sort of glamor that was equal parts, Kim Gordon and Brigitte Bardot. And the Roots backed him up, a too-a fascinating combination of musical talents that we’re probably only going to see this one time. 

The band sounded fantastic, which should not be a surprise. And Iggy Pop didn’t just wear a shirt; he wore a jacket, too! A whole different Iggy! But Pop’s flirty, off-kilter star power still came across in this different context, jacket or no. 

Early Life of Iggy Pop

Iggy was born on 21st April 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan, the United States. As of 2019, he celebrated his 72nd birthday. He was born to James Newell Osterberg, Sr. and Louella Christensen. His father was a former high school English teacher and baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan. During the 2007 Rolling Stone interview, he explained his relationship with his parents and their contribution to his music. He went to school with the son of the president of Ford Motor Company, with kids of wealth and good grades. But he had a wealth that beat them all. His parents were his big support system as they gave him their master bedroom in the trailer because that was the only room big enough for his drum kit. There is no information about his siblings. He belongs to American nationality and mixed (Irish, English, Danish, Norwegian) ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus. He attended Pioneer High School. Then, he attended the University of Michigan. 

Body Measurements of Iggy

Iggy is a very handsome person with awesome body features. His distinctive features is his long hair. He has a tall height of 5 feet 6 inches. He has a balanced weight of 65 Kg. His hair color is blonde and his eye color is grayish-blue. His other body measurement has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. The four wore matching rings depicting a skull, and all but Pop received a similar skull-and-crossbones tattoo.

Career of Iggy Pop

  • Iggy began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan, including the Iguanas, who cut several records such as Bo Diddley's "Mona" in the year 1965.
  • During 1967, he became the lead vocalist of the newly formed band ‘The Stooges’ with Ron Asheton on guitar, Dave Alexander on bass, and Scott Asheton (Ron Asheton’s brother) on drums, alongside him. 
  • They first played at a Halloween party with the members of MC5 in attendance.
  • He was deeply influenced by the stage presence of Jim Morrison which drove him to build his own outrageous stage persona. 
  • Some of the members, including him, continued to perform together even after the disbanding. 
  • In fact, they became associated with David Bowie who helped them gather pace.
  • The Stooges' first album The Stooges, (on which Pop was credited as "Iggy Stooge"), was produced by John Cale in New York in 1969.
  • In 1971, without a record deal, the Stooges kept performing in small clubs with a 5-piece line-up that included both Ron Asheton and James Williamson on guitars and Jimmy Recca on bass, Pop having fired Dave Alexander the previous year when he turned up for a gig unable to play because of his chronic alcoholism (he died in 1975). 
  • They also released their studio album ‘Raw Power’ in 1973 and it received a cult following in the coming years. 
  • He was also struggling with the persistent problem of drug addiction.
  • He also made the headlines for all the wrong reasons after he became involved in a brawl with a group of bikers. 
  • The Stooges disbanded once again. 
  • In the 1980s, he also released the studio album ‘Blah-Blah-Blah’ which became his first commercially successful work. 
  • Also in 1985, Pop and Lou Reed contributed their singing voices to the animated film Rock & Rule.
  • He appeared (along with Bootsy Collins) on a mostly instrumental album, Neo Geo in 1987.
  • He also released two more very successful albums, ‘Instinct’ and ‘Brick by Brick’ in 1988 and 1990 respectively.
  • He released American Caesar, including two successful singles, "Wild America" and "Beside You" in 1993. 
  • He again found mainstream fame when his 1977 song "Lust for Life" was featured in the film Trainspotting in 1996. 
  • He released Naughty Little Doggie, with Whitey Kirst returning on guitar, and the single "I Wanna Live" in the same year. 
  • He co-produced his 1999 album Avenue B with Don Was, releasing the single "Corruption".
  • In 1997, Pop was credited with the soundtrack to the film The Brave.
  • During the early 2000s, Iggy Pop continued performing live shows.
  • Pop's 2003 album Skull Ring featured collaborators Sum 41, Green Day, Peaches, and The Trolls, as well as Ron and Scott Asheton, reuniting the three surviving founding members of the Stooges for the first time since 1974.  
  • The Stooges reunited and began performing together again, much to the joy of their old fans.
  • They released the album ‘The Weirdness’ in 2007 and ‘Ready to Die’ in 2013.
  • He appeared at Madonna's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on 10th March 2008. 
  • Iggy Pop’s solo studio album ‘Post-Pop Depression’ was released in 2016.
  • The album was released on March 18, with a tour to follow.
  • He released the double live album Post Iggy Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall on Eagle Rock Entertainment (on DVD+2CD and digital formats) on 28th October 2016. 
  • He composed and performed vocals on the song "The Pure and the Damned" by Oneohtrix Point Never on the soundtrack for the crime film Good Time in 2017. 
  • He released a joint EP with Underworld, titled Teatime Dub Encounters on 27th July 2018. 
  • On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Pop among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
  • His eighteenth studio album, Free, was released on 6th September 2019.

Moreover,

  • Pop has appeared in a number of movies, including Sid and Nancy (a non-speaking cameo role), The Color of Money, Hardware (voice only), The Crow: City of Angels, The Rugrats Movie, Snow Day, Coffee and Cigarettes (opposite Tom Waits, in the third segment of the film, "Somewhere in California"), Cry-Baby, Dead Man, Tank Girl and Atolladero, a Spanish science fiction Western.
  • He has been featured in five television series, including Tales from the Crypt, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, where he played Nona's dad in the second and third season, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which he played Yelgrun in the episode "The Magnificent Ferengi".
  • He also appears as a zombie in the 2019 Jim Jarmusch film The Dead Don't Die.
  • He executive produced a four-part documentary series entitled PUNK for Epix in 2019. 

Awards of Iggy 

Iggy is an award-winning singer and he has won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary for  Gimme Danger (2016). Moreover, he was also nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song-Motion Picture for Gold (2016). He was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Then, he was nominated for VMA for Best Video from a Film for Iggy Pop: Lust for Life (1996) and Trainspotting (1996). Similarly, he was nominated for Razzie Award for Worst Original Song for Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). 

Net Worth of Iggy 

The net worth of Iggy is estimated to have $20 million as of 2019. There is no information regarding her income, salary but it will be added soon. There is no doubt that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his work. His major source of earning is from his singing career.

Marital Status, Husband, Divorce, Child

  • Iggy Pop is a married person and he was married three times (Wendy Weissberg, Suchi Asano, Nina Alu) in his lifetime. Firstly, he married Wendy Weissberg in 1968 but the marriage was annulled in November 1969. 
  • He then married Suchi Asano in 1984 lasted for almost fourteen years before ending in divorce in 1998.
  • After that, he married Nina Alu in November 2008 and is presently living in Florida with her. He also has a son with Paulette Benson.
  • At present, there is no information regarding his affairs and relationship.