Iggy And The Stooges formed in Michigan in 1967 – killing off the hippie era and sparking the first wave of punk with wild, primal live shows and three albums: The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power. They disbanded in 1974, but three decades later reformed, returning songs like I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun, Shake Appeal, 1970, Beyond the Law and Search and Destroy to their rightful place: loud and live on stage. In 2007 came new album The Weirdness. Two years later, guitarist Ron Asheton passed away, but the band powered on with Williamson, who was part of The Stooges family back in the ’70s.
In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their influence crosses generations and the rock spectrum – from the hardcore Rollins to The Sex Pistols, The Birthday Party and Kurt Cobain.
There is no taming of this stooge. In the past year, Iggy And The Stooges have fired up their incendiary sludge-rock-proto-punk-blues on stages from Austin to Brussels, Chicago to Florence.
Long may they reign.
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