Published Nov 02, 2009Neil Young once sang that "It's better to burn out than to fade away," but clearly Iggy Pop wasn't listening. Next year, the singer will once again reunite his legendary proto-punk band the Stooges, bringing guitarist James Williamson back into the fold for the first time in 30 years.
In an interview with BBC 6 (via Gigwise), Iggy Pop revealed that "they've been rehearsing more without me than with me because I've been doing other things this year," but that the whole group have been playing together whenever he's available. Of course, it's impossible for the entire classic line-up to be reunited, as lead guitarist Ron Asheton died in January of this year.
According to Pop, the Stooges will be embarking on a tour next year. Hopefully this reunion produces better results than The Weirdness, the Stooges' much-maligned comeback album from 2007.