Iggy Pop to Explore the History of the Stooges for 'Total Chaos' Biography on Third Man Books
Published Apr 25, 2016Iggy Pop has been touring in support of his recent Post Pop Depression album with Josh Homme, but the music legend will soon be reflecting on his time with proto-punk unit the Stooges in an upcoming book. Titled Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, the tome arrives this winter through Third Man Books.
A press release confirms the book's arrival, and notes that Total Chaos marks "the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop's own words." The book found author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg interviewing Pop at his Miami home. Over the course of two days, their questions about the Stooges were met with "candid, bare-all responses."
"It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of the Stooges," Gold said in a statement. "He's an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humour, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look, and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre — punk rock — and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did. "
It's added that the "almost unbelievable tale" has Pop delivering "the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim."
A street date has yet to arrive, but Total Chaos is pegged for a winter 2016 release.
The Stooges were formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, MI. Their first phase produced a self-titled debut in 1969 and 1970's Fun House. They broke up briefly, but reunited for 1973's Raw Power, which was mixed by David Bowie.
After breaking up again, Pop would focus on a solo career, but the band came back in 2003. Since then, they've issued two albums: 2007's The Weirdness and 2013's Ready to Die.