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Birth Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Years Active: 1967-1971, 1972-1974, 2003-present
Genres: Hard Rock, Garage Rock, Protopunk, Punk Rock

The Stooges, also known as Iggy and The Stooges, is an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, The Stooges are widely regarded as instrumental in the rise of punk rock, as well as influential to alternative rock, heavy metal and rock music at large. The band was founded by vocalist Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, bassist Dave Alexander and drummer Scott Asheton. As high school was drawing to a close, Pop became influenced by the blues band Prime Movers and moved to Chicago in an effort immerse himself into t... Continue Bio >>


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