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Original Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dies At 64

March 17th, 2014 10:27am EDT
The Stooges
Scott Asheton, one of the founding members of rock band The Stooges, has died at the age of 64.

The drummer founded the band with his older brother Ron, who died in 2009, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander in 1967, and ultimately became one of the main influences in the rise of punk rock.

Pop posted the news on his Facebook page on Sunday, writing, "My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have a...
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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To Late Stooges Guitarist

April 20th, 2011 8:40pm EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop hushed the crowd at his band The Stooges' tribute show for late guitarist Ron Asheton on Tuesday night to give his own heartfelt thanks to his late pal.

The punk icon and his reunited group performed at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater to honor the memory of Asheton, who suffered a heart attack and died at his home in the city in January, 2009.

And, amid the mayhem of a Stooges show, Iggy Pop took a moment to personally honor his late friend.

He told the crowd, "I need to thank Ron. He sort of peed this beautiful music all over me. When I started a band Ron was the first guy who go...
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Iggy Pop Was Considered For 'American Idol' Judging Job

April 11th, 2011 10:07pm EDT
Iggy Pop
Punk icon Iggy Pop has revealed he was among the stars American Idol producers contacted when they were recruiting judges for the current 10th season of the TV talent show.

The "Lust For Life" singer, who performed shirtless on the contest last week, admits he has become a fan of the program over the years and he did consider the possibility of offering his opinion on the show.

He says, "It didn't go very far. There were two phone calls... I wasn't sure I was interested or available. They called me... I was curious and we spoke a couple times, and that was as far as that went."

Pop insis...
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The Stooges Refuse To Record A New Album

January 21st, 2011 1:42pm EST
The Stooges
Fans have been warned not to expect any more albums from Iggy Pop and The Stooges - the band now sees full-length recordings as "irrelevant," according to guitarist James Williamson.

The group has only released four studio albums since its formation in the 1960s, with the last record, The Weirdness, hitting shelves in 2007 following the band's 2003 reunion.

Williamson, who rejoined The Stooges in 2009 following the death of Ron Asheton, admits they have no plans to record any more albums, but they might consider compiling a short EP.

He tells Watoday.com.au, "I think these days albums...
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Iggy Pop Thinks Lindsay Lohan Should Play Him In Biopic

October 9th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop has pulled the plug on a biopic because filmmakers wanted him to be involved in the promotion of the project.

"The Passenger" was to star Elijah Wood as the Stooges leader, but now Pop reveals the project is "on the shelf".

Talking to Australia's Triple J radio, Iggy says, "It's nothing against Elijah and the script was OK, but they sort of wanted me to jump out of cakes and do promotional things and I didn't really want to get involved.

"I didn't think it was time for someone else to tell our story because inevitably it's not just my story; it's everybody I worked with."

But I...
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Iggy Pop, Melanie Griffith, Others Named Ugliest Celebrities Alive (See Photos!)

May 7th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Iggy Pop
Wrinkly rocker Iggy Pop has the ugliest face in showbiz, according to a new poll.

The 63-year-old Stooges star has landed the dishonor in a survey of celebrities the public believes has the "worst" face.

The weathered frontman finished ahead of U.K. glamour model Jodie Marsh, while tanned fashion designer Donatella Versace came third, according to 1,300 people polled by cosmetic surgery advice group The Good Surgeon Guide.

Cher, Dead or Alive's Pete Burns, "Iron Man 2" star Mickey Rourke, former supermodel Janice Dickinson, and Melanie Griffith also made the top ten.

A spokesperson for ...
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Iggy Pop Quits Stage Diving

March 22nd, 2010 9:21am EDT
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop has vowed to quit crowd surfing following an unfortunate incident in New York which left him battered and bruised.

The veteran rocker is well known for leaping into the audience at his gigs, but his signature stage dive went awry during a recent concert at Carnegie Hall.

The crowd parted and he landed flat on the floor - and The Stooges star is adamant he won't be jumping off the stage again any time soon.

He says, "When I landed it hurt and I made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stage dive. The audience were just like, 'What are you doing?'...
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ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

March 16th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Iggy Pop
British rockers Genesis, The Stooges and ABBA have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday night opened with Phish paying tribute to Genesis by performing their rendition of "Watcher of the Skies," before frontman Trey Anastasio stepped forward to share his experiences about the band's influence on his own music career.

Introducing "the quiet rebels of Genesis" to the stage, Anastasio handed over the microphone to Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - but former singe...
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Fuse's 'Rock Monster March' Continues Genesis, David Bowie and Bob Marley

March 14th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Genesis
Fuse continues to be the rock music mecca this month with an extensive lineup of classic rock programming. As “Rock Monster March” rolls along, this weekend fans can view concert footage from former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Genesis, Bob Marley and David Bowie. And all the great programming this month has been leading up to the live airing of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

For the second year in a row, Fuse is the exclusive television partner of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, bringing viewers front and center for the big...
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Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart Re-Record Runaways Songs For Soundtrack

March 1st, 2010 11:50pm EST
The Runaways
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have put their new rock star skills to good use by re-recording four Runaways tracks for the soundtrack of the upcoming biopic about the all-girl band.

The songs will be part of the soundtrack of "Runaways - Music From The Motion Picture", alongside tunes from David Bowie, MC5, The Stooges, Sex Pistols and Joan Jett.

It's the first time either actress has contributed to the soundtrack of a movie.

Stewart, who portrays Joan Jett in the film and Fanning, who plays Cherie Currie, have revamped The Runaways' "Queens of Noise" and "Dead End Justice" together...
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More Rock Stars Have Died At 27 Than Any Other Age

April 7th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Jimi Hendrix
"The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll," which comes out today, reveals that more rock stars have died at 27 than at any other age.

Famous 27s include Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, and members of The Gits, Big Star, Badfinger, Grateful Dead, Minutemen, The Stooges, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Mars Volta, American Head Charge, Manic Street Preachers, and many more.

Starpulse broke the story late last year that Amy Winehouse is terrified of joining the 27 Club and Britney Spears is too, according to author and journalist ...
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Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

March 8th, 2009 7:00am EDT
Radiohead
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...
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Music Biopics: What's Been Done, What's In The Works, & What We Want

September 19th, 2008 9:07am EDT
Walk the Line
The biopic is a longstanding Hollywood tradition. There are the big budget epics like the now infamous Elizabeth Taylor vehicle "Cleopatra," David Lean's masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia," or Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi." Then there are the smaller pictures chronicling the equally gripping stories of those less celebrated. Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of the Irish cerebral palsy painter, Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," or Bill Condon's 2004 film "Kinsey" about human sexuality researcher Alfred Kinsey come to mind.

In recent years, thanks in part to the wide success of the films "Ray...
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All-Girl Four Piece The Hedrons Have Classic Chick-Rock Sound

July 2nd, 2007 5:00pm EDT
The Hedrons
Granted, Scotland is best known for its bagpipes and teary-eyed sad bastard music. But, let's get one thing straight: Glasgow's The Hedrons don't cry; and the only pipes in this band are on lead-singer Tippi. Seriously, what you see is what you get here – four rough-neck chicks belting out loud, blustering, bar music. Of course, these no-frills femme fatales follow in the footsteps of the much more testosterone-dominated Stooges, or the slipshod pop punk of the Ramones. But we can certainly hear some of that soaring, chick-empowerment of Joan Jett or the slop-pop of Veruca Salt, too. And wi...
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Paolo Nutini Steps Up To Larger Venues; Many TV Appearances

February 16th, 2007 2:51pm EST
Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini has announced that, due to popular demand, a number of shows on his first full-fledged tour of North America has been upscaled to larger venues. In addition, the Scotland-born singer/songwriter -- whose just-released album, "These Streets," debuted in the top 50 on the Billboard 200 album chart -- will be among the superstar lineup at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, slated for June 14-17 in Manchester, Tennessee.

The sold-out March dates see Nutini and his band moving to bigger rooms across the country (see itinerary below). Other scheduled shows on the tour inclu...
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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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Pete Yorn Headlines The South In Support Of Latest Album, "Nightcrawler"

October 6th, 2006 10:41am EDT
Pete Yorn
For Nightcrawler, his first new studio album in three years, rocker Pete Yorn explores, and brings full circle, the day-for-life metaphor (morning-day-night) which began with his RIAA gold-certified debut album, musicforthemorningafter, in 2001 and continued through 2003's Day I Forgot. "This new record is not so much for the night," says Pete, "but for a later period in my life. The perspective I have comes from having lived more and experienced more."

Nightcrawler, which premieres a dozen brand-new songs, is perhaps the most musically complex and fully realized album of Pete's caree...
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And the Greatest Live Band Is ...

August 7th, 2006 3:51pm EDT
U2
U2 has been named the "Greatest Live Band" currently performing, in a new poll. The Irish rockers beat Iggy Pop's reformed The Stooges, acclaimed Arcade Fire and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to top the Spin magazine poll.

Spin editors gave U2 the edge, claiming, "What's most impressive about U2's huge tours is that the quartet can cut through the precisely-timed techno clutter and deliver moments of true spontaneity."

The full top 10 in the 25 Greatest Live Bands poll are:

1. U2

2. The Stooges

3. Arcade Fire

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers

5. Radiohead

6. White Stripe...
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True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

November 7th, 2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...
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