February 4, 2023

Iggy Pop needed to be persuaded to simply accept a Lifetime Achievement Award on the 2020 Grammys, telling Traditional Rock journal, “I hate these folks.”

“Issues modified and society met me midway,” Pop mentioned of his resolution to simply accept. He added that he wasn’t certain why the Recording Academy was attempting to contact him and assumed it was for one thing silly. “The Grammys saved wanting to speak to me on the cellphone and I saved telling my supervisor: ‘I don’t need to speak to them. I hate these folks. They need me to be an exhibit of their museum or one thing.’”

Nevertheless, “Once I lastly spoke to the woman from the Grammys a few months later she mentioned: ‘We’re supplying you with the lifetime achievement. With out you there’s no Lil Nas X and there’s no Billie Eilish.’ Based on her, ‘You’re a direct hyperlink to the artists which might be on the prime of our awards checklist this 12 months.’ In order that’s what one particular person needed to say, and I’ll take that for what it’s price.”

Final week, Pop launched his nineteenth studio album, Each Loser, which featured the late Taylor Hawkins on drums. Later this winter he’ll be headlining Vacation spot Chaos, and moreover that, he’s obtained some solo dates in March and in April he’ll embark on a tour along with his new band The Losers that includes Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, and Duff McKagan. Tickets can be found right here.

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